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None of the lights in the ring light up and the controlers wont sync.

I just moved and when I hooked my 360 back up, the consel would dispay the normal xbox360 boot, but the lights in the ring do not light up and the controllers will not sync. Do any of you have an idea how I can fix this? I was thinking that it may be the Ring of Light Board. Any insight?

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Dongo

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  • Dongolian May 30, 2008

    Yes, the 360 runs and displays the dashboard on the TV. But, the light in the ring does not light and the controllers do not sync. Plus I bought another new controller and it wouldn't sync either. any ideas?

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    yes I do have the same problem...It just wont sync no matter what, but when you put the game on..It actualy works, but the controler & the light doesnt work...

  • HizashiHime Jul 28, 2008

    I have the same problem! I was in the middle of a game and my batteries died. I changed the batteries and turned the controller back on and it stopped being in sync. I tried hitting the sync button on the controller and the 360 but it didn't work. I even tried a second controller but it did the same thing. The lights on the 360 come on, the sync lights spin around at the same time as the lights on the controller. Then they start to flash like they've found each other. The flashing on the controller and 360 start out flashing in sync but after a few flashes you can tell they're a few seconds apart and then it goes back to not being in sync.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    I bought my xbox360, a pro 60gb, yesterday and plugged it in today, I played with it this morning but as I get home from work and tries to turn it on, I get no lights flashing but the console starts anyway greeting me with the new dashboard, but I can't sync my controller! This really pisses me of because I just bought it. So do I have to turn it in or should I just send it microsoft to get it repaired. What is this problem anyway? :S

  • trippyeast Jan 31, 2009

    I have a similar problem, my game starts, drive opens, everything but the light around the power button where the rings of death would otherwise show up. My Xbox's controllers will connect just fine, however, when I turn my console off, the controllers stays on? Is it just the Ring of Light Board? But why won't the controller turn off when I turn the console off?

  • cubb477 Feb 07, 2009

    Well, this is our THIRD xbox 360 in TWO YEARS!! When we turned it on there are no lights at all (no green ring etc.) but it played a game as long as it was a one player game w/ controller plugged in. When we tried multi player such as Rock Band it will not connect any except the microphone (the only one that actually plugs in). First XBox360 just ate games when it actually decided to read them, second one didn't last 6 months...that one just went kerplunk out of the blue, no power at all even though power source lights up fine. I spent hours and hours on the phone with microsoft 'help' trying to get the first two taken care of (all to no avail btw), I just can't bring myself to sit on the phone with them again for hours on end!

  • CitrusBullet Feb 26, 2009

    my console shows no picture or sound and when i try to sync the controllers the lights on the controllers spin but there is no light on the console.
    it actually worked ten minutes before this then it blanked out and turned off once i tried to go online.


  • nyk_nyk May 06, 2009

    My xbox 360 ring of light will not light up, but the console works just fine. I have one wired controller that works fine but about 2 days ago i purchased Guitar Hero World Tour and last night i tried to play it and the only thing i could do was sing. The wireless drum set and guitar will not sync to my xbox. I'm wondering if it has something to do with the ROL not lighting up. Any help? I am furious after spending so much money and not being able to play.

  • Porkchop61YD May 23, 2009

    This is the second Xbox 360 I've gotten back from Microsoft after the RROD issue. I had wireless controllers, and they would not sync up to the latest system (could get the spinning sync lights on the controllers by pressing the small white sync button, but could not get the spinning sync lights on the console when pressing the sync button on console). I just hooked up the controllers via the cable and after that, they would sync wirelessly. Didn't think much of it until I purcased Rockband 2. Same issue, but there is not any way to hook up the guitar or drums via cable so they can be initially recognized. There does not seem to be any way to command the console to start sync via software. The console button does click, so I know it's operating the microswitch, but it still may be malfunctioning (and may have always been like this from the factory). Does anyone know of a way / mod that would allow me to command the console to go into sync mode via software, button combos, etc.?

  • DnRproductio May 11, 2010

    does your 360 actually start up a game. if it doesn't then you're lights are probably bad and you have the ring of death (vid card, easy fix or return it under warrenty...yes you still have the warrenty, for the ring of death its lifetime).

    if it does start up then try to sync the controller the way you're supposed to. click the 360 button than the controller. if you still don't see any lights flashing turn it in under warrenty

  • jordaneyke
    jordaneyke Mar 24, 2013

    The same happened to my new xbox I had to use a wired controller

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I FIXED THE PROBLEM! all i did was unplug it from everything my ethernet my HDMI cable and my power cable took the faceplate off and it worked. but i suggest waiting about 10 min then plug it back in. hope this helped

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  • nanook1218 Oct 11, 2010

    how does it work, if the xbox is unplugged?

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I had a xbox 360 with the same problem. I tried the fix on here and it worked part of the time, but would mess up again after a while. Finally
a friend gave me a broken xbox360 and I replaced the RF controller board out of mine with the one from the broken xbox 360 and I have never had a problem since. It has been running for a little over a year now without a single problem. So If you have a problem with the lighted ring not coming on, and not able to sync your controllers but it does display the screen. First try reseating the RF controller board. (its the little circuit board with the power button on it. If that doesn't work.... replace the board....they are pretty cheap off of ebay.

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    jasonm_1975 Dec 12, 2012

    I had a xbox 360 with the same problem. I tried the fix on here and it worked part of the time, but would mess up again after a while. Finally
    a friend gave me a broken xbox360 and I replaced the RF controller board out of mine with the one from the broken xbox 360 and I have never had a problem since. It has been running for a little over a year now without a single problem. So If you have a problem with the lighted ring not coming on, and not able to sync your controllers but it does display the screen. First try reseating the RF controller board. (its the little circuit board with the power button on it. If that doesn't work.... replace the board....they are pretty cheap off of ebay.

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My cord controller works but the cordless one does not and i dont understand y the big X on the controller wont light up

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I just did this like 2 minutes ago thanks for the help,but all you need to do is unplug and then plug back in to reset the cashe. :P

Posted on Sep 27, 2012

Same problem..power went out and it gave like a temporary ring of death like it always does. then i wait like 5 minutes.
turn it on the lights dont turn on but the one in the middle does. controllers wont sync but they do flash and when i sync them the way ur spose to the xbox's lights move around in a circle but dont sync..so their cant be a problem with my lights cause they work.. by the way my game DOES start up

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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SOURCE: xbox 360 controller wont sync after taking it apart

man u might have to replace it..

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

SOURCE: one flashing red light on xbox360 ( not red ring)

The specific type of hardware failure can be determined by a "hidden" error code
Turn the xbox 360 on, and wait till the 3 red lights are flashing.
Press and hold the sync up button (the small white one), while holding that button press the eject button.
The LEDs will now blink the first number in the code (as described below).
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will now blink the second number of the code.
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will now blink the third number of the code.
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will now blink the forth number of the code.
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will go back to the 3 red flashing lights.
You should be able to determine the difference between the 3 flashing lights and the error code lights by the rate in which they flash.
Here is how you interpret the LEDs to get the code number:
All four lights flashing - 0
One light flashing - 1
Two Lights flashing - 2
Three lights flashing - 3

Once you get this code, go to: http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=484726
To get the reason for the code.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Xbox 360 controllers wont sync when using the

Opt out the easy way and put a rechargeable battery pack in the controller and use a plug and play controller cord to connect the console to the controller and , voila!, they should be now sync'd to each other.
I hope this helps. Good luck.

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