Got a Xbox 360 Controller Battery That is Not Charging?
So guys if you have an Xbox 360 and you got yourself a wireless controller, I bet you have had batteries “dying” on you before. Fear no more, I have two quick solutions to fix this. The both worked for me for separate batteries. I have a white pack here in which the first method worked and a red one in which the second one worked.
Basically using your play and charge kit, a controller and said “dead” battery pack, you put on your 360, plug in your play and charge kit and put the battery in a controller. Plug the play and charge kit into the controller and you should see the light turn red. This means it is charging. But quickly it goes green. Green means it is not charging. As soon as it turns green unplug it from the play and charge kit and replug it in again.
You must repeat this process until the red light remains on. The poster goes into detail as to why this is so via the link above.
The Second Method
Thankfully i came across this method as I have a red controller with a red battery pack (I must thanks to jadedmoonstudio for lending me his whole setup) and it simply was not charging! Youtube did have an answer for us. Thanks to fraviaseeker from Youtube, his “paperclip fix” worked well!
Basically there are six terminals and you take the paperclip and short the 2nd and 5th terminal (left to right). Keep doing this until the clip stops getting hot.
Then, put the clip on the 1st and 5th terminal and then 2nd and 6th terminal to reset the logic board. All of this is outlined in the video above.
What i did after was put the battery to charge and it has been charging for over 5 minutes straight now (red light woohoo).
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