How to Turn Off an Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver

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How to Turn Off an Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver
White USB plug (Tastatur und USB / Keyboard and USB image by Nazar Chabara from Fotolia.com)

The Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver is a USB device that hooks into a Windows computer. Once installed, it allows you to connect up to four Xbox 360 wireless controllers and four wireless headsets to your computer. You cannot manually shut off the wireless controllers connected to the receiver, but by default, they will automatically shut off after being idle for 10 minutes. However, you may want to shut them off before this, as leaving them on can drain the controllers' batteries.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Trace the Wireless Gaming Receiver's wire to the USB slot where it is plugged in on your computer. The wire and USB plug are both white.

    How to Turn Off an Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver
    White USB plug (Tastatur und USB / Keyboard and USB image by Nazar Chabara from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Unplug the Wireless Gaming Receiver from the computer's USB slot. The device is powered through the s USB slot, so disconnecting it will turn it off. Plug the Wireless Gaming Receiver back into the USB slot when you need to use it.

    How to Turn Off an Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver
    USB slot (branchement image by razorconcept from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Turn the Xbox 360 controller upside down and locate the battery port.

  4. 4

    Remove the battery pack or batteries from the controller's battery port and allow the controller to sit idle for 10 seconds. This should be long enough for it to power down and break the connection with the Wireless Gaming Receiver.

  5. 5

    Replace the battery pack or batteries in the controller. The controller will remain shut off until you press the "Home" button to power the connection to the Wireless Gaming Receiver again.

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