1 Reply Latest reply: May 20, 2013 1:09 PM by IronicUsername
hodograph Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

     I've seen many forum posts and videos about how to connect a PS3 controller to a MacBook, but many of them address the problem of the password or getting the controller configured. I can't seem to even get the computer to see the controller. I've tried making my Mac discoverable and setting up new bluetooth devices, I even unplugged my PS3 so it couldn't interfere with the signal. I havent installed any drivers yet because I heard that you didn't need one for PS3 controllers, and I can't see the controller on my computer so I a driver wouldn't be able to see it either....

 

Also my controller is fully charged. The charging station was lit up green when I took the controller.


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: MacBook can't see PS3 controller
    IronicUsername Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is the controller fully charged?  If nothing shows up in the bluetooth prefences window when you plug it in, try reseting the controller with a small paperclip inserted into the tiny hole underneath and near the L2 button.  If reseting the control still doesn't allow it to show up, I'd recommend taking another known working bluetooth device like cell phone maybe, and testing to see if your MacBook can see that device.  If your MacBook doesn't see any bluetooth device at all, chances are your settings are standing in the way, or your MacBook may have a hardware issue.

     

    Hope it helps.