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Xbox controller will connect but wont stay on longer than a second or two

Used fresh batteries and tried resyncing

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I don't know if this will help but if you have any after market chrome pieces on your controller they can definitely mess up the connection.
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Posted on Dec 26, 2012

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Hey James,

Well, you did a lot of good troubleshooting already. Just to double check your work, visit the link below and go over the steps once more.

Click here

After that, if you are still having trouble you may just have a bad controller! I would recommend contacting Xbox support for further help. They may replace the controller free of charge or if you bought it from a store, you could return it due to it being faulty.

The support information can be accessed at the link above.

Regards,
G33k

Posted on May 11, 2011

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Game Mat as second player? how do I make it the first player


Turn off both controllers, then start the one you want to use as first, first. If that still fails, you can turn off both controllers then resync the first one using the sync button on the top of the controller and front panel of the xbox. If you are using a wired controller, you will most likely need to turn your xbox off then on, and connect the controller you want to use as first player, first.

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My controller was working one day and then stop working the next day it had fresh battery


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Learn how to connect a wireless or wired controller to your Xbox 360 console.
Connect a wireless Xbox controller
  1. Turn on your console.
  2. Press and hold the Guide button on the controller until the controller turns on.
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  1. Press and release the connect button on the console.
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  1. Within 20 seconds, press and release the connect button on the controller.
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  1. When the lights surrounding the power button on the console stop flashing, the controller is connected.
On the Xbox 360 S console, each connected controller is assigned to one of four positions. Each position corresponds to a lighted section around the console power button and the controller Guide button. On the 360 E console, a solid green light on the front of the console indicates that the controller is connected. To determine the player position associated with your accessory, look at the ring of light that surrounds the Guide button on the controller.
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71add0b7-ddf2-4439-b4b4-f50f156d92b7.png?v=1#controller-batteries-m-m.png If the controller does not turn on, check the batteries. Insert fresh AA batteries, making sure they are correctly positioned in the battery case.
You can also use the Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit or the Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit to power the controller. Learn more about Xbox controllers and chargers.
To connect additional controllers, follow these same steps again. You can connect up to four controllers to the console. Each connected controller is assigned a position that corresponds with the lighted sections that appear around the console's power button and around the Guide button located in the middle of each controller.
  • To disconnect a wireless controller, press and hold the Guide button for three seconds, and then choose to turn the controller off.
  • When you turn off the console, the controller will reconnect the next time you turn on the console.
  • The controller can be connected to only one console at a time. You can connect the controller to a different console, but the connection to the previously connected console will be lost.

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Ho w to fix x box from controller to x box is really slow how to make it normal


Learn how to connect a wireless or wired controller to your Xbox 360 console.
Connect a wireless Xbox controller
  1. Turn on your console.
  2. Press and hold the Guide button on the controller until the controller turns on.
99383ff6-d9ea-47d0-a9be-b71064439804.png?v=1#controller-guide-push-m-m.png
  1. Press and release the connect button on the console.
Xbox 360 E console fbbfb609-f7ed-4e6e-bd35-7543b1c20d61.png?n=xbox360-connect-m-s.png Xbox 360 S console Original Xbox 360 console 342c6e70-9e56-43d8-bb3a-05f5411040bd.png?v=1#xbox360s-connect-m-m.png 170df81e-0a79-49be-8236-a0fb68eec37b.png?v=1#xbox360-connect-m-m.png
  1. Within 20 seconds, press and release the connect button on the controller.
6b0f2e03-3010-4065-800a-cbe24e204127.png?v=1#controller-connect-m-m.png
  1. When the lights surrounding the power button on the console stop flashing, the controller is connected.
On the Xbox 360 S console, each connected controller is assigned to one of four positions. Each position corresponds to a lighted section around the console power button and the controller Guide button. On the 360 E console, a solid green light on the front of the console indicates that the controller is connected. To determine the player position associated with your accessory, look at the ring of light that surrounds the Guide button on the controller.
c9341988-8ed5-4217-9b87-353de50efbec.png?v=1#connect-xbox-controller-m-m.png 5e4ab6ab-8cb0-41e6-a037-b88221a430c7.png?n=connect-xbox-controller-360-m-s.png
71add0b7-ddf2-4439-b4b4-f50f156d92b7.png?v=1#controller-batteries-m-m.png If the controller does not turn on, check the batteries. Insert fresh AA batteries, making sure they are correctly positioned in the battery case.
You can also use the Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit or the Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit to power the controller. Learn more about Xbox controllers and chargers.
To connect additional controllers, follow these same steps again. You can connect up to four controllers to the console. Each connected controller is assigned a position that corresponds with the lighted sections that appear around the console's power button and around the Guide button located in the middle of each controller.
  • To disconnect a wireless controller, press and hold the Guide button for three seconds, and then choose to turn the controller off.
  • When you turn off the console, the controller will reconnect the next time you turn on the console.
  • The controller can be connected to only one console at a time. You can connect the controller to a different console, but the connection to the previously connected console will be lost.
Connect a wired Xbox controller
5fb17f50-7448-45d5-a294-9ea90994f55b.png?v=1#controller-wired-m-m.png Plug the Xbox 360 Wired Controller into a USB port on the Xbox 360 console. There are two USB ports on the front of the console. To disconnect the controller, pull on the connector, not the cable.
cbe46bf0-3a46-4d53-9d8c-6697aa57622a.png?v=1#controller-cable-release-m-m.png The cable on the Xbox 360 Wired Controller has an inline release. The inline release on the controller cable is a safety feature designed to reduce the chance of the Xbox 360 console falling if the cable is pulled.
Wireless controller troubleshooting
If your wireless controller disconnects or cannot connect to your console, see Xbox 360 Wireless Controller disconnects or can't connect.
If your wireless controller does not turn on or loses power, try the following solutions:
Solution 1: Replace the batteries
Insert a new set of AA alkaline batteries into the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, and then try to turn it on.
Solution 2: Try a different battery pack
If you have another Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, take the battery pack off that controller and attach it to your controller. Then try to turn your controller on.
If your controller works with the different battery pack, your original battery pack might be defective. If your controller is under warranty, you can order a replacement battery pack from Xbox Support . See the Assistance section at the bottom of this page for more information.
If your controller is out of warranty, you can buy a new battery pack from a retail store.
Solution 3: Try a rechargeable battery packIf you or a friend has an Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack, attach that battery pack to your controller and try to use your controller. If your controller works with the rechargeable battery pack attached, you can buy a new battery pack from a retail store or order a replacement battery pack from Xbox Support. See the Assistance section at the bottom of this page for more information.

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When I press the xbox guide button to connect to the xbox, four green lights flash continuously, and don't stop until I take out the batteries. I've tried many of the solutions off of the xbox website, but...


First things first try resyncing the controller to the xbox. It isn't finding the controller.
Next take the batteries and replace them. If you have other bluetooth or wireless devices try turning them of to make sure they aren't interfering. It is also possible the control broke and needs to be replaced.

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How to connect a wireless controller
  1. Press and hold the Guide button on the controller until the controller and the console turn on.Press and release the connect button on the console.Within 20 seconds, press and release the connect button on the controller.When the lights surrounding the power button on the console stop flashing, the controller is connected.

    • If the controller does not turn on, check the batteries. Insert fresh AA batteries, making sure they are correctly positioned in the battery case.


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It's still connected to the original xbox. Take out the batteries to the drum set wait a couple of min. put them back in and try it again.

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Wierd... Never heard of it before. Try to take the batteries out of the controller and wait about 30 seconds. Then switch your xbox on normally and resync it with your controller (hold the little button next or under, depending on stance, of the memory slots and than hold the small button on top of the controller untill it connects to your xbox)

Good luck!

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1 thing to try is unplug every thing and start fresh then resync the controller to the xbox with the button on the top of the controller on the left with the 3 little ((( on it then press the round button on the front of the xbox to sync them both up this should work

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Did you try to press the sync button on both the XBOX and the controller? This should make them connect after they take a second to find out that their searching for eachother. If this doesn't work then you should call into Microsoft and talk to them because the sync system might be faulty. Try the controllers on another XBOX before calling just to make sure though.

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