WIRED xbox 360 controller for PC: blinking 4 lights problem

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#1 Posted by harry_hardest (11 posts) -

Hi all,

I have and issue with my XBOX360 WIRED controller for Pc.
From time to time 4 lights of the central button start blinking. There is no reason for them to do that and I am concerned about the cause. They keep on flashing till you unplug the USB. Plugging again solves the question.
Usb keyboard and mouse work great.

My SO si Win7 64bit. The pad is ok because I have tried another wired one with the same result. The issue happens once every 2 days more or less.

What is the reason of this? Do I have my MOBO damaged?

Thanks for your help

------------------------------ MOBO: Asus P5Q SE
CPU: Intel Q9505 (2,83 Ghz)
VIDEO: Asus ENGTS 250 1Gb DDR3
RAM: 4Gb DDR2 800Mhz

#2 Posted by xgraderx (2395 posts) -

Im not sure about the PC but on my Xbox the 4 lights blink when it has to be synced to the system Im playing.It happens when there's no system on but the controler is as well,which is kind of the same issue,no system to connect to.

#3 Posted by fm_coyote (952 posts) -
I have the same issue recently, nothing had changed, nothing was moved, no new installs on my part thought I do recall an windows update in there. It hasnt happened for quite awhile now. as a matter of fact, I dont think its happened since the last windows update. My controlled would just blink as if not connected. Mind you, I have the reciever on the shelf under my desk so I never though to check it, but when I did I realized that it wasnt "on", it was plugged in, but there was no light, Once I unplugged it and plugged it back in, it worked perfectly again. I wish I could tell you how to fix this, mine seems to of fixed itself, check for windows updates, maybe you missed the most recent one? I just wanted to share my situation with you as it was the same one, not much insight in there, but maybe check for windows updates? maybe you missed one? Good luck with the fix, take care. *sorry... I totally read that as wireless...*
#4 Posted by dufferemail (3 posts) -

Simple Fix...re-sync y our controller. The controller is out of sync. It hapeens if you have a PC or any type of wireless controller. Especially if you have other IR devices - tv remotes, etc. Just hold down the button the the wireless USB connector and the botton on the gamepad (The small botton located next to the left trigger\bumper). My controller is white, so so is my button.

#5 Posted by 2scoopsofempty (923 posts) -

Simple Fix...re-sync y our controller. The controller is out of sync. It hapeens if you have a PC or any type of wireless controller. Especially if you have other IR devices - tv remotes, etc. Just hold down the button the the wireless USB connector and the botton on the gamepad (The small botton located next to the left trigger\bumper). My controller is white, so so is my button.

dufferemail
maybe you should re-read the OP
#6 Posted by CUDGEdave (2590 posts) -

Might be a problem with your USB port..

#7 Posted by vaanmortier (3 posts) -

Since this thread is pretty high up in the search results, here's how I solved it.

  • Go to "device manager" in control panel,
  • find the controller there,
  • unplug your controller,
  • uninstall the driver,
  • wait a few seconds,
  • then plug the controller back in and let it automatically install the driver.

Had to do it a few times for some reason, but it eventually fixed it for me.

#8 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -

Your PC is going to have the infamous RROD. You brought the disease to a different platform!

#9 Posted by Travis_Odell (1701 posts) -
It's a short in the wires and the controller looses connection, happens all the time with wired controllers after months of playing, usually at the top of the controller where the wires get twisted and break connection and if you wiggle them it reconnects. Microsoft uses really tiny cheap wiring in all of there products to get people to rebuy there products.