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Xbox 360 Controller for Windows causes fuzzy sound

I turn on my computer. the sound is perfectly fine. then i plug in my Xbox 360 Controller to my USB slot. and it makes a fuzzy sound.  it wont go away until i unplug the controller AND restart my PC with it not plugged in.  I want to play DiRT and listen to the great sound effects on my new PC!!!

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller for Windows causes fuzzy sound

Try updating your firmware on your USB card/motherboard and sound card. That may make the noise go away if they are older components.

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The thing is both your computer and the xbox360 are on the exact same frequency, meaning that if both devices are in radius they will both go on.

If the xbox360 is nearby then I would recommend to unplug the power cable while you are using the controller for the PC.

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- turn them both off
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I also registered to post the solution. This is actually a very easy fix.

Goto > Start > Control Panel
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Press > "OK"

When you plug in the x-box controller it makes itself the default audio playback because it has a headphone jack on it.


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