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Get wireless Xbox 360 controllers to stop disconnecting

By disabling the vibration on the controller, you can keep the batteries in place and the controllers will disconnect less often. If you want to keep the vibration feature on, then use some tape to secure the batteries in place before you put the cover on.

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controllers keep disconnecting on modern warfare 3


This is due to loose battery packs on the controllers and the pad vibrating shaking them loose. Try some duct tape to hold them in place, or purchase some rechargable battery packs.

Oct 18, 2012 | Activision Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3...

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my cousin dropped my controller several times and before that it was working and now that he has dropped it it wont cut on anymore


Try taping the batteries in place before putting the cover on and disabling the vibration in the controller.

May 31, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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wireless xbox 360 controller keeps disconnecting when i fire or get shot evertime whats the problem


I've had this same problem with a few controllers. It's your battery. Well, more specifically the container of the batteries. Chances are, it's lose.
(I would have to keep holding mine firmly in place, while playing games.) The reason it disconnects when you get shot is cause of the controller vibrations. It makes your battery jump out of place, due to not being held in place firmly.
My suggestion would be to either buy a new battery container, or turn vibrations off.
Hope this helps.

Feb 02, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Xbox 360 controller turns off at random, yet has new batteries


The battery indicator found when pressing your xbox logo button is temperamental. It might say 2 bars, or 3 or even full battery but this is not a good indicator of a full battery.

The problem IS low batteries(or more specifically - bad batteries) - when the batteries become low the vibration function can cause the controller to disconnect. This is happens because the vibration function uses extra battery power.


So basically... Every time your controller vibrates, it disconnects. This occurs when firing a weapon in most games, grenades in COD, landing heavy tricks in Skate 2, the list goes on, you'll find many complaints from people stating their controller disconnects specifically with these events.


The simple solution, turn off the vibration function when this occurs. It'll never happen to you again ^_^

Thumbs this up when it proves correct for you. I'd recommend a recharge while you play pack. ALWAYS by the official products too. They're much more reliable and aren't prone to this kind of behaviour.

Jun 26, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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xbox 360 wireless control conects then disconnects randomly


The solution is VERY simple.

There is nothing wrong with your controller OR your xbox.


The battery indicator found when pressing your xbox logo button is temperamental. It might say 2 bars, or 3 or even full battery but this is not a good indicator of a full battery.

The problem IS low batteries - when the batteries become low the vibration function can cause the controller to disconnect. This is happens because the vibration function uses extra battery power.


So basically... Every time your controller vibrates, it disconnects. This occurs when firing a weapon in most games, grenades in COD, landing heavy tricks in Skate 2, the list goes on, you'll find many complaints from people stating their controller disconnects specifically with these events.


The simple solution, turn off the vibration function when this occurs. It'll never happen to you again ^_^

Thumbs this up when it proves correct for you. People will find the solution quicker that way.

May 04, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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