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Controller isnt charging, someone please help!

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27 Oct 2009
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I got a brand new dual shock 3 controller a few months back and when i brought it home the controller wouldnt charge, at all. I would turn my PS3 on plug in the USB and it wouldnt light all 4 controller lights up. BUT however i kno my USB is working good cause it charges my old controller. so i sent it in to be fixed and they said the problem was my battery was dead in my controller. well i sent it in about 2 weeks ago and it was supposed to be fixed, but i just got it a few minutes ago from the box (brand new controller might I add) and it too is not charging at all... i tried plugging it in to my computer, PS3 and it still doesnt charge at all...but my old controller does. Is there anything I am doing wrong? Because i really dont want to send it in... Please and thanks!
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tiny reset button in the bottom try that
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have you got another lead to try to charge the controller?

 

it may be a faulty lead,

 

or try what TEX mentioned...turn controller over and on underside just to the right off centre is a small reset button press it with pen nib or pin

 

BTW welcome to the forums enjoy....:Thumbs:

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I just tried reseting and it didnt work, the usb goes in a little rough it seems, so i will try to charge at my cousins house tomorrow possibly
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Do any lights on it flash on it when you press the PS button on the controller?
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and only the 1 slot light flashes when i turn it on, and all 4 light up when i 1st put the usb cord in and thats only for like 1 second
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Did you pair the new controller with the machine before attempting to charge it?
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explain 'pair'...when i opened it i pluged it into my usb which was connected to my ps3 and turned it on and it said "battery low" 1st thing.
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Mullins1991 wrote:
explain 'pair'...when i opened it i pluged it into my usb which was connected to my ps3 and turned it on and it said "battery low" 1st thing.


Its getting your ps3 controller and ps3 talking to eachother. To pair a controller you plug it in via usb, when lights flash you press the ps button and it should resolve to a controller slot and begin charging if it needs too. Though if you get warned of a low battery then its likely the device is paired.

I would also suggest trying another usb port but if it works with another controller then there is no point.
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I just tried plugging it in to the other USB slot on the PS3 and the same thing, the four lights blink for like a second and then it just stays on that 1 slot light, i can play games and stuff but it isnt charging, its just stuck on almost dying
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I just tried plugging it in to the other USB slot on the PS3 and the same thing, the four lights blink for like a second and then it just stays on that 1 slot light, i can play games and stuff but it isnt charging, its just stuck on almost dying


I the 1 light solid or flashing? If its charging that 1 light should flash.
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its just a solid light :(
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Hit the reset button on the controller now while its being powered.
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i just did and the four lights blinked for like a split second, then they all went off, i pressed the ps button and the 1 is light up solid again
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Do you have another USB cable for charging? It could be a faulty cable.
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im going up my cousins here ina sec to try it out on his cable
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What happens when you disconnect your controller from the usb.
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when i dc it, it flashed the 4 lights for a split second, then goes off
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Mullins1991 wrote:
when i dc it, it flashed the 4 lights for a split second, then goes off


It really does seem like it wont hold any charge, in that situation it should flash and resolve to the slot again.
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Have you spilt something on the controller? some controllers dont work after they have even been charged and then take off usb cable and then it doesnt work because you might have spilt something on it.

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Do other controllers or USB devices work when plugged into the PS3?

Have you tried to reassign the controllers in the ''Accessory Settings'' on the XMB?
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