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Xbox 360 won't recognize my controller!

I TRIED SYNCING IT MANY TIMES NEVER WORKED! I just got a replacement, same problem

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  • rvarga1 Aug 30, 2008

    I have a wireless controller well both of my controllers they sink up as far as turning on the xbox but they don't sync up as controler 1,2,3,4 it just keeps circling them.changed the batteries still nothing,another thing I just had the hard drive replaced and it worked before hard drive was replaced.

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    the controller wont conect

  • lari691 Dec 16, 2008

    wireless controller does not work

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    My controller is not syncing...

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    My remote controller won't work. Anyone know why?

  • Ntsmarkv Dec 29, 2008

    Just bought me this Xbox 360 same thing not syncing on brand new batteries, just circling...

  • metzfan Jan 05, 2009

    the xbox 360 console and the wireless controller just seems to blink when trying to sync. i have no clue how this came to be, it has been working fine but all of a sudden the controller and the headset doesnt seem to sync anymore does anybody no what happened?

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    new replacement controllers won't sync

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    My xbox 360 machine works but will not reconise the controllers please help!!!

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    i have also got the same problem please help

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    my controller wont work my xbox 360

  • Narine360 Mar 28, 2009

    I tried syncing them I press both the correct buttons and then they both start flashing together but the marker on the 360 is't there and the controller just flashes constintly!I tried well over 50 times to synce them!

    I got a new controller because old one was making my guy move without me touching anything and that was fine now there is this problem wit this one!WTF

    I even changed the batteries and same old same old plz help!!!

  • jakes2424 Mar 29, 2009

    My xbox will play games, and all that, but none of my controllers will connect to my xbox. I have 2 xbox 360's and my other one has the red ring of death. I NEED HELP WITH MY XBOX!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    The conroller wil not connect to the xbox 360

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    when i try to sync the controller with the 360, first i hit the sync botton on the 360 then i hit the sync on the contoller, then they flash opposite of each other and then nothing, im only having this problem with 1 controller, the others work fine........................just as i was gonna post that i fixed it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i took the chargable battey pack out and put the 2 AA battery pack it and BAM it synced up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hehfire May 11, 2010

    I have a common issue, tried syncing bothe my two controllers, neither works. My controller has been disconnecting randomly as well over the past few days.

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    sabrinacat41 Jul 03, 2012

    Same here. Just started doing it. At first I thought it was just my controller, which is a wired one I actually plug in, but when I tried to synch my brothers controller it wouldn't connect either.

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If your controller is just blinking you must press the small button on your xbox and at the same time press the small button on the back of your xbox controller and the xbox will pick controller signal.

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This seems to be unclear to many people. You do NOT press the main Xbox guide button. On the back of the remote between the LB/RB/LT/RT buttons is a sync button that looks exactly like the one on your Xbox 360. Hope this helps!

~Tin

Posted on May 02, 2009

  • Lisa Marzian Apr 24, 2013

    Yes! It is unclear b/c new controllers don't indicate that anywhere. ALSO the xbox console must be on B4 synching. synch button on console is on front of console to left of usb door flap. as Tin said on controller synch button is "between the LB/RB/LT/RT buttons". Steps Are: 1. Turn on Console. 2. Hit both Synch buttons simultaneously

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I'm having the same problem. Came up from out of the blue. Bought a new controller and that one won't synch either, even after repeatedly using the synch buttons on the cosole and controller.

Moral of the story? Xbox SUCKS and I'm going back to Playstation.

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I was having the same problems recently, discovered that it was the wireless router wich was only 2 feet away from the xbox. some distance between the two and/or a metal plate should fix it if you have a similar setup.

Posted on May 04, 2009

  • SeboCypher Sep 02, 2010

    Wow i just realize i have my Xbox right next to my wireless router too. But i hooked up the controller using the wire and still it didnt work?

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Press the synch button on your xbox 360 - then hold down the find/seek button on the back of your controller.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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HOLD THE SEARCH BUTTON ON YOUR CONTROLLER !!!

  • this just worked for me, i tried everything else

Posted on Oct 22, 2010

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Just fixed mine. Push small sync button on Xbox. Then push middle top. Then hold small button to sync on back. Top green should start left top and circle around then stops top left green with lower right steady.

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Yes stephen adams there free unsuported servers are the best answer you dumb as$

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Really? Still no solution for this? I'm having the same problem, never had this problem before until I traded my old 360 for the new one. Can't wait to convert back to PlayStation when the new generation consoles come out, will never make the mistake to invest in Microsoft again; lesson learned.

Posted on Dec 07, 2012

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    Yes stephen adams there free unsuported servers are the best answer you dumb as$

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Theres sumthing wrong with my xbox 360 none of my remotes work. i tryed everything. it works for several seconds and it disconecs...i even bought a remote with the wire and it still wont move?it plays games and plays movies and everything but i just cant use any remotes sumbody plz help

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

I just recieved this problem as well. i have one controller synced with my 360. i have two more controllers synced with other 360s though. they will not sync. the xbox says it sees them, but they wont sync. help please!

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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I got a problem where nothing will connect, I can turn my Xbox on with the controller but it will not sync as 1st player. I tried pluging in a wired controller It will turn on then right away turn off. It is not a problem with the router either. I tried turning on the console letting it sign me in then try to trun on controler nothing. I tried using AA batteries aswell. If you have a solution please help me out thanks alot.

Posted on Aug 16, 2010

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The guide button won't work until its synced,you need to push the button on the console to look for controllers then the button on the controller and it will sync it and then it should work fine. If that doesn't work then try hitting the button on the controller first then the one on the console.

Posted on May 18, 2011

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SOURCE: Xbox 360 Controller: My xbox 360 controllers wont sync at all no matter...

Try replacing the batteries in your controller. If this does not work then try the controller on another console. Failing this your controller is broken.

Best recommendation is to buy a wire and use it wired.

Posted on May 20, 2010

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SOURCE: My Xbox 360 controller will

try pushing the button on the controller first then push the button on the XBOX

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Wireless XBox controller won't sync with the PC adapter

I finally found a solution that works for me (most of the time). I bought a USB hub (un-powered at the moment) and the problem seems to have disappeared. The Hub however isn't the solution. Running the controller or the hub from the rear motherboard ports is.
I was initially using the 360 wireless receiver from the front ports on the PC which are driven by a different circuit on the motherboard than those from the rear of the PC.
When the receiver is run from the rear ports or in my case a hub powered from the rear ports it works most of the time.
Ocassionally the receiver doesn't link with the 360 controller however unlike last time when pressing all kind of combinations of re-sync buttons did nothing, all I do now is press the very tiny white button on the front of the controller and it links up like it should within 1.5 seconds.
I hope this helps guys as the controller is great when working.
Cheers
Karl

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: My WireLess XBox 360 Controller wont connect to my XBox 360

i had the same problem, and is a easy fix, turn on your console, dont need the controller on, and hold the sync button for approx 30 seconds, then turn the console off, take out the power lead from the console and then remove it from your mains, wait about 1-2 minuts then plug it up and switch on the console, first sync the xbox then the controller, and this should work, if it dosent try xbox support their number is on xbox.com

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