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XBox 360 wireless controller won't connect or charge

My xbox wireless controller began to lose connection in the middle of playing games. After several minutes, it would automatically reconnect. It started to lose connection more and more frequently, until now, where it won't connect at all. I have also been using the Play and Charge cord, but it will no longer charge the battery pack. The light at the end of the cord no longer lights up red. While connected, the controller just flashes the whole ring in intervals. This is frustrating! Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    Im super mad because this is happening to me too. And I dont want to buy a new wireless contoller.

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    I'm so angry!!! it pisses me off so much!! i've thrown my controller across the room so many times out of anger and rage!! its happening with both my wireless controllers!!!!! **RAGING** They never connect for longer than like 30 seconds. i've tried re-syncing them, but they don't even sync up anymore!!!

  • jlskull322 Dec 10, 2008

    I bought a used or refurb system. Go too hook up controller and all four lights flash on the controller. Press the sync button on console, then hold the sync button on controller...Nothing. I have search threads everywhere no solutions. I have done it all. Even called tech support. They say is console or controller. No other systems to check my controller on and no money to buy new controller. I just want the one I have to work.

  • BigRon1974 Dec 16, 2008

    My controller will not connect to the console. I can power on my console by pressing the button on the wireless controller. When I turn the console off, the controller turns off also. But when I try to connect the console to the control, both light rings rotate, but nothing connects, and the controller just continues to flash. I even borrowed a friends controller, and it did the same exact thing. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

  • IZZYF12 Dec 28, 2008

    hi,

    I have the same prob! I try the sync millions of time and i still can't get the controller to connect!!!!!!!!!!!!!! someonePLEASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • e man 23 Jan 16, 2009

    Gees everyone is having this problem. Anyway one of my controllers is working okay until i do a specific action and then my controller shuts off. "Please reconnect your controller". That is what i get and it is pissing me off. AND THE OTHER ONE DOESNT WORK AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously if anyone has a solution to this please tell. OTHERWISE i might break my 360 and really dont want that to happen.

  • link470 Mar 15, 2009

    Exact same problem here. Brand new XBOX 360 Pro, and the charge and play kit. That gray cable that comes with it. The controller itself works great. Just the cable does not want to keep it charged. I saw the red light turn on ONCE. The first time I charged it. Never again have I seen the red light on the charge cord light up. It flickers quickly after connecting, then doesn't turn on. However, it keeps the controller working. Also, the controller always shows the flashing lights alternating on the middle X button. Then resumes normal first position light. Then back to flashing X. Then back to normal. Cuts out, I hold it down again, keeps going. I can do this for 5 hours or so, and it keeps playing [all the time, unplugged], until eventually it dies and I DO have to plug it in. I'm thinking I'll just buy a charge cradle and rechargable batteries. My best friend seems to have luck with those, this cable just doesn't seem to be doing it. No idea why.

  • Stephen Marshall
    Stephen Marshall Mar 27, 2009

    i just put brand new duracell batteries in mines but still wont connect,help please ---------------------

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    damn circle just keeps flashing

  • mrlol Apr 09, 2009

    Same here Ive had it for a good year now and it wont connect plus i dont want to call Microsoft.

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Guys, you really need to calm down... I have the same problem like you.

I'll tell you step by step why the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller won't work.

1. The controller will automatically disconnect during the gameplay, and the charging kit won't charge.

Solution: This is true what I'm saying now... Where you guys brought your wireless controllers in the stores, there was a Frequently Asked Questions book inside the kit. It told you about the importance of the charging of your wireless controller, because Microsoft informed that it's VERY important to empty your battery before charging it, because the charging kit will no longer charge your battery, and the same thing happened to me. So, if you have any questions of your wireless controller, then contact me at my gamertag, NussKarte. I'll give you new information how to fix your wireless controller.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

  • NussKarte Mar 14, 2009

    Remember to read the Frequently Asked Questions book. If you need help, then contact me at my gamertag, NussKarte.

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I had the same promblem its that the wire is sitting in a shelf for about a yaer thatn when we get it its old plus it usually only last 3 months there kkind of cheap the energizeer one is better

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This is happening to me to.

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My brother got a xbox 360 for his birftday by 2 days the controller was not working.and it keeps saying ''please reconect controller'' then i did the controller just shuts off and i did that over and over again it never worked.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Solution 2: Try a different battery pack
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