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My xbox slim turns on nomrally but the rings won't turn on and the controler doesn't sync.

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  • supmf19333 Mar 20, 2011

    I tried it but it didn't work

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Switch on the xbox and press and HOLD the sync button on the front of the xbox for 30 secs. Then try pressing it once to try and sync up your controller again

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  • Martin Murray Mar 20, 2011

    have you tried another controller, or tried your controller with another xbox?

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