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Wire controller getting disconnected from Xbox 360

The green light turns on fine, but the wire has to be held in a certain position or else it disconnects. This happens especially when you move the ball thing in the wire which is the one that has to be still to work. If anybody knows how to fix this issue please tell me. Also I would like to know what that ball thing is for.

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  • loz_grime Jan 02, 2009

    i have exactly the same problem, been using while holding the wire, and the problem has got worse, keeps disconnecting through games,
    i did ask my dad to open up the pad and see if the wire can be fixed, n he had a look and seems unfixable
    so im considering a wireless pad,
    unless anyone knows any ways of fixing the problem

  • supersaiyan Jan 12, 2009

    i tried both wireless and wired controllers and it still keeps gettin disconnected every minute. is it the console thats got something wrong with it?

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    This has happened to me twice. Microsoft must have done a terrible job at supporting the wires because I've already wasted my money on two controllers. Good thing I still have my two wireless working in perfect condition. I just hate frequently charging batteries.

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This could be something to do with the wire being broken inside at or around controller wire connection. To fix, you may to need to replace the wire in that section.

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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.
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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
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  1. When the lights surrounding the power button on the console stop flashing, the controller is connected.
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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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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.
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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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  1. When the lights surrounding the power button on the console stop flashing, the controller is connected.
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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.
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