I have a problem: my contoller won't charge, at all. It works while connected to the charger, but my charging cable is extremely small. So the way I thought to play is connecting the controller with the short cable to a computer sitting next to me. That way, I could play not sitting right next to the television.
Problem is, when I connect the controller to the computer, it doesn't control the PS3, possibly because it is sync'd with the computer. How can I charge with the computer but still play with the PS3?