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Wireless controller wont turn on

My controller wont turn on, i checked the batteries and theyre fine. the controller simply wont turn on. anyone know a way to fix it?

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  • davidsj656 Mar 30, 2008

    might be, gonna open it up and see whats going on.
    Thanks.

  • davidsj656 Apr 11, 2008

    I found one solution to this problem i bought a new one and returned it with the bad one. :p I had to buy the one with the rechargeable battery pack and i found out that the bad controller worked with the rechargeable pack. so your solution, MeKiwi, would of worked fine if i would of know that earlier.
    Thanks! I appreciate the help!

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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.

Now power it up and test it out!

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

  • grimesy1 Oct 26, 2010

    my controller is now working thanks to you- much appreciated :)

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Had u ever dropped it...............if so...some soldering would have been gone.....

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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