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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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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There's a button on the front of your 360 and the same button is
on the front of the controller. You hit the button on the 360 and the
green lights around the power button start to circle. Then you hit it
on your controller and the green lights around the xbox guide button
start to circle. In a second or two they'll find each other and both
will flash at the same time, and it's synced up. I've linked a video for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox 360 Slim.
did u program it to your 360? if not there is a button on teh top of the controller and on the xbox. they both are a circle button with "radio waves" comming off of them. press both to program it. good luck
I finally found a solution that works for me (most of the time). I bought a USB hub (un-powered at the moment) and the problem seems to have disappeared. The Hub however isn't the solution. Running the controller or the hub from the rear motherboard ports is.
I was initially using the 360 wireless receiver from the front ports on the PC which are driven by a different circuit on the motherboard than those from the rear of the PC.
When the receiver is run from the rear ports or in my case a hub powered from the rear ports it works most of the time.
Ocassionally the receiver doesn't link with the 360 controller however unlike last time when pressing all kind of combinations of re-sync buttons did nothing, all I do now is press the very tiny white button on the front of the controller and it links up like it should within 1.5 seconds.
I hope this helps guys as the controller is great when working.
Turn off your Xbox 360 console and any connected Xbox 360 wireless controllers.
turn off your wireless controller, power down the system and wait for
the lights around the controller's Xbox Guide button to disappear.)
Manually turn on your Xbox 360—don't use your controller's Xbox Guide button.
the connect button on the front of your console. This is the small
button just to the right of (or below, if your console is on its side)
the port for Memory Unit B. The lights around the console's power button will flash as the console searches for a wireless controller.
Press and hold the Xbox Guide button to turn on the wireless controller that you want to assign to slot one.
the controller is on and the lights are still circling the power button
on the console, press your controller's connect button, located just to
the right of the charge port.
When the lights on your controller
stop spinning, the wireless controller is configured to slot one and
the upper-left quadrant light will glow.
Select the controller you want in slot two and repeat steps 4 and 5. You can configure up to four wireless controllers.
Try re-syncing the second (non-working) controller to the console. To do this turn both the controller and the 360 on, then find the little sync button on the 360 controller and hold it down until the lights flash in a clockwise circle. Now find the sync button on the 360 console and hold it down until the lights on the console spin in a clockwise fashion. Wait a couple seconds until the two sync up and then voila, you're good to go!