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    News - MadCatz issues statement on PS3 controller lock-out issue

    Most Madcatz pads still work following firmware update, says the peripheral manufacturer.
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    Re: News - MadCatz issues statement on PS3 controller lock-out issue

    I wonder if this update would qualify for a refund, in the same way that removing the linux support entitled people to get refunds.

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    Re: News - MadCatz issues statement on PS3 controller lock-out issue

    Thanks Sony!!!

    My MadCatz 6 Axis wireless gamepad bought new in Jan of this year no longer works with my PS3. Wouldn't mind too much but it is the only gamepad I had for the console. Glad I paid the extra to have an official blu-ray remote now otherwise would probably have to replace that too.

    Have contacted MadCatz and will update if/when they come back to me.

    UPDATE - 01/10/2010

    Have an RMA number from MadCatz and will be posting the controller back soon. I hope its just them using their standard documentation but it goes on about must be in warrenty etc to effect a repair cause its not really a repair thats needed its a straight replacement for a version that works with PS3 3.5 update and even outside of warrenty I would be pushing this cause its nto my fault their product is now defective. Will have to wait and see what happens.
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    Re: News - MadCatz issues statement on PS3 controller lock-out issue

    I think the statement is quite clear. "Not our problem." I imagine Sony will say the same. The claim that equipment might explode is interesting. Perhaps Sony should recall the dangerous PS3s if their USB ports can cause a peripheral to catch fire. After all, the controllers being locked out must have passed EU requirements.
    Sarcasm aside, I though USB was a 'safe' way to connect extras. I didn't realize that there was a risk if fire if I plugged the wrong device in. Surely there's a fuse or similar cut-out. It seems that some of the banned devices continue to work so the risk hasn't been mitigated.
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    Re: News - MadCatz issues statement on PS3 controller lock-out issue

    Depends on the device attached.

    USB has built in protection for "over current", so that you cant damage the port, host or device by trying to draw more than 500mA, eg via a short circuit.

    However, that doesnt mean devices couldnt explode for other reasons.

    But Id find it highly unlikely and presumably Sony have proof, or at least substantial evidence, that devices might explode.

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