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Xbox controller wires are broken

The black casing over the wires leading to the xbox have slipped up about a centimeter away from the controller so the wires are visible and several have split. please help me.

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  • Got No Idea Jan 05, 2009

    Too late to stop the kids thanks.



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If the wires themselves are breaking, you will need to replace the cable. You didn't say if it is a plug in wire or wired directly into the controller. If it's plugged in, just replace the cable. otherwise, you'll need to replace the controller. Make sure the kids (?) don't pull on the controller when they are playing. I tend to do this when things get frantic, I went wireless.

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Here is what you will need to get the job done:
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Depending on the type of disc drive that you have in your Xbox 360 console, use one of the following methods:


Method A: Insert a straightened paper clip or another small, stiff wire into the first hole from the left side of the disc tray. To release the disc tray, push the paperclip into the hole to press the manual eject mechanism. The manual eject mechanism is a white lever that is visible behind the console casing. The hole is located about one-and-a-half inches (approximately four centimeters) from the left edge of the disc tray.


Method B: Insert a straightened paper clip or another small, stiff wire into the second hole from the left side of the disc tray. Push the paperclip repeatedly into the hole to turn a gear to release the disc tray. The hole is located about one-and-a-half inches (approximately four centimeters) from the left edge of the disc tray.


Method C: Insert a straightened paper clip or another small, stiff wire into the into the hole that is directly under the "X3" in the Xbox 360 label on the disc tray to release the disc tray. The hole is located about one inch from the right edge of the disc tray.


In each case, make sure that you line up the paperclip or stiff wire to pass through another notch behind the hole on the console casing.

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