Repair and support for the controllers that shipped with the PS3. Released mid 2008, the six-axis lithium battery powered controller (CECHZC2) is straightforward to repair.

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I can fix my PS3 controller without opening it? Random Pressing Button

My controller is pressing buttons randomly for itself, like a problem that has been posted before:

Why does my controller randomly presses buttons?

I've already opened the controller, and I haven't seen anything weird or abnormal in it. And in that previous post, the guy doesn't say what worked for him. Is there a way to fix this problem that has been proven to work? Or, do I just need to buy a new one?

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Cleaning the controller on the inside is not working. What else I can do to fix it?

The problem is more frequently when pressing L3 or just giving some little hits on my hand and it starts to be randomly pressing buttons...

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can anyone help me because I have a controller where the dial pad, L1 and L2 triggers refuse to work should I just buy a new controller or nah?

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my L3 button refuses to work when I am on gta 5 it spins and spins without stoping it also walks on its own I tried opening it no problem but what should I do?

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can some one help me my ps3 controller doesn't turn on and does thing by its self plz have answer

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Google repair ps3 controller with tape. Its 15 min. Fixes all buttons. Their is a sensor pad when controller starts to do random stuff it needs a piece of rolled up tape flatend out to wedge all sensors flat and tight again. I've already fixed 4 controllers this way.

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I've found the solution while searching for PS3 controller L3 problems. (The problem was more frequently when pressing L3 button.) I went to this forum and saw that a guy had found the solution. He included a link to this YouTube video:

I watched the video and found another video that shows a similar solution, but with another tape that is a good tip for the repair.

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thx a lot! this worked for me !!

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I don't have a tiny screwdriver

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You dont need one... just a philips 1 or 0 will work

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Are you guys high, just press the small 'reset' button on the back while the controller is plugged in and wait a few seconds

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Thank u it workman u so much

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Where is the small reset button.

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Yeah... Tried that... A few times... Not working so what next smart guy?

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Yeah tried that too...it worked fine the other day now it's pushing random buttons....when I first turn it on works ok for about 2 mins then haywire!!

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Guys what if the pillow on the strip thing has come out how do I stick it back

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Um.. you guys posting links about fcking opening up the controller. Read the %#*@ question idiots

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you can't , you have to open it, you can find the fix in a tutorial video down here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn1dGoK2s...

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i have the same problem with my controller . but i opened it and fix it . there is small foam inside the controller .i just wrappe it with the tape . and now my controller works perfectly fine.

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@ali, explain where "the foam" is and what it looks like. Better yet, post an image with your answer so we can see what you are describing.

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this video solved mine, can be helpfull work for you too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cnXHaHw...

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Press the reset button on the back then hold the ps button. It works

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my ps3 controller turns on but shows random numbers and does not connect with my ps3.. I tried resetting ... it still charges and shows random numbers ... what can I do? It is a new controller .. plz help

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Um only way to fix button issue is to get a regular six- axis non dual shock controller then no issues why ribbon film for all buttons is connected to a push connector not the stupid dual shock 3 way u

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Reset button does not work. Nice try, people who think reset buttons fix physical issues in the controller. These aren’t computer glitches, the problems are physically in the controller

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