Controller connecting issues

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by Rogue Trader, Jan 6, 2010.

Jan 6, 2010
  1. Rogue Trader
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    Member Rogue Trader GBAtemp Regular

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    Sometimes, when I turn on my PS3 (120GB), and press the PS button, the four lights on the controller just....flash. This goes on for a couple more minutes, and then stops, and if I press the button again, it flashes again, and then stops. No connecting to the PS3 or anything. Sometimes plugging the controller in helps, although then it tends to connect, and if unplugged disconnect and start flashing again.

    So far turning it off, waiting for it to shut down, and then starting it up again has sorted this, and it connects no problem.

    Just wondering if anyone else has had the same problem, or if anyone knows why it happens?
     
  2. luke_c

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    Update to the latest firmware 3.00 had the controller syncing issues.
     
  3. Thoob

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    I have this issue with my 120GB Slim on v3.10. I found that switching the console on by the power button on the console itself, then pressing the PS button when prompted, worked, but turning the console on with the PS button just caused endless flashing of the controlled lights. Hope this helps!
     
  4. Mucuna

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    Yeah, I have this issue too.

    Googling I found that it might really be a buggy firmware. If you turn the PS3 by pressing the console's key and after that turn the controller on, it doesn't happen.

    We must spend some extra ATP until Sony fix that shame.
     
  5. Joe88

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    never had this problem
    had my 160GB phat ps3 for over a year now
     
  6. Joe88

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    this might fix the problem

    hit the PS button on the controller
    on the back of the controller is a reset button
    its right next to the middle screw hold
    while the lights the blinking hit that button
    then resync the controller with the usb cable and should work again
     

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