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Controllers will not connects at all.


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I turned on my xbox this morning, and then controller light was just spinning. I thought "that's weird because I just used to the controller to turn it out". I tried to sync up the controller and when I press the sync button the two rings of lights spin initially and then flash in unison to indicate they have connected but then i goes right back to the controllers lights spinning as if it is not connected. This being said I can still turn the system on with the controllers even though they will not connect and I have am having the exact same symptoms with my wireless headset. Xbox had no idea what could cause this. Does anyone know what may be causing this and if there is anything I can do? Thanks.

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I have the issue mostly when the batteries are about to die, Try changing the batteries, or if you are using a play and charge kit (sold seprately) connect it to your xbox 360 and one of the front usb ports. Or replace the rechargeable battery.

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