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Xbox 360 controller won't connect to console

My console seems to work perfectly fine. I turn it on and try pressing both of the connect buttons on my controller and on the console so both have the spinning green lights. My console lights start to blink as if it recognizes my controller but my controller wont get the one green light in the 1st quadrant as it should. Instead it continuously flashes the green lights as if it still isn't connected and the console has no green lights around it to signify that the controller connected. I've tried new batteries and even a different controller, but neither of them will connect to the console. What should i do?

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  • huffman_107 Nov 10, 2008

    Ok so immediately after i posted this, i tried it one more time and this time of course my controller connected. After logging into my game in Fable 2, i played for about 30 seconds before what it seemed like my controller froze. The AI continued to talk and walk around and my view kept rotating around my character, but nothing i pressed on my controller would do anything, not even the xbox thing in the center. The whole time my controller still had the one green light signifying it was connected to the console. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    mine is doing the same thing - the controller justs blinks but nothing is working. I'm pushing buttons and...nothing.? WTH?

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    my ******* xbox controller wont connect to my xbox....******

  • DirtyDawg Nov 29, 2008

    Mine is doing the same thing, and it's happened to me ever since I did that update to for the new xbox experience. Did this occur with you?

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    i took my xbox controler to my dads and i hooked it up and it worked but when i came home the xbox 360 wouldn't read the controller so i doesnt work

  • killerice Dec 13, 2008

    ok i have tryed all ur ideas and it still wont work my controller will not find my xbox y

  • 21142114 Dec 16, 2008

    i am so sick and tired of this stupid problem! i have tried everything- buying a plug n play- buying a new control- unplugging and plugging the power cord- evrything!!!!!!! please help me!!

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    my controller will not connect to my console and have tryed everything on here and have evan bought a new conroller a changed batteries nus to work any help and it seems to flicker as if to look like its not evan trying to connect

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    when i turn on my console its fine i try turning on both my controllers and they both start searching and only one connects and the other wont ive tried new batteries but it still wont work.what should i do?

  • evildanny Jan 09, 2009

    iv got same problem, it is obviosly the xbox and not the controllers that isnt working properly because it cant connect with either of my controllers. my contollers have full green ring and dont recognise the xbox and i have searched the internet for half an hour and this is the first time iv seen this problem mentioned and i just have no idea what to do

  • kanestop Feb 01, 2009

    i have the same problem. it's just that when i brought it over to my friends house to play, it worked fine. but it's just that when i tried to play it at my house when i got home, it wouldn't connect to my 360

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    i have the same problem but the green light on the xbox will not light up and i tried everything

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    i have the same problem, but my controllers used to work for my consule but not anymore

  • gta5060 Mar 01, 2009

    ok i have the same problem but after beinng on the computer and nothinging else was working i tried it 1 more time i decide to unpluged everything connecting to the back of the xbox and it worked

  • hernandez77 Mar 01, 2009

    my controller.is not working. green light just seems to be flashing. tried everything but nothing seems to work.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    i tryed it and it still doesnt work what do i do???

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    urgh i tried the plug off plug on solution and it doesnt seem to be working..... it seemed to be working this morning and now its just messed up.... the controller just keeps pulsing and fails to connect after all attempts to fix it...

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    my xbox 360 controller won't connect to the console. what should i do?

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    after unplugging my power cords and searching to see if it is my HDMI or TV it still doesn't work, i have tried everything but nothing seems to make a difference...any ideas?

  • Anonymous May 09, 2009

    I have the exact same problem, only mine didn't even work for a little bit.  My xbox turns on fine, I can even turn it on by pressing the middle button on the controller.  I press the connect button on the xbox and the lights start spinning around, so I press the top button on the controller to connect, but it only goes around like twice and then the controller turns off, or if I have it plugged in the four green lights just chill there and flash.  I've tried everything anyone has said on this page and others, nothing works and I'm about to go Hulk on this ****.  Someone help please, I don't want to spend the time or money buy sending it in, and I'm going through withdrawals.

  • rundownthe May 17, 2009

    i have the same problem for 2 years now it works fine one day not the next. i tryed every thing from unpuging it and moveing it away frome every metel object and the sync methed. the controler workes good on every other consol i have tryed it on. and no other controller will work whith my consol. i have notesed in summer my controller work more then not but now in winter it never work. i tryed heting the room but it still never workes please please pleases help me.

    how much wood it cost to send it Microsoft and get it fixed

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  • Eeeeeeeeeekz May 11, 2010

    if you hold down the xbox connect buton on the controll for 5-7seconds and let go does anything happen?

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If your controller is not assigned a position, and pressing the sync buttons on both the console and the controller don't fix it (i.e. they both spin for a bit, but then the console's lights turn off and the controller's return to a pulsing pattern), the the problem is actually likely to be your TV, believe it or not. The issue is HDMI -- it's a secure connection between the Xbox 360 and the TV, and if there's an issue with that connection, the Xbox won't even be able to turn on since it'll be unaware of the TV's resolution, color capabilities, etc. Try turning off the TV and then turning off the Xbox. Keep the TV off and turn the Xbox console back on. You'll see the same behavior; but now turn the TV back on and you should see the controller get assigned a position. As soon as the Xbox is aware of what it's connected to via HDMI, things start to work again.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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  • zacharyellio Feb 07, 2011

    Thank you

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    babyboricua1 May 13, 2012

    thanks a lot!! :)

  • bakersharkbo
    bakersharkbo Aug 11, 2012

    thank you and to thank i was starting to thank i would have to google for DAYS on end

  • shsmith4
    shsmith4 Dec 28, 2012

    OMG!!!!! Thank you very much! Never would I have thought of this. Was about to package it up and take it to the geek squad ;)

  • hawknut272
    hawknut272 Jan 29, 2013

    Thank you SO MUCH! I would have NEVER guessed that was the issue. Thanks again!

  • oliverwarne
    oliverwarne Feb 24, 2013

    my controller only stopped working after i synced it with another xbox

  • David Rife Sep 29, 2013

    There's also a small button on the back of the controller next to the jack for the wired connection try pressing it if you have synced to another xbox

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THIS IS VERY AGITATING THAT I KNOW HUFFMAN.ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS UNPLUG THE POWER CORD FROM BACK OF XBOX.PLUG BACK IN AND WHEN IT STARTS BACK UP IT WILL CONNECT.TRUST ME DO THIS AND YOU WILL BE READY FOR GAMING.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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  • elijahfenwic Dec 18, 2010

    I tried it but it didn't,work but nice try though

  • Ryan Houck Sep 04, 2012

    You ****

  • Ryan Houck Sep 04, 2012

    You stupid

  • Ryan Houck Sep 04, 2012

    *******

  • Nek Kreegan Nov 13, 2012

    I found that the best things to do are 1) throw away the xbox 2) buy another system that does not say 'microsoft' anywhere on it. All microsoft products, ALL of them, have problems.

  • zowwes
    zowwes Jan 12, 2013

    Hey Datster, it worked for me. Guess everyone's problems are a little different. Thanks for the help!

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There is a button on the top of the controller and one one the front of the console...these are the sync buttons...press them about the same time or so and this will fix your problem.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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    Jason Raymond Nov 24, 2012

    Why does ANYONE suggest this? Don't you all think that's been tried like, a dozen times?

  • Jason Raymond
    Jason Raymond Nov 24, 2012

    It's like asking people if they've tried turning the console on first, or maybe verifying that the person has electricity.

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I think I figured it out. I just unplugged the power to my xbox 360 in the back, and then restarted it up, and it seems to be working.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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Yes thank you unplugging the console and replugging it back in seems to have done the job. Thanks everyone

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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If this happens to you, one of two things could be the problem: 1) bad RF board, and 2) HDMI connection.

If you can turn the XBOX on with your controller, the RF boar is fine. If you can't then it is friend and has to be replaced.

Otherwise, it's an HDMI thing. HDMI connections are active, meaning they tell other devices if they are on or off. If your HDMI connection to your XBOX is "off", then it won't start up. In this state, the XBOX will not register a new controller so you can't sync.

Unplugging and removing the HD work because it resets the system settings to standard TV, so you can sync a controller once you turn the XBOX on.

The problem occurs when you try to sync a new controller with the HDMI port off, meaning that the TV is off (Or your receiver if you're using one).

So....if you're having the problem, try syncing with the TV on, or reset the system by unplugging and plugging.

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Try taking off the hardrive
i had the same problem
but i just took out the harddrive and bam it worked

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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Ok this is very simple fix no bull.......your RF Board is bad that's all it is you have to replace it....The Rf Board is the front small board inside the front of the xbox it's where the front lights are .....on it has 2 small metal pieces ,that's where you have your problem the sync is bad and you just have to replace the hold board it is very simple.....

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It is defiantly a HDMI problem try switching ports or unplugging it turn off TV and plug it back in and restart 360.Worked for me.Thanks

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Okay so I had very similar problems, I turned on my t.v. but It was on a television channel note: (My xbox is hooked up to an hdmi port) My wireless controllers just would not sync while I was on a normal television channel watching t.v. I was trying to boot up my 360 while watching television then sync my controllers to the 360 but it just would not work. So I read solution number 3 from Entanglebit and it helped me figure it out... I turned my 360 on then switched over to hdmi and let it fully boot up to the dash an walla it worked haha. I know a careless mistake but maybe someone else is having the same problem. Also thank I just wanted to say thank you for all the posting on this problem it really helped me trouble shoot my problems

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Tried everything posted, but nothing. Talked to Microsoft and they said it needs to be sent in for repairs. For $99, it will be as good as new. Well, its only 1 month out of warranty, and maybe only 30hrs on it. AH, like new? IT IS NEW!!!!!!!! I've had it. They can stick it. Playstation 3 is in my future. Microsaoft knows about these problems, and they wont conver it. IM DONE.

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I came across this issue today with my son's 360. I tried syncing it a million times but I had no success. After reading the solution about the power cord, I thought to myself "there is no way that can fix this!" We'll how dumb am I? I gave it a try and what do you know, it fixed the problem. Thanks guys for all of your help!

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My problem is that every controller i use for this xbox will do absolutly nothing but blink!!..... if i plug the controller into the back of the xbox it will turn on the consol but then,, it just fuckin blinks more!!! i tried everything on this list except replacing parts and nothing works. this is my first xbox and i officially say FFUUCCKK XBOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i bought the consol from Aie video games so officially i say **** YOU2!!!

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

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You stupid english people, I'm romanian i beat you all english and american huckers.... theres a single button in the front of the xbox console ,near to the usb ports. Just push in the same time :this ,named ''connection button'' and the other on the controller and its dooone... the next time read the manual...noooooobs.

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    dragoman_ste Nov 29, 2012

    you stupid english people, I'm romanian i beat you all english and american huckers.... theres a single button in the front of the xbox console ,near to the usb ports. Just push in the same time :this ,named ''connection button'' and the other on the controller and its dooone... the next time read the manual...noooooobs.

  • Tyler Dec 19, 2015

    Everyone has obviously tried that.

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I had a problem with my controller not connecting until I plugged the power cord up and also the rca cables or HDMI, which ever you have, then put the tv on the right input so it could recognize the system. No more connection problems after that....hope that helps somebody.

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

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    paul wall Nov 07, 2013

    did u thank the system hooks its self up right out of the box dont post something so dam stupied

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It wont reconize the controller worked fine one day then the next messed up

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

  • awsomeperson Dec 29, 2010

    wat shud i do the lite just blinks!!

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I fixed this by openening up the machine and cleaning the sensor; which was full of dust.

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Okay. this happened to me as well. Do you use a rechargable battery back or double A's? i used a battery pack and switched it to a double A pack and it worked.

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I agree with ArielH713, remove the hard drive and power on the console. Then, power down, install the hard drive, and power up the console again.

My problem was that the controller would turn on the console but nothing would display on the TV and the controller lights would just keep blinking (like it was not connected). Pushing the sync buttons didn't fix the problem. Unplugging the power cable worked the first time, but it happened again after playing Fable 1 (bought from Xbox Marketplace, I'll never do that again), and then that trick would no longer work. Tried the reset while holding down the Y button and the R trigger, but the controller doesn't connect, so it made no difference. Switch cables, powered off the TV, and was about to take the console back until I read Ariel's post.

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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Nothing. it's as if the console can't recognize the controller, but the controller thinks it's connected to the console.

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I tried all the solutions to no avail. But then when I connected the wireless remote with the cable connector, and synch all worked fine.
1. Turn on everything 2. Disconnect all controller 3. Connect the wireless controller with the cable connector (i.e. making it wired) 4. Execute the synch procedures 5. Disconnect the wired cable to the remote and all should be working

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I just bought the xbox arcade and am trying to connect it to a computer monitor (dell), have tried all of the problems, the wii still connects but the xbox just wont do connect controller keeps flashing and the xbox remains unresponsive, have tried unplugging harddrive, power cord, and trying the tv on xbox on any suggestions?

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I had to replace the RF module in the console. On ebay for like, $15 and a simple install. Fixed all my problems. Freakin roaches killed it.

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Connect the hard drive properly

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Hi there well we had the same problem we pressed the button to connect the controller and ear peice.but realised you we bought a custom one which u can take the front facing off any xbox and press the button under the front casing,try it and see if it works as it does work if you take off the front casing!!! good luck

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

  • yvonne_doris Dec 30, 2010

    TRY TAKING THE FRONT CASING OFF THE XBOX 360 AND PRESS THE BUTTON THEN PUT THE CASING BACK ON AS YOU CAN CUSTOM YOUR XBOX HAD SAME TROUBLE UNTIL I TOOK FRONT CASING OFF AND USED SUMMIT LIKE A SMALL PIN, THOUGHT I HAD TO SEND IT BACK TO XBOX BUT IT WORKED WORTH A GO!!

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Guys!
I JUST did this. mine wouldnt connect to my console, i tried switching my hard drive with my brothers and it connected then, so i switched it back they connected Try taking out and connecting your hdd back into the console
Hope it works!

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Learn how to connect a wireless or wired controller to your Xbox 360 console.
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  1. Turn on your console.
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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.
Connect a wired Xbox controller
5fb17f50-7448-45d5-a294-9ea90994f55b.png?v=1#controller-wired-m-m.png Plug the Xbox 360 Wired Controller into a USB port on the Xbox 360 console. There are two USB ports on the front of the console. To disconnect the controller, pull on the connector, not the cable.
cbe46bf0-3a46-4d53-9d8c-6697aa57622a.png?v=1#controller-cable-release-m-m.png The cable on the Xbox 360 Wired Controller has an inline release. The inline release on the controller cable is a safety feature designed to reduce the chance of the Xbox 360 console falling if the cable is pulled.
Wireless controller troubleshooting
If your wireless controller disconnects or cannot connect to your console, see Xbox 360 Wireless Controller disconnects or can't connect.
If your wireless controller does not turn on or loses power, try the following solutions:
Solution 1: Replace the batteries
Insert a new set of AA alkaline batteries into the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, and then try to turn it on.
Solution 2: Try a different battery pack
If you have another Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, take the battery pack off that controller and attach it to your controller. Then try to turn your controller on.
If your controller works with the different battery pack, your original battery pack might be defective. If your controller is under warranty, you can order a replacement battery pack from Xbox Support . See the Assistance section at the bottom of this page for more information.
If your controller is out of warranty, you can buy a new battery pack from a retail store.
Solution 3: Try a rechargeable battery packIf you or a friend has an Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack, attach that battery pack to your controller and try to use your controller. If your controller works with the rechargeable battery pack attached, you can buy a new battery pack from a retail store or order a replacement battery pack from Xbox Support. See the Assistance section at the bottom of this page for more information.

Feb 08, 2013 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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My xbox 360 wireless controller will not connect to my xbox 360 console even when i press the button that scans for the pad but it still turns on the xbox 360 when you press the middle button on the pad


Turn off both the console and the controller, then follow these steps:
  1. Turn on both the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller and the Xbox 360 console.
  2. On the console, press the connect button. (to the immediate right of the memory card slot on the console)
  3. On the controller, press the connect button. (Look on top of the controller for a small button.)
  4. The green lights that surround the Guide button on the controller and the power button on the console spin and flash when the controller is being connected to the console. After the controller is connected, a single green light illuminates on the controller and on the console to show you which quadrant the controller is connected to.

Feb 28, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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When I try to turn on my xbox 360 my controllers do not connect to it. I get the green power light on the front of the xbox 360 and four flashing green lights on my controller. I have tried my...


Press the circle button in front of your xbox 360 and at the same time press the small circle button on your controller ( located near the port where you connect the play and charge kit cable) so they can sync with each other

Sep 16, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How do you turn on an xbox 360?


Simply press the big button that has green lights around in front of your console

Apr 21, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How to setup two wireless controlers to an xbox


  1. Press and hold the Xbox Guide button until the controller turns on. The Xbox Guide button is the round button with the green "X" near the center of the controller.
  2. Make sure that your Xbox 360 console is turned on. If your Xbox 360 console is not turned on, press the power button. The power button is the large round button on your Xbox 360 console.
  3. On the Xbox 360 console, press and release the Connect button. The Connect button is the small round button on the Xbox 360 console.
  4. On the controller, press and release the Connect button. The Connect button is the small button on the front edge of the controller, between the left bumper button and the charging port.
  5. After the Ring of Light spins and flashes one time on the controller and on the console, the controller is connected. The quadrant on the Ring of Light that remains lit indicates the position in which the controller is connected.
  6. Note If you want help connecting an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to your Xbox 360 console, you can contact Xbox Customer Support. For more information about how to contact Xbox Customer Support, please visit the Xbox Support (http://www.xbox.com/support/) Web site.

  • The controller remains connected to the Xbox console even when you turn off the Xbox console.
  • The controller is connected to only one Xbox console at a time. You can connect the controller to a different Xbox console at any time, but your connection to the previously connected console is lost. You must repeat these steps to reconnect the controller to the original console after your connection to the console is lost.
  • The controller works within 33 feet (10 meters) of your Xbox 360 console. However, objects between the controller and the console may reduce this range.
  • If the controller does not turn on, the batteries may have to be replaced.


Mar 22, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My controller and xbox wont connect


To connect the controller to your Xbox 360 console, follow these steps:
  1. Press and hold the Xbox Guide button until the controller turns on. The Xbox Guide button is the round button with the green "X" near the center of the controller.
  2. Make sure that your Xbox 360 console is turned on. If your Xbox 360 console is not turned on, press the power button. The power button is the large round button on your Xbox 360 console.
  3. On the Xbox 360 console, press and release the Connect button. The Connect button is the small round button on the Xbox 360 console.
  4. On the controller, press and release the Connect button. The Connect button is the small button on the front edge of the controller, between the left bumper button and the charging port.
  5. After the Ring of Light spins and flashes one time on the controller and on the console, the controller is connected. The quadrant on the Ring of Light that remains lit indicates the position in which the controller is connected.

Aug 28, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

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My xbox 360 and wireless controller will sync but then it wont show that they are connected and even though i turned on my console by using the button on the console it just shows the green light turn on...


To connect the controller to your Xbox 360 console, follow these steps:
  1. Press and hold the Xbox Guide button until the controller turns on. The Xbox Guide button is the round button with the green "X" near the center of the controller.
  2. Make sure that your Xbox 360 console2_bing.gif is turned on. If your Xbox 360 console is not turned on, press the power button. The power button is the large round button on your Xbox 360 console2_bing.gif.
  3. On the Xbox 360 console, press and release the Connect button. The Connect button is the small round button on the Xbox 360 console.
  4. On the controller, press and release the Connect button. The Connect button is the small button on the front edge of the controller, between the left bumper button and the charging port.
  5. After the Ring2_bing.gif of Light spins and flashes one time on the controller and on the console, the controller is connected. The quadrant on the Ring of Light that remains lit indicates the position in which the controller is connected.

Aug 15, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 wireless control pad wont connect


have you tried to pair it... the little white button on both the controller and the 360? works just like the wii remote

Feb 07, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Wireless controller


I dont know if you have been able to figure out what the proble was with your 360, but the exact SAME thing happened to me. The 360 seems to be working fine, game loads, and both the consoles and the controllers rings lit up green, but then the controllers ring just keeps flashing and the console won't recognize it. I 've tried other controllers and nothing worked and obviously I tried to synch it with the console time and time again. PLEASE HELP!!!

Apr 03, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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