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Two controllers are showing on the 360 but only 1 active and it is assigned to controller 2

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  • tim_diehl Apr 24, 2010

    Thanks yes they are wireless controllers. It appears there is another electronic device in the house with a common frequency. It comes and goes. No other controllers had batteries in them (we took then out) So we are looking for a ghost.

  • tim_diehl Apr 26, 2010

    Single family home. I doubt either of neighbors have gotten a 360 recently as they are both retired and older. Been trying to track the signal but it just comes and goes without any known sense. As long as you gain control first and have the first controller you are ok but if the ghost is in control then you are the second and limited in what you gain access to. Only new addition is my htc tilt pro 2 but I don't think there is enough of a bluetooth signal coming from the phone. It pretty much stays downstairs away from the Xbox, so not sure. Thanks for all the information.

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Due to the massive strain which can be put on the cable connecting the controller to the X-Box due to getting carried away with getting the opposition with a head shot. I'd say the cable has fractured internally either where it enters the handpiece or where it enters the X-Box USB port. From experience, probably the former.

Try swapping the handpieces and see if the problem changes with the swap. At the moment your Channel 2 handpiece is OK so put it into socket one and you should find channel one is OK but Channel two isn't assigned

Don't be surprised if both come up as OK because if the fracture is in the right place it can remak the contact and work. Although it will break down again when you move it. It's a common problem I've repaired my Grandson's controllers a few times. Luckily I have a Playstation with no cables so I don't suffer from broken controllers. Wink Wink :-)

I'm not sure if you can buy just the cables, I've never seen any for sale and buying used ones can be a hassle so I'd recommend a new controller. Unless you or a friend is willing to cut the cable just about 6 inches from the controller and rewire it but if your luck is like mine you'll find the fault is at the USB end. It's worth a try, you've got a 50% chance of getting it right.
If you do try it yourself don't forget to make a drawing of where the wires run to and what colours they are so you don't get them mixed up otherwise a move forward could blow your mates head off. In the virtual world of course.

If you are a gambler and find a controller with broken joysticks a complete change of cable may do the job and work out a lot cheaper. Just be carefull and remember how the controller came apart and just reverse that procedure to reassemble it. One warning though Don't try repairing it whilst it's plugged in Oh! and don't overtighten the screws when putting it back together. They are screwing into plastic and it's easy to strip the thread or snap it.

Meanwhile it's one man machine until you fix it. By the way, try not to save a few dollars wif you replace it. The cheap ones are really rubbish.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

  • goodbye goodbye Apr 24, 2010

    I think I may have boo booed. I saw the wire sticking out of the picture supplied with your question and assumed you had the old X-Box which uses wired controllers.



    I have a feeling you actually have wireless controllers. About the only advice available for them is check your battery. If the controller has done a lot of time shooting the enemy or whatever the game is and has been charged and discharged many times. It's possible it's seen it's last enemy and needs replacing. If it isn't a battery problem then it's definitely a repair job by a tech. Not something to tackle yourself unless you understand digital circuitry and logic.

  • goodbye goodbye Apr 24, 2010

    Spooky :-) Do you have a video sender. A unit which transmits TV audio and video from one TV to any other's in the house? Don't forget it's possible to be a neighbour too. They don't need something transmitting on the exact frequency. It's possible a harmonic of a different frquency is causing the problem. I had one of those baby alarm systems interfering with my Satellite receiver repeater system. Because the baby was more importent than a TV picture I got a repeater on a different frequency. I can honestly say I've never heard of this with an X-Box though. Do any really close neigbours have an X-box? It's unlikely they would be affecting yours but funnier things have happened. Especially if the X-Boxes are against opposite walls. Are you in an apartment? maybe another X-box is only on the other side of the wall. I would have thought the wall would attenuate the signal enough not to cause problems but again weird things can happen. What about an alarm system.?

    I'd beinclined to go right through the house turning off everything until you get control back again. If that doesn't work see if you can borrow a controller from someone else and see if that works. Very frustrating when you can't play your X-Box. By the way. you didn't say if using just the one controller works on it's own.

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Connect a wireless Xbox controller
  1. Turn on your console.
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  1. Press and release the connect button on the console.
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  1. Within 20 seconds, press and release the connect button on the controller.
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On the Xbox 360 S console, each connected controller is assigned to one of four positions. Each position corresponds to a lighted section around the console power button and the controller Guide button. On the 360 E console, a solid green light on the front of the console indicates that the controller is connected. To determine the player position associated with your accessory, look at the ring of light that surrounds the Guide button on the controller.
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71add0b7-ddf2-4439-b4b4-f50f156d92b7.png?v=1#controller-batteries-m-m.png If the controller does not turn on, check the batteries. Insert fresh AA batteries, making sure they are correctly positioned in the battery case.
You can also use the Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit or the Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit to power the controller. Learn more about Xbox controllers and chargers.
To connect additional controllers, follow these same steps again. You can connect up to four controllers to the console. Each connected controller is assigned a position that corresponds with the lighted sections that appear around the console's power button and around the Guide button located in the middle of each controller.
  • To disconnect a wireless controller, press and hold the Guide button for three seconds, and then choose to turn the controller off.
  • When you turn off the console, the controller will reconnect the next time you turn on the console.
  • The controller can be connected to only one console at a time. You can connect the controller to a different console, but the connection to the previously connected console will be lost.

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Connect a game controller
Solutions
Learn how to connect a wireless or wired controller to your Xbox 360 console.
Connect a wireless Xbox controller
  1. Turn on your console.
  2. Press and hold the Guide button on the controller until the controller turns on.
99383ff6-d9ea-47d0-a9be-b71064439804.png?v=1#controller-guide-push-m-m.png
  1. Press and release the connect button on the console.
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  1. Within 20 seconds, press and release the connect button on the controller.
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  1. When the lights surrounding the power button on the console stop flashing, the controller is connected.
On the Xbox 360 S console, each connected controller is assigned to one of four positions. Each position corresponds to a lighted section around the console power button and the controller Guide button. On the 360 E console, a solid green light on the front of the console indicates that the controller is connected. To determine the player position associated with your accessory, look at the ring of light that surrounds the Guide button on the controller.
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You can also use the Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit or the Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit to power the controller. Learn more about Xbox controllers and chargers.
To connect additional controllers, follow these same steps again. You can connect up to four controllers to the console. Each connected controller is assigned a position that corresponds with the lighted sections that appear around the console's power button and around the Guide button located in the middle of each controller.
  • To disconnect a wireless controller, press and hold the Guide button for three seconds, and then choose to turn the controller off.
  • When you turn off the console, the controller will reconnect the next time you turn on the console.
  • The controller can be connected to only one console at a time. You can connect the controller to a different console, but the connection to the previously connected console will be lost.

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How to Configure an Xbox Controller Fotolia.com"> configure-xbox-controller-800x800.jpg Configure you Xbox controller.

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Difficulty:Easy Instructions

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Connecting an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to an Xbox 360 Console is called Connecting. To connect a controller to a console:
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Step 2: Ensure that you have performed the proper procedure to connect the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to the console.

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