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PS3 controller won't stay charged long?

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Bobo, Jan 24, 2009.

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  1. Bobo Guest

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    Just got the system at christmas, and I'm wondering if the charging system for the controller just sucks or if mine has a problem. I can plug the thing into the usb port on the PS3 overnight, and it may not last an hour the next day. Is there any way to tell if it's charging properly?
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    Not sure. I had a "similar" problem with mine where they wouldn't charge at all and it turned out to be the cable. Changed the cable and it has worked fine ever since.
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    I assume you leave the PS3 on when you are charging it? It doesn't charge when it is off.

    When you stick it into the USB port and the mini-usb on the Controller, the light on the controller (on the top) turns red.

    If you plug it is and just browse the XMB (Video, Music, Games, etc) on the top right hand corner there is the battery symbol which should be doing that charge thing.

    Press the PS button on the controller to see how much battery is left (it will appear on the top right corner as well)

    Plug it into your PC and see if it charges.

    That's about all I suggest.
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    I've been turning the system off. I just assumed it could charge w/o the system on. Damn new technology just not smart enough :lol:
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    lol...that's too Terminator-ish for me.
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    I think I could take my PS3 if it rose up to take me out. Unless it comes for me in my sleep....now I'm paranoid :scared:
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    Bobo..
    what i do is I connect it to my laptop before i go to sleep or to work, and I set my laptop to automatically shut down after 120 minutes.

    here.. try out this PC auto shut off program.

    http://www.vistashutdowntimer.toflo.de/

    btw... even though the name of the program is 'vistashutdowntimer', it works on my XP.
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    For some reason I thought Windows already had that option. I guess if it recharges straight off any usb port, I could do that while my puter is just idling.
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    Speaking of this .... why don't they make the "recharge cords" longer? I have two controllers and every once in a while I get caught with both out of power. My living room is fair size and no couch/chair is in reach of this "mega", 2 foot cord. They should at least be as long as the old PS2 controller cord lengths.
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    I suppose they didn't see a point since it is wireless.
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