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    PS3 controller will not charge with MBP

    so looking for a way to charge conroller without having to leave the PS3 on

    tried a usb/AC converter like you get with an iPhone that does not work, plugged into MBP usb port as ive seen youtube videos online that that works, when i plug mine into my MBP i get a popup asking for bluetooth password i get use 12345 and the popup goes away but the red lights do not come on.


    any suggestions other than buying an overpriced controller dock?

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    Try turning Bluetooth off on your MBP. My controller charges just fine on my 2011 15" MBP. I don't have BT turned on.
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    great suggestion I was almost wondering that on the way to work, I will try that

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    Yeah, I think it'll work without BT on. Let me know.
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    well thats odd now it works even with bluetooth on, I cant even get that bluetooth pairing popup to come back ive tried recreating what i did this morning but it works everytime i unplug from MBP and reconnect oh well working is a good thing

    one thing i notice when charging with computer I have to plug into PS3 to resync im assuming this is normal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by W_W_Heisenberg View Post
    well thats odd now it works even with bluetooth on, I cant even get that bluetooth pairing popup to come back ive tried recreating what i did this morning but it works everytime i unplug from MBP and reconnect oh well working is a good thing

    one thing i notice when charging with computer I have to plug into PS3 to resync im assuming this is normal?
    Sth might be wrong.

    I charge the ps3 controller on my iMac the same way I did on the PC.

    Bluetooth on, no pairing popups and no need to re-pair with the PS3. Just plug and charge.


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    I've been trying to replicate this and I can't do it on my MBP. I don't get a BT popup nor do I need to re-sync the controller to my PS3 Slim after charging. Can't really figure out what's wrong. Maybe it's the DS3, have you tried with another one?
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    no I havnt tried another but last night I noticed something but forgot to test, the PS3 controller is listed as a paired device with my MBP, im going to delete it from the paired list, and plug it in to see if it re-pairs hopefully it doesnt

    my only guess is the controller only wants to be paired with one at a time

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    Yeah that might be it. Give it a shot.
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    I've used my Macbook to charge while playing (and have also used the controller to play emulators on the laptop). The only annoying this is it then pairs to my laptop, so the next time I turn the controller on, I need to pair it with the PS3 again, so yeah, I guess that's normal.
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    just to follow up ive removed the pairing in my MBP bluetooth list and now it charges and stays synced with PS3 so most of originally synced it with the mBP without realizing it

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    My PC is always on so i just plug my controller in to it overnight and it's charged for the next day.


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