Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller
I have changed the battery and every thing but the controller will not turn on
If you're using the AA battery pack, try this.
Use a small screwdriver or other such tool to pry up the metal spring on the back of the battery pack as seen here:
This will give you access to the two small metal prongs underneath. Pry these up as well, as far as you can (see below).
Finally, push the metal spring back down just enough so that a little bump of it appears above the battery pack, like so.xbox 360 controller will not turn on - 3c23007.jpg />
Now power it up and test it out!
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
HEY! HEY! HEY! I THINK I HAVE THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM! I was having the same problem as the rest of the people here! The controller wouldn't sync to the console and barely would turn on and stuff but theres just a couple setup things that really screwed things up and if followed correctly fixes this whole problem! At first i tried the solution found on this site, didn't work. But after some research i found it! After pressing the middle button on the controller, press the connect button on the 360 of course you knew that but then go back to the controller and press the connect button on there for at least 2 seconds! thats what screwed me up! i just tapped the button instead of holding it! HOLD THE CONNECT BUTTON ON THE CONTROLLER FOR AT LEAST 2 SECONDS OR LONGER! this should be the answer everyone needs! tell me if this worked! I hope i helped!
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
Fix worked great. Just be careful to not damage your battery pack. Little tweezers work the best.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
Hey i have a qeustion i tried the battery pack thing and it didnt work and the problem is my controller wont turn on long enough like when the batteries are in it will flash and go dead after i press the button im worried and might be about to buy a new controller i noticed though that one of the batteries seems to stick inside the pack a little farther than the other even when the same side like + beside + and vice versa also one of the inside prongs is shaped different any help
Posted on Jun 16, 2010
I just bought this XBox 360 last week and had no problems until tonight. The controllers are new but the center light just keeps flashing and will not connect to the XBox. I changed the batteries and still NOTHING! Please help!
Posted on Dec 25, 2009
Mine did the same thing, just stopped turning on one day. Won't even recharge when plugged in.
I took it apart, and still no luck there. nothing looks 'fried' on the insdie.
Posted on Apr 07, 2008
Tried the prong thing and to no avail. Threw my controller out the window and im about to jump out next.
Posted on Aug 05, 2011
Yeah...i tried that prong thing...didnt work i think it must be the **** batteries that someone put in it...both of my controllers have the same problem....and i snapped off the little tab that your meant to bend by accident and ended up throwing the controller into the wall...im just gonna buy a new controller...but i want to play cod4!!!
Posted on Sep 10, 2008
My battetry workes but controler won't
Posted on Nov 11, 2010
None of that worked for me so i slamed the controller on the ground and im gana get a new one
Posted on Jun 09, 2012
The metal prongs is true because that is what connects the two batteries together or one problem might be the positive side of the batterie and the other negative side of the batterie or if neither work just change the batterie pack they are like less than 5$
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
Thank you very much, work well , was about to chuck it out till i tried this.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
The battery is most likely dead. Can you try the battery in another controller? or another battery in your controller?
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
I got so scared thanks! :) The thing with the battery pack worked like a charm!!! :)
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
Replaced motherboard in xbox 360 and now my wireless controllers will not connect to the console. Is there a trick to this or what?
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
After a thousand times of play the battery pack has reached its limit and will not work, at gamestop they sell separate battery packs that you can use but other than that you need to clock the battery not sure how to do this but have seen it been done, similar to clocking a computer to last longer.
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
Mine shows no sign of life but the pack works for sure, i opened it and there is some kind of white powder stain near all the connection bits, plz help its a new controller
Posted on May 26, 2013
My controller wont cut on new batters . new batter pack
Posted on Mar 31, 2011
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
I had the same problem my controller would not sinc with the xbox i had my xbox connected to the tv via the hdmi but i found that if you disconect the hdmi reconect the origanal lead it instantly conects the controler then put the hdmi lead back in all is well
Posted on Jul 27, 2010
WHEN I TURN MY XBOX360 CONTROLLER ON THE LIGHTS CONTINUES TO KEEP FLASHING AND WONT WORK
Posted on Feb 20, 2010
My wireless controller's guide button flashes once but the controller does not turn on its a real quick flash the batteries can't be dead because they're new
Posted on Mar 04, 2012
Hey i've got an problem when i use a rechargable battery inside of my controller it works fine but when i use the AA batteries the controller doesnt wants to turn on. the AA batteries work fine inside my other controllers but not my black on i did the steps above but nothing happens. as i said the AA work with other controlllers not my black one.does it have something to do with the controller?
Posted on Mar 19, 2011
How to fixs an wired control?
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
Thanks for the tip, that got me up and running again.
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
VERY AWESOME DUDE!!! YOU'RE A GENIUS!!!!
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
SOURCE: xbox 360 wireless controller
You must sync the 360 with your controller. Turn on your 360 and your controller. Push the little black button on the front of your console, then hold the little tiny button on the top of your controller for a few seconds. This should sync them.
Posted on Sep 08, 2007
hook them up using the play-and-charge usb cable
Then, disconnect the cable.
they should stay synchronized and worked fine after that.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
clikc ont he button on ur xbox that looks like a bunch of arrows then turn on ur controller....this should solve it, if not e-mail me at email@example.com
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
I have the same problem. I hear allot of people giving storys of a "loose battery" and use tape... but I thought that was nonsense... its obvious the 360 is just having trouble finding signal in some way.... I got fed up with people saying "Change the batterys duh!', because I had stated they can be fresh batteries... I even got another controller and it does the same thing... I highly doubt both controllers have concked out on such little use.
Im on the phone with X-Box right now :(
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
The battery indicator found when pressing your xbox logo button is
temperamental. It might say 2 bars, or 3 or even full battery but this
is not a good indicator of a full battery.
The problem IS low batteries(or more specifically - bad batteries) - when the batteries become low the vibration function can cause the controller to disconnect. This is happens because the vibration function uses extra battery power.
So basically... Every time your controller vibrates, it disconnects. This occurs when firing a weapon in most games, grenades in COD, landing heavy tricks in Skate 2, the list goes on, you'll find many complaints from people stating their controller disconnects specifically with these events.
The simple solution, turn off the vibration function when this occurs. It'll never happen to you again ^_^
Thumbs this up when it proves correct for you. I'd recommend a recharge while you play pack. ALWAYS by the official products too. They're much more reliable and aren't prone to this kind of behaviour.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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