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My xbox 360 wireless controller will just disconnect and shut off randomly from my system right in the middle of my games. I've replaced batteries, relinked controller, replaced controller and tried a different xbox but it keeps doing it? Is there some other type of interference that may be messing with the connections?

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It could be a bad RF Module that you'd have to replace. (Someone had suggested this to me as well.)

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Ho w to fix x box from controller to x box is really slow how to make it normal


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.
On the Xbox 360 S console, each connected controller is assigned to one of four positions. Each position corresponds to a lighted section around the console power button and the controller Guide button. On the 360 E console, a solid green light on the front of the console indicates that the controller is connected. To determine the player position associated with your accessory, look at the ring of light that surrounds the Guide button on the controller.
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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.
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.
Connect a wired Xbox controller
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cbe46bf0-3a46-4d53-9d8c-6697aa57622a.png?v=1#controller-cable-release-m-m.png The cable on the Xbox 360 Wired Controller has an inline release. The inline release on the controller cable is a safety feature designed to reduce the chance of the Xbox 360 console falling if the cable is pulled.
Wireless controller troubleshooting
If your wireless controller disconnects or cannot connect to your console, see Xbox 360 Wireless Controller disconnects or can't connect.
If your wireless controller does not turn on or loses power, try the following solutions:
Solution 1: Replace the batteries
Insert a new set of AA alkaline batteries into the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, and then try to turn it on.
Solution 2: Try a different battery pack
If you have another Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, take the battery pack off that controller and attach it to your controller. Then try to turn your controller on.
If your controller works with the different battery pack, your original battery pack might be defective. If your controller is under warranty, you can order a replacement battery pack from Xbox Support . See the Assistance section at the bottom of this page for more information.
If your controller is out of warranty, you can buy a new battery pack from a retail store.
Solution 3: Try a rechargeable battery packIf you or a friend has an Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack, attach that battery pack to your controller and try to use your controller. If your controller works with the rechargeable battery pack attached, you can buy a new battery pack from a retail store or order a replacement battery pack from Xbox Support. See the Assistance section at the bottom of this page for more information.

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My Xbox 360 Wireless controller keeps disconnecting in the middle of Halo: Reach matches. I have tried different batteries, different battery packs, and even different controllers! But the problem...


You should get a refund for the game or exchange it. Also you should go to Game Stop and see if they could fix it. There must be a bug in the game.

Sep 28, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Xboc controller constantly disconnects from console


If the controller is continually disconnecting from the xbox, the battery is probably dying. Have you tried installing fresh batteries into the controller ?

Nov 16, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

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My 360 controller keeps disconnecting


you need to take the controller apart and look for cold(bad) soldering on the battery leads.

Aug 18, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

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if this for xbox 360 elite or just regular, your wireless controller need a good battery, Once you replace the battery. Connect the wireless controller on your xbox closely and go the sub menu of xbox 360 to check the configuration for wireless.

Jul 23, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Wireless controllers for xbox 360 disconnect at random times


It sounds like there is a probem with the RF Board (google search it). Problems occur with this from time to time when a sytem is disassembled and reassembled.

Jul 18, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Xbox 360 controller turns off at random, yet has new batteries


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(or more specifically - bad 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 ^_^

Thumbs this up when it proves correct for you. I'd recommend a recharge while you play pack. ALWAYS by the official products too. They're much more reliable and aren't prone to this kind of behaviour.

Jun 26, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Tried connecting controller with xbox on and buttons doesnt work


If you power up a new controller and the Ring of Light lights just keep cycling around in a circle without settling on a position, this means that the game console does not recognize that controller.

This can happen with a new controller or when replacing batteries.

To sync it up with the XBox 360, you need to first turn on your game machine,

then turn on the wireless controller (push the Xbox button and hold it until it lights up),

then press the little connect button on the game console (round button to the right of the two memory slots on the front of the machine),

then press the connect button on the rear of the wireless controller in between the left and right buttons that you normally push with your index fingers (above and to the right of the battery release button).

The Ring of Light will cycle on the controller and then it will be assigned a position by the Xbox and stay lit. To turn a controller off or disconnect it, press and hold the Xbox button in the middle for a second or two until the light goes off - if you are in the middle of a game it will ask you if you want to turn off just the controller or the console as well. When the console powers down, all wireless controllers are automatically turned off.


If this does not work, attempt to connect with a different controller to make sure that the controller you are trying to use is not defective.

Hope this helps!

Apr 06, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

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Xbox 360 wireless control conects then disconnects randomly


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 ^_^

Thumbs this up when it proves correct for you. People will find the solution quicker that way.

May 04, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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