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Bought a second Xbox controller. Won't sync with system.

I bought a 2nd controller for my brand new system. The 1st controller that came with the system syncs fine, but the 2nd one has all of the quandrants lit up and blinking and it isn't syncing. I used the batteries that came with the controller and then switched them for another pair. The problem persists and I'm thinking of bringing this controller back to Best Buy for exchange. Any suggestions?

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  • binky6 Jan 04, 2009

    yo have to test the single so the concle knows that you have 2

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