Help please connecting a Blaze controller to PS3

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Help please connecting a Blaze controller to PS3

Postby [FnG] Sphinx » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:31 pm

We have just been given a Blaze controller for a PS3, and cant seem to get it to work :( I have plugged the little USB receiver thingy into the USB port, then pressed the Home button on controller (equivalent to PS button on PS3 controller) the red lights flash and then thats that.

Should it be this simple or am I doing something wrong/stooopid :)

Any ideas gratefully received.
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Re: Help please connecting a Blaze controller to PS3

Postby [FnG] Unholy Eve » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:34 pm

Can you connect it to the PS3 with a USB cable and see if that works or is it purely a wireless controller?
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Postby [FnG] Sphinx » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:36 pm

It's purely wireless Eve, except obviously the USB receiver which I plugged into the USB slot on the front of the PS3.
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Re: Help please connecting a Blaze controller to PS3

Postby [FnG] JinX-D » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:49 pm

No experience with this (or a PS3 for that matter), but on the XBOX360 there is a synchronization button, maybe there is something similar on the PS3, pushing that button and the home button on the controller it syncs up and works? :)

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Re: Help please connecting a Blaze controller to PS3

Postby [FnG] Sphinx » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:30 pm

I think PS3 does same sort of thing, tried most of the buttons, but no joy - I have no doubt that I am doing something wrong that is very simple, just don't know what it is.
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Re: Help please connecting a Blaze controller to PS3

Postby [FnG] Unholy Eve » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:34 pm

Daft question but are the batteries/power cell for the controller fully charged?
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Re: Help please connecting a Blaze controller to PS3

Postby [FnG] Sphinx » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:53 pm

You know Eve thats a fair question. When I press the controller button, the lights on it flash in the same way as a PS3 controller does, so I assume they are ok, perhaps there is only enough power to make them flash and then they give up - I will find out!
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Re: Help please connecting a Blaze controller to PS3

Postby [FnG] Sphinx » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:17 pm

Just been looking for other ideas to try, and found a customer review on amazon, saying that (he thinks) due to a recent update it would seem the blaze controllers are no longer compatible with PS3. No idea if this is right or wrong, but it may be an explanation. I don't know what Sony are like about incorporating compatibility into their updates for 3rd party items, but I guess it could be an/the answer as to why it doesn't work.

Anyone else have a Blaze controller and the most recent PS3 firmware/software update?
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Re: Help please connecting a Blaze controller to PS3

Postby [FnG] Unholy Eve » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:16 am

I also saw the compatibility issue that came from the firmware 3.0 update whilst searching previously. Also having just read the amazon reviews I would say thats its a now a duff controller thanks to sonys updates and to be carefull when buying any other 3rd party controllers for the PS3. I'd stick with the offical sony items from now on, I've got a feeling that further updates will affect more and more 3rd party items.
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Re: Help please connecting a Blaze controller to PS3

Postby [FnG] Sphinx » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:17 pm

Well we were given the controller, it was a kind and generous thought, shame it hasn't worked out.
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