Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 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?
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
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
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
Yes thank you unplugging the console and replugging it back in seems to have done the job. Thanks everyone
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
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.
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
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
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.....
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
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
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
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
Posted on Dec 21, 2009
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.
Posted on Apr 08, 2010
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!
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
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
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.
Posted on Nov 29, 2012
I fixed this by openening up the machine and cleaning the sensor; which was full of dust.
Posted on Feb 16, 2011
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.
Posted on May 26, 2010
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
Nothing. it's as if the console can't recognize the controller, but the controller thinks it's connected to the console.
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
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
Posted on Dec 28, 2010
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?
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
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.
Posted on May 31, 2013
Connect the hard drive properly
Posted on May 30, 2013
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
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!
Posted on Aug 04, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The very first thing, I would suggest you is to check the CD cover, as sometimes labels on CDs prevent tray to close.
If that does not work then do the following.
Remove disc from the tray, make sure the faceplate is on correctly.
The faceplate is the plastic piece on the front of your console.
• Press firmly around the edges of your faceplate to snap it into place (make sure it is flush with the rest of the console). If the faceplate is not on correctly, the disc tray won't close.
• If you find that the faceplate is the problem, please contact Xbox customer support to order a replacement faceplate.
If this does not resolve your issue, please try step 3 and other steps from following link.
If you wish you can also use following link of interactive troubleshooting wizard, which will assist you to narrow down on the issue.
This solution is absolutely free. If your issue is still not resolved, please feel free to ask.
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Posted on May 03, 2010
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