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Wireless controller controller will not charge when plugged in to usb port

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Your problem could be if you were trying to use a normal battery pack instead of the rechargable one.

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Sync ps3


Does the controller light up when plugged in? If so an previous update may have messed it up. If not it could be the controller or the usb port. Try another USB port or another controller. If neither one of those solutions work. Try to delete the previous update, and reupdate the console. Most likely it is the controller or the usb port is broken.

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Can I hook up a 4 port usb hub backwards?


well if you plug the usb cord that powers it into some thing else that has a usb port that is running electricty through it such as a pc you should be able to plug in any thing that needs charging with a usb cord that will go into the 4 ports . so i guess it should work i know it wont mess anything up so go ahead and try it. also if you got a usb wall charger that can hold a usb cord you can plug the 4 port usb hub into that and it will work like a charger for things with usb chargers.

Dec 17, 2012 | PC Game Controllers

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I cant get my madcatz ps3 controller to turn on. i just purchased it and threw out the intructions by mistake. I plugged in the usb key and get the controller to turn on


If it is wireless you have to either insert some batteries or charge it by USB.

Usually MadCatz controllers have a button to turn them on or just keep the Home button pressed until you see some light on it.

The USB dongle should be blinking and after you turn on the controller it should pair with it and stop blinking.

Hope it helps...

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X box controller keeps turning itself off - I have put new batteries in


Connection problems might be caused by one or more of the following factors:
  • Weak batteries or a weak Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Interference from another wireless device, such as a microwave oven, a cordless phone, or a wireless router
  • Metallic objects positioned between the console and the wireless controller, such as a chrome faceplate or metal dividers, shelves, or doors on an entertainment center cabinet

    Note All licensed Xbox 360 console faceplates are tested for interference, and do not interfere with licensed wireless devices.
  • There are already four controllers connected to the console.
uparrow.gifBack to the top THINGS TO TRY Solution 1: Restart your console Turn your console off, wait a minute, and then... Solution 1: Restart your consoleTurn your console off, wait a minute, and then turn it on again.

If your controller is still not working, try the next solution. uparrow.gifBack to the top Solution 2: Replace the batteries or the Rechargeable Battery PackInsert fresh AA batteries, or attach a fully charged Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack to your controller. If you have an Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Remove the battery pack and reattach it to your controller, making sure that it is attached correctly.
  • Press and hold the Xbox Guide button. In the upper-left area of the Xbox Guide button, the battery meter indicates your current level of battery strength. You might need to recharge the battery pack, if the level is low.

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If you have an Xbox 360 Play & Charge kit
  • Make sure that the Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack is correctly connected to your controller and plugged into one of your console's USB ports. If you check both of those things but are still having the problem, try the suggestion below.
  • Plug the charge cable into each USB port on your console, one by one. There are two USB ports on the front of the console and one on the back. If the controller works in one USB port but not another, try another accessory in the USB port that did not work with the controller. If the USB port does not work with any accessory, your Xbox 360 console might need to be repaired.
  • Turn off vibration feedback (rumbling) on the controller. If you play games with feedback while charging, it takes longer for the controller to charge and might drain the battery pack faster than it can recharge. Here's how to turn vibration off.
    1. Press the Xbox Guide button on the controller.
    2. Go to the Settings area, and then select Preferences.
    3. Select Vibration.
    4. Select Enable Vibration to clear the checkbox.
If your controller is still not working, try the next solution. uparrow.gifBack to the top Solution 3: Remove objects between the controller and the consoleThe controller works within 33 feet (10 meters) of your console. However, objects placed between the controller and the console might reduce this range. In addition, objects that use wireless technology (for example, a cordless phone) can interfere with your wireless controller. Remove or relocate objects or wireless devices that might interfere with the wireless controller or console. Here are some things that can cause problems:
  • Microwave ovens
  • Cordless phones
  • Wireless routers
  • Chrome faceplates
  • Metal dividers
  • Shelves
  • Doors on an entertainment center cabinet
Note All licensed Xbox 360 console faceplates are tested for interference, and do not interfere with licensed wireless devices.

If your controller is still not working, try the next solution. uparrow.gifBack to the top Solution 4: Disconnect all controllers and headsetsIf all four rings surrounding the power button on the console are green but the controller has four flashing green lights, four controllers might already be connected to the console. Disconnect all of the controllers, and then try to connect the controller with the problem.
  • To disconnect a wireless controller, press and hold the Xbox Guide button for three seconds, and then turn the controller off.
  • To disconnect a wireless headset, turn the headset off.
  • To disconnect a wired controller or headset, unplug its cable from the console.
To learn more about connecting your wireless controller, please read the following Knowledge Base article: 906947 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906947/ ) How to connect an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to an Xbox 360 console or computer If your controller is still not working, try the next solution. uparrow.gifBack to the top Solution 5: Replace your controllerIf your controller still does not work correctly, it might need to be replaced. Please contact Xbox support at the following address: http://www.xbox.com/support/contact (http://www.xbox.com/support/contact) uparrow.gifBack to the top Additional supportPlease visit the following Web site for information about how to contact Xbox support: http://www.xbox.com/support/contact (http://www.xbox.com/support/contact)

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"HOW TO" use xbox 360 controller on pc games


Most games support the gamepad by default. You should not need any software or setup. But you might need the Drivers for it... Check this out, hope it helps:

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx?category=Gaming&type=Gaming&sku=JR9-00001

Mar 31, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Remote keeps turning off and have to turn back on sbox 360


if wireless then your battery is about done and will no longer hold a charge (I have a collection of dead ones as well) Same thing happened to mine. If this is happening while connected with the cable make sure the connection at the controller end is firmly attached and clean. Also try the other controller USB port

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Neither of my xBox 360 wireless controllers will sync with my 360 console. I have tried both contollers with a variaty of battery packs and they still wont sync but i have no problem with my wired...


Remove the batteries from both controllers, and unplug the Xbox for a minute. Now turn the Xbox on by the power button on the console, Install the batteries in your controllers, and hit the Console sync button first, then hit the little sync button on top of the controller.
If this does not work, you can purchase the wired charge pack that you must plug in to the USB port of the console to charge, and this will sync as your wired controller does. When it is synced unplug the wire from the controller and voila. Remember, the charger pack will look like this.

http://www.techsick.com/shop/images/P/xb360-controller-charger-36.jpg

Good luck and be patient.

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When i plug my wired remote into my 360 it lights up for a minute then goes off wireless works fine but it does this in both usb ports


As wireless works ok and you have the same problem with both USB ports then it's possible that the wired remote has a loose or broken connection wire.

This also happens with wired headsets, in many cases it means replacing the controller.

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Xbox 360 controller one wireless two wired


The port on the XBox has gone bad or there is dirt or something in the port. Use compressed air to blow out the port and see if it helps. If not the unit needs repair.,, try this out and see...

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Controller NOT Working Properly


I just came home to find this same problem. Four blinking lights on the wireless controller and the inability to sync the controller with my 360. On a whim I took out my controller's battery and then reinserted it after a few seconds. Voila! Problem solved. Controller works normally again!

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