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Xbox 360 controller for windows

I turn on my computer. the sound is perfectly fine. then i plug in my Xbox 360 Controller to my USB slot. and i get no sound. It works fine when not plugged in.

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  • grayp Dec 25, 2007

    exactly the same problem on my laptop, but not my desktop PC. Really strange,

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    having the same problem, when connecting the 360 controller to the pc, the usb audio (headphones or speakers) become distorted with static, only happens after connecting the controller. in order to return the audio back to normal i have to disconnect the controller and restart the system. I have the latest drivers for the controller and usb audio adapters and using windows vista ult. are there any real suggestions or solutions for this issue yet?



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I also registered to post the solution. This is actually a very easy fix.

Goto > Start > Control Panel
Open > Sounds and Audio Devices
Goto > "Audio" Tab
Change > "Default Device" back to your sound card rather than the x-box controller.
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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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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