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PS3 Bluetooth Controller Sync Issues Reported in Firmware 3.10

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250w 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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PSPSwampy's Avatar
#22 - PSPSwampy - 250w ago
Time for a rushed sony update? (hmmm I wonder...)

Mind you, i guess the 3.10 must have been rushed too if its as bad as this.
(Glad i didn't update mine yet, but then again seems mainly SLIM's are being affected??)

idone's Avatar
#21 - idone - 250w ago
WOW!! yea.. i'd say this problem seems pretty widespread.

styer1's Avatar
#20 - styer1 - 250w ago
I have the problem if I power on the slim with the controller, but seems ok if I power it on from the console.

Arnie Pie's Avatar
#19 - Arnie Pie - 250w ago
I've had this problem too (UK slim model). It's weird.. when it happens, I can power my PS3 on wirelessly with the controller, but as soon as it gets to the XMB all the lights flash.

I just ended up plugging in via USB.. maybe it'll be fixed in the next firmware?

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#18 - imbusy - 250w ago
I have the same problem (Slim, 120jigabytes). The trick (solution) is to wait for your console to boot up and then try to sync the controllers.

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