on 27-09-2010 03:29 AM
My CECHZC2U, which came in the box with the 120Gb Slim ps3, won't sync except when it's plugged in with a USB cable. This started happening after the 3.50 update.
If I remove the cable, it stops working and won't sync. I have a couple of extra controllers with another PS3, I'm going to test with those and see if I can replicate the problem.
I'm using some cheap walmart wired controller for now and it works A1, but I'd prefer to use my costly, wireless ones. :/
on 27-09-2010 12:44 PM
I got replacament for my 2 dualshock even if is warranty expired Now everything works ok.It is pretty obvious diffrence between those two and new ones.I noticed that analog sticks on fake ones are pretty shine and have strange glow like they was freshly sprayed.They was also sticky to my fingers.Paper stick on the back.New one got serial CECHZC2E whitch means they are for europe i guess.
on 28-09-2010 09:00 AM
I have the same issue too. 60GB fat. Sony Dualshock 3.
Stopped working after 3.50 (required!) update.
Works OK USB connected. Wakes up the console wireless via the PS button. Will not connect.
Lights 1&2 flash (indicates fake controller, according to Sony tech)
Serial is CECHZC2U (not official according to Sony tech)
The controller came in the box with the console! I'm not happy.
Nothing they can do about it, just suggested I try an offical one, and if it works go and buy an offical one! Great.
on 28-09-2010 11:15 AM
on 28-09-2010 11:46 AM
So we're still using its not a genuine DS3 controller is the fault even though other people have mentioned on here they think they are legit. I'm all for returning something to a retailer for a return but how on earth do you prove the replacement one is a genuine controller (as thats what I purchased in good faith originally).
What I want to avoid this situation in future provided by Sony is a list of approved retailers, and also a list of product codes and serial numbers to look out for that prove the DS3 is genuine, until something like this is issued everyone will continuously get burned by retailers, its not difficult to fake a sony sign in a shop window in exactly the same fashion as the controllers themselves are getting cloned.
Its not the consumers fault that there are retailers out there stocking maybe knowingly or unknowingly cloned DS3 controllers but we are the people getting punished for it and losing out on our wallets, as even if you manage to get you retailer to swap out the controller theres no way of proving the replacement is genuine.
How often do genuine DS3 controllers go wrong? with either sync issues or just the internal battery giving up life? I know from looking over this forum there are quite a few people with controller issues.
I myself have already had to return one for a replacement and again its now the replacement that has gone wrong.
If people were made aware of the situation and compatability issues rather than having to trawl forums such as this for info, Sony would be better of cash wise as everyone would avoid cloned controllers and its reputation would remain intact.
on 28-09-2010 11:56 AM
To be fair I don't think the fake ones were bought from high street retailers? E-bay perhaps? A dodgy stall in a market? It's common sense! Anything from Asia is more than likely going to be a rip off.
I think we need to accept that a huge lesson has been learnt and if you buy from a high street retailer you can take it back anyways, buy from a dodgy market stall or uncommon website and you may as well just burn your money!
I don't understand how so many of you have fake controllers since I have all official accessories which I paid out for. Go to an established store and get a receipt.
Whatever next? You all got fake ps3's now?
on 28-09-2010 12:01 PM
Mine was bought from a retailer, has been returned once as went faulty.
This is the new replacement controller that has failed to work since 3.50. None of the buttons function or the PS button. When I press the reset button with it connected over USB the PS3 turns on, but still none of the buttons function.
Like I said in my original post on this thread, is this because of 3.50 or has the controller gone faulty again (less than 8 months old)? And since then the entire argument has been its your fault for buying cloned controllers. I had a massive argument with Sony when the original DS3 went faulty, point 1 being they don't offer any kind of refurbishment service for controllers when over the 1 year return to retailer period, which I think is pretty poor show considering the investment made into controllers, point 2 being that they don't take any repsonsibility for a product that is quite blatently branded as Sony.
Then I come on here reading all this cloned controller stuff and I'm again debating in my own head is my controller genuine, or is it just faulty again, so you can now understand the dilemma I am in personally, what was stopping the replacement controller being a clone? I've got no way of verifying the authenticity and it was bought in good faith.
on 30-09-2010 12:41 PM
some advice please chaps;
Ive just recieved my £20 'fake; Blue DS3 from Hong Kong/Ebay, ordered before the update ruined our fun.
I also have an official white DS3 that has a dodgy R2 button and is generally a bit battered (overuse!). Im wondering if I could, and how easy/difficult would it be, to take both apart and effectivly put the 'inside workings' from the white DS2 which connects fine inside the casing of the Blue un-connectable pad?
In theory this should work.. and I have seen the insides of a DS3 before (I made 1 working pad out of 2 broken pads once )...
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