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XBOX 360 NON-Wireless controller has me running around in circles

Hello! I just bought a used XBox 360 and Fable II recently. When I was playing for about an hour and a half, my character started running around in circles. I couldn't control them. I unplugged and then replugged in my controller and it would be okay for about a couple of minutes and then start right back up again! I was wondering if it had more to do with my cheap controller or with my XBOX 360? What should I do?

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  • lilmilagromc Dec 19, 2008

    Should I, then, return the controller or is there anything that I can do right now to fix the problem?

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More than likely one of the microswitches inside the controler has colapsed, making it seem like you are always pushing the control that direction.. Also I have seen the wires pulled out of the top of the controller from people constantly wrapping the wire around the controller when not in use - this can damage the controller and make it act up as well.

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