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PS3 controller battery not replaceable

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:***: http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2006/10...t_replaceable/

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As the battery isn't removable or replaceable, when it dies the whole controller needs to be replaced or sent for repairs.

For the PS3, if the battery in your controller fails for any reason, you're left with one of two options. If the PS3 is still under warranty, you can send the controller back for 'repairs.' Otherwise, you'll be out to the store to buy a new one. In order to stick with the PS2 controller's look and feel, Sony has sealed its rechargeable battery in the casing - there is no good way to get it out and make a switch.
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Things aren't looking too well for Sony right now. Not unlike overheating issues, this sounds as if the integrity of their hardware is at stake. How about some lifetime battery cells?
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wow.... that's pretty low. wait, wasn't this on the VG cats comic?

-edit- it was Ctrl+alt+del

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Sony has some really bad engineers. The 360 controller has a replacable battery pack, and yet its the most comfortable controller Ive used. Ive already heard early testers complain about the comfort of the PS3 controller. So its uncomfortable and you cant replace the battery - way to go Sony
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So they can't have a battery recall, they have to recall the whole controller?
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Better recall all 400,000 PS3's (in U.S.) while they're at it too....
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Am I the only person in the world that doesn't think the Dual Shock is the end all be all of controllers?
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I plan to play 5+ Hours on a Good Game, but I certaintly don't want to get a hand and arm workout with the Wii or PS3.
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Originally Posted by Kamakazi
Am I the only person in the world that doesn't think the Dual Shock is the end all be all of controllers?
Are you joking? The Dual Shock is a horrid controller design, it is far too small for any human to use and its buttons are so incredibly soft that even the lightest press feels like you're going to push them straight through the controller to the other side, the analogue sticks are useless and feel numb and the d-pad's buttons are way too small and again too soft, plus the Dual Shocks are very prone to breaking, I've gone through about 15 first and third party Playstation and Playstation 2 controllers over the years while I still would have had all my original Xbox controllers if I didn't take them and trade them in to Gamestop when I got the 360.
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I've always hated the DualShock controller. Stupid design. Non-replaceable batteries seems even dumber.
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