Forums » Miscellaneous » Console Gaming » Xbox 360 Wireless controller disconnects all the time Active Topics You are not logged in. [Log In] [Register User]
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
Hop to:
#3507825 - 01/31/12 08:16 AM Xbox 360 Wireless controller disconnects all the time
Silver Fox Offline
Member

Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 128
Loc: Columbia, MD, USA
I have an Xbox 360 for about 4 years now. I use a wireless controller with rechargeable battery packs. The controllers are also 4 years old. Never had any problems with them. Then 5 days ago they start disconnecting in the middle of play. I tried using reg. batteries (NiCd) still smae problem. I disconected/turned off the wireless head set to see if it was interferring and same thing, so it's not the headset.

Anyone have any idea as to whats going on?

Silver Fox

Top
#3507979 - 01/31/12 11:18 AM Re: Xbox 360 Wireless controller disconnects all the time [Re: Silver Fox]
Raw Kryptonite Offline
Beat the Kobayashi Maru
Veteran

Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 15861
Loc: MS
After 4 years, I'd say just get a new controller. You may be surprised how the buttons and sticks have degraded without you noticing.
_________________________
•Steam: Raw Kryptonite
•MWO: Defcon Won •World of Warships: DEFCONwon
•AMD FX-8350 •EVGA GTX770 Superclocked 2GB
•16 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz •Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 Mobo
•Logitech G27 Nixim

Top
#3508061 - 01/31/12 12:48 PM Re: Xbox 360 Wireless controller disconnects all the time [Re: Silver Fox]
SkateZilla Offline
AMD Hardware Extremist
Veteran

Registered: 11/24/04
Posts: 16663
Loc: Virginia Beach, VA
yeah, sweat and stuff gets into the controller and corrodes it out.
_________________________
HAF922, Corsair RM850, ASRock Fata1ity 990FX Pro,
Corsair H100, AMD FX8350 @ 5.31GHz, 16GB G.SKILL@DDR2133,
2x R7970 Lightnings Crossfired @ 1.1/6.0GHz, Creative XFi Fata1ity Platinum Champ.,
3x ASUS VS248HP + Hanns·G HZ201HPB + Acer AL2002 (5760x1080+1600x900+1680x1050)
CH Fighterstick, Pro Throt., Pro Pedals, TM Warthog & MFDs, Fanatec CSR Wheel/Shifter, Elite Pedals
Intensity Pro 10-Bit, TrackIR 4 Pro, WD Black 1.5TB, WD Black 640GB, Samsung 850 500GB, My Book 4TB

Top
#3508121 - 01/31/12 02:00 PM Re: Xbox 360 Wireless controller disconnects all the time [Re: Silver Fox]
DavoMacDave Offline
Member

Registered: 06/02/09
Posts: 100
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
I had the same problem. I think the battery pack wasnt seated properly, just wiggling it would turn the controller off. I ended up buying a nyco charger + 2 battery pack and havent had any problems since. A new controller could fix your problem too. :P

Top
#3508146 - 01/31/12 02:39 PM Re: Xbox 360 Wireless controller disconnects all the time [Re: Silver Fox]
SkateZilla Offline
AMD Hardware Extremist
Veteran

Registered: 11/24/04
Posts: 16663
Loc: Virginia Beach, VA
Duct Tape Fixes everything.......
_________________________
HAF922, Corsair RM850, ASRock Fata1ity 990FX Pro,
Corsair H100, AMD FX8350 @ 5.31GHz, 16GB G.SKILL@DDR2133,
2x R7970 Lightnings Crossfired @ 1.1/6.0GHz, Creative XFi Fata1ity Platinum Champ.,
3x ASUS VS248HP + Hanns·G HZ201HPB + Acer AL2002 (5760x1080+1600x900+1680x1050)
CH Fighterstick, Pro Throt., Pro Pedals, TM Warthog & MFDs, Fanatec CSR Wheel/Shifter, Elite Pedals
Intensity Pro 10-Bit, TrackIR 4 Pro, WD Black 1.5TB, WD Black 640GB, Samsung 850 500GB, My Book 4TB

Top
#3508668 - 02/01/12 08:54 AM Re: Xbox 360 Wireless controller disconnects all the time [Re: Silver Fox]
Silver Fox Offline
Member

Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 128
Loc: Columbia, MD, USA
Thanks for the help everyone. The duct tape worked great the only problem now is to find the buttons under the tape. Smile2

Just kidding.

I actually went out and bought a new controller and batteries. Things are working good again. Interestingly the old batteries in the new controller work fine too. So I guess you were right on the mark Raw Kryptonite.

Thanks for all the imput.

S F

Top
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
Hop to:

Moderator:  RacerGT 
 
Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
Happy Valentine's Day 2016.
by CG2015
Get your affairs in order by tomorrow.
by CG2015
01:55 AM
Cool USAF News Story
by Cajun
10:14 PM
Spanish civil servant off work unnoticed for six years
by piper
08:57 PM
House Construction Project (many pics)
by MarkG
05:53 PM
Have you had enough of "Transformers"?
by PanzerMeyer
03:23 PM
Why I didn't join the Navy
by Timothy
02:01 PM
Sassenach goes to Caledonia
by No105_Archie
08:58 AM
Hardcore Henry
by Sokol1
08:47 AM
I like this show about Airplanes.
by CG2015
02/11/16 11:32 PM
 

Forum Use Agreement | Privacy Statement
Copyright 1997-2014, SimHQ Inc. All Rights Reserved.