Sony recently released firmware 3.30 for Playstation 3 owners, however, ever since that update there have been quite a few people that have experienced problems with their controllers not syncing up to the PS3 system. What happens is that when you go to push the “PS” button on your controller to turn on your system, well, nothing happens. The lights at the top of the controller simply blink at you a few times and that is it. The only way you are able to use the controller is if you have it plugged in via a USB cable. Once you do that you can unplug the cable and the controller will work fine, however, as soon as you turn your console off you will have the same exact problem. Fortunately there seems to be an easy fix to this new problem. The way that I was able to fix this issue is as follows:
- Make sure the PS3 is off and then unplug it
- Keep the unit unplugged for approximately thirty seconds
- Once the system is plugged back in connect the controller via a USB cable
- Hit the “PS” button on your controller (if it worked correctly your system should start up immediately like it used to before the latest firmware)
- Once the system is fully booted up and you are browsing through all of the categories shut the system down and unplug the USB cable.
- Now take your wireless controller and hit the “PS” button. Your controller should now be properly synched to your Playstation 3 and should work just like it did before you updated the firmware.
Hopefully those steps worked for you and you are ready to enjoy the Playstation 3 once again. If those steps didn’t work for you or if you have another suggestion, please post it below and help your fellow gamers out.