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Xbox 360 wireless controller not connecting.

My xbox 360 keeps telling me to reconnect my wireless controller after app. 10 seconds, even though all batteries are new, and on both of my controllers, They also do work on my brothers xbox fine????Luke

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  • millerman3 Jan 22, 2009

    My wireless Controller wont connect to my 360 just greenlight spins nothin happens.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    When i start my xbox 360 i try turning controller on and it does not even tho i have new batteries.

    can anyone help me?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    When I turn it on it connects just fine, but after a certain amount of time the controller just shuts off on its own, and I do not understand why it is doing that. I need help on fixing that so I can play.

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It sounds like your controller keeps losing sync with the 360.

- turn them both off
- turn on the 360 with the power button on the console
- wait for it to start up, then press the sync button next to the usb flap on front.
- then press the sync button on the controller (by the recharge connection slot)

That should reset it.

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