Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller
When i turn it on it works for a little bit but then while playing it just disconects and turns off and says to turn the controller back on. there is nothing blocking the controller from the xbox and i have tried changing the batteries but it does the same thing even with new batteries
The solution is VERY simple.
There is nothing wrong with your controller OR your xbox.
The battery indicator found when pressing your xbox logo button is temperamental. It might say 2 bars, or 3 or even full battery but this is not a good indicator of a full battery.
The problem IS low batteries - when the batteries become low the vibration function can cause the controller to disconnect. This is happens because the vibration function uses extra battery power.
So basically... Every time your controller vibrates, it disconnects. This occurs when firing a weapon in most games, grenades in COD, landing heavy tricks in Skate 2, the list goes on, you'll find many complaints from people stating their controller disconnects specifically with these events.
The simple solution, turn off the vibration function when this occurs. It'll never happen to you again ^_^
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Posted on Jun 26, 2009
If the game you're playing has an option to turn vibration on or off, turn it off. It must be something with the battery pack beause I had the same problem. Let me know if it works.
Posted on May 14, 2009
Great tip Skitrel, worked like a charm
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
Bateries is not the problem! it happens to me two, and it started two weeks after i got it for christmas!. some days it works fine and other i use the right trigger and it disconects everytime it use the button. there is no solution im afraid, i suggest you see if your warranty can cover it if its not expired then go to a video game store; trade it in (dont tel them its busted) and buy a MICROSOFT 360 wired controller. dont get mad-cats or gamestop brand ones
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
Its none of those i found out whats wrong i just dont know how to fix it. When your mic is plugged in you can here it right before it dies as you press a button, but when the mic is out it does not die the problem is the mic i dont know why thats just it.
Posted on Mar 04, 2012
Okay so I've been having this connection problem for a while now until I found this site and figured out the perfect solution. Now, this will only work for some people so let me apologize in advance for those who will need to buy new controllers. To begin, follow the solution above that describes opening the pack and lifting up the prongs (take batteries out BEFORE prying up the prongs). Then replace your batteries and put the battery pack back on. Finally, push up on your battery pack and it should move a little bit (this is the main cause of your problem.) Push your battery pack as close to the main body of the controller as you can and try to secure it there with some kind of tape or glue. Note: if your battery pack doesn't move at all, chances are this may not work for you.
Posted on Aug 24, 2012
I have the same problem. I hear allot of people giving storys of a "loose battery" and use tape... but I thought that was nonsense... its obvious the 360 is just having trouble finding signal in some way.... I got fed up with people saying "Change the batterys duh!', because I had stated they can be fresh batteries... I even got another controller and it does the same thing... I highly doubt both controllers have concked out on such little use.
Im on the phone with X-Box right now :(
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
It's a rather stange issue. I've had a 'lauch' 360 since back in '05 until just under a year ago it red ringed (out of warranty obviously). So about a month ago I picked up a brand new 360 S and started playing FF13 again and a really old game again (Enchanted Arms) and with all my controllers (old and new), every time I stagger an enemy in FF13 my controllers disconnect, and in Enchanted Arms, everytime I attack enemies my controller disconnects.
However, I tried what Skitrel said and turned the vibration all the way down to 0% in EA, fixed it for a while, until the controller started disconnecting 'randomly' during battles, but much less frequent that before. I have yet to check wheather FF13 has options for controller vibration adjustment.
All that said... I have one very simple solution: Destroy all of your wireless controllers (and wired ones for that matter, because nobody wants to be bound by cables no more) and use Kinect!! ^_^
Posted on Jan 27, 2011
Also it isnt the vibration because i can shoot in the air for ages but the second i shoot someone else o i get hit it disconnects
Posted on Dec 20, 2009
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