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Controller flashes once then nothing...

Plug the 360 controller (wired) into the system and sections 1 and 4 on the controller flash once at the same time while plugging it in and then nothing happens after that, any ideas?

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    it doesnt work with wired con trollers the button in front

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Turn remote on and also there is a little button on the front of the 360 press that for 3 seconds if that don't read the controller may be faulty

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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.

Feb 08, 2013 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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My x box 360 had the red ring of death, but after a few days cleared itself, but now the wireless controllers will not sync with the unit. They both just blink green lights. i bought a usb cable to plug...


Just to make sure your doing to resync right, first press the button on the console then on the controller so the light on the console is rolling and then on the controller.

there is not much that we can do, unless you get the 3 lights back again that would help us a little to know what fault it detects. now the wireless controller board can be replaced, but since the USB is not working either that would not fix the problem.

it looks like there is something wrong with the mainboard of the xbox, and I won't know more until you get the 3 red lights again and we read the error code from the unit.

to read the error code when you have 3 red lights flashing. Hold down the consoles controller sync button and then press on the eject button, the flashing lights will change, note how many lights do you see, write it down or something, and then press the buttons again, now again the lights change, note how many and do it 2 more times, and you should be back to the 3 lights, tell me what error code it gave you.

now a example of a error code = 4 lights, 4 lights, 2 lights, 4 lights. That would be 0020
(4lights = 0, 3 lights = 3, 2 lights = 2, 1 light = 1)

Feb 28, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Xbox 360 controller not working, all 4 lights are blinking.


The wired and wireless controllers can be actively connected to an Xbox 360 console all at one time. Each connected controller is assigned a quadrant on the Ring of Light. Before you can connect a wireless controller, at least one quadrant must be free and will be unlit.

Connecting an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to an Xbox 360 Console is called Connecting. To connect a controller to a console:
First, Press and hold down the Guide Button on the wireless controller until it turns on.
Second, Press and release the power button to turn the console on.
Third, Press and release the connect button on the console.
Fourth, Press and release the connect button on the controller.
Fifth, After the ring of light on the controller and console spin and flash once, the controller is connected. The quadrant that remains lit indicates the controller's position.


Four Green lights on the controller's Ring of Light flash continuously

The Please Reconnect Controller message appears on the monitor

There is interference and the controller does not respond properly

Step 1: Ensure that either the AA batteries are new or the Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack has a full charge.

Step 2: Ensure that you have performed the proper procedure to connect the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to the console.

Step 3: If still experiencing issues, ensure there is a clear line of sight between the front of the console and the wireless controller. If there are any obstructions, especially metal objects, remove them.

Step 4: 2.4 gigahertz cordless telephones, microwave ovens, and Bluetooth headsets for cell phones can interfere with the operation of the wireless controller. Turn off or unplug those devices and then try to connect the wireless controller to the console again.

Step 5: If these steps did not resolve the issue, the wireless controller may need to be replaced.

Jun 06, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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My controller just shows all four lights flashing and when i try to sync it, the lights just keep spinning round and does'nt connect


The wired and wireless controllers can be actively connected to an Xbox 360 console all at one time. Each connected controller is assigned a quadrant on the Ring of Light. Before you can connect a wireless controller, at least one quadrant must be free and will be unlit.

Connecting an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to an Xbox 360 Console is called Connecting. To connect a controller to a console:
First, Press and hold down the Guide Button on the wireless controller until it turns on.
Second, Press and release the power button to turn the console on.
Third, Press and release the connect button on the console.
Fourth, Press and release the connect button on the controller.
Fifth, After the ring of light on the controller and console spin and flash once, the controller is connected. The quadrant that remains lit indicates the controller's position.


Four Green lights on the controller's Ring of Light flash continuously

The Please Reconnect Controller message appears on the monitor

There is interference and the controller does not respond properly

Step 1: Ensure that either the AA batteries are new or the Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack has a full charge.

Step 2: Ensure that you have performed the proper procedure to connect the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to the console.

Step 3: If still experiencing issues, ensure there is a clear line of sight between the front of the console and the wireless controller. If there are any obstructions, especially metal objects, remove them.

Step 4: 2.4 gigahertz cordless telephones, microwave ovens, and Bluetooth headsets for cell phones can interfere with the operation of the wireless controller. Turn off or unplug those devices and then try to connect the wireless controller to the console again.

Step 5: If these steps did not resolve the issue, the wireless controller may need to be replaced.

Jun 03, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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When i plug the controller in only 2 lights on the ring flash


theres most lickly a cross in wires inside the controller

Nov 07, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Just keeps flashing not doing any thing eles


is it wireless. if so press the little wireless button in the front of the controlle(between the top triggers) and push the same looking button on the 360. they should sync. if it's wired, then you might have a bent pin in the plug wires or the controller is no good.

Sep 04, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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My wireless cntroller will not flash its green center lights


sounds like.... the battery completely died on controller.. you charged it by plugging it in to system and never restarted the system to regain the wireless signal..

turn off 360... turn off controller.. boot system.. boot controller, if no signal is detected you have a hardware issue with controller (assuming other controllers work with system)

Aug 24, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Controller will start up the 360, then just flashes. Wont respond


Remove the batteries from the controller for a few minutes to reset it then try again.

Jun 03, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Wireless controller


to activate the second wirless controler you have to press the search button on the xbx360 just below memory unit b, then press the search button on the controler aswell.

Dec 30, 2006 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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