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post #1 of 10 Old 11-16-2011, 11:04 AM - Thread Starter
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So my PS3 is one of the older, bigger models. But I purchased it brand new not too long ago. I began to notice that my controller would have issues connecting, but plugging it into the PS3 usually fixed that. Then it got to the point where I could only use the controller hard wired (I've tried the small reset button as well). I went to check for an update (to try and solve this issue) and noticed the PS3 wasn't getting out of my network.

The unit will not connect to my network wired or wireless. It connects hard wire into a switch which runs down into my router. My Xbox360, U-Verse, and HD-DVD player all connect fine on the switch. I get no link light on several different ports. I also tried plugging the PS3 directly into the switch up-link, no dice, not even a link light on that. Rebooted my U-Verse router, nothing.

I tried WiFi, which I use for my iPad, Wii, etc, and it won't connect on that either.

I tried to reformat the PS3 completely. Still the same connection problems, and the controller issue persists.

Anyone seen this? I've tried Google, but most answers are rebooting cable modems, not this 'no link light' thing.

Thanks for any help here.

tl;dr PS3 won't connect wired or wireless and controller is wonky as well.
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Do you have other devices that could be interferring with the signal? Maybe it could be that.
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Maybe for the controller, but it won't even sync hard wired.

I'm mroe concerned about the network connection as well. I just read that on the older models has a wireless board that controls all 4 functions, bluetooth, WLAN and the USB ports. I wonder if that's blown.
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I'd try that controller on another PS3, if possible. I've had one instance where my 360 wouldn't connect to my network, wired or wireless. Never figured that one out, it just started working again. But I suspected a wireless device was causing something weird in my router. If you can, take everything else off of your network, and see if you can get the PS3 on there alone. Good luck.

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There's a reset button on the PS3 controller. you need a pin or something very thin.
Try it!
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Yeah I tried that reset, no luck.

I think the WiFi/Bluetooth board is shot. Anyone ever replaced one?
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How would that affect your wired connection? And are you sure bluetooth and wifi share the same board? Don't mean to sound like an ass, but it's possible the problem is elsewhere. You have an older model, which means there are likely separate modules for the various functions. I'd just recommend you troubleshoot a bit more before you buy replacement parts.

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Yeah, the older ones have a board that does wifi, usb, and bluetooth it seems. Here is a link to the answer I'm getting on the PS3 boards, and another to a similar problem.

http://community.us.playstation.com/...35253#36435253

http://community.us.playstation.com/...80594#36180594
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Well, cool beans! I hope you are able to make the repair successfully. Either way, let us know how it turns out. Good luck.

ps - it's a shame those two other guys just traded off their faulty systems. Would have been good to know if they were able to find the part.

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my40 GB wireless controller board went on me the same way -- it could just be a loose ribbon cable (as was the issue i had)..

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