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#1 red.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 20:57

So i've started having issues with my controllers where they don't sync with the PS3 until i connect them using a USB cable. They're ok after i unplug the cable but whenever i next turn on my PS3 again i still get the same problem.

 

It doesn't seem like a bluetooth issue because if i get one controller working using the above method then the other two sync straight away without even having to connect them by USB.

 

I tried the pin reset buttons on the back of the controllers and even going into safe mode and restoring the file system (it did say it was corrupt and would be rebuilt) but now i'm out of ideas as to what to do. Can anyone help?




#2 stromo

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 21:08

Can't help on this but mine do this to but on an intermittent basis. So interesting to see if theres any solutions.

#3 D. S.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 21:14

So i've started having issues with my controllers where they don't sync with the PS3 until i connect them using a USB cable. They're ok after i unplug the cable but whenever i next turn on my PS3 again i still get the same problem.

 

It doesn't seem like a bluetooth issue because if i get one controller working using the above method then the other two sync straight away without even having to connect them by USB.

 

I tried the pin reset buttons on the back of the controllers and even going into safe mode and restoring the file system (it did say it was corrupt and would be rebuilt) but now i'm out of ideas as to what to do. Can anyone help?

 

Are they defaulting to the same number when you try to sync them without the USB cable?



#4 OP red.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 21:31

Are they defaulting to the same number when you try to sync them without the USB cable?

 

Whenever i press the PS button while the PS3 is on standby, it will turn the console on like normal bit the controller lights will just keep flashing and not sync from then on.



#5 D. S.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 21:34

Whenever i press the PS button while the PS3 is on standby, it will turn the console on like normal bit the controller lights will just keep flashing and not sync from then on.

 

Are they all assigned different numbers in Accessory settings? What happens if you press the PS button again while the lights keep flashing? No effect?



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 21:49

So i've started having issues with my controllers where they don't sync with the PS3 until i connect them using a USB cable. They're ok after i unplug the cable but whenever i next turn on my PS3 again i still get the same problem.

 

It doesn't seem like a bluetooth issue because if i get one controller working using the above method then the other two sync straight away without even having to connect them by USB.

 

I tried the pin reset buttons on the back of the controllers and even going into safe mode and restoring the file system (it did say it was corrupt and would be rebuilt) but now i'm out of ideas as to what to do. Can anyone help?

 

I bought 3x supposedly broken PS3 controllers off of eBay recently and 2/3 of them (older model DS3) had similar issues to this with my PS3 (CECHC04).

Here's what fixed it for me:

  • Turn on PS3 via power button
  • Plug in PS3 controllers via USB simultaneously (I had 4x DS3 on 4 separate USB cables for mine)
  • Turn them on, one by one
  • Let them charge for a moment each
  • Power down each controller in turn via holding the PS button, select turn off controller
  • Shut down PS3
  • Test each controller


#7 OP red.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 22:08

Are they all assigned different numbers in Accessory settings? What happens if you press the PS button again while the lights keep flashing? No effect?


I haven't checked the settings with all controllers plugged in. If I press the PS button while USB is plugged in then it successfully syncs but if not plugged in then it continues to flash all 4 lights.

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I bought 3x supposedly broken PS3 controllers off of eBay recently and 2/3 of them (older model DS3) had similar issues to this with my PS3 (CECHC04).
Here's what fixed it for me:

  • Turn on PS3 via power button
  • Plug in PS3 controllers via USB simultaneously (I had 4x DS3 on 4 separate USB cables for mine)
  • Turn them on, one by one
  • Let them charge for a moment each
  • Power down each controller in turn via holding the PS button, select turn off controller
  • Shut down PS3
  • Test each controller

Thanks. I'll try this tomorrow. I got fed up and gave up for tonight.

#8 OP red.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:52

 

I bought 3x supposedly broken PS3 controllers off of eBay recently and 2/3 of them (older model DS3) had similar issues to this with my PS3 (CECHC04).

Here's what fixed it for me:

  • Turn on PS3 via power button
  • Plug in PS3 controllers via USB simultaneously (I had 4x DS3 on 4 separate USB cables for mine)
  • Turn them on, one by one
  • Let them charge for a moment each
  • Power down each controller in turn via holding the PS button, select turn off controller
  • Shut down PS3
  • Test each controller

 

 

Just a quick question, how were you able to plug all the controllers in at the same time? As far as i can see the super slim only has 2 USB ports.



#9 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:18

Try deregistering them, then one by one, plug them back into the ps3 via usb one at a time

 

assign a position for it (ie controller 1)

then use the ps button on the controller to turn off the ps3.......... after everything turns off, try turning on the ps3 via the ps button on the controller

 

once that's done, assign your subsequent controllers, and once all controllers are registered to the console, turn off again from the ps button from any controller this is important as mine used to do that too

the only fix I found that worked for me was to do this, it'll re assign controllers, nothing you can do about that, but it should then turn off and then back on from any of the controllers 


Just a quick question, how were you able to plug all the controllers in at the same time? As far as i can see the super slim only has 2 USB ports.

on any ps3 that isn't gen 1 60 gig, you can't, (unless using a usb hub) the only way is to leave them on, and lets the console decide how it's going to handle them (I believe)

 

Hope this helps :)



#10 OP red.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 20:48

Tried everything posted and nothing worked :( Strangely if i go into safe mode the controllers sync fine, when it boots normally it doesn't.

 

Also, when i go to repair the filesystem, it keeps saying it's corrupt and needs fixing. I've done it twice and it doesn't seem to be changing.



#11 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:22

Tried everything posted and nothing worked :( Strangely if i go into safe mode the controllers sync fine, when it boots normally it doesn't.

 

Also, when i go to repair the filesystem, it keeps saying it's corrupt and needs fixing. I've done it twice and it doesn't seem to be changing.

Sounds like the controllers might not be your issue, do you have a suitable flash drive to download the latest firmware from the sony website to reformat the console?

and back stuff up etc...?



#12 OP red.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:56

I do, I was hoping avoid backup and formatting as I have a lot of stuff on the hard drive and the Super slim doesn't seem to be able to pick up my USB powered external hard drive.

#13 OP red.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 11:03

Strangely, without me doing anything, the controllers are syncing again. Not sure what's changed but just as suddenly as it stopped working it's now working again. :s



#14 D. S.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 00:01

Strangely, without me doing anything, the controllers are syncing again. Not sure what's changed but just as suddenly as it stopped working it's now working again. :s

 

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#15 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:13

I do, I was hoping avoid backup and formatting as I have a lot of stuff on the hard drive and the Super slim doesn't seem to be able to pick up my USB powered external hard drive.

(I feel your pain bro, and when my slim does, it for no reason restarts the hard drive's spoolup process for no reason)