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PS3 Controller Issues?


I am playing on my PS3 with a controller but everytime I unplug it from the charger it shuts off and won’t turn on until plugged in. Why is it doing this and how do I fix it?

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  1. That my friend, is an indication of a rechargeable controller battery that’s finally gone belly up. That’s the reason it’ll blink the LED’s while seeming to charge, but won’t start once you disconnect from the charge source because it’s not holding any charge.

    Fortunately, they’re easy to replace and fairly inexpensive; about 15-20 minutes to swap out, and about 8-10 bucks depending on where you get them. Amazon has them, and some Gamestop stores will carry them as well.

    This is what you need:

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    The battery is located on the bottom of the controller; all you need to do is turn the DS3 controller upside down, use a #00 Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws, take the bottom cover off, and you’ll see the battery. It only has a 2-prong connector, so it’s an easy swap. Change it out, put the cover back on, charge up for several hours, disconnect, start kicking a$$ again.

    There are more videos on YT that show how to do it than there are stars in the night sky if you need to see if visually.

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