Intec ps3 controler will not sync with ps3

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#1 Posted by rolltide101x (580 posts) -

i have followed the instructions in the manual exaxctly and it will not work. first it says to make sure ps3 and controller are off. Then it says to turn the ps3 on.Then it says to T]turn the controller on. Then it says to connect the receiver module into the ps3. Then press the Home button to sync the controller and ps3 but it will not sync. i have followed all of these instructions exactly yes i have it plugged into a usb cord and i have tried it without usb cord. and please do not say stick with 1st party controllers thanks for any help. here is controller if it helps http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10400472 i also cant find there phone number if any one happens to know it would be appreciated

#2 Posted by raven_squad (78438 posts) -

Wow... 45 dollars? 10 away from a brand spanking new DS3...

Sorry. Cant help. Stick with first party. (had to say it)

#3 Posted by rolltide101x (580 posts) -
1st party break to easy they keep messing up. ps2 controllers never had this problem
#4 Posted by djHaQ (1872 posts) -

To get my dualshock/sixaxis controllers first to register with the PS3, I had to have them plugged in with a USB cable and then hitting the PS button. I don't see why with any other controller it would work differently. It needs that first sync-up.

And I haven't had any problems with my DS3/SIXAXIS controllers. At all.

#5 Posted by rolltide101x (580 posts) -

tried it doesnt work

#6 Posted by raven_squad (78438 posts) -
You say that, but the 3rd party wont even work the first time. First party are the best quality. Anyways, if you've tried everything, I would definitely suggest the possibility of it being defective.
#7 Posted by rolltide101x (580 posts) -
no i used to have a madcats ps2 controller that lasted forever no problems what so ever but i was going to stick with 1st party just to help sony out but i have gone through 3 of them in since ps3 release and it is ridiculus. ps2 controllers lasted forever but ps3 dont so im either using this controller or getting another 3rd party one
#8 Posted by raven_squad (78438 posts) -
Return it and get a different one then.
#9 Posted by Fredrick2003x (2056 posts) -

This is why you should always try to be first party.

But at least you didn't buy MadCatz/Gamestop brand, or else you would be in a world of trouble.

#10 Posted by GreenGoblin2099 (16988 posts) -

no i used to have a madcats ps2 controller that lasted forever no problems what so ever but i was going to stick with 1st party just to help sony out but i have gone through 3 of them in since ps3 release and it is ridiculus. ps2 controllers lasted forever but ps3 dont so im either using this controller or getting another 3rd party onerolltide101x

Well, how do you treat your controllers?? I mean, my sixaxis (the one thatcame with the PS3) still works perfectly. It makes some sqeeky sounds from time to time but definitely works fine.

#11 Posted by jimm895 (7703 posts) -
Just get a Sony controller and never worry about a thing. My origenal Sixaxis still works very well (the left analog stick tends to stick slightly in the foward position). The DS3 I have has never had a problem even with hours of use at a time. It seems you don't know how to take care of your controllers for some reason.
#12 Posted by theMarshell (602 posts) -
1st party controllers are always the most durable.
#13 Posted by rolltide101x (580 posts) -

bought a DS3 because intec controller wouldnt work and logitech ps3 controller sucks does DS3 last better than sixaxis

#14 Posted by raven_squad (78438 posts) -

bought a DS3 because intec controller wouldnt work and logitech ps3 controller sucks does DS3 last better than sixaxis

rolltide101x
Never had a problem with either. Take better care of your stuff and you shouldn't either. The controllers aren't flimsy by any means.
#15 Posted by G-T-A---M-A-D (331 posts) -
Go to a store and demand a refund. Then buy the proper official controller.
#16 Posted by princess_23 (3 posts) -
Having the same issue with the same control ... got it to work a couple of times but everytime someone unplugs the receiver .. its back to square one messing around with everything.. there has to be some way to get it to sync ALL the time :S
#17 Posted by taplok (4473 posts) -
return that and get an original Sony PS3 DS3 controller... always get original accessories/products as much as possible...
#18 Posted by hastilycold (7 posts) -

Really Just use the 1st party.

1.They are way better due to the materials the higher end companies use.

2.They have Wireless Recievers meant to always be in sync with the PS3.

3.Don't you think they would make a controller that works great with the $500 system they made?

Buy a sony DS3,They are expensive.but they work.

It took us 1 minute to sync up our DS3.

#19 Posted by princess_23 (3 posts) -
yeah i know but we were looking to have a different controller (so they all look different - kinda dumb but ..) ya i guess we're just going to get another ds3 .. but until then we want to try to salvage this one lol
#20 Posted by princess_23 (3 posts) -

Good News...! I e-mailed intec customer service and they got back to me - here is what you have to do if the playstation 3 and controller do not sync automatically.

1. Make sure the playstation 3 and controller are both turned off.

2. Plug the controller into the playstation using the provided USB cord.

3. Turn on the Playtstation 3 so that it loads the main screen.

4. Turn on the controller using the switch on the front of the control.

5. Press the LINK button (above the home button). - The 4 LED lights will start blinking fast as the controller is searching for the receiver.

6. Plug in the receiver module into an available USB port on the playstation 3 console. - The LED lights will now begin flashing slower.

7. Press home.

........and the controller should now assign itself to a player!!


Long process ... but it works! Follow that exactly ... and it will work.

-Tasha

#21 Posted by ARDISON1 (1 posts) -
@ princess_23 Thanks for that tip i realy appricate it followed your steps and my intec which wouldn't sych up. Following what you saif it did so in a instant! had to join gamespot just so i could tell you that. You made me so happy cause now me n my girl can get back to our RE5 run. :-)