My Wireless XBox 360 Controller Won't Sync With My Unit

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My Wireless XBox 360 Controller Won't Sync With My Unit
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There are many reasons a wireless Xbox 360 controller may not sync or stay connected to your console. The batteries on your controller may be very weak or you may need to recharge your battery pack. Other wireless devices--such as cell phones--or metallic objects may also interfere with your wireless signal, preventing your controller form syncing with your 360 console. Whatever the problem may be, finding the cause is easy and takes very little time

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Things you need

  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox controller
  • AA batteries
  • Rechargeable battery pack

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  1. 1

    Restart your Xbox 360. Turn off the console, wait one to two minutes and turn it on again.

  2. 2

    Replace the batteries inside your Xbox 360 controller. Insert a fresh pair of "AA" batteries into the controller. If you have a rechargeable battery pack, then attach an Xbox 360 rechargeable battery pack that's fully charged.

  3. 3

    Remove any objects between your controller and Xbox 360 console. Wireless controllers, like many other wireless devices, communicate through the use of radio waves. Other objects that use wireless technology can interfere with your wireless controller, making it difficult to sync or stay connected.

  4. 4

    If your 360 controller has four flashing green lights, then your 360 console may already have four controllers connected. Disconnect all wireless controllers by pressing and holding the "Xbox Guide" button for three seconds and then turning off the controller. Then try to connect the controller that you are having problems with.

  5. 5

    Replace the controller. If none of these solutions works, then you may have to purchase a new Xbox 360 controller.

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