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17 Feb 2013
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Ps3 controller wont turn on

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Hi ive got 2 ps3 controllers that one just wont turn on at all & one that i press the ps button dont turn on plug in the usb cable & the leds just blink but wont sync to my ps3 i was using it fine this morning then it just stopped working has anyone got any ideas ive even clicked the reset button on the back of the controller by the top middle screw on both my controllers thanks
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azza0121_90 wrote:
Hi ive got 2 ps3 controllers that one just wont turn on at all & one that i press the ps button dont turn on plug in the usb cable & the leds just blink but wont sync to my ps3 i was using it fine this morning then it just stopped working has anyone got any ideas ive even clicked the reset button on the back of the controller by the top middle screw on both my controllers thanks

Sorry to hear, but you can try removing the battery and putting in another one ("http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWk4MBiu0a4"), video not by me. Hope this helps! Otherwise you'll need to get another controller.

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Tried that i switched batterys & then its been doing this ive tried everything its about 2 months old
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If its only two months old its still under warranty. Take it back to where you bought it.
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Warren_Jeeves wrote:
If its only two months old its still under warranty. Take it back to where you bought it.

i never understand why people don't do this, always my first port of call if under 12 months

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Why would you have tried "changing the battery" already?

seeing as it's not removable, it wouldn't exactly be something I'd try without just taking it back?

 

Alsi, it sounds more like a usb cable issue to me.

1, because it won't sync when plugged in, and 2. doesn't sound like it's charging it either.

Are you using the original cable?

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I wouldn't start taking things apart that are only a few months old which could possibly void the warranty. Common sense really.
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Havent got the recipt took it back to game & they wouldnt swap it for a new one
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How did you pay for it?

If you paid with a debit or credit card you can use your statement as proof of purchase to get either an exchange or refund
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My PS3 controller is dead, it's 2 years old and doesn't hold a charge for more than 30 minutes :Argh:. It's not under warranty, so I'm just gonna get a new one.

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i had this problem a week or 2 ago, there is a tiny reset button on the back, you need a pin to stick in the hole

 

on the back of the controller that is, turn it over and its to the right of the centre top screw

 

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fb3333 wrote:

i had this problem a week or 2 ago, there is a tiny reset button on the back, you need a pin to stick in the hole

 

on the back of the controller that is, turn it over and its to the right of the centre top screw

 


That's only if the controller messes up when your doing something to turn it OFF, not on.

 

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He already tried that
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