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Drivers to use ps3 controller as gamepad

By nes83
Nov 24, 2008
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  1. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    your problem may not be in drivers

    just some guesses/things to try
    1. Basic but: are sure the ps3 external power is working/supplying power?
    2. I'd have to double check but i vaguely recall the usb cable itself may be part of the problem
    3. Try using a powered USB hub between the computer and the ps3
  2. nes83

    nes83 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    what is a powered usb hub?
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    a usb hub is simply a device that allow you to connect more devices to the computer USB port. Example, a 5-1 hub has one USB connection to computer and provides 5 connections for USB devices.

    A POWERED usb hub has its own external power supply to provide power for the USB devices attached to it. Getting the power from the USB and not relying on the usb ps3 cable or it's own external power may provide a work around.

    And as this is a hardware device, it should be returnable whereve you buy it (but check for that yourself, of course)
  4. nes83

    nes83 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    alright cool will give it a try, thanks
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,308   +265

    I used that driver (looks like the same one anyway) on Vista64 with no problems.
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