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360 wont turn on

I turn the console on and the middle button lights up but not the ring. Any suggestions?

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  • d3mag0gu3 May 11, 2010

    The ring of lights around the green power light is ised when green to show the number of controllers connected, and red to show whn your box has died. Are you just pressing the power button, and not connecting any controllers to it? (Unlikely I know, but I thought I'd ask)

    Try turning on your 360 differently, for instance with a controller instead of the button on the front.


  • winnah9000 May 11, 2010

    Does the Xbox work though other then the lights? If so, then I'd ignore it unless you really want to go through the hassle of replacing that board or the LEDs. If it doesn't work, my guess would be your console is dead, I would try unplugging it for awhile and then turning it on. If that doesn't work, call Microsoft and ask if they can help.

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This is sign of major over usage you most likley burnt out your system

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Controller doesnt turn on but batterys are good


Connect a game controller
Solutions
Learn how to connect a wireless or wired controller to your Xbox 360 console.
Connect a wireless Xbox controller
  1. Turn on your console.
  2. Press and hold the Guide button on the controller until the controller turns on.
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  1. Press and release the connect button on the console.
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  1. Within 20 seconds, press and release the connect button on the controller.
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  1. When the lights surrounding the power button on the console stop flashing, the controller is connected.
On the Xbox 360 S console, each connected controller is assigned to one of four positions. Each position corresponds to a lighted section around the console power button and the controller Guide button. On the 360 E console, a solid green light on the front of the console indicates that the controller is connected. To determine the player position associated with your accessory, look at the ring of light that surrounds the Guide button on the controller.
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71add0b7-ddf2-4439-b4b4-f50f156d92b7.png?v=1#controller-batteries-m-m.png If the controller does not turn on, check the batteries. Insert fresh AA batteries, making sure they are correctly positioned in the battery case.
You can also use the Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit or the Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit to power the controller. Learn more about Xbox controllers and chargers.
To connect additional controllers, follow these same steps again. You can connect up to four controllers to the console. Each connected controller is assigned a position that corresponds with the lighted sections that appear around the console's power button and around the Guide button located in the middle of each controller.
  • To disconnect a wireless controller, press and hold the Guide button for three seconds, and then choose to turn the controller off.
  • When you turn off the console, the controller will reconnect the next time you turn on the console.
  • The controller can be connected to only one console at a time. You can connect the controller to a different console, but the connection to the previously connected console will be lost.

Oct 11, 2013 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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My controller was working one day and then stop working the next day it had fresh battery


Connect a game controller
Solutions
Learn how to connect a wireless or wired controller to your Xbox 360 console.
Connect a wireless Xbox controller
  1. Turn on your console.
  2. Press and hold the Guide button on the controller until the controller turns on.
99383ff6-d9ea-47d0-a9be-b71064439804.png?v=1#controller-guide-push-m-m.png
  1. Press and release the connect button on the console.
Xbox 360 E console fbbfb609-f7ed-4e6e-bd35-7543b1c20d61.png?n=xbox360-connect-m-s.png Xbox 360 S console Original Xbox 360 console 342c6e70-9e56-43d8-bb3a-05f5411040bd.png?v=1#xbox360s-connect-m-m.png 170df81e-0a79-49be-8236-a0fb68eec37b.png?v=1#xbox360-connect-m-m.png
  1. Within 20 seconds, press and release the connect button on the controller.
6b0f2e03-3010-4065-800a-cbe24e204127.png?v=1#controller-connect-m-m.png
  1. When the lights surrounding the power button on the console stop flashing, the controller is connected.
On the Xbox 360 S console, each connected controller is assigned to one of four positions. Each position corresponds to a lighted section around the console power button and the controller Guide button. On the 360 E console, a solid green light on the front of the console indicates that the controller is connected. To determine the player position associated with your accessory, look at the ring of light that surrounds the Guide button on the controller.
c9341988-8ed5-4217-9b87-353de50efbec.png?v=1#connect-xbox-controller-m-m.png 5e4ab6ab-8cb0-41e6-a037-b88221a430c7.png?n=connect-xbox-controller-360-m-s.png
71add0b7-ddf2-4439-b4b4-f50f156d92b7.png?v=1#controller-batteries-m-m.png If the controller does not turn on, check the batteries. Insert fresh AA batteries, making sure they are correctly positioned in the battery case.
You can also use the Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit or the Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit to power the controller. Learn more about Xbox controllers and chargers.
To connect additional controllers, follow these same steps again. You can connect up to four controllers to the console. Each connected controller is assigned a position that corresponds with the lighted sections that appear around the console's power button and around the Guide button located in the middle of each controller.
  • To disconnect a wireless controller, press and hold the Guide button for three seconds, and then choose to turn the controller off.
  • When you turn off the console, the controller will reconnect the next time you turn on the console.
  • The controller can be connected to only one console at a time. You can connect the controller to a different console, but the connection to the previously connected console will be lost.

Jul 31, 2013 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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My xbox 360 turns the middle green light on when i start it up , the nothing happens the console wont start up and no display appears on TV and Controller wont sync. with my xbox


  • Your Xbox may have "Red-ringed" a while ago without you knowing. This means it overheated due to lack of ventilation. In order to get it fixed, you will have to send in your Xbox via the support site at xbox.com.
  • Please reply if you have any more questions. Good Luck!

Jul 07, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How can I fix "Red ring of death" on my XBox 360


Three flashing red lights around the Xbox 360 power button (nicknamed the "Red Ring of Death" or "Red Lights of Death" or "Red Ring of Doom"), instead of the one to four green lights indicating normal operation, represent an internal problem that requires service. Warning signs may include freeze-ups, graphical problems in the middle of gameplay, such as checkerboard or pinstripe patterns on the screen, and sound errors, and the console only responds to pressing the power button to turn it off. These events may happen once or several times until the hardware failure occurs, or not at all. If the console freezes occasionally, the error will not necessarily follow. The technical problems seem to affect some generations of consoles more than others. e.g. Xbox 360 60GB This error code is usually caused by failure of one or more hardware components, although it can indicate that the console is not receiving enough power from the power supply, which can either be due to a faulty power supply or if the power supply cable is not fully inserted into the console. The 3 flashing lights can also be caused by power surges; if the console is connected to an outlet that receives a power surge, it may have a failure and the 3 lights will appear as long as the console is plugged into the outlet. Turning off the console, unplugging all power cables and plugging them back in, and restarting the console will fix the issue in this case. hope this helps

Nov 30, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Game loads okay but controller does not work. controller is brand new. lights work on controller but can not ply any games


If the controller is brand new, you need to Sync it with your XBox 360.

Turn on your 360 using the button on the console.
Turn on the controller by holding the X button in the middle.

With both on, click the SYNC button on the xbox 360.
Then click the SYNC button on the Controller.

The green ring around both should flash a few times, then the upper left quadrant should light up on both meaning it's Sync'd.

Enjoy.

Mar 17, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

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My controller and xbox wont connect


To connect the controller to your Xbox 360 console, follow these steps:
  1. Press and hold the Xbox Guide button until the controller turns on. The Xbox Guide button is the round button with the green "X" near the center of the controller.
  2. Make sure that your Xbox 360 console is turned on. If your Xbox 360 console is not turned on, press the power button. The power button is the large round button on your Xbox 360 console.
  3. On the Xbox 360 console, press and release the Connect button. The Connect button is the small round button on the Xbox 360 console.
  4. On the controller, press and release the Connect button. The Connect button is the small button on the front edge of the controller, between the left bumper button and the charging port.
  5. After the Ring of Light spins and flashes one time on the controller and on the console, the controller is connected. The quadrant on the Ring of Light that remains lit indicates the position in which the controller is connected.

Aug 28, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

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My xbox 360 and wireless controller will sync but then it wont show that they are connected and even though i turned on my console by using the button on the console it just shows the green light turn on...


To connect the controller to your Xbox 360 console, follow these steps:
  1. Press and hold the Xbox Guide button until the controller turns on. The Xbox Guide button is the round button with the green "X" near the center of the controller.
  2. Make sure that your Xbox 360 console2_bing.gif is turned on. If your Xbox 360 console is not turned on, press the power button. The power button is the large round button on your Xbox 360 console2_bing.gif.
  3. On the Xbox 360 console, press and release the Connect button. The Connect button is the small round button on the Xbox 360 console.
  4. On the controller, press and release the Connect button. The Connect button is the small button on the front edge of the controller, between the left bumper button and the charging port.
  5. After the Ring2_bing.gif of Light spins and flashes one time on the controller and on the console, the controller is connected. The quadrant on the Ring of Light that remains lit indicates the position in which the controller is connected.

Aug 15, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Tried connecting controller with xbox on and buttons doesnt work


If you power up a new controller and the Ring of Light lights just keep cycling around in a circle without settling on a position, this means that the game console does not recognize that controller.

This can happen with a new controller or when replacing batteries.

To sync it up with the XBox 360, you need to first turn on your game machine,

then turn on the wireless controller (push the Xbox button and hold it until it lights up),

then press the little connect button on the game console (round button to the right of the two memory slots on the front of the machine),

then press the connect button on the rear of the wireless controller in between the left and right buttons that you normally push with your index fingers (above and to the right of the battery release button).

The Ring of Light will cycle on the controller and then it will be assigned a position by the Xbox and stay lit. To turn a controller off or disconnect it, press and hold the Xbox button in the middle for a second or two until the light goes off - if you are in the middle of a game it will ask you if you want to turn off just the controller or the console as well. When the console powers down, all wireless controllers are automatically turned off.


If this does not work, attempt to connect with a different controller to make sure that the controller you are trying to use is not defective.

Hope this helps!

Apr 06, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

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None of the lights in the ring light up and the controlers wont sync.


I FIXED THE PROBLEM! all i did was unplug it from everything my ethernet my HDMI cable and my power cable took the faceplate off and it worked. but i suggest waiting about 10 min then plug it back in. hope this helped

May 29, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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