Controllers' problems

Windows_10_User Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Windows_10_User
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    Since the beginning of this year my controllers are all screwed up. I have two fake DualShock 3 (both bought on the last Summer) and a wired Thrustmaster (which also works with the PS2) controllers. The Thrustmaster (bought some years ago) randomly presses the X button in the XMB (and I have to press the Start button a little hard when playing a game otherwise it won't work [I think I already had this problem before installing CFW for the first time] and after moving the left analog stick the character moves a lot more when comparing with the fake and I guess the genuine DualShock 3 and so it's hard to control it, although the controller might have been built this way) and when playing a game and one of the fake DualShock 3 has the character move to the right and both make the camera rotate. I had different controllers' problems in the recent past (it looks like they keep changing) but now I have these ones. I also have the Thrustmaster problems on the PS2 and the fake DualShock 3 ones regardless if I play with the cable (I even changed it and I still have the problems) or not. I tried a working DualShock 3 lent from a friend and I still had the problems. Plus, my friend didn't have the problems I'm having with my controllers in his PS3 after I borrowed him my controllers.

    This started some time after installing CFW (although the controllers' problems were different back then) for the first time back in August and I even formatted the PS3 afterwards (and restaured the defaults setting, which AFAIK formatted the PS3 again) and installed OFW and I still had the problem. I'm on CFW again and I still have these problems. It's so frustrating since I can't play a game in normal conditions.
     
  2. VyperS_702

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    Sounds like the blue tooth in the console may be bad. Just swap it out and see if it helps.
     
  3. Windows_10_User
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    That's what I'm thinking, it might be the BD module but I don't know how to change it. But is it normal to also have problems when I play ith the cable and not only when I play wirelessly?
     
  4. Haizum74

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    I have a similar issue but only with the one controller. As for wired VS wireless, I think wired is only for charging and that it still uses BT for playing games (not 100% about this) when plugged in to USB.

    It's possible that the internals of the controller might be gummed up. Worth a look inside and a clean.
     
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    Swapping out a BT is easy. Only 5 screws and a ribbon cable hold it on in a fat. Not sure about a slim but I’d bet it’s even easier. There is some direct data transfer with the controllers to the USB though... that’s why it will have you plug a controller in when you first turn a PS3 on (or reformat the HDD). So it could be your controllers just took a crap on you.
     
  6. Windows_10_User
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    But I tried a working genuine DualShock 3 a friend lent me and it also didn't work.

    Too difficult for me and it have to be all three controllers at the same time since a working genuine DualShock 3 controller also has problems.
     
  7. Haizum74

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    If swapping out BT is too difficult (how do you know without trying) then you're going to be out of luck if that is the cause.
     
  8. VyperS_702

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    Yeah, sounds more and more like the BT went out. Should cost less than $10 on eBay.
     
  9. Windows_10_User
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    That's the problem. I don't know, I suppose it is.

    The problem is knowing which one to buy and how to replace the original.
     
  10. VyperS_702

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    What model console is it? I have a ton of them for fats.
     
  11. Windows_10_User
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    CECH 2004B. It's a PS3 Slim. I don't know if different models require different BT modules even they're also Fat, Slim or Super Slim versions.
     
  12. Windows_10_User
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    I bought an used controller (I think it's this one). I didn't care for the brand/model, I just picked it. So far it's working well but the other ones were too before starting to have problems some weeks/months after. Also, I don't know what's going on but my left thumb is slipping when playing no matter which controller I use (different left analogs). Maybe it's my finger's fault! Lol
     
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