Faulty SixAxis after 1.7 update ?

andyjenkins

Active Member
When I bought the PS3 on on pre-order from Amazon, I plucked for an extra controller.

However, since this morning, havng updated the PS3 to 1.7 I cannot get one controller to constantly work. The series of 4 LEDs keeps going out and I loose any control. Plug in the USB and everything is fine.

The battery is not dead, as I've charged it for an hour - same symptom - use it for a few seconds / maybe a minute and then it just turns off.

Maybe the controller needs to be reset or something ? Or maybe it's faulty ?

Ayone else had faulty SixAxis's ? Not sure if the 1.7 did something, or just freakily coincidental.
 

winstano

Active Member
Mine looked like it was playing up on Tuesday, but I just reset the console and all was well... The 4 LED's kept flashing constantly but wouldn't connect. All's well now though :)
 

ddavewoods

Active Member
Mine looked like it was playing up on Tuesday, but I just reset the console and all was well... The 4 LED's kept flashing constantly but wouldn't connect. All's well now though :)

I sometimes have the same problem when using my bluetooth headset, it sems to interfere with the controllers and cause all lights to flash, only happens occassionally though..
 

MattZani

Banned
you have to press the PS button when its connected or something, mine went weird, but its fine now.
 

KeanosMagicHat

Well-known Member
When I bought the PS3 on on pre-order from Amazon, I plucked for an extra controller.

However, since this morning, havng updated the PS3 to 1.7 I cannot get one controller to constantly work. The series of 4 LEDs keeps going out and I loose any control. Plug in the USB and everything is fine.

The battery is not dead, as I've charged it for an hour - same symptom - use it for a few seconds / maybe a minute and then it just turns off.

Maybe the controller needs to be reset or something ? Or maybe it's faulty ?

Ayone else had faulty SixAxis's ? Not sure if the 1.7 did something, or just freakily coincidental.

During the update it did ask you to plug in the USB controller (singular) and press the PS button.

Perhaps that had something to do with it?

I don't have an extra controller at the moment but I hope you get it sorted.
 

andyjenkins

Active Member
Tried resetting the console - same behavoir
Tried resetting the SixAxis - and yup, same problem.

It only happens with this one particiular controller - the other one is fine - although now I don't know which one came with the PS3 and which one was the extra one lol.

I'm edging my bets that the controller's had it .. can't think of what else I could do as a consumer having reset both devices and still havign the same problem. Maybe the battery can't keep the charge or something ??? Time for a replacment I think, although looking at the serial numbers I'm guessing that the lower number would be the one that came with the PS3 ... maybe ??????
 

Robbie Razzler

Active Member
When there has been an update or you use your controller on a another machine you must connect it first with the wire so it recognises it.
 

andyjenkins

Active Member
When there has been an update or you use your controller on a another machine you must connect it first with the wire so it recognises it.

Not sure that's entirely correct - as the other controller that I have was not connected via the USB wire - operates fine before the update and since - and had not been connected via the wire.

The only controller that does have a problem is the one that was connected via the wire - per the instructions.
 

frenchie0101

Novice Member
because the console has been updated, both controllers will have to connect to the ps3 via the wire, so obvioulsy you have one connected so pull the wire out it will flash again then will get a bluetooth connection. then you will have to do the same again with the second controller, when you have done both thats it
 

fyonn

Active Member
If you still have the receipt it'll still be under warranty, take it back and get a new one.

well, it'll still be under warranty whether you have the receipt or not...
 

fyonn

Active Member
Not all retailers accept warranty returns without a receipt.

it's a matter of proving that you got it there. if you bought it with a card thern a) your statement is a receipt and b) their own records will support your claim. there's always 2 receipts remember, yours and theirs.

if you bought it with cash then it is more difficult I admit, but it doesn't alter the fact that the item is under warranty, just makes it more difficult to claim on it.

dave
 

KeanosMagicHat

Well-known Member
it's a matter of proving that you got it there. if you bought it with a card thern a) your statement is a receipt and b) their own records will support your claim. there's always 2 receipts remember, yours and theirs.

if you bought it with cash then it is more difficult I admit, but it doesn't alter the fact that the item is under warranty, just makes it more difficult to claim on it.

dave

This is a very dull topic especially coming from a fellow Manc ...... a receipt is a receipt whether it's a till receipt, a credit card statement or a loyalty card statement etc.

There still has to be some proof of purchase.
 

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