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Apr 02 2010
By: Carasina First Son 5 posts
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PS3 controller won't turn on - no lights

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I went to turn on my Dualshock controller today for my PS3 and it wouldn't turn on. no blinking lights, nothing. So I figure hey maybe the battery just needs some charging. So I plug it into my PS3 and nothing... I hit the PS button and still nothing, I try my other external controller charger and neither the charger base or the controller light up. I tried resetting the controller and I its still not turning on the controller and the lights still arent blinking. 

 

Thanks in advance for any help you guys might have!

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Lombax Warrior
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Apr 2, 2010

sounds like the batteries r dead and so they cant take a charge....BUT...... if the base ( which is plugged to the usb ports ) won't light either than maybe powers not getting to the usb terminals for some reason and the dongle wouldn't be getting power either than.

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First Son
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Apr 2, 2010
Yeah even when it's plugged in it won't light up. Does Sony have a replacement warrenty for this sort of thing, I've always been pretty gentle with my controllers so it didn't just stop due to being rage thrown or anything. . So I have no idea why it suddenly stopped working. My sixaxis controller that came with my system is about a year older than the one that broke and it is still working perfectly fine.
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Apr 2, 2010

just take out the screws prolly 4 to 6 out of the controller and see about replacing the rechargeable battery in them, cheapest way to see if you need a new controller or not



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Apr 2, 2010
There is a little hole in the back of the controller you will need a paper clip. It is a reset button try that.


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First Son
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Apr 2, 2010

I tried reseting it already and it had no effect.

 

I plugged in the controller to my charging dock so it if it might be charging but just not giving me feedback and I come back to it about 10 min later and my controller has this burnt electronic/plastic smell and is warm where the usb port is >.> 

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Wastelander
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Apr 2, 2010
ah crap its done for. have the receipt?? lol


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First Son
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Apr 2, 2010
No its about two years old so I most likely lost the receipt long ago
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Apr 2, 2010

 


Carasina wrote:
No its about two years old so I most likely lost the receipt long ago

 

I think your controller is dead, or maybe something broke inside.

 

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First Son
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May 3, 2010

I have the same problem, did you find a solution without ringing Sony, i can't smell anything burning when i plug in the usb

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