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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

Why doesn't my PS3 controller work?

Text:

My PS3 controller recently stopped working after a friend borrowed it. It worked fine prior to his use, but now it seems like it has no power—and when I plug it in, it doesn't connect for charging. I can't use it and am wondering if it could be the lithium battery or if there is a soldered connection that came undone from the USB port. Can this be repaired or is this $50.00 controller that is less than a year old garbage?

Device:

DualShock 3

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Edit by: Ron Davis ,

Title:

Why doesn't my PS3 controller work?

Text:

My PS3 controller recently stopped working after a friend borrowed it. It worked fine prior to his useuse, but now it seems like it has no power andpower—and when I plug it inin, it doesn't connect for charging. I can't use it and am wondering if it could be the lithium battery or if there is a soldersoldered connection that came undone from the USB port. Can this be repaired or is thethis $50.00 controller that is less than a year old garbage?
My PS3 controller recently stopped working after a friend borrowed it. It worked fine prior to his useuse, but now it seems like it has no power andpower—and when I plug it inin, it doesn't connect for charging. I can't use it and am wondering if it could be the lithium battery or if there is a soldersoldered connection that came undone from the USB port. Can this be repaired or is thethis $50.00 controller that is less than a year old garbage?

Device:

DualShock 3

Status:

open

Original post by: trentanmichele ,

Title:

Why doesn't my PS3 controller work?

Text:

My PS3 controller recently stopped working after a friend borrowed it. It worked fine prior to his use but now it seems like it has no power and when I plug it in it doesn't connect for charging. I can't use it and am wondering if it could be the lithium battery or if there is a solder that came undone from the USB port. Can this be repaired or is the $50.00 controller that is less than a year old garbage?

Device:

DualShock 3

Status:

open