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ZX-6000 wireless receiver does not work with XP

Out of two different units neither has worked more than about 10 seconds. I plug the wireless reciever in and nothing happens. It appears that XP does not even know its there. No driver tone or messaging and the connect light does not work.

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    yes no driver detected

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    Done all that - unit doesnt show up in audio output to be chosen and shows up as usb device in the input side

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    the head set dont work at all

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    after installing, windows can find the driver for the RECIVER of my headset, but NOT for my headset...

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    hello I would like to know how surface to charge MICROSOFT XBOX 360 WIRELESS HEADSET that J have to buy for my xbox 360. J have to try to charge them and its J ' does not function; in have to buy 3 and the 3 does not function is only its possible. my address email is j' would like an answer earliest posiblemerci of your carole attention



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Once everything is installed to the point where the XBox360 receiver is showing in the Device Manager (not under the sound, video, and game controllers section) I did the following.

  1. Pressed the sync button on the USB receiver to where the green light started blinking
  2. Pressed and held down the power button to turn on and force my headset to sync.
Once I did this the headset was detected, the four flashing lights turned solid, and an extra audio device showed up under the sound, video and game controllers section of the Device Manager.
I was then able to follow the following instructions, starting from Step 2, to setup my OS to use the headset:

Microsoft really needs to work on documenting everything, like how to force the headset to sync. I wasted 15mins trying to get this working.

I hope this helps out others experiencing this issue and if you are thinking about purchaing this headset, it would do it from some place where you can return it. You may not find the sound quality to be any good.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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No connection here. It worked the first time only. Now I turn on the headset and it flashes all 4 LEDs and nothing. It worked the first time I installed it and tried it. The HELP file installed on my PC does not even search the word LED. There is no text to tell you what the LEDs even mean in the help file.

This is the ZX-6000 installed on the worthless, **** OS called Windows Vista that Microsoft forced on vendors. Vista is the Windows 98 of the new decade.

Bill Gates needs another pie in the face.

Posted on May 05, 2009

  • eliasvilla Mar 08, 2011

    So were you able to solve the four blinking LEDs at some point?? Got the same issue.


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Safely disconnect the receiver from SUB port.
Remove the installation Software.(Start,Setting,Control Panel,Add
or Remove Program. choose the "Microsoft LifeChat" and press
the remove button)
Restart the PC
Make sure yours internet connection are working.
Reinstall the software from the CD - do not plug the USB connector
yet !
When prompted (during the setup) plug it to the USB port.
When its finish , turn on the headset, and try make a call in Live
If its still not working or recognize, go to :Start, Run, and type in -
mmsys.cpl , press the "OK"
Choose the Audio Tab.
Make sure that in the - Sound playback - the Default device are
the - "xbox 360 wireless Rece", if not - change it.
Do the same thing in the - Sound recording Default device.
Choose "OK" button to close this window.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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