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Help Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver For Windows, help help

I bought Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows
and only 2 days it works good.

Now computer does not recognize (Xbox 360 Wireless
receiver - green LED does not shine on him) I checked all usb ports,
Did someone have such problem?

Xbox 360 Wireless receiver is dead - can I fix it??


help
ps.
I have viste32 sp1


or can I play with charge and play kit with Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows???

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  • belvis Dec 26, 2008

    My receiver lasted five days. I was sick for a week so didn't use it. Now, when I plug the receiver into my computer (via USB), my PC doesn't recognize it. I also tried plugging it into my laptop and a PC at work....they don't recognize the USB connection. As I've read on many forums tonight, this is a common problem -- the receiver is dead.

    OS's: vista, xp and 2000


  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    bought it, green light doesn't even show up lit to begin with. Tried several computers and several USB ports tried on Vista 32bit and XP 32bit

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    I have two receivers... Two days old. both are dead... I have tried them on 3 PCs.

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    the same problem

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    after 2 days of good fun it went dead :( no solution yeat and there is no support from microsoft :(


  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    This shitty reciever worked for like 2 - 3 weeks i think (maybe less) and it just DIED. i mean the green light on top a this reciever just dont work!

    i tried serveral pc!

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    It happened to me i was happily playing my games then i come back and plug it in and it doesnt work.

  • tocai81 Jan 05, 2009

    Same problem.. 2 days and the receiver doesn't work anymore...

    I have viste32 sp1 but I've also tried with XP SP3

  • send2nik Jan 10, 2009

    Was working fine for a month or two until yesterday when I unplugged it, plugged back in and the light never turned on.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    yep microsoft is ****


  • dextermorgan Jan 23, 2009

    Same here: it's one year and two months I have it, the other day I unplugged and... it I won't work again!


  • sameolsong Jan 25, 2009

    Have the same problem only mine only worked for like 3 hours then it decided to shut down without me even unplugging it, i just went to the bathroom and when i came back the light was out never to return it seems...tried uninstalling, reinstalling and everything in between yet no dice...

  • zeitghost Feb 03, 2009

    I have the same issue. this worked a few weeks ago. I wanted to play again .. it doesnt anymore. Any chance that any of the recent automatic updates did this ?

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    same problem here, pulling my hair out distroying my computer at the same time........

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    I have the same problem, have had it happen twice. The first time I bought a new headset, everything worked fine. This time I am not sure what I am going to do. Microsoft support is little to no help.

  • razil Feb 10, 2009

    Thank you now Xbox 360 Wireless receiver works
    VERY THANKS :)


  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    I followed the diagrams from eding, and used a probably inappropriate soldering iron and some solder cable and soldered the F1 fuse as instructed...it bloody well worked. Awesome.

    The cover was a bit tricky to get off, I ended up boring with a point screwdriver (it's like a small stabbing pick) in a downward direction on the join just to the left and upwards from the Microsoft logo. After damaging the caseing in this area somewhat wiggling up and down I managed to pry the cover upwards enough to slip in a flat screw driver an then lever all the way around. The glue points seem to 'crack' if you apply the pressure towards to corners which lets you get the rest of the cover up without too much more 'warping' of the join edge.

    Then you have to unscrew the circuit board and turn over to see the F1 Fuse, it's actually pretty tiny and you have to solder across the fuse which is already between the points.

    After a few attempts I managed to get the solder off the tip of the soldering iron and across the two points - it peaked in the middle a bit when i took the iron away, but this didn't seem to matter as when I connected it, it worked!

    I noticed that my 3-4 attempts to swipe the solder off the iron onto the points cause a bit of 'heat damage' to the surrounding board, thankfully my inexperience didn't cause enough collateral damage.

    I confirm this solution worked for me.

    I also advise that my receiver died after plugging in with logitech wireless receivers at the same time...it just died on next reboot.

  • MajorBlood Feb 14, 2009

    Wow, thanks eding1!!! My receiver also worked for about 3 weeks and then went kaput. I checked out the voltage with a multimeter after opening up the receiver and found it to be around 4.96v (entering the device). So I knew therefore this wasn't the problem. All this talk all over the place about needing a powered usb hub wasn't a solution for me. I bridged the fuse eding1 suggested, just as a test with a piece of wire, and bam, hardware found!. Ten minutes later the joint was soldered and I'm pleased as punch. The receiver has been sitting in my junk box for months now and I was about to buy a new one with an extended warranty. Kudos to you sir :)

  • Tuah Feb 16, 2009

    I have opened the receiver and bridged the fuse eding1 suggested but it was never detected on Windows.

    I have found out that on the circuit board there is a component missing at CN1. I've noticed this when I refer to the picture uploaded by eding1:
    http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/231/rec...
    I don't know what's the component is but it is the white one. On my circuit board it is like nothing have been soldered there at CN1.

    Is there anyone that got the same problem?
    Is it some kind of manufacturing defect from the factory?
    Can I just RMA the receiver even after I have opened it?
    BTW the receiver still under warranty period.

  • dextermorgan Feb 17, 2009

    Thanks a bunch eding1! Taking off the F1 fuse and creating a bridge in its place brought my receiver back to life!

    You are the MAN! You saved me 20+ bucks! Thanks again buddy.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    eding1 I love you forever!!!!!!!


    I was sceptical at first and I **** at soldering (not a single sucessful solder in 3 years :P) but i thought i would try anyway (it only cost me $20)


    It works brilliantly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Thanks heaps :D

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    eding1 you are the man I have had this problem three months after buying this thing and I was about to toss it out.

    you saved me another 20 bucks or a wired controller and you have saved me from being pissed of from a racky product.

    Thank you

  • bob13bob Apr 13, 2009

    I bought four receivers. They were plugged in one at at ime for testing. They all worked at first. two of them stopped working within 10 minutes. I will attempt to get warranty service on them.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    Thanks editing1, soldering worked for me too!

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    Thanks so much for the advice eding1. This fixed my problem. I am really disappointed in the Quality of Products from Microsoft.

  • gamerroy007 May 11, 2010

    Guys, I have the same issue but never soldered before. how exactly am i supposed to bypass or join the two leads. Can someone please post a pic of the finished product.

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I bought this system recently, and it had the same problem from the beginning.

I opened it, and found that the problem was the F1 Fuse that is cutting the current. You have to open it and bypass (soldering) the two legs of the F1 Fuse.

This is how to open it: http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/6896/openingoi6.jpg
and this is the circuit: http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/231/receivereb4.jpg

Hope this will help ;P

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  • Joel Bartley Oct 10, 2010

    Thanks so much! I can't believe this worked, but you saved me a bunch of money!

  • warhead_247 Jan 18, 2011

    Thanks For the fix idea it worked great had the thing for a couple of years worked fine with no problems until yesterday i pulled it out of the usb port on accident, completely stopped working, thanks for the fix works perfect and took about 5 minutes to complete

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Great info thanks. I tried it and my controller works now. Here's a video in case anyone wants to see how it was done.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

  • qcbiker Jan 15, 2011

    Fantastic, your video helped a ton.

  • supaflye Jun 15, 2011

    i just got this from a friend. win 7 64 bit is my setup, there was no sign of life. did this fix and bam! in 15 min it was working. thanks macgyver

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Gracias eding1 :D has revivido el mio también.

os dejo unas fotos (se nota que no se soldar):
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Sk8ArT

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  • Sk8ArT Oct 15, 2009

    Sk8ArT


  • jascaseace Jul 02, 2010

    Try this:

    Right click on Computer
    Go to Properties
    Click on Device Manager
    Right click on the Unidentified Device
    Go to Properties
    Go to the Drive tab
    Click on Update Driver…
    Browse my computer for driver software
    Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
    Windows Common Controller for Window Class
    Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Version: 2.1.0.1349 [8/13/2009]
    Update Driver Warning
    Click Yes

    Worked for me

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Haha wow it worked, thanks a bunch eding1

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If its blinking there should be a button thats got 3 waves hold that down while holding down that button on the the xbox with 3 waves located next to the 2 slots and it should come on
this is only if your controller blinks

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Wow! I don't know how you knew to fix that but it is amazing. My computer wouldn't even recognize my wireless receiver and the indicator light didn't even come on. A simple solder and now everything works flawlessly! A++

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I bought four receivers. They were plugged in one at at ime for testing. They all worked at first. two of them stopped working within 10 minutes. I will attempt to get warranty service on them. UPDATE: obtaining warranty service was painful. Since I don't have a 360 (which is how their system tracks you) they didn't know how to handle the problem. They were refusing too so I had to threaten to report it to the BBB. That got the ball moving. They are going to call me back to setup a package shipment.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

  • bob13bob Aug 30, 2009

    update: i got new ones sent to me. it took a big of hassling but it worked.

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Wow! that's a great solution, it worked for me too...thanks eding1 !!!!

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This is definitely a working solution! i am so happy i cannot tell you i have been drumming on frets on fire with a heavily modded RB2 drumset and for the last 4 months ive been drumming with a dead set. Now im back to drumming and ive beat my last 5 top scores on some Dream theater, blink 182, and rush songs! This website and eding rock! thanks!

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Tks eding i can solvet with this u save me 200 pesos

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  • DrFretless Sep 14, 2010

    Fantastic! Opened up the receiver and soldered those connections together and presto! Works like a charm again! Screw you Microsoft! Your shoddy, made-to-break products are no match for the communicative power of teh interwebz! Thanks for the advice!

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If you bypass the fuse.. Can it be dangerous in the future?

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Hey guys i got the xbox controller and the reciever the receiver is going green and the remote but my remote just cant find my receiver. i am working on a mac laptop and i have downloaded everything but it just wont work

what can i do please help!!!!?

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Fantastic! Opened up the receiver and soldered those connections together and presto! Works like a charm again! Screw you Microsoft! Your shoddy, made-to-break products are no match for the communicative power of teh interwebz! Thanks for the advice!

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Worked like a champ even though my soldering skill are sh8t. This fixed my issue.

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Thanks a lot this definitely works. I opened mine up and used some desoldering braid to get the fuse off and did a clean solder to bridge the gap and it worked perfectly. Thank ending1 seems like you're the one who came up with this solution, great work. If not thanks for sharing the info.

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Perfect solution!!!!, you dont even have to use a wire just past the two points together with a drop of tin.

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Thanks a lot for the person who has found the solution for this issue. Everything is working fine afeter applying this clue. Thanks again.

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The soldering helped in that my adapter will not at least power on through the USB. Now my issue is I can't get the PC to recognize it or sync a controller. Any ideas?

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This worked for me too. It appears the fuse is blown during removal/insertion of the device, not under normal usage.

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I have a great solution which doesn't need solduring.
GO TO DEVICE MANAGER.
Find the "unknown device"
right click it and go to properties, then click UPDATE DRIVER.
Click on "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"
Double Click on "Microsoft Common Controller For Windows Class"
Chose "Xbox360 Wireless Receiver for Windows"
Click "NEXT" button and "YES"
var fctb_tool=null; function FCTB_Init_71b66a5cfb944745b83fd550219e893f(t) { fctb_tool=t; start(fctb_tool); } FCTB_Init_71b66a5cfb944745b83fd550219e893f(document['FCTB_Init_8a426fc81eb84445a7e90a42c7e670e1']); delete document['FCTB_Init_8a426fc81eb84445a7e90a42c7e670e1']

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  • qcbiker Jan 15, 2011

    That's fine if the reciever has power and is showing up in device manager even as an unknown device. But the issue here is no power to the reciever hence it doesn't even show up in device manager.

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