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SOURCE: Xbox 360 won't recognize my controller!

Turn on the X-Box, turn on the controller, press the "Find" button on the X-Box, It's the 3/8" ROUND button on the consol. Press the find button on the controller. It's the 1/8" round button next to the LB button.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: xbox 360 wireless contoller won't sync with game console

If you're using an HDMI connection between the Xbox 360 and the TV, it might be that. When using HDMI, the Xbox won't boot up until it knows what the TV is capable of displaying. Although the controller will turn the console on, it won't sync with the console -- and it's not a controller or console problem, but just a symptom of the fact that the Xbox won't get to the point where controllers will sync until it can properly communicate with the TV. I'd recommend turning off the TV and the Xbox, disconnecting the HDMI cable and re-connecting it after making sure the contacts are clean. Then turn the Xbox back on first; you'll likely to see the same behavior. Finally, turn the TV back on. With it being switched back into HDMI mode, it just might "kick-start" the Xbox into a good communication link across HDMI. Hope that helps.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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SOURCE: xbox 360 sync problem - controllers will not connect

maybe the only way is take it a part and see if the sync button is not broken some how. therefore i advise you to buy a new controller maybe even a used 1 if you dont want to spend more than $20.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: xbox wont sync with my wireless contorller

Have you ever synced one of these controllers before?

Hold the controller in your hand as if you were playing a game. Next flip the controller up so that the buttons on it, are facing you.

There is a small white button that you will see. Power your xbox up and after you get to your main menu press the sync button located about 2 inches to the left of your main power button on your console.

Press the described button on the console and then the described button on your controller. The two should sync together perfectly fine.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Xbox 360 won't recognize my controller!

Maybe there was a problem with the system before you got it and that's why it was sold on ebay. If the console is still under warranty, you can send it to microsoft for repairs. If it's not under warranty you will have to pay a $140 fee to have them repair it.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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Mx vs atv alive says activate second controller


I guess it's as easy as pressing A or Start.

But if the controller really isn't connected anyways, you have to:

1: Turn on controller, and hold the sync button ( just to the right of the Left Bumper ).

2: Press the Sync button on the Xbox 360
> Slim version: Sync button is placed just beside the usbports on the front of the xbox.
> Original version: The sync button is placed just beside Memory Slot B ( looks pretty much as the one on the xbox controller.

3: The controller should connect and sync automaticly to your Xbox 360.

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How to sync your Xbox 360 wireless controller


I have come across a few questions asking why a wireless controller is on but not connected, or why it is on and no corresponding green lights were on, etc.. So here it is: DRAGONF1R3 REPAIRS' GUIDE TO SYNC YOUR XBOX 360 CONTROLLER TO IT'S CONSOLE


Quite a title I know, but the actual guide is very simple.

Step 1: Power on your Xbox 360 console. In this guide I'm assuming everyone already has their console hooked up, if not, contact me.

Step 2: Power on Xbox 360 Controller. Make sure it has a battery pack that has correctly place and working batteries or charged re-chargeable battery pack.

Step 3: Locate the small circular sync button on your controller. It is near where your controller can be plugged in (between the LB and RB).

Step 4: Locate the small circular sync button on your Xbox 360 console. It is next to Memory Unit slot 2.

Step 5: Press and hold the controller sync button until the green power lights start spinning.

Step 6: While your controller lights are still spinning press and hold the console sync button. The console's lights should spin also, then flash, and finally show the player slot light on both the console and the controller.

Viola! You've synced your wireless controller! You can sync up to four controllers.
Also, you can use this guide to sync to different Xbox 360 consoles. So you can bring only your controller to your friend's house.

Note: If you sync your controller to another console, you will have to re-sync it to your own afterwords.

on Jan 18, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Were is the sync button on the brand new xbox 360


The sync button on the console is right next to the memory unit b slot on the front of the xbox 360. The sync button on the 360 controller is on the top between the two bumper buttons.

Apr 01, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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I can't get my remotes to sync with the console.


Connecting a controller to the Xbox 360 is one of those things that should be simple but always ends up confusing and difficult.

Wired is simple; just plug in the controller into a USB slot on the console. It should connect automatically.

For a wireless controller you do the following:
1. Turn on the Xbox 360.
2. Press center Xbox button on 360 controller.
3. Press the small "sync" button on the console.
4. Press the small "sync" button on the controller quickly after step 3.
Of course I never remember the order, so randomly mashing the Xbox button and sync buttons eventually works too. Here's a link to how to sync, but with pictures!

If you're using the Xbox 360 Universal Media remote, I believe it uses an IR (infrared) connection so there is no syncing involved. To use it you just need to point it at the Xbox 360 console (specifically, it's IR receiver). Just make sure the batteries in the remote aren't dead and that the remote is in 360 mode (as opposed to TV mode; just press the "TV" button to toggle modes).

Mar 22, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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The white wireless contoller from an older white x box 360 does not connect with the black kinnect x box 360 we just purchased.. i was told they were compatible why doesnt the white controller work with...


There is a sync button next to the Play and Charge port on the controller, all you have to do is press both the sync button on the Xbox and the controller and it should connect. On the nonslim Xbox 360's the sync button is right next to the infared sensor and the memory card slots. On the slim Xbox 360 the sync button will be right next to the usb ports on the front of the Xbox 360 console. When you successfully start the sync the led's for the controller's and console's lights will spin and be ready for you to press the sync button on the other device.
(PS, you have to have both the console and the controller on for this to work; PPS, By controller on I mean having it searching)

Feb 24, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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MY CONTROLLER WONT CNNCT TO MY XBOX EVEN WEN I SYNC IT . ITS BRAND NEW.


You might have to replace the batteries in the controller, as if the battery life is low the controller will have issues syncing to the xbox 360. Just in cause, To sync the controller to the xbox 360, you must turn on the controller using the xbox guide button and then press the Wireless Sync button right next to the Controller Charging Port. Then you must press the sync button on the xbox 360. You must do this semi-quickly, or the sync process will not complete.
Lastly, You also might have a faulty controller, I suggest you go back to the store you got it from and see if they will replace the faulty controller.

Jan 20, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Xbox 360 Controller: New Xbox 360 wireless controller can't sync with m...


Your controller is defective. Take it back to the store and get a new one. That happens once in a while. There is nothing you can do about it.

May 18, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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My controller will not link with my xbox. it just flashes 4 green lights around the circle. what can i do?


Did you sync it? here's how to sync it:

Step 1: Power on your Xbox 360 console2_bing.gif. In this guide I'm assuming everyone already has their console2_bing.gif hooked up, if not, contact me.

Step 2: Power on Xbox2_bing.gif 360 Controller. Make sure it has a battery pack that has correctly place and working batteries or charged re-chargeable battery pack.

Step 3: Locate the small circular sync button on your controller. It is near where your controller can be plugged in (between the LB and RB).

Step 4: Locate the small circular sync button on your Xbox 360 console. It is next to Memory Unit slot 2.

Step 5: Press and hold the controller sync button until the green power lights start spinning.

Step 6: While your controller lights are still spinning press and hold the console sync button. The console's lights should spin also, then flash, and finally show the player slot light on both the console and the controller.

Viola! You've synced your wireless controller! You can sync up to four controllers.
Also, you can use this guide to sync to different Xbox 360 consoles. So you can bring only your controller to your friend's house.

Note: If you sync your controller to another console, you will have to re-sync it to your own afterwords.

Jan 23, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Xbox 360 sync problem - controllers will not connect


maybe the only way is take it a part and see if the sync button is not broken some how. therefore i advise you to buy a new controller maybe even a used 1 if you dont want to spend more than $20.

Mar 28, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

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How do I disconnect a controller from one xbox 360 and hook it to


press the synce button located on the front of the console. then press and hold the synce button on top the controller. the lights should tell you that the controller has been connected

Dec 01, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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