xbox360-troubleshootingLet’s face it – sometimes, setting up the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller can prove to be much harder than we’ve originally believed and no matter what we do, nothing seems to work. Before we start losing our temper and smashing the poor and innocent controller to calm ourselves down, it would be wise to try the official advice and maybe we’ll get it running in no time.

So, if you are wondering what to do if your Xbox 360 wireless controller lights spin for more than 15 seconds when connecting, here is what you could do to get them up and running:

– Move the controller closer to the console.
– Make sure the batteries are fresh.
– Keep the console and controller at least three feet away from large metal objects, such as file cabinets, mirrors, and refrigerators.
– Metallic decorations or stickers on the console or controller can interfere with wireless controller performance. Remove decorations and try connecting again.
– Make sure the front of the console is positioned in the direction of the controller.
– Cordless phones (2.4 GHz), wireless LANs, wireless video transmitters, microwave ovens, some mobile/cell phones, and Bluetooth headsets can interfere with the operation of the controller. Turn these off or unplug them and retry connecting.
– If nothing else works, turn off your console, remove and reinsert the AA battery pack into the controller, and the reconnect your controller.

Good luck and remember – we’re here and we’re willing to help you fix your Xbox 360-related problems.