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How to sync your Xbox 360 wireless controller

I have come across a few questions asking why a wireless controller is on but not connected, or why it is on and no corresponding green lights were on, etc.. So here it is: DRAGONF1R3 REPAIRS' GUIDE TO SYNC YOUR XBOX 360 CONTROLLER TO IT'S CONSOLE


Quite a title I know, but the actual guide is very simple.

Step 1: Power on your Xbox 360 console. In this guide I'm assuming everyone already has their console hooked up, if not, contact me.

Step 2: Power on Xbox 360 Controller. Make sure it has a battery pack that has correctly place and working batteries or charged re-chargeable battery pack.

Step 3: Locate the small circular sync button on your controller. It is near where your controller can be plugged in (between the LB and RB).

Step 4: Locate the small circular sync button on your Xbox 360 console. It is next to Memory Unit slot 2.

Step 5: Press and hold the controller sync button until the green power lights start spinning.

Step 6: While your controller lights are still spinning press and hold the console sync button. The console's lights should spin also, then flash, and finally show the player slot light on both the console and the controller.

Viola! You've synced your wireless controller! You can sync up to four controllers.
Also, you can use this guide to sync to different Xbox 360 consoles. So you can bring only your controller to your friend's house.

Note: If you sync your controller to another console, you will have to re-sync it to your own afterwords.

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controller doesnt turn on but batterys are good


Connect a game controller
Solutions
Learn how to connect a wireless or wired controller to your Xbox 360 console.
Connect a wireless Xbox controller
  1. Turn on your console.
  2. Press and hold the Guide button on the controller until the controller turns on.
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  1. Press and release the connect button on the console.
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  1. Within 20 seconds, press and release the connect button on the controller.
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  1. When the lights surrounding the power button on the console stop flashing, the controller is connected.
On the Xbox 360 S console, each connected controller is assigned to one of four positions. Each position corresponds to a lighted section around the console power button and the controller Guide button. On the 360 E console, a solid green light on the front of the console indicates that the controller is connected. To determine the player position associated with your accessory, look at the ring of light that surrounds the Guide button on the controller.
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71add0b7-ddf2-4439-b4b4-f50f156d92b7.png?v=1#controller-batteries-m-m.png If the controller does not turn on, check the batteries. Insert fresh AA batteries, making sure they are correctly positioned in the battery case.
You can also use the Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit or the Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit to power the controller. Learn more about Xbox controllers and chargers.
To connect additional controllers, follow these same steps again. You can connect up to four controllers to the console. Each connected controller is assigned a position that corresponds with the lighted sections that appear around the console's power button and around the Guide button located in the middle of each controller.
  • To disconnect a wireless controller, press and hold the Guide button for three seconds, and then choose to turn the controller off.
  • When you turn off the console, the controller will reconnect the next time you turn on the console.
  • The controller can be connected to only one console at a time. You can connect the controller to a different console, but the connection to the previously connected console will be lost.

Oct 11, 2013 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

1 Answer

my controller was working one day and then stop working the next day it had fresh battery


Connect a game controller
Solutions
Learn how to connect a wireless or wired controller to your Xbox 360 console.
Connect a wireless Xbox controller
  1. Turn on your console.
  2. Press and hold the Guide button on the controller until the controller turns on.
99383ff6-d9ea-47d0-a9be-b71064439804.png?v=1#controller-guide-push-m-m.png
  1. Press and release the connect button on the console.
Xbox 360 E console fbbfb609-f7ed-4e6e-bd35-7543b1c20d61.png?n=xbox360-connect-m-s.png Xbox 360 S console Original Xbox 360 console 342c6e70-9e56-43d8-bb3a-05f5411040bd.png?v=1#xbox360s-connect-m-m.png 170df81e-0a79-49be-8236-a0fb68eec37b.png?v=1#xbox360-connect-m-m.png
  1. Within 20 seconds, press and release the connect button on the controller.
6b0f2e03-3010-4065-800a-cbe24e204127.png?v=1#controller-connect-m-m.png
  1. When the lights surrounding the power button on the console stop flashing, the controller is connected.
On the Xbox 360 S console, each connected controller is assigned to one of four positions. Each position corresponds to a lighted section around the console power button and the controller Guide button. On the 360 E console, a solid green light on the front of the console indicates that the controller is connected. To determine the player position associated with your accessory, look at the ring of light that surrounds the Guide button on the controller.
c9341988-8ed5-4217-9b87-353de50efbec.png?v=1#connect-xbox-controller-m-m.png 5e4ab6ab-8cb0-41e6-a037-b88221a430c7.png?n=connect-xbox-controller-360-m-s.png
71add0b7-ddf2-4439-b4b4-f50f156d92b7.png?v=1#controller-batteries-m-m.png If the controller does not turn on, check the batteries. Insert fresh AA batteries, making sure they are correctly positioned in the battery case.
You can also use the Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit or the Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit to power the controller. Learn more about Xbox controllers and chargers.
To connect additional controllers, follow these same steps again. You can connect up to four controllers to the console. Each connected controller is assigned a position that corresponds with the lighted sections that appear around the console's power button and around the Guide button located in the middle of each controller.
  • To disconnect a wireless controller, press and hold the Guide button for three seconds, and then choose to turn the controller off.
  • When you turn off the console, the controller will reconnect the next time you turn on the console.
  • The controller can be connected to only one console at a time. You can connect the controller to a different console, but the connection to the previously connected console will be lost.

Jul 31, 2013 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

1 Answer

my wireless capability does not turn on


Good day.
To provide you with a better resolution, i'll ask you a few questions first.
1.Have you checked the lights on the router? 2.The wireless light should be on solid green or blinking green. 3.If it's not on you should configure your router and enable the wireless capability of the device.
Also,please provide the exact model of the router that you have.

May 12, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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since I've connected my Belkin Play router for my Toshiba laptop, both my laptop and PC are now displaying "unable to connect to webpage. My laptop works better when I've an ethernet cable attached but I'd get a "PCIe FE family controller disconnected" display when the cable isn't attached. SOS.


Hi ok I'm here and your problem will be fix.

If you are talking about wireless....

  1. many customers have a problems with Toshiba laptop that no means Toshiba Laptop is not Compatible with Belkin,the first think we need to do is to know what happen with your configuration.
  2. Windows XP?Vista?w7?Mac? so many questions
  3. Ok actually windows make any time security package update that make also a problems with connectivity.
  4. ok also firewall and anti virus lock the signal is we are talking wireless
  5. Now if even using cable trough router you still haven't connection means maybe there's not connection
  6. so we need to know what is the status of the light in your your router Green Yellow or Red
  7. Green there is a connection
  8. Yellow only laptop and router re connecting
  9. Red both are not connected
  10. if we talk about number (8) you mas need to clone first your mac address to get connected
  11. if the light is RED reset your router and after power cycle modem and router let 3 minutes and check if light turn Green.means connected
any questions for more explanation just ask me for a remote your PC

Sep 17, 2010 | Belkin Wireless Play Router (F7D4302)

1 Answer

wireless 360 controller not working


Your solution can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906947

Jun 21, 2009 | Microsoft Wireless Controller for Xbox 360...

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