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The green won't go on

I can turn the xbox 360 on but the green lights wont turn on so i cant program my controller to it

the ring of lights dont turn on at all but i can see the main menu

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I have the same problem i think its the rf module its a board that has both the power button with lights and the reciever for the joystick

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There is a small white button on the front of the console, and one on the front of the controller, push both so the controller and console will recognize each other. Also if you have a play and charge kit you can try plugging the controller directly into the xbox usb port. That should work.

Posted on May 01, 2008

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Is this a new controller?
Are the batteries new/recharged?

This is the sequence summary on where you are going to focus:
Step 1 - Controller
Step 2 - Console
Step 3 - Console
Step 4 - Controller
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Step 5 | After the Ring of Light spins and flashes one time on the controller and on the console, the controller is connected. The quadrant on the Ring of Light that remains lit indicates the position in which the controller is connected.

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If the new/working controller is connecting with the console this means that the previous controller is faulty - needs replacement.
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*NEVER TAMPER WITH ANY OF THE TWO AS TAMPERING WILL VOID EXISTING WARRANTY.

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