My problem is that my PS3 controllers sync and start up the system properly. It maintains synced status, but the buttons don't work. The only button that works is the PS button. Also, when I am in the turn on-off menu, I can't get any of the buttons to work. If I press the PS button once, the battery appears to be fully charged. I've tried resetting the controller and plugging it several times. But, the problem is the same; it starts syncing, but the buttons are dead.

I have an Afterglow that's not wireless and works fine. What could the problem be?

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    Sounds like the controller's toast.
    – Frank
    Sep 24, 2013 at 2:25

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This isn't a problem that can be solved on this website. You're controller might be damaged on the inside. I suggest taking it to qualified Sony repair-shop and having it looked at.

  • Arqade is not a forum.
    – 5pike
    Sep 24, 2013 at 10:17
  • fo·rum - fôrəm - A meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged. Sep 24, 2013 at 10:24
  • Exactly - on Arquade, we don't discuss ideas and views on particular issues (except in the chat), because ideas and views tend to be opinion based.
    – 5pike
    Sep 24, 2013 at 10:29
  • Okay I'm sorry, I've edited the answer. Sep 24, 2013 at 10:47

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