How to fix controller

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#1 Posted by gta-sa (25 posts) -
my ps3 controller quit working so is there anyway to fix it.
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#2 Posted by 420Token420 (5173 posts) -

my ps3 controller quit working so is there anyway to fix it.gta-sa

No .. unless you have skills in that department.

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#3 Posted by rsoxguy12 (1602 posts) -

u really gotta give us more details than "it stopped working"

is it dead?

is it not linked to your ps3?

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#4 Posted by Chaos_Bladez (5801 posts) -
my ps3 controller quit working so is there anyway to fix it.gta-sa
Yes I have fixed a broken Sixaxis to work perfectly. I could maybe help you. What doesn't work? Buttons? Sticks?
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#5 Posted by robmonga2 (1193 posts) -
ooo.ooo... maybe I can get some help, my analog stick are being little bastards. The left stick has been so beaten down from cod4 that when I push it down to try and run, it doesn't work. Well it sorta works, you have to hold it down, but it's suppose to work like a switch.....any advice?
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#6 Posted by ragetage121 (25 posts) -

My ps3 controller's R1 and R2 buttons came out and the stuff that holds it in is out. Does anyone know how to fix it??

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#7 Posted by americahellyeah (16548 posts) -

My ps3 controller's R1 and R2 buttons came out and the stuff that holds it in is out. Does anyone know how to fix it??

ragetage121
take it open and reset them in place i guess...
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#8 Posted by freham2001 (2719 posts) -
[QUOTE="americahellyeah"][QUOTE="ragetage121"]

My ps3 controller's R1 and R2 buttons came out and the stuff that holds it in is out. Does anyone know how to fix it??

take it open and reset them in place i guess...

haha, yea....it doesnt sound like much but thats really all you can do. And i know what youre talking about, ive taken apart many a controller in my days :p and those little place holder pieces can be a real pain.
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#9 Posted by americahellyeah (16548 posts) -
[QUOTE="freham2001"][QUOTE="americahellyeah"][QUOTE="ragetage121"]

My ps3 controller's R1 and R2 buttons came out and the stuff that holds it in is out. Does anyone know how to fix it??

take it open and reset them in place i guess...

haha, yea....it doesnt sound like much but thats really all you can do. And i know what youre talking about, ive taken apart many a controller in my days :p and those little place holder pieces can be a real pain.

ugh. tell me about it... i've lost 2 sixaxis controller to wear and tear since Ps3 launch, and try to put those damn shoulder button back in is ridiculous...
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#10 Posted by freham2001 (2719 posts) -
[QUOTE="freham2001"][QUOTE="americahellyeah"] take it open and reset them in place i guess...americahellyeah
haha, yea....it doesnt sound like much but thats really all you can do. And i know what youre talking about, ive taken apart many a controller in my days :p and those little place holder pieces can be a real pain.

ugh. tell me about it... i've lost 2 sixaxis controller to wear and tear since Ps3 launch, and try to put those damn shoulder button back in is ridiculous...

Yea it is. A little piece broke off inside one of mine so i opened it up to get it out...Big mistake... I thought i screwed myself out of a controller.
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#11 Posted by americahellyeah (16548 posts) -
[QUOTE="americahellyeah"][QUOTE="freham2001"] haha, yea....it doesnt sound like much but thats really all you can do. And i know what youre talking about, ive taken apart many a controller in my days :p and those little place holder pieces can be a real pain. freham2001
ugh. tell me about it... i've lost 2 sixaxis controller to wear and tear since Ps3 launch, and try to put those damn shoulder button back in is ridiculous...

Yea it is. A little piece broke off inside one of mine so i opened it up to get it out...Big mistake... I thought i screwed myself out of a controller.

I did.. it was messed up badly, the right stick only moved left, and the dpad only could use up after i put it back together... sixaxis were crap though... DS3's are much more durable...
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#12 Posted by freham2001 (2719 posts) -
[QUOTE="freham2001"][QUOTE="americahellyeah"] ugh. tell me about it... i've lost 2 sixaxis controller to wear and tear since Ps3 launch, and try to put those damn shoulder button back in is ridiculous...americahellyeah
Yea it is. A little piece broke off inside one of mine so i opened it up to get it out...Big mistake... I thought i screwed myself out of a controller.

I did.. it was messed up badly, the right stick only moved left, and the dpad only could use up after i put it back together... sixaxis were crap though... DS3's are much more durable...

definitely. I had two sixaxis's, then i bought a ds3 and it felt like that thing could tear down a house and still be in one piece.
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#13 Posted by americahellyeah (16548 posts) -
[QUOTE="americahellyeah"][QUOTE="freham2001"] Yea it is. A little piece broke off inside one of mine so i opened it up to get it out...Big mistake... I thought i screwed myself out of a controller.freham2001
I did.. it was messed up badly, the right stick only moved left, and the dpad only could use up after i put it back together... sixaxis were crap though... DS3's are much more durable...

definitely. I had two sixaxis's, then i bought a ds3 and it felt like that thing could tear down a house and still be in one piece.

QFT.. i had 2 sixaxis controllers break in 6 months.. i've had my DS3 for a year now and the only thing wrong with it is that the R2 is a little sensitive...
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#14 Posted by shyne14 (25 posts) -
ha ha dut happen to me too......hav u fix it.......n how???
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#15 Posted by decorogers (25 posts) -
it is the left analoge stick on thr controller it is hard to move forward on cod5 and doesnt click down properly.
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#16 Posted by TOMSTER240 (25 posts) -
My controller went dead the other day and i tried to charge it but it wont turn on. And i dont mean that it just wont connect...........I mean that the status lights wont even blink.i've tried everything i can think of. Any advice??
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#17 Posted by hairless_ape (95 posts) -

I've always (ps1, ps2 & ps3 controllers) had problems with the triangle button getting whacked out of alignment and becoming hard to press down.

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#18 Posted by dragonyoukai (25 posts) -
My R1 button randomly stopped working. Could it be because I accidentally sprayed raid on it? But I wiped it off immediately after and all the other buttons work fine. Anything I can do? And it's a sixaxis controller.
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#20 Posted by TehSonofUgly (1643 posts) -

open up the controller (small + head) and put everything where it should be.

if its not linking then hit the reset button on the back of the controller.

btw this thread is years old.

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#21 Posted by imtheone123 (25 posts) -
my controller keeps tuning off and sending me to the turn off consel screm how do i fix that
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#22 Posted by MC-Reap (595 posts) -
Are you kidding? This mess is 3 years old.
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#23 Posted by Chaos_Bladez (5801 posts) -
[QUOTE="gta-sa"]my ps3 controller quit working so is there anyway to fix it.Chaos_Bladez
Yes I have fixed a broken Sixaxis to work perfectly. I could maybe help you. What doesn't work? Buttons? Sticks?

I got so many PMs after I said this :P
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#24 Posted by rlightning47 (25 posts) -
can sme1 plz help me i need to fix the r1 button on my ps3 controller so i can play this game can u plz help me
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#25 Posted by MC-Reap (595 posts) -
I feel obligated to post in this darn thread every time it comes up. If only you people knew. *forever an extremely hilarious inside joke with myself*
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#26 Posted by loshdosh (25 posts) -
The only buttons that work on my Ps3 dual shock controller is the analog sticks, the home button, the start button, the down button, sometimes the up button and select. What is wrong? And what should i do to fix it?
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#27 Posted by dbaby1987 (25 posts) -
i'm having the same problem. i have two different controllers. one wont turn on at all and on the other all buttons work except the x square circle and triangle buttons. can you give sum helpful advice???
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#28 Posted by Chaos_Bladez (5801 posts) -
[QUOTE="Chaos_Bladez"][QUOTE="gta-sa"]my ps3 controller quit working so is there anyway to fix it.Chaos_Bladez
Yes I have fixed a broken Sixaxis to work perfectly. I could maybe help you. What doesn't work? Buttons? Sticks?

I got so many PMs after I said this :P

I came here to say this, but I guess I already said it over a year ago.
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#29 Posted by Kravyn81 (9438 posts) -
What is with people resurrecting old topics all of a sudden?
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#30 Posted by PetJel (3725 posts) -

WTF is this thread some kind of -level 1 user- magnet? Look at the posting accounts and the times it's been necroe'd, gawd :P

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#31 Posted by Megavideogamer (6341 posts) -

You may need to replace the Bluetooth battery. One of my DS3 died. My very first Dualshock 3 controller.. Sigh! I just bought another one. Since it was only $9.00 more to buy another controller brand new. That DS3 still works with the USB cable attached.

So your Battery may have died. Best replace or get a new controller.