Windows 7 Xbox 360 adapter wont connect to my xbox 360 controller. What can I do?

#1
Hey guys,

I got a Xbox 360 adapter for my pc so I can play games via Xbox controller. I got the latest update from Microsoft and my controller still doesn't connect. The status indicator doesnt light up like it would with an xbox. what can I do to fix this I bought two adapters for pc and they still dont work.
 


Dangaioh

Senior Member
#2
If I am reading your post correctly, you stated connecting your Xbox controller to a 360-pc adapter... I don't believe that will work... however, if you meant 360 controller and pc adapter for the 360, that's entirely different.

I presume that this is the (unofficial) wireless variant, since MS doesn't sell the device separately, only as a packaged Wireless 360 controller/receiver combo.

First off, don't use the drivers that came in package with the device.

Here's one of the instructions I found:


  • Right click on Computer
  • Go to Properties
  • Click on Device Manager
  • Right click on the Unidentified Device
  • Go to Properties
  • Go to the Drive tab
  • Click on Update Driver…
  • Browse my computer for driver software
  • Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
  • Microsoft Common Controller for Window Class
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Version: 2.1.0.1349 [8/13/2009]
  • Update Driver Warning
  • Click Yes

If this doesn't work, here's a few more from the MS site.
XBOX 360 wireless receiver won't connect to controller with - Microsoft Answers

I believe you will also need to pair the device (if it hasn't), to the receiver.
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Now, if this is the wired variant... just plug the controller to the USB port.
 


#3
omg it worked. Thank you so much I was so frustrated with it not working :)
 


Dangaioh

Senior Member
#4
You're welcome.

If by chance your receiver breaks down and doesn't get covered by the manufacturer. You may want to look into the wired variant: Newegg.com - Microsoft 52A-00004 XBox 360 Common Controller Winxp USB Port. I have it and whole heartily recommend this over the wireless.

I had the 360 controller/receiver wireless combo for the PC, but MS did not want to replace it, since I did not have a receipt... so, I just traded it in at one retailer, trade in value was the same cost I purchased it from another retailer.
 


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