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PS3 Start button not working

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12 Dec 2008
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Hi all,

 

My PS3 start buttons do not work on both pads.  Bought the PS3 6 days ago and cant play any games without the button.  Tried playing PES 2009 and when a goal is scored cannot continue with game as need to press the start button!  It is sooooo annoying!  I think it happened after the atest update I made about 4 days ago.

 

Can anyone help me.

 

Cheers

 

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@COMPOUNDI wrote:

Hi all,

 

My PS3 start buttons do not work on both pads.  Bought the PS3 6 days ago and cant play any games without the button.  Tried playing PES 2009 and when a goal is scored cannot continue with game as need to press the start button!  It is sooooo annoying!  I think it happened after the atest update I made about 4 days ago.

 

Can anyone help me.

 

Cheers

 




That's really odd for the same button to pack up on 2 pads. Hold old are the pads? They might still be covered under warranty?
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yeah i know its really odd!  they are under warranty but dont know how such a random thing can happen!  One pad came with console and i bought the other one seperately!  Tried resetting both pads to by putting safety pin in back but still no joy! Thanks anyway 

 

 

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@COMPOUNDI wrote:

yeah i know its really odd!  they are under warranty but dont know how such a random thing can happen!  One pad came with console and i bought the other one seperately!  Tried resetting both pads to by putting safety pin in back but still no joy! Thanks anyway 

 

 




Give Sony a shout and they'll be able to point you in the right direction, a pain but it beats paying for another pad lol
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tried calling but no answer at this time, just ringing, you would have thought Sony would have had at least an answering service or say no one is here to answer calls but not even that!!  Paying for another 2 pads is the last thing on my mind just paid £35 for it!  Am going to take it back first thing in the morning

 

 

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The reason why the 'reset' button didnt work is because the 'reset' button is a fake. it leads to nowhere. take the controller apart, look underneath and there should be a hole but its sealed. Mine is anyway. totally sealed up.
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yeah gonna try that out, didnt think the button pushed in enough when i pressed it .  cheers

 

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@Althaluss wrote:
The reason why the 'reset' button didnt work is because the 'reset' button is a fake. it leads to nowhere. take the controller apart, look underneath and there should be a hole but its sealed. Mine is anyway. totally sealed up.

 

LOL , its not fake.

Its worked perfectly for me a few times.

 

Why would SONY go to the effort of making a fake reset button?

 

Most STUPID comment ive ever seen on this forum tbh.:|

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It is not fake for sure, i have opened mine up in the past. It sure is a real button soldered to the main curcuit board.
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If you take apart your controller, it will void the warranty.

 

DON'T DO THAT!!!

 

Just take them both back with receipts and exchange them. Hopefully it was just a very odd coincidence.

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press the restart botton on the back
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I had the same problem, it's probably because none of your controllers are assigned as controller 1.

 

Here's the solution:

 

1. Press and Hold the PS3 button on your controller

2. Select 'Controller Settings'

3. Reassing Controller

Make sure it's assigned as controller 1.

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This definitely works. I had the same problem and this fixed it.

 

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