ps3 flashing led lights on controller

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#1 Posted by sabien9 (13 posts) -
I bought a 80gb ps3 today and played around with it for a few hours and tried getting my wireless to work. When I was done I turned it off with the power switch at the back while i was in the interface. Later when I turned it back on I got no visuals or audio and all 4 of my controllers led lighters were blinking and I couldn't do anything. How can I fix this and get back into the system?
#2 Posted by darhamb (85 posts) -
check battey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#3 Posted by sabien9 (13 posts) -
I had the usb connector on and it still didn't work. Still got flashing red lights on my controller.
#4 Posted by FuaTokoFau (175 posts) -

make sure all connections are correct (audio and video)

1. turn off your PS3

2. connect at least one controller using the usb wire

3. turn on the PS3

4. Press the PS button on the controller when your log in sign appears

#5 Posted by Bow-T_88 (1544 posts) -

its flashing because its charging

hold the ps button while its charging and you'll see it says CHARGING

#6 Posted by jimm895 (7703 posts) -
It's chargeing and when your not using the PS3 you can charge the controller via any USB port. I would never turn the main power switch off anyway. I really never turn my system off anyway because when it's not being used I leave it folding, I set my system up to where if I forget it will start folding after a while of not being used.
#7 Posted by djHaQ (1872 posts) -
If the controller is turned off, plugged in, and the PS3 is on, then all 4 lights will flash, meaning it's charging.
#8 Posted by sabien9 (13 posts) -
My screen stays black and it doesn't say charging and I dont see a sign on screen appear. It was working earlier this morning but now I get the black screen with the charging lights again.. and this time I didnt even power my system down. How do I get my PS3 to do anything when this happens? I pressed the PS button and the controller lights start flashing and nothing happens. I tried shutting the system down, turning it on with the usb cables connected to my controller and still no visuals. I press the PS button and the lights start flashing again. Any help would be appreciated!
#9 Posted by chathuranga (3549 posts) -
It's because you just flipped the button in the back of the PS3(which not a good thing to do unless you turned the PS3 off first)
#10 Posted by rendai (557 posts) -

if your not getting any video or audio check the audio/video wire in the back of your playstation. this problem happened a lot with my ps2 and happens occasionally with my ps3 so your controller might be charging you just can see it

PS: it isnt good to flip the switch in the back if the system isnt off

#11 Posted by mohammadan (215 posts) -
Open the instructions booklet, Trouble-shooting part
#12 Posted by gekidami (2446 posts) -
What type of cables you got it hooked to the TV with?
#13 Posted by sabien9 (13 posts) -
It seems to be working now, maybe it was because i flipped the switch. I dont think it was charging because the lights were blinking a lot more rapidly than it normally does when its charging. So lesson learned.. Im never turning off my PS3 lol.
#14 Posted by sabien9 (13 posts) -
im using the av cables it came with (cheap sony!). will get component this week.
#15 Posted by HoodCheese (553 posts) -

I got a question,should i ever turn the main power switch on the back of my PS3 off? or does it matter,or what?

Thnaks for whoever helps me.

#16 Posted by jimm895 (7703 posts) -
I never turn my system off. But the fact that the main power switch is a full mechanical switch everytime it's used there is always a chance of something happening to the switch.
#17 Posted by mohammadan (215 posts) -

I got a question,should i ever turn the main power switch on the back of my PS3 off? or does it matter,or what?

Thnaks for whoever helps me.

HoodCheese

im sure thatit doesn't matter.

i never switch it off.

#18 Posted by PS3beterthan360 (23 posts) -
well my av wire is not workin and i always close it from the bak how can i fix i have the exact same problem os saiden
#19 Posted by PS3beterthan360 (23 posts) -
how u fixed
#20 Posted by PS3beterthan360 (23 posts) -
jimm895 i always turned it off from the bak kno it dont work it turns on but the av wire no work how can i fix
#21 Posted by eliemanubay (2 posts) -

i have a problem with my controller on my ps3 i just bought it..it wont assign a controller no....when my console is on and press the PS button its just flashes all 4 lights until it stops, then i connect to it via USB with my PS3 and again press the PS button and it blinks 2 red lights and never solid...i can still control it though USB but it wont assign through wireless...do you think i have a battery problem?

Please Help.....

#22 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

You should always shut your PS3 down from the menu and make sure the light on the front is red before turing off the power switch in the back.

#23 Posted by Seanarot (130 posts) -

i have a problem with my controller on my ps3 i just bought it..it wont assign a controller no....when my console is on and press the PS button its just flashes all 4 lights until it stops, then i connect to it via USB with my PS3 and again press the PS button and it blinks 2 red lights and never solid...i can still control it though USB but it wont assign through wireless...do you think i have a battery problem?

Please Help.....

eliemanubay

I have the same problem even when i reset the controller and all that it still just flashes when it's not plugged in through a USB it's frustrating cause i have the ps3 slim which only has 2 usb slots and i have 4 controllers so when playing with friends it gets annoying.

Guess i'll have to waste money on those media hub things it's a shame