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December 6, 2009 // 12:21 am - It's now been over two weeks since Sony released PS3 Firmware 3.10, however, according to several reports this weekend including (linked above) and the official PlayStation Forums it introduced a nasty Bluetooth controller sync issue.

Apparently many gamers who updated to PS3 Firmware 3.10 now have to use their PS3 controllers connected with a USB cable to play games, however, most reports are isolated to new PS3 Slim console although some early PS3 owners are also having issues it seems.

To quote: "Yesterday I ran into a troubling issue with my PS3 Slim where none of my three DualShock 3 controllers sync to my console via the wireless Bluetooth standard. Whenever I press the PlayStation button, all I get is four flashing lights as the controllers make a valiant attempt to sync with the PS3, but fail miserably.

After going through the troubleshooting steps provided by Sony, I did what any frustrated gamer would do: I searched Google. Turns out, there are quite a few people experiencing the exact same issue, some of which are having trouble with Bluetooth headsets and Blu-Ray remotes as well."

Has anyone here experienced this Bluetooth Controller sync issue since updating to PS3 Firmware 3.10? Feel free to comment below!

PS3 Bluetooth Controller Sync Issues Reported in Firmware 3.10

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#32 - sorceror - December 7, 2009 // 7:25 pm
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No probs here with a 40GB (now 80GB) fat PS3.

#31 - Ninjazin - December 7, 2009 // 1:12 pm
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No probs with either controller on my pal 60 gb PS3.

#30 - Suizide1 - December 7, 2009 // 10:18 am
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I have a 80 gig ps3 still working fine with the controllers. My theory is that it busted up the bluetooth on the controll or the ps3

#29 - mike1001 - December 7, 2009 // 10:11 am
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no problems with fat 60 gb / first release


#28 - Atlas22 - December 7, 2009 // 10:04 am
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same, the older models don't seem to have this O_o

#27 - geopis - December 7, 2009 // 9:34 am
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no problem with ps3 fat solve this problem with other models?

#26 - hycraig - December 7, 2009 // 9:12 am
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60gig launch console with no problems here

#25 - jon5555 - December 7, 2009 // 7:52 am
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I have the problem when switching my slim on from my DS3 or bluray remote. When I switch on the console first however it works fine.

#24 - Tahir - December 7, 2009 // 4:45 am
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i have 80gb ps3, no problem there.

#23 - lovenura81 - December 7, 2009 // 3:30 am
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I have the same problem, after installing 3.10 , I have problem loading games, ande they gave me error message, anybody know how to fix it?

Will the new update fix that problem, since it is a software problem...