The controller will not light up or turn the PS3 on at all. Once the system is on and I connect it with the USB it then lights up and syncs with the system, it has a full battery and once you disconnect it, it is still synced with the system. After I turn the system off and try to turn it back on again with the controller it does not light up again. I have tried the reset button on the controller and still nothing. Any ideas on what could be wrong with it?
After you disconnect it and start using it does the battery last a while, or go dead pretty quickly?
And when you say it does not light up, you mean when you press the PS button nothing happens at all (no lights of any kind), or it just blinks and never syncs?
Everyone thinks I'm psychotic (except my friends deep inside the earth).
If every other controller that you or your friends have work fine, then that means your PS3 is fine, and since it lights up when you plug it, the USB cable is also fine. The only remaining possibility is a dead Dualshock battery. Sync problems usually keep the 4 lights flashing all the time. Try replacing the internal battery of your SIXAXIS/DS3 and see if it works. Test other controllers to confirm this.
I will replace the battery and see, sounds like thats the problem too.
And no i did not use it on my laptop unless somebody else did when I wasn't paying attention but I will look into that as well.