360 controller flashing problem...

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#1 Posted by easykill_astari (704 posts) -

Hi mates!

The guide button on my 360 controller is constantly flashing when i play.

The numbers on it are flashing like this : 1 and 2 flash then 3 and 4 flash then 1 and 2 again and so..

Anyone knows what it means ? I want to make sure everything is O.K as I have heard of A LOT of over heating problems, I have a "base fan" on it ( The one whit the green light on it ) and i wanted to make sure it works fine, becauze if it does not, I will go pick up the new Nyco one they had at E3!

Thanks!

#2 Posted by violent_spinal (1734 posts) -
Did you check the batteries? lol
#3 Posted by easykill_astari (704 posts) -

Yeeeeeeess?

I have just checked em'

The still have 3 bars in the little batterie icon...

#4 Posted by Flipyap28 (3865 posts) -
if its not connecting to the 360 and its wireless, you need to hold that little button near where you charge it and you need to hold that connect button on the 360 (darn im bad with remembering names)
#5 Posted by Scarface_tm431 (10063 posts) -
The flashing controller lights means it's dying, or that you're hitting the button to make it search for a console to connect with. No overheating problems are ever reflected on the controllers, and add-on fans are useless
#6 Posted by adders99 (2604 posts) -
ye check batteries...
#7 Posted by easykill_astari (704 posts) -
if its not connecting to the 360 and its wireless, you need to hold that little button near where you charge it and you need to hold that connect button on the 360 (darn im bad with remembering names)Flipyap28
It is wireless but it works perfectly fine! It just flashes 2 buttons at a time then the 2 others...
#8 Posted by BLAS1AN (3452 posts) -
does anyone know why after you turn off your xbox the green light is still on the controller?
#9 Posted by Makari (15250 posts) -
does anyone know why after you turn off your xbox the green light is still on the controller?BLAS1AN
if you turn the console off via the controller, the controller shuts down with it. otherwise the controller stays on for ~10 minutes, until it automatically shuts itself off. not sure why they did it that way, but there's probably a reason, as having the controller be shut off at the same time can't be that difficult.
#10 Posted by BLAS1AN (3452 posts) -
okay thanks. i was wondering because i always take the batteries out so it doesnt run out my batteries.
#11 Posted by Alex250 (11 posts) -
my xbox controller flashes green too, but it doesnt work. when i turn it on the light flashes, the 360 doesnt turn on and nothing. and after i turn the xbox on myself it turns on but when i push A or START at the Start menu, nothing happens. does any1 know what the problem is cuz im getting really pissed (its brand new almost...1 week old):evil:
#12 Posted by boyinfridge (1796 posts) -

[QUOTE="BLAS1AN"]does anyone know why after you turn off your xbox the green light is still on the controller?Makari
if you turn the console off via the controller, the controller shuts down with it. otherwise the controller stays on for ~10 minutes, until it automatically shuts itself off. not sure why they did it that way, but there's probably a reason, as having the controller be shut off at the same time can't be that difficult.

Ive just tested what you said and my controllers all turn off when I turn my systems (PRO and ELITE) off from the console always have done I don't know why your controller stays on

#13 Posted by Fogotmypantz (821 posts) -

my xbox controller flashes green too, but it doesnt work. when i turn it on the light flashes, the 360 doesnt turn on and nothing. and after i turn the xbox on myself it turns on but when i push A or START at the Start menu, nothing happens. does any1 know what the problem is cuz im getting really pissed (its brand new almost...1 week old):evil:Alex250

sync the controller to the xbox360. Push the little white button on the xbox, then the little white button on top of the remote. They should blink together once synced.

#14 Posted by klasco (275 posts) -

my controller does that too its not a problem its just does that randomly its only a problem if your xbox360 starts flashing red lights, your controller is fine btw they are green lights right?

but mines in this order 1, 4 then 2, 3.

#15 Posted by klasco (275 posts) -
if all lights flash at once then its sync
#16 Posted by PdPstyle (245 posts) -
yea my controllers turn off with the system as well...and the flashing lights usually mean the controller is almost dead*wireless* but I do have one rouge controller that will randomly flash with 2 or 3 bars left so maybe you just have a crazy one like me
#17 Posted by klasco (275 posts) -
the controller shuts off for mine either way if i turn the x360 off when i use the controller or turn the x360 off the controller shuts down with it (this happens with your main controller if you had to sync yours manually then it will not work, if you use the same controller on the one x360 alot then that becomes the main controller for certain profile and then my point is true)
#18 Posted by omezzy (1 posts) -
i think you need to sync it.
#19 Posted by WizardCM (2 posts) -
Thanks. Been having the same problem as OP, but after a while mine disconnects. I'll try syncing it now.
#20 Posted by hitman_o1o (23 posts) -

duh it's common sense.two flashing quadrants indicate low battery,four flashing,very low battery.try inserting new batteries?

#21 Posted by cotterell55 (249 posts) -

[QUOTE="Alex250"]my xbox controller flashes green too, but it doesnt work. when i turn it on the light flashes, the 360 doesnt turn on and nothing. and after i turn the xbox on myself it turns on but when i push A or START at the Start menu, nothing happens. does any1 know what the problem is cuz im getting really pissed (its brand new almost...1 week old):evil:Fogotmypantz

sync the controller to the xbox360. Push the little white button on the xbox, then the little white button on top of the remote. They should blink together once synced.

What happens if he has an elite? lol sorry couldnt resist,

#22 Posted by gamerdad7 (41 posts) -

The flashing lights are annoying. Controller works but lights keep flashing!. Shows two bars but maybe that isn't accurate. Any other ideas if new batts don't work?

#23 Posted by BLAS1AN (3452 posts) -

[QUOTE="Makari"][QUOTE="BLAS1AN"]does anyone know why after you turn off your xbox the green light is still on the controller?boyinfridge

if you turn the console off via the controller, the controller shuts down with it. otherwise the controller stays on for ~10 minutes, until it automatically shuts itself off. not sure why they did it that way, but there's probably a reason, as having the controller be shut off at the same time can't be that difficult.

Ive just tested what you said and my controllers all turn off when I turn my systems (PRO and ELITE) off from the console always have done I don't know why your controller stays on

the green light is real suttle if you look at it closely. it seems like its off

#24 Posted by Stevo7991 (1319 posts) -

The flashing lights are annoying. Controller works but lights keep flashing!. Shows two bars but maybe that isn't accurate. Any other ideas if new batts don't work?

gamerdad7
You do realize this thread is 2.25 years old.
#25 Posted by gamerdad7 (41 posts) -

Batteries worked!

#28 Posted by bhm1104 (1 posts) -
i have a new xbox 360 console with kinect...it is a brand new black console and i tried to used my old 360 controllers as well as the new one that came with the console but all it does is flash I read on here that I need to "sync" my controllers with the console but i am not sure how to "sync" the controllers with the new console. any ideas please let me know.
#29 Posted by Schreek (1636 posts) -

Your batteries are low. It is on 3 bars but it probably dips down to 2 every so often. It starts flashing at 2 bars. EDIT: Sorry was not aware this was a necropost.