Hey everybody. I think something may be wrong with usb port on my xbox (where you plug in controllers). I've had 3 guitar hero controllers randomly stop working. Each time, the controller was only a few weeks old and had not sustained any kind of damage. The controller would work one day and the very next day, either the fret buttons wouldn't work or the strum bar wouldn't work for no particular reason. I believe it is my xbox because the controllers were new, but I could be wrong. The xbox is not in warranty. If anybody has had the same problem or knows how to fix it, let me know. Thanks!!
From your description it does sound like your Xbox 360 USB port is shot or you have just racked up the hours on three different guitar hero guitars. Not to doubt your skills or the dedication any of us have to the game I am just leaning towards it being the USB port. Here is the link to the Microsoft run down of how to eliminate the possible problems. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907585
If you were still under warranty this would be the check list they would have you go through prior to taking the console back. I am assuming that since you have gone through three different guitars you were switching out the USB connector to see if you had a faulty connection on the cord connecting your guitar to your actual box. If you haven't checked this you could potentially solve the problem with $5 and a trip to best buy.
If you have already checked this I would check out this site that offers the manual on how to repair your Xbox. They have step by steps on how to solve just about any Xbox 360 and Playstation problems. Here is the link to the overall tutorial: modchips.com/xbox360-tutorials.html">http://www.xbox-modchips.com/xbox360-tutorials.html
In particular here is a link of fitting a standard USB port into your machine in case you feel like Frankensteining it: modchips.com/tutorials/usbsocket.htm">http://www.xbox-modchips.com/tutorials/usbsocket.htm
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Plug the microphone into the USB port on the back of your Wii. You will need a controller for the player using the microphone. Also, as a note, you need a controller for each instrument plugged in. Plug the mic in with machine off, as the microphone will often not be detected if it is hot plugged while the machine is on.
I had this issue myself today when I borrowed Guitar Hero III and the wireless guitar from a friend. Luckily I decided to scour the internet before I got so pissed that I broke an accessory that isn't mine.
There are TWO buttons that you have to push to connect a new wireless device to your 360 that isn't connecting automatically.
Step 1 There is a small white button on the face of the 360 just to the right of the controller wire ports. Press and hold this button until the light on your 360 starts to flash. This puts your system into pairing mode. When this happens:
Step 2 There is a small inconspicuous button on the bottom of the guitar near the strap connection When you press and hold this one you will see the lights around the x-box symbol flash in a circle.
If this does not solve your problem, chance are that you are indeed F*@KED and have to return yet another Microsoft product.
hey guys i was freakin out because i had that same problem. i didnt want to pay an extra 1000$ just because the stupid repair guys wouldnt tell me the answer. So look inside your broken usb port, there should be like golden prongs in there. if they are bent, straighten them and you can turn your xbox back on. Now this might not be the case with you, but that is how i just solved my problem. if you have any questions ill try to keep posted and see if i can help further. also you can get me at my gamertag for xbox live. its volcomxskater37
Is the guitar wireless, if it is check the batteries.
My friend had a problem with his guitar hero 3 game and was forced to take it back.
Before returning it though and again this only applies if the guitar is wirelss. Have you synched it with the console.
The little button just next to the memory card slots needs to be held in for a few seconds and the same needs to be done on the guitars sync button. If you get 4 gree rings of light when you try and turn the guitar on i'm almost certain its the fact that the guitar isn't synchronised with the console.