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Neither controller ports are receiving information and I know the controllers work so it must be the console. Help?

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This is down to the controller ports becoming faulty.
If you say the controllers work then the board will have failed.

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Try the controller in both controller ports and if that doesnt work, try a different controller. If that still doesnt resolve your problem, you may need to fix the controller port.
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  1. Press and hold the Xbox Guide button until the controller turns on. The Xbox Guide button is the round button with the green "X" near the center of the controller.
  2. Make sure that the Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows is plugged in to your computer.
  3. On the Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows, press and release the small round Connect button.
  4. On the controller, press and release the Connect button. The Connect button is the small button on the front edge of the controller, between the left bumper button and the charging port.
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Connect to PS3
1. Turn on your console and plug the receiver into the first port on the console. The RX indicator on the receiver flashes.
2. Slide POWER ON/OFF to ON to turn on the controller. The controller’s POWER indicator lights and the 4 port indicators flash.
3. The controller connects with the receiver automatically after about 3 seconds. If successful, the RX indicator on the receiver lights.
4. Press the PS button to assign a controller number. The corresponding port indicator lights.
Manual Search
If you are unable to automatically connect, try manual adjustment.
1. Repeat steps 1 and 2 under “Connect to PS3.”
2. Press CONNECT on the receiver. The RX indicator flashes.
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3. Press and hold SELECT and L3 (left analog stick) on the controller simultaneously for at least 3 seconds. When the RX indicator stays lit, release SELECT and L3.
4. Press the PS button to assign a controller number. The corresponding port indicator lights.
n Notes:
• Repeat “Connect to PS3“ or “Manual Search“ if the connection fails again.
• If you purchase a new receiver for the controller, but have previously been using it with the supplied receiver, you will have to follow connection steps again.
Reassigning a controller number
1. Press and hold the PS button for one second. The functional screen displays. Select “Controller Settings”, then “Reassign the controller.” Press X to confirm.
2. Use the D-pad to select the number that matches the controller’s port.
3. Press X again to confirm. The corresponding port indicator lights up.
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1. Plug the recevier into a PC’s USB port. The receiver’s RX indicator flashes.
2. Slide POWER ON/OFF to ON to turn on the controller. If connection is successful, the RX indicator on the receiver lights and the 4 port indicators on the controller turn off.
Test the controller
1. Open the control panel on your PC, and double-click “Game Controllers.” Then click “Properties“ and the testing screen appears.
2. Press the buttons of the controller. After testing, press OK to exit. You are now ready to play games.
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If the controller stops working at any time, or will not connect to PS3 or PC, follow “Manual Search“ steps on pages 5-6.

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