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Windows 7: Wired Xbox 360 Controller Not Responding In Any USB Port

06 Nov 2017   #1

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Wired Xbox 360 Controller Not Responding In Any USB Port


I've been using a wired Xbox 360 controller periodically for around three years now and have hardly ever had issues with it, until a couple of days ago where it suddenly stopped working. When I plug it into a USB port on my Dell Studio 1749 laptop (running Windows 7 64 bit) nothing happens; none of the quadrant lights come on and the controller doesn't seem to appear anywhere in Device Manager. I've tried plugging it into other USP ports with the same result.
I got it to work once briefly yesterday, but have had no luck since.

I don't think the USB port is the problem as I've plugged other devices into it, including a portable Hard Drive and a Wacom Tablet and these both worked fine.

Please help.

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11 Nov 2017   #2

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64

Sounds like it has died, do you have a friends computer to just plug it into and see if windows can even see it?
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11 Nov 2017   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks rvcjew,

Unfortunately I don't have access to another computer at present but it sounds as though I'm probably better off getting a new one.
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