I did run into the controller issue once. I turned off the console, plugged the USB into the controller, hit the PS button to turn it on again, unplugged it, and haven't had the issue ever since (it's been about a week).
For me, it took about 8 days or more for the problem to recur and it just happened again the other night. I'm actually getting ready to call Sony's customer service line(1-800-345-SONY(7669) ) to ask if they're working on a fix for this.
I'm gonna try to be nicer than I have been on their blog, but I'm not counting on being able to contain my aggravation for long.
If they mention they're working on a fix for this, I'll let you guys know.
EDIT: Supposedly, they ARE looking into the firmware update and if they need to put out a patch. However, the rep on the phone told me to try restoring the file system for the PS3.
This is how it's done, as I didn't even know this menu existed myself till just now.
Hold the reset/power button to turn on the PS3, keep holding it till the system shuts back down a first time after 3 beeps. Then press and hold the button again to turn on the system and keep holding it till it beeps four times this time. The third and fourth beeps will be closely grouped.
It will bring up a prompt to plug in your controller via the USB charging cable. Do that, then select option 3 to 'restore file system' from the menu it brings up.
This process should take about a minute or two to complete. After that, the PS3 will restart and everything SHOULD be fine from then on out.
We shall see if this fixes the sync issues. I'm hoping they know what they're talking about and this fixes it.
Edited by IAmTheCheapestGamer, 02 December 2009 - 06:57 PM.