PS3 controllers going bad awfully fast
June 27, 2012 12:12 AM Subscribe
Playstation 3 controllers have both lost battery chargability, they were bought in late November 2011. Seven months ago. Is that just about par for the course?
posted by shipbreaker to Technology (12 answers total)
I know for sure because we bought these items on Black Friday 2011. Now I must admit that between all the PS3 games and the NETFLIX, they have seen monstrously heavy use. I have found replacement batteries available for sale on AMAZON, and I think I will be able to fearlessly open them up and do a battery-replacement with a fine-tipped Phillips-head screwdriver from an eyeglass repair kit. I am just wondering --- is this seven month lifespan before the LiIon (?) battery inside craps out completely, is that common?