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Reports of PS3 Firmware 3.0 Locking Out Knock-off Controllers


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277w ago - Well, here's a bit of a curious situation... as [Register or Login to view links] reports, it wasn't long after the PS3 Firmware 3.0 went live that the first reports of problems started cropping up.

One particularly nagging issue being that some controllers (specifically the CECHZC2H Ceramic White DualShock3) seemed to be locked out of the console once the update was installed.

To quote: After hashing it out a bit on the official PlayStation 3 forum, however, users apparently determined that the controllers in question were in fact knock-offs and not official Sony product, which raises some different but just as interesting questions.

Namely, is Sony locking the knock-offs out on purpose, or is firmware 3.0 just too much for them to handle? For its part, Sony doesn't seem to be saying anything on the matter just yet.



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#23 - MrCandydance - 265w ago
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Good info! Then i'll probably take a chance with a cheaper Dualshock 3 chinese knockoff controller.

Thanks!

#22 - DrkStr1976 - 265w ago
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I just updated to 3.10 and it's the slim.

#21 - MrCandydance - 265w ago
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Hmm... Cool! Which FW do you have, and is it the fat or the slim console?

#20 - DrkStr1976 - 265w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by MrCandydance View Post
Sorry to pull this old thread up but are there any news about the ceramic white controllers and newer 3.x firmwares? Are the not-original controllers still locked out? If you got a white controller which is working, are you sure it is a genuine Sony controller?

Any feedback?

I have the white controller (made in China) and mine still functions perfectly.

#19 - MrCandydance - 265w ago
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Sorry to pull this old thread up but are there any news about the ceramic white controllers and newer 3.x firmwares? Are the not-original controllers still locked out? If you got a white controller which is working, are you sure it is a genuine Sony controller?

Any feedback?

 

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