Question about my 360 controller

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  1. Prowl

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    How do you "resync" a 360 controller? Seems like I had it down for a while and then it lost it again. I charged it to full when I was playing ME2, but now it's back to only working while plugged in (It even show full charge). And when I pull the cable out, it loses sync. I pressed the red button on the 360 to resync it, and it seemed like it work for a few seconds, then it went blank until I plug it in.

    I thought it might have been the battery on the controller, but it was workin in top shape (for hours) recently. I know I tried to sync it to my PC for a while, but that was before ME2.

    So what is the appropriate way to resync your controller to your 360, so I know I'm doing it right?
     
  2. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Press the small button on the console and then the small button on the controller.
    The lights should circle around on the console and controller while they are in discovery mode.
     
  3. Prowl

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    Sounds romantic. Thanks bro. I knew I had to push them together, but I wasn't looking to see if the indicator did its thing.
     
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    You see, when a console and controller love each other......
     
  5. Prowl

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    I guess I figured since the console stuck its cable into the controller to charge it, that it would be an indication that they were one, but I guess it has to be a soul-melding for it to be real.

    See, sex doesn't mean love.
     
  6. Prowl

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    ok, so this problem persists.

    I plug in my controller to the system and the charge indicator on the controller goes red. On the screen it shows that the controller only has one dot of battery left. A couple of seconds later, the light turns green, but if I pull the controller from the cable, it loses sync, and then it turns off completely.

    I would guess that I have a bad battery, but it was working perfectly a few weeks ago. I would have imagined a gradual lose in charge should it have been the battery.
     
  7. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    One of mine does that too. Still works fine it its plugged in, but it wont work without.
    I just assumed the battery pack was dead, since I got it from a friend who had the controller since launch.
     
  8. Prowl

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    The charge cable is like 67 feet long, so it's not a big deal, but it just means that I can't put a series of mirrors leading up to my restroom and play while I'm taking a dump. I'll probably just replace the rechargable battery.
     
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    First, check the battery pack. Test with another known working controller if you can. Second, you might need a new cable. I was having similar problems with my controllers and it turned out BOTH of my play and charge cables had gone bad.
     
  10. Chrono Grimlock

    Chrono Grimlock Perfect By Nature

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    It's typically not the cables when the controller works when the cable is attached.
     
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    I know, that's why I went through 3 new battery packs before finding the problem.
     
  12. Prowl

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    I'll check gamestop for a replacement battery. Thanks, fellas.
     
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    I loathe those play and charge sets. I've gone through 6 of them. My advice? purchase 4 AA rechargable batteries and a charger. that way you can have two charging while you play. When your controller does that light dance thing letting you know they're dying, swap them out.

    Personally, I've found these rechragable energizers last far longer than any of my battery packs have.
     
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    The light dancing isn't directly related to battery charge, it only indicates signal interference between the controller and console.
     
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    Try next.
    Eneloop last like forever between charges.
     
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