PS2 Controller to PS3/PC System Convert Cable Reviews
Product: PS2 Controller to PS3/PC System Convert Cable
From: thomas bannister
Date: Saturday 03 April, 2010
I have had two of these PS2 controller to PS3 adapters and they have both worked once.
The first one started off only working one or two buttons but after a great deal of trial and error adjusting settings and button configurations it finally worked. It continued to work for the rest of the day but as usual when I went to bed I turned off my PS3.
The next day when I returned home from work I turned the machine on and proceeded to spend the next hour trying to get the adapter to work again. But nothing I did had any affect and the adapter refused to allow me to use my PS2 controller with my PS3. Maybe at this juncture I should explain that although I do have two standard PS3 controllers i lost the use of my left arm in a motorbike accident which means i cannot use a standard controller. However I did find a one handed PS2 controller so my PS2 games have been enjoying a new lease of life. So when I came across the PS2 to PS3 adapter I had visions of me playing MW2 which I was given for Christmas by some thoughtful person who hadnt really thought the gift through. I tried the adapter every day for a week but not a flicker so I wrote to Consoles and Gadgets telling them of my plight.
They were to be fair very understanding and sent me a replacement one straight away.
As soon as it arrived I plugged it into my PS3 and tried to use it. Unfortunately it wouldnt work but then it occurred to me that a PS2 controller lacks a PS3 button so I got a PS3 controller and switched it on. I then pressed and held down the PS3 button and when the options menu came up I changed the PS3 controller to controller 2. I then turned the controller off and tried my one handed controller and it worked. I couldnt believe it and spent the whole night until 5am comleteing MW2. Once again I turned off my PS3 and went to bed. Since then my second adapter has refused to work just the same as the first one. I suppose I could complain every time and have C & G send me a new adapter every day so that I can play my playstation but realistically it would be better if someone who has experienced the same problem could tell me how to overcome my problem.
I am sure there is a solution so if someone knows what it is please let me know. When they work the adapters are fine but as most of the time they seem not to work they are not really much use to me.