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PS3 Bluetooth Controller Sync Issues Reported in Firmware 3.10


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246w 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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#17 - dc740 - 246w ago
I have no problems with the 40GB version. Is it a problem with the Slim version only?

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#16 - Wecki09 - 246w ago
Originally Posted by sirjamalot
I have connection issues on my Slim aswell. But only when i use the controller to power on the console.. All i get is those four blinking lights. No problems though if i use the power button on the console itself.

This all started after the 3.10 update.
Yup, I have exactly the same problem also. Sometimes it works to reset the controller but usually only the usb cable plugged in fixes this temporarily. So the best thing to do is like sirjamalot said, to turn on the console with it's own button.

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#15 - sirjamalot - 246w ago
I have connection issues on my Slim as well. But only when i use the controller to power on the console.. All i get is those four blinking lights. No problems though if i use the power button on the console itself.

This all started after the 3.10 update.

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#14 - broy4686 - 246w ago
I've always had problems with my controller. I'll be playing then all of a sudden the character starts spinning in circles and shooting for about 5 sec.

My controllers will do that sometimes too. Yesterday I was playing Ratchet and Clank and he just kept running straight into a wall lol, but usually it just goes in circles.

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#13 - victor307664 - 246w ago
I've always had problems with my controller. I'll be playing then all of a sudden the character starts spinning in circles and shooting for about 5 sec. I'm having problems with bluetooth headset not keeping in sync but I dont know if its after the firmware update or its always been a problem since I hardly ever used that feature I guess I'll never know.

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