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Xbox 360 live headset

Hello, could some one tell me how to setup the headset on xbox 360 when im on live and have it plugged into the controller i cant hear anything and mic dosent seem to work is there any where i need to set it up or something ive changed settings in personal settings but dident seem to work. Any help would be great thanks.

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Try sending yourself a message and see if you hit play (after recording the message) you can hear yourself. Sometimes Ive been playing games like GRAW2 online and when I lose connection with the host or something along those lines my mic will stop working untill I reset the console. Also, most games will have some kind of an indicator when you are on Live that show when someone is talking. Do these indicators activate at all? (usually a small volume symbol that will light up next to the persons gamertag)

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Hello there

No problem, in just a few steps you too will be online and ready to go.

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With your Xbox 360 turned off unplug the ethernet cable from the back of your Xbox.

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Next unplug the Xbox 360 power cord from the back of the Xbox 360.

Unplug ethernet cable and power cord from the modem. Wait for about 1 minute and then plug ethernet cable back into the modem.

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