How to Install a PS3 Remote Control

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How to Install a PS3 Remote Control
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The remote designed for use with the PlayStation 3 (PS3) is not similar to remotes used for DVD players and television sets. The PS3 remote uses Bluetooth to connect to the PS3 and control functions, requiring you to set up the remote the first time you use it. The procedure requires a PS3 game controller to access a special menu.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • PS3 game controller
  • Batteries

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  1. 1

    Open the battery compartment lid on the back of the PS3 remote and insert a fresh set of batteries. Close the lid.

  2. 2

    Plug the PS3 game controller into the PS3's game control slot on the front. Press the power button on the front of the PS3 to turn it on.

  3. 3

    Select "Settings" from the menu choices on the screen using the game controller. Choose "Accessory Settings" from the right side of "Settings." Press the "X" button on the controller to go to a new screen.

  4. 4

    Follow the commands on the screen to register, or "pair," the PS3 to the PS3 remote that you have just got. Press the "O" button on the remote to exit the settings once you are done.

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