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12 Aug 2008
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My Ps3 wireless controller won't work

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I have just bought another controller and the problem i have is when i press the ps button the red lights don't light up unless attach the usb cable to it. I found out that it only worked with the usb cable in and wouldn't funtion wireless. I now have two controllers but i am in need of help.
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Read the manual?
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boot up your PS3 using that controller plugged in via the USB cable (needs to sync).

Then remove the cable once on the XMB screen, hit the PS button and you should be ok from there feller :)
note: make sure your controllers is fully charged
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It still wont work. Is it something to do with the battery. It says its fully charged

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When using the controller wirelessly, if the controller and the system are too far apart,

you will not be able to operate the system effectively.

 


When using the wireless controller, you must pair it with the system and assign
it a controller number. With the system turned on (power indicator on the system
front is lit solid green), connect the system and the controller using the USB
cable, and then press the PS button on the controller.

 


Check the charge level of the wireless controller battery. When the controller is
used in wireless mode, it will not function if the battery does not have any charge
left. Charge the battery by connecting the controller to the system with the USB
cable.

 


Wireless controllers for the PS3™ system are not equipped with a vibration
function and will not vibrate when using software that support the vibration
function.

 

Reset the wireless controller by pushing the reset button on the controller rear

with a sharp-tipped object such as a pen.

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^Just so you know where to find it

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It says its fully charged so but it only works with the usb cable connected
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Have u tried this yet?? -

Reseting the wireless controller by pushing the reset button on the controller rear with a sharp-tipped object such as a pen.
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yeah i have tried that but it makes no difference it still will not let me go wireless.
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borrow a friends controller and see if you can sync that to your PS3.. could be a faulty sixaxis?

I hope you get it sorted soon feller
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Yeah but my other controller does work
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Process of elimination says that it sounds like a faulty controller, take it back and exchange it for another.
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same problem here man... its that the battery has taken too much damage (left in a warm place too long, falls it took etc) and can only function with a lead to feed abit of juice to it.. .there are some shops that wil repair it for yah   hope this helped

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controller just blinks all lights

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Im having the same problem, i have to use the usb cable for my controller, one works perfectly but im having trouble with the other, when i check the battery it gives me a strange arrow pointing at an empty battery with a cross ontop, i have tried everything, Please help.
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hello there my controller works but the arrows and L1 and R1 dont work how can i repair it????

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Taking a controller apart is a bit tricky due to the springs and lots of small bits that can ping out never to be seen again.

Some people have managed to succesfully replace the broken springs with cut up safety pins though
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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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You have to sync your controller with the USB cable I plugged my controller into the USB cable and turned It on and left it for a minute, than I held the PS button To turn off the controller. I than unplugged the controller From the USB cable, and turned the controller back on And it connected. I had to do it with my motion controllers Too.
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I am having the same problem.  I noticed that after the last update, my PS3 controllers will not work until I get signed in and it no longer automatically signs me in.  I have to plug the controller in by usb, shut it down, restart it, manually sign in, then I can unplug the controllers and go wireless.  This is a real pain.  I attempted to contact Sony 3 times but each time the wait was 10 minutes or more so I hung up.

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have you tried the reset method where you plug in via USB and use an unbent paperclip in the small hole next to the usb socket (on the controller)?
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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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