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My controller won't connect

Hi,

my xbox console seems fine, but i have a problem with my controller.
when i hold down the 'start button' the controller won't recognize a 'user' (1, 2, etc) but keeps on blinking. the console is telling my to "connect controller".

what is wrong? i've tried to change the batteries, nothing happened.

thankfull for any ideas!

regards,
karl

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Please press the connect buttons on the console(near the power button) and the controller(its a small button on the behind)
hope it helps!

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