It was working fine, and now the controller has two green lights showing opposite each other on the central X button, it is an official control pad. The lights still show even when the console is powered off (but plugged into the mains) but when the console is turned on the controller will not let me do anything at all... any help would be greatly apreciated!
Possible fix, make sure your contacts are clean, and your cable is not damaged. Obviously the 5v lines are connecting, but no data is getting through. I reccomend using a q-tip to get any grime off, but you may need rubbing alchohol (90% reccomended because it dries cleaner). Clean off the connections on the xbox and the controller. If it still doesnt work, list any extras you have plugged into your controller, and the estimated time you bought the controller.
If all else fails, I've just got a great deal on a MadCatz xbox 360 controller ($25) and its fully functional, minus the controller faceplates if thats your cup-o-tea.
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If the wireless controllers won't
connect under any circumstances even with the Charge-and-Play Cable then
you most likely have a problem with a board inside your 360, i think
it's like the RF board or something, mind you, the C-P cord only forces
through an electrical charge and does not force the controller and
console to connect, it just works when your batteries are low, in the
event that your console is faulty, you can purchase RF boards and
replace them yourself (voids the warranty but takes 20 minutes) or send
it into XBox HQ (gives you more warranty but takes like 6 months) .
Turn off both the console and the controller, then follow these steps:
Turn on both the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller and the Xbox 360 console.
On the console, press the connect button. (to the immediate right of the memory card slot on the console)
On the controller, press the connect button. (Look on top of the controller for a small button.)
The green lights that surround the Guide button on the controller and the power button on the console spin and flash when the controller is being connected to the console. After the controller is connected, a single green light illuminates on the controller and on the console to show you which quadrant the controller is connected to.
Wireless:Mostlikey a battery issue or sync issue.. Wired:mostlikey a bad cable.. Wireless with cable:mostlikey a battery or sync issue or cable..
Unknown fact. Controller wires are ment to fail as to make more profits.. How you might ask.. if you have a old wire try stripping off the plastic and the fibermesh wire protecting that four wires are presnt a white and green wires which are for sync and control, and black and red for + and - power imput/output for charging/powering the controler.. What microsoft dosent want you to know is the black and red wires they make 2cm shorter then the green and white.(Note: This has been proven through over 45 wire checks over the past year.)
This causes the wires to rather break over a time through any number of ways the wires handled.. or to burn out through a short in the wires.. most of the time frying your controller in the process. Only solution to extend wire lifetime: Hang the wire strait in a vertical line off of something for example a wall or door.. the usb plug is fine but the problem area is between the "knot" and controller mount on the opposite end of the wire. solution #2: Dont buy wires.. battery packs and battery charge stations are cheaper in the end. "Spend money to save money"
There should be a sync button right on the top of the back of the Xbox 360 controller. While the system is on. Power on the controller. Hold down the sync button on the controller, and then press and hold the sync button on the Xbox 360 console. Wait for a few seconds until the Xbox 360 controller lights stop blinking. Then test out the controller. Any comments of questions, post them by clicking on the add more details link inside of this question that you've asked.