[WINDOWS] HOW-TO setup Sony PS3 Bluetooth Remote Control to work with XBMC - Printable Version
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- cheetah05 - 2008-11-10 18:58
Lol....I know it sounds simple, I am almost 100% certain that's you problem
Other people have had the same problem before, when they replaced the batteries it was fine.
- jitterjames - 2008-11-10 19:22
it's a reasonable suggestion, but I don't seem to have any problems with xp. Why would it be any different in vista?
I am using fully charged nimh batteries. I suppose I could try with alkaline just to be sure but it seems unlikely since xp is fine.
- cheetah05 - 2008-11-10 19:28
jitterjames Wrote:it's a reasonable suggestion, but I don't seem to have any problems with xp. Why would it be any different in vista?
If your sure you batteries are charged then fine...but it's the only way to explain the behaviour.
Try re-seating the batteries.
Are you saying that you have two PCs switched on at the moment?....because that would be the problem. Switch the XP machine off completely (not just standby), that goes for the PS3 aswell (if you have one). The remote can only be paired with one machine (one bluetooth device - i am pretty sure of that)!!!
- jitterjames - 2008-11-10 19:42
no. diffferent drives booting various OSes on the same pc. I had the same problem with both vista32 and vista64 on the same machine that works with xp.
I have also tried to install on another machine using vista with no luck, but I am moving the dongle and don't own a PS3 so there should be no interference.
I bought the remote just for use with my PC because I already had the bluetooth and liked the idea of a "no line of sight" remote.
I am now considering a vista RF remote as a last resort.
Thanks for all your good suggestions. I like your line of thinking. I just wish they applied to me!
Do you not want to tell me what dongle and specific stack you are using? I can't help but feel the problem is a dongle/driver thing.
- jitterjames - 2008-11-10 19:43
oh ya, I also installed on my laptop running xp with no problems at all.
- cheetah05 - 2008-11-10 19:53
Well the dongle/stack should not make the slightest bit of difference, I'm pretty sure of that. The stack only needs to have the HID service, which most do.
I am Vista x64 Home Premium, officially* using the Widcomm stack version 6.1 I think. My bluetooth device is: "Dell Wireless 355 Module with Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR Technology with trace filter"
*I say officially, because some people hack the Widcomm stack to work with their dongle, mine is supported officially..
Try removing it from the devices menu in XP and pairing it again to ensure that its not a problem with the remote. If it does pair, make sure you remove it from the device menu before you boot into Vista and try and pair it with that.
Make sure you hold the keys for a few seconds to make it discoverable, and try doing the scan a second/third time if it doesn't come up straight away.
Have a look at this thread: http://thegreenbutton.com/forums/thread/283133.aspx
I believe the user "Tyf" had a similar issue.
- xexe - 2008-11-10 21:12
you say "yes I am holding down the ps3 and enter buttons" but do you mean to say "[Start & Enter Keys]" << different keys to what your actually saying.
Edit: wtf a whole page of responses popped up when i hit reply. Weird cache problem. Response left in anyway but likely old news now.
- jitterjames - 2008-11-11 01:01
holy carp. Have I really been that retarded for so long!? I've read those instructions so many times, but I always just skim it and process what I got out of it the first time. ...And since it worked in xp (don't know why) I never questioned it. But ya, I've been hitting the PS3 button (just above start) and the enter button the whole time.
If this is what it is I will first shoot myself in the head, and then send you a thousand thanks (don't know you well enough for kisses).
Or maybe I should do that in reverse order... anyway I'll try it and let you know.
- jitterjames - 2008-11-11 01:17
That was it. I just kept hitting the wrong buttons, over and over and over again. (hundreds of times? Thousands?) I have such mixed emotions at this point. I am so happy to have it figured out, but I'm so mad that I was such an idiot. This has been a problem for months... OH the time I have wasted... including driving to future shop (1/2 hour each way) once to buy all the dongles they had, and then again to return them all!!!
Anyway, it's really great that you caught that little slip and mentioned it. I just set it up on another vista machine in 2 seconds!!!
I have done some pretty cool stuff with event ghost so if you ever need help with that don't hesitate to ask!
Same goes for chetah05 for sticking with me and sluggin away at the problem with good ideas.
As for why it worked in XP, I must have once hit the start button by accident, and ever since then it just remembered it? Who knows. I don't know why it also worked on my laptop with xp. Maybe xp pairs voluntarily without having to hit those buttons.
OK so I can use VISTA. Now I have to solve that hybrid power problem... different forum!
- sIRwa2 - 2008-11-11 01:42
we all have our own experience like that jitterjames, im glad you got it working, now you can return all those dongle's !
Hold on to your hats, new version on its way!