DualShock Controller won't turn on

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#1 Posted by SickBoy724 (364 posts) -

Hi everyone,

I am having some troubles with my DualShock controller.

My controller will not turn on when it's plugged or unplugged. No lights show up when its unplugged, and the 4 lights at the top blink when it is plugged in, but nothing woud happen with the PS button. I tried reseting it with that tiny recessed button on the back, but nothing still.

I just bought the PS3 this late last August or early last September, so all of my hardware is pretty new.

Thank you,

SickBoy724

#2 Posted by SickBoy724 (364 posts) -

I left my system on to charge the controller, and still nothing. :/

#3 Posted by FIREKNIGHT19 (467 posts) -

I left my system on to charge the controller, and still nothing. :/

SickBoy724

Did you let the controller charge completely? If it was totally dead it might need some time. Not turning on when not plugged in says to me totally dead. Four blinking lights usually mean charging or trying to sync up wireless with the system when on. Sometimes I turn my controller on before the system. If I get side tracked and do not get the system on the controller just blinks and then goes off.

#4 Posted by thaoimage (120 posts) -
[QUOTE="SickBoy724"]

Hi everyone,

I am having some troubles with my DualShock controller.

My controller will not turn on when it's plugged or unplugged. No lights show up when its unplugged, and the 4 lights at the top blink when it is plugged in, but nothing woud happen with the PS button. I tried reseting it with that tiny recessed button on the back, but nothing still.

I just bought the PS3 this late last August or early last September, so all of my hardware is pretty new.

Thank you,

SickBoy724

Sounds like you need a firmware update. I'm not sure where to get the update but you might want to check the PS forums. There's more information there and it is PS3 specific.
#5 Posted by SickBoy724 (364 posts) -

It was the only controller I had, so I couldn't do the update. I went to Gamestop, and the guy working there swapped it out with a dead PS3 they had in the back. It worked fine when I plugged it into my PS3.
Sony wanted me to send it in, while paying for the shipping and packaging, so I said screw that.

Thanks for the help.

#6 Posted by BattleSpectre (5963 posts) -

It was the only controller I had, so I couldn't do the update. I went to Gamestop, and the guy working there swapped it out with a dead PS3 they had in the back. It worked fine when I plugged it into my PS3.
Sony wanted me to send it in, while paying for the shipping and packaging, so I said screw that.
Thanks for the help.

SickBoy724

Glad you worked it out bro, it would really suck if you payed all that money to send it in for such an easy fix. Anyways, enjoy your gaming.