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.
Re: xBox 360 wireless controller won't connect or charge
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.
Re: xBox 360 wireless controller won't connect or charge
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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Press and hold the Guide button on the controller until the controller turns on.
Press and release the connect button on the console. Xbox 360 S consoleOriginal Xbox 360 console
Within 20 seconds, press and release the connect button on the controller.
When the lights surrounding the power button on the console stop flashing, the controller is connected.
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.
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.
How to Configure an Xbox Controller
Configure you Xbox controller.
The Xbox 360 utilizes two
types of controllers: wired and wireless. Like most operations on a
video game console, configuring a controller requires little effort. You
can either plug the controller into a port on the Xbox 360, or sync a
wireless controller using the console's built-in controls.
Connect the controller's cable
to the in-line release cord. This cord prevents you from accidentally
pulling the Xbox 360 along with your controller during game play.
Insert the in-line release cord's USB plug into the USB port on the front of the console.
Turn on the console to activate the controller automatically.
Insert batteries in your wireless controller, if necessary.
Hold down the "Guide" button on the controller.
Push the Xbox 360's "Connect" button, located on the front of the console.
Push the controller's "Connect" button to sync it with the Xbox 360.
if your trying to use the controller to play games on your pc you cant unless u buy the microsoft adapter wireless gaming adapter for your computer, if your trying to just charge it, you just connect the charge cable to your usb drive and windows will automaticly find the drivers.
To connect the controller to a computer that is running Windows XP SP2
or a later version of Windows, follow these steps:
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.
Make sure that the Xbox
360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows is plugged in to your computer.
the Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows, press and release
the small round Connect button.
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.
The Ring of Light on the
controller spins and flashes one time, and the light on the Xbox 360
Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows flashes. When the controller is
connected, the Ring of Light on the controller remains lit and
indicates the position in which the controller is connected.
If you want help connecting an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to your
personal computer, you can contact Xbox Customer Support. For more
information about how to contact Xbox Customer Support, please visit the
it sounds like your controller keeps losing sync with the 360.
- turn them both off
- turn on the 360 with the power button on the console
- wait for it to start up, then press the sync button next to the usb flap on front.
- then press the sync button on the controller (by the recharge connection slot)
Console-to-Console Connection: Wireless
Some Xbox games offer console-to-console, or system-link, play, in which two or more players (depending on the game) can wirelessly network their consoles for multiplayer use.
Console-to-console wireless networks are also known as ad-hoc networks. In ad-hoc networks, a wireless adapter on one device connects directly to a wireless adapter on another device. An Internet connection isn't shared with this type of network, and the console-to-console connection is typically temporary.
For console-to-console play, you need:
Two Xbox 360 consoles.
Two Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapters.
An Xbox 360 game that supports system link play.
To wirelessly connect your console to another console:
Attach an Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter to the back of each console as described in Use Your Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter.
On each console, go to the System area to enter your network settings. (They will be the same for each console.)
If all settings are correct, exit the System area. The consoles should now be wirelessly connected to each other.