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My xbox360 controller wont turn on

When i turn on my xbox360 and hit the power button on my controller the button doesn't light at all....can anybody help me?

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  • camoreau Nov 03, 2008

    Same problem. I changed the batteries but it does not solve the problem.

  • bballmanr05 Nov 05, 2008

    I have the same problem. It does have the connectivity button to connect it to the console but it wont even turn on.

  • jman12311 Nov 05, 2008

    My controller doesn't turn on at all, got brand new batteries yesterday. It's really strange because I haven't touched it in months, but whenever I take off the back cover theres this blue liquid, not alot just a small drop.

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    Xbox 360 controller will not turn on. It is not the prong issue.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    it blinks but wont turn on

    and i can say 1 between every blink

  • Robert Ryding
    Robert Ryding May 11, 2010

    Does the controller have a connectivity button, one specified to connect it wirelessly to the XBOX?

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I cant use my controler because the green part keeps bliking and wont turn on so i cant play my xbox 360


I had this exact same issue the other day. Changing the batteries did not work for me, but don't cross that off of the list quite yet. This worked for me:
1.) Pop the battery pack off of the controller. This is the only way you're going to be able to turn it off. Wait about 5 seconds and put the battery pack back into the controller.
2.) Turn on your X-Box with the power button ON THE CONSOLE. It should turn ON. If it doesn't, unplug the X-Box for 30 seconds, plug it back in, and try again.
3.) When your X-Box turns on, go ahead and hit the controller's power button. Things should function normally from this point forward.
Please let me know if this works for you!

Sep 30, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Dodjy xbox360 controller?


If your having troubles with your xbox360 controller turning on or having a mind of its own, take the battery pack of and you should be able to see a small bit of metal, bend it ever so lightly with a Stanley knife and it should do the trick. It may not on the first time so repeat until it does.

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My Xbox 360 controller appears to be having some issues: i turned the xbox on, and it is immediay prompting me to download an update from Xbox Live, however, I cannot get my controller connected to get rid...


There is a connect button on the controller as well. See this site or follow the instructions below. http://support.xbox.com/en-us/pages/xbox-360/get-started/console/connecting-game-controllers.aspx

  1. Turn on your console.
  2. Press and hold the Guide button on the controller until the controller turns on.
  3. Press and release the connect button on the console.
  4. Within 20 seconds, press and release the connect button on the controller.
  5. When the lights surrounding the power button on the console stop flashing, the controller is connected.


Jun 30, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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How do i sync the wirless controller to the xbox


There's a button on the front of your 360 and the same button is on the front of the controller. You hit the button on the 360 and the green lights around the power button start to circle. Then you hit it on your controller and the green lights around the xbox guide button start to circle. In a second or two they'll find each other and both will flash at the same time, and it's synced up. I've linked a video for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox 360 Slim.

Jun 27, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Why is it when I try to connect the controller to my 360 it lights up but it doesn't connect?


You have what I call the "Connect" button on the face of the Xbox360 and one on the controller.

If your Xbox360 is standing upgright, it's below the two memory slots.
On the controller, it's next to where you plug in the cable.

Hit both at the same time (relatively speaking) and they will link up, leaving a solid green 1/4 circle (upper left) on the controller and the console.

Jan 06, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Neither of my xBox 360 wireless controllers will sync with my 360 console. I have tried both contollers with a variaty of battery packs and they still wont sync but i have no problem with my wired...


Remove the batteries from both controllers, and unplug the Xbox for a minute. Now turn the Xbox on by the power button on the console, Install the batteries in your controllers, and hit the Console sync button first, then hit the little sync button on top of the controller.
If this does not work, you can purchase the wired charge pack that you must plug in to the USB port of the console to charge, and this will sync as your wired controller does. When it is synced unplug the wire from the controller and voila. Remember, the charger pack will look like this.

http://www.techsick.com/shop/images/P/xb360-controller-charger-36.jpg

Good luck and be patient.

Dec 19, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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When i turn on my xbox360 controller all 4 rings light up on the control but doesn't connect


You need to press the sync button on the Xbox360(little white button on the faceplate just under the DVD drive). Then you press the sync button on the wireless remote. (An even smaller little white button, on the side of the contoller that would be "facing" the 360 while you hold the controller)

Nov 24, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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My xbox360 controller acts like its attempting to sync and then does nothing but blink on both ends I just hooked it back up for the first time in a year or so..When i attempted to sync the controller the...


I had a similar issue with the XBOX 360 Wireless controller. It blinked slow when it was turned on and when synced, the XBOX got the signal, the controller got the signal, but after the full flashes of both, the console ring stayed dark and the controller kept on blinking.

I managed to get it connected by powering the console on using the "XBOX" button on the controller and then pressed the connect button just as the console was opening up the user interface, apparently the console is looking for controllers when it's just getting up and running and syncs better at that point.

Hope this helped!

Sep 20, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Wireless controller position


Try this:
Under heading "How can I change the screen positions for my wireless controllers?"
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemuse/xbox360/resources/supportfaq.htm

To reset the screen configuration for an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller:
  1. Turn off your Xbox 360 console and any connected Xbox 360 wireless controllers.

    (To turn off your wireless controller, power down the system and wait for the lights around the controller's Xbox Guide button to disappear.)
  2. Manually turn on your Xbox 360—don't use your controller's Xbox Guide button.
  3. Press the connect button on the front of your console. This is the small button just to the right of (or below, if your console is on its side) the port for Memory Unit B. The lights around the console's power button will flash as the console searches for a wireless controller.
  4. Press and hold the Xbox Guide button to turn on the wireless controller that you want to assign to slot one.
  5. Once the controller is on and the lights are still circling the power button on the console, press your controller's connect button, located just to the right of the charge port.

    When the lights on your controller stop spinning, the wireless controller is configured to slot one and the upper-left quadrant light will glow.
  6. Select the controller you want in slot two and repeat steps 4 and 5. You can configure up to four wireless controllers.

Sep 01, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Xbox360 wireless controller


Whenever a wireless controller is used on multiple 360s you need to resync the controller to the console. To do this turn both the controller and the 360 on, then find the little sync button on the 360 controller and hold it down until the lights flash in a clockwise circle. Now find the sync button on the 360 console and hold it down until the lights on the console spin in a clockwise fashion. Wait a couple seconds until the two sync up and then voila, you're good to go!

Here's pics of what the sync buttons look like:
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Mar 31, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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