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PS3 Bluetooth Controller Sync Issues Reported in Firmware 3.10

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259w ago - It's now been over two weeks since Sony released PS3 Firmware 3.10, however, according to several reports this weekend including Loot-Ninja.com (linked above) and the official [Register or Login to view links] it introduced a nasty Bluetooth controller sync issue.

Apparently many gamers who updated to PS3 Firmware 3.10 now have to use their PS3 controllers connected with a USB cable to play games, however, most reports are isolated to new PS3 Slim console although some early PS3 owners are also having issues it seems.

To quote: "Yesterday I ran into a troubling issue with my PS3 Slim where none of my three DualShock 3 controllers sync to my console via the wireless Bluetooth standard. Whenever I press the PlayStation button, all I get is four flashing lights as the controllers make a valiant attempt to sync with the PS3, but fail miserably.

After going through the troubleshooting steps provided by Sony, I did what any frustrated gamer would do: I searched Google. Turns out, there are quite a few people experiencing the exact same issue, some of which are having trouble with Bluetooth headsets and Blu-Ray remotes as well."

Has anyone here experienced this Bluetooth Controller sync issue since updating to PS3 Firmware 3.10? Feel free to comment below!

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sorceror's Avatar
#32 - sorceror - 259w ago
No probs here with a 40GB (now 80GB) fat PS3.

Ninjazin's Avatar
#31 - Ninjazin - 259w ago
No probs with either controller on my pal 60 gb PS3.

Suizide1's Avatar
#30 - Suizide1 - 259w ago
I have a 80 gig ps3 still working fine with the controllers. My theory is that it busted up the bluetooth on the controll or the ps3

mike1001's Avatar
#29 - mike1001 - 259w ago

no problems with fat 60 gb / first release


Atlas22's Avatar
#28 - Atlas22 - 259w ago
same, the older models don't seem to have this O_o

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