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« on: April 16, 2008, 05:17:29 PM »

I could have sworn that at some point they patched in where a PS3 controller would turn off if not in use.  While I was downloading the Metal Gear Online beta, I left the controller sitting there.  The download took a good long while, so I figured the controller would shut off.  It didn't.  I can't find any setting that controls this.  Anyone know anything about this?
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 05:30:55 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on April 16, 2008, 05:17:29 PM

I could have sworn that at some point they patched in where a PS3 controller would turn off if not in use.  While I was downloading the Metal Gear Online beta, I left the controller sitting there.  The download took a good long while, so I figured the controller would shut off.  It didn't.  I can't find any setting that controls this.  Anyone know anything about this?

Same here.  I thought they did too... but I honestly haven't ever seen it happen to me either.  If I do know I'm going away from the console, I'll usually use that time to hook it up and charge it...
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 05:43:59 PM »

Yeah, that bugs me a lot, too.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 06:03:29 PM »

The weird thing is there was some firmware update in the past where I know it used to do this.  Or at least I imagined it did.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 09:17:14 PM »

PS3 controllers have never automatically powered off

(unless it runs out of charge itself)
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 09:31:43 PM »

Yeah I'm pretty sure mine have never powered off automagically.  It's pretty annoying now that you mention it.

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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2008, 01:16:27 AM »

You can turn it off yourself from the PS button option, but as noted they won't do that automagically.
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2008, 01:19:26 AM »

they do turn off when you turn off the PS3 unlike the Wii Mote, right? 
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2008, 01:23:18 AM »

Yes, power off the PS3 and the controllers turn off, like the 360.
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2008, 02:04:17 AM »

Wait, what?  The Wiimote turns off when I power down the Wii.

And both the Wiimote and the 360 controller turn off if they've been sitting idle for a while.
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2008, 04:07:58 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 17, 2008, 02:04:17 AM

Wait, what?  The Wiimote turns off when I power down the Wii.

And both the Wiimote and the 360 controller turn off if they've been sitting idle for a while.

it seems like the Wii Mote enters a standby mode and doesn't actually go off.  Unlike my other controllers, hitting any of the buttons on it cause the blue lights to flash even if the Wii itself is off.  It aslo seems the batteries die alot quicker on it, even when it's not being used alot.
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2008, 04:32:08 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 17, 2008, 04:07:58 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 17, 2008, 02:04:17 AM

Wait, what?  The Wiimote turns off when I power down the Wii.

And both the Wiimote and the 360 controller turn off if they've been sitting idle for a while.

it seems like the Wii Mote enters a standby mode and doesn't actually go off.  Unlike my other controllers, hitting any of the buttons on it cause the blue lights to flash even if the Wii itself is off.  It aslo seems the batteries die alot quicker on it, even when it's not being used alot.

That's intentional- when the Wii system is off the blue lights that flash indicate the battery charge level in quarter increments. 
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2008, 05:13:59 AM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on April 17, 2008, 04:32:08 AM


That's intentional- when the Wii system is off the blue lights that flash indicate the battery charge level in quarter increments. 

This man speaks the truth.
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