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My wireless controller is constantly losing its connection

Hi, my wireless controller, after only a couple of weeks of having my console, constantly loses its connection, but comes on again for a while after i restart my controller.  the batteries show a full charge.

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  • demonzboy Feb 10, 2008

    My wireless controller gets disconnected after I start playing any game. I've tried turning off all other wireless devices but it still gets disconnected. What should I do!?!

  • chrispyb Mar 17, 2008







    same problem here even with the cord pluged into the controler it loses signal...how is that?

  • immatur3_u53 Jul 25, 2008

    having the same problem with my xbox and wireless controllers. the wireless controllers connect fine with my xbox. and then after about 5 minutes my controller starts to search but it is still working. this goes on for a good 10 min until it finally drops out every 3 seconds. i have 3 wireless controllers and have gone to my local store and even exchanged xboxs. so its really not solely the xbox or controllers by themselves. this problem only recently started to occur with no change in anything i can think of, and i have played the same xbox with the same controllers for over a year. PLZ HELP DRIVING ME INSANE!

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    my wireless controller keeps turnin off and the bATTERIES ARE NEW AND IM ONLY 3 FEET FROM THE 360

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    I have tried everything, turned off cable box moved all cordless phones away, or unplugged the phone altogher ive tried differnt battery brands i tried playing with the controller practically touching the signal receiver.....it makes me regret buying xbox

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If you are using regular batteries try turning off the "vibration". I tried this and it works well no more problems.

I don't believe a wireless network would cause you to lose signal , i am sure Microsoft thought of this before the console was released. It could also be that your batteries are low and in need of replacement.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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It's not the batteries and it's not the signal connection. Jiggle the battery pack and see if it loses it's signal when you touch it. It's in the design of the pack, it's loose.

Posted on Oct 26, 2010

  • sooperdooper Apr 05, 2011

    Thanks, a couple pieces of tape tightened up the battery pack and now no more disconnects.

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All wirless controllers run on i think its a 2.6 hrz signal if you have things like bluetooth radios and even romotecontrolls that run on the same hrz lvl it can dissrubt the signal try turning every think off when playing the console of course only turn wireless things off whilst playing as wired items use a covered signal

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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I recently had the same problem. turns out- it was my wireless router being only 2 feet from the xbox. same distance and/or a metal plate should help if you have a similar setup.

Posted on May 04, 2009

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Okay if its constantly disconnecting and then reconnecting to only disconnect a few moments later, you might have had the same problem as me. I had took apart my 360 controller to fix something only to have this problem appear. If you have the problem similar to mine, well what i did to fix it was to remove the sync button and then it worked fine the only down side being that the only way to sync it would be to use the plug and play kit or find something small enough to fit in that small hole and press the button.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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If you have disassembled your controller, then vedtak has the answer, is on the right track, except that you don't have to remove the connect button. After trying it it was continuously disconnecting/connecting. When I tried the connect button, I noticed that it wasn't pushing in (you can feel a little click).

When you reassemble it, I noticed that it's very easy to push the circuit board and and jamb the connect button. Once I realized that, I was able to reassemble it such that the connect button worked and I proceeded to use it for a few hours this evening without a hitch.

Posted on Mar 24, 2010

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It's not a signal problem or anything like that. It's the controllers battery pack design. Did you try touching the battery pack to see if it loses connection or jiggleing it. I figured out quickly that mine is very slightly loose and if touched much it disconnects.

Posted on Oct 26, 2010

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I tried all of these and none of them worked, but for me this did...
take the battery pack off and remove batteries, the connectors inside the pack are not always touching the batteries properly, so push in the button that removes the pack and you should see the connectors get pushed slightly... just keep the pressure on there as much as you can to get those connectors back in touch with the batteries and you should be fine

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I am having the same problem could some one help as i don't want to start taking my controller as i know it is not that because i have used 3 other controllers and they all do the same thing? :/

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