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need help formatting my PS3 HDD

Postby dreamcast459 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:16 am

ok so i have an issue i upgraded my PS3 to a 500gb hdd and when i turn on the PS3 it tells me to plug my ps3 controller into my PS3 and press the ps button. only problem is i only have a non sony bluetooth controller

i do have a PS4 controller if it helps. any idea on what i can do outside of buying a new OEM PS3 controller below is a pic of the controller i have

what are my options

edit i have a usb cable for my ps4 controller just need ot get the HDD formatted so i can re install my CFW

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Re: need help formatting my PS3 HDD

Postby mercuryshadow09 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:22 am

Plug your controller in and turn it on.
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Re: need help formatting my PS3 HDD

Postby dreamcast459 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:20 am

tried my ps4 controller no dice
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Re: need help formatting my PS3 HDD

Postby mercuryshadow09 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:56 am

Try plugging the dongle for the Blutooth, it looks like it has a home button?
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Re: need help formatting my PS3 HDD

Postby dreamcast459 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:45 am

dongle didnt work gonna head out tomorrow and get a sony branded controller thanks tho
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Re: need help formatting my PS3 HDD

Postby XC-3730C » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:48 am

Yea you need a real PS3 controller plugged into the PS3 via USB cable.
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Re: need help formatting my PS3 HDD

Postby mercuryshadow09 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:55 pm

XC-3730C wrote:Yea you need a real PS3 controller plugged into the PS3 via USB cable.


I've used a wired Rock Candy controller, I think as long as it has the home button it will work.
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Re: need help formatting my PS3 HDD

Postby logan686 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:12 pm

i paid almost $40.00 for that wireless controler for you and you say it dont work.??
did you put the dongle into the left usb port like i told you to.?
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