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Xbox 360 controller will not turn on

I have changed the battery and every thing but the controller will not turn on

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  • saldiboi Mar 31, 2008

    yea i changed the batteries and tried it first on a working controller then switched it to this controller and it still doesn't work, even bought a new pair at the store

  • geoff 21 Oct 20, 2008

    have a wireless controller and one day i was playing and it just stopped working i tried new batteries rechargeable batteries plugging it in to the x box everything but it wont work its been about a month. how do i fix t?

  • qrillin Nov 09, 2008

    my controller also will not turn on at all either. i have tried the solution on this page and it still doesn't work. the controller itself emits a faint continuous beeping sound while i try to turn it on so i'm feeling some small measure of hope. any suggestions?

  • qrillin Nov 09, 2008

    i am having the same problem with my controller not turning on at all. i have tried the solution offered on this page but still no go. the only reason i haven't given up completely is that i can hear a faint continuous beeping sound coming from my controller as i try to turn it on. any suggestions?

  • irockhard16 Nov 10, 2008

    ya. when i put in new batteries it like blinks but the system never responds when i turn the controler. help plz!

  • aY-xiF Nov 14, 2008

    The controller doesnt turn on at all, no light. when i plug play and charge into it with no batteries it still doesnt turn on. play and charge battery and connecty thingy works fine on my other controller

  • zbeck75 Dec 25, 2008

    my xbox 360 controller wont turn on, batteries r good , but i was messign with it after throwing it agisnt the floor

  • acensmooth Dec 26, 2008

    I bought a new xbox 360 that came with a free wireless controller and i keep getting this 4 blinking light on my controller everytime i try to connect the controller wirelessly to the xbox 360, its like the xbox 360 doesn't even recognize the signal from the wireless like its ignoring it. I press the buttons on the top of the controller and the button underneath the power button, but like i said it doesn't register. I just keep getting a 4 quadrant blinking light on the controller. Anyone got something like this?

  • rikkischultz Jan 08, 2009

    I hold the button down and the circle of lights on my controll just flashes twice ive changed the bateries made sure its everythings normal and it still wont work!

  • AwesomeJOSH Jan 19, 2009

    my controller wouldnt turn on any more even before i changed the batteries at first it would connect then disconnect its self then connect and now it just wont turn on at all

  • tikva_boi Jan 30, 2009

    My controller wont turn on, i tried a different battery pack, still not turning on, but when i tried the battery pack of the one that wont turn on, in a different controller, it worked fine!, it was working perfect yesterday, but now i dunno what to do? please help?

  • neontweek Feb 04, 2009

    mine too. did you run update online?That crashed my controllers and hddvd player. Of coarse they want $90 to fix. problem started right after latest online update.Of coarse they deny anyone else having this problem. I am giving a week to fix their own mistake after that Its gonna be up to my lawyer. Anyone with the same update problem please contact me at Paintworks09@yahoo.com
    thank you


  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    look bascliy it does turn on but the green lightrs keep on flashinh !

  • ourfun_70 Mar 04, 2009

    my light wont turn on when i press it as it used to, i have tried new batteries....lots of them, but nothing happens anymore

  • cally916 Mar 15, 2009

    my xbox controller wont turn on im pretty sure its not the battery pack becouse the pack works on my other controller (both packs) idk what to do

  • cally916 Mar 15, 2009

    yea i dont think its the battery pack becouse bot packs work on my other controller and no its not the connectivity please anyone got any other solutions

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    my xbox360 controller wont stay on

  • atleesoccer1 Mar 26, 2009

    my xbox360 wired controller only blinks once in the number 1 spot and number 4 spot when i go plug it in to my 360 and then it wont turn on i have taken it apart nothing is rong with it and nothing radles around please help!

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    my controller wont stay on it turns off any time when i die or every two to three mins

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    My controller won't even turn on!

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    hmm ill try the explonation at the top now:|

  • Dman66950 Apr 17, 2009

    I have the same issue but my Guitar Hero controller/guitar won't turn on either.

  • dalllllas420 Apr 20, 2009

    WIRED Controller turns on and stays off during Gameplay help!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    my controller won't turn on

  • Tatiana Tawny Dec 25, 2011

    I was using my wireless controller one day and then it died, so I took the batteries out. I tried to replace it with rechargeable batteries and it still didn't turn on. I had just charged the batteries too. I even bought a play & charge kit. I plug in my controller and the green light on the connector turns on but my controller still does not. HELP PLEASE! THIS IS TORTURE NOT BEING ABLE TO PLAY.

  • Jayda Scotty Apr 25, 2013

    omgee thanks so much fixed my controller and my friends !

  • Christopher King May 12, 2013

    I was playing mw2 when i put down my controller and turned off my xbox to go to the store with my friends and when i got back i tuned it on with brand new batteries in it and it just keeps blinking

  • salma ahmed Jun 03, 2013

    My Xbox 360 controller won't turn on at all, I've tried changing the batteries and I've tried to press the reset button on my console to try and search for the controller but it didn't find anything. Please help me with any other solution or I'll have to buy a new one and it's not that cheap!!!

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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:

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This will give you access to the two small metal prongs underneath. Pry these up as well, as far as you can (see below).

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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 /> 3c23007.jpg
Now power it up and test it out!

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  • grimesy1 Oct 26, 2010

    i have just tried this thanks to you and it worked perfectly- thank you very much saved me paying for a new 1 :) so gratefull:D

  • jennifer_dob Jun 04, 2011

    Thank you! I had tried almost everything and just did this, it worked! You saved me from having to get a new one as well. very grateful, thanks :)

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    abefi_36 May 29, 2012

    thanks i was about to buy a new controller this saved me about 50 bucks

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    abefi_36 May 29, 2012

    thanks i was about to buy a new controller this saved me about 50 bucks

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    Rachal Jul 20, 2012

    this accomplished nothing.

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    g_oro Sep 30, 2012

    thanks very much i was about to buy a new one <3<3

  • Bigboy Me Mar 09, 2013

    hi. i cant see the pics to guide me through. pls help.

  • Jayda Scotty Apr 25, 2013

    THANKS SOOOOO MUCH !!!!!

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    dllmgray Mar 11, 2014

    You truly are a genius. Thanks!!

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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!

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  • porter_69_23 Feb 28, 2012

    this worked for me! thank you :)

  • Christopher King May 12, 2013

    i tried it and it didnt work

  • Natty Silver May 26, 2013

    nope, the battery pack is fine in my other controller and this wont turn it on

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Fix worked great. Just be careful to not damage your battery pack. Little tweezers work the best.

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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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

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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

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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.

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Tried the prong thing and to no avail. Threw my controller out the window and im about to jump out next.

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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!!!

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My battetry workes but controler won't

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None of that worked for me so i slamed the controller on the ground and im gana get a new one

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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$

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Thank you very much, work well , was about to chuck it out till i tried this.
cheers

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The battery is most likely dead. Can you try the battery in another controller? or another battery in your controller?

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I got so scared thanks! :) The thing with the battery pack worked like a charm!!! :)

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Replaced motherboard in xbox 360 and now my wireless controllers will not connect to the console. Is there a trick to this or what?

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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.

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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

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My controller wont cut on new batters . new batter pack

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AWESOME THNAKJS

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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

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WHEN I TURN MY XBOX360 CONTROLLER ON THE LIGHTS CONTINUES TO KEEP FLASHING AND WONT WORK

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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

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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?

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How to fixs an wired control?

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

Thanks for the tip, that got me up and running again.

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VERY AWESOME DUDE!!! YOU'RE A GENIUS!!!!

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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.

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SOURCE: Xbox 360 wireless controllers won't work

Try this:

hook them up using the play-and-charge usb cable

Then, disconnect the cable.

they should stay synchronized and worked fine after that.

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SOURCE: Changes batteries and button blinks green light and wont' connect

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 silenthunder101@yahoo.com

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SOURCE: xbox 360 wireless control conects then disconnects randomly

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

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SOURCE: Xbox 360 controller turns off at random, yet has new batteries

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.

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