XBOX 360 Wireless Controller
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Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
Thanks for choosing the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller. Your wireless controller lets you experience the ultimate in wireless freedom with the same precision, speed, and accuracy as a wired controller. The Xbox 360 Wireless Controller features:
- 2.4-GHz wireless technology with a 30-foot range.
- Integrated headset port.
- Adjustable vibration feedback for longer battery life.
The Xbox 360 Wireless Controller works exclusively with the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system. For information about using the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with a particular game, see your game manual.
To enhance your experience with the wireless controller, try the Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack and the Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit (sold separately). If you’re looking to expand your wireless experience, consider the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote and the Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter (sold separately).
Before using this product, read this manual and the Xbox 360 console manuals for important safety and health information. Keep all manuals for future reference. For replacement manuals, go to www.xbox.com/support or call Xbox Customer Support (see ”If You Need More Help”).
The limited warranty covering this product is contained in the Xbox 360 Warranty manual (Volume 2).
Dispose of this product in accordance with local and national disposal regulations (if any), including those governing the recovery and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
Clean only with a dry or slightly damp cloth. Using cleaning solutions or attempting to clean connectors may damage your controller
Disposable Battery Safety
Improper use of batteries may result in battery fluid leakage, overheating, or explosion. Risk of fire if batteries are replaced by an incorrect type. Released battery fluid is corrosive and may be toxic. It can cause skin and eye burns, and is harmful if swallowed. To reduce the risk of injury:
- Keep batteries out of reach of children.
- Do not heat, open, puncture, mutilate or dispose of batteries in fire.
- Use only alkaline batteries, type AA (LR6).
- Do not mix new and old batteries or batteries.
- Remove the batteries if they are worn out or before putting away your controller or remote control for an extended period of time. For the wireless controller, do not
leave batteries in the AA battery holder when it is not installed in the controller.
- If battery leaks, remove all batteries, taking care to prevent the leaked fluid from touching your skin or clothes. If fluid from the battery comes in contact with skin or clothes, immediately wash the skin with water. Before inserting new batteries, thoroughly clean the battery compartment with a damp paper towel, or follow the battery manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations.
- Dispose of batteries in accordance with local and national disposal regulations, including those governing the recovery and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
SET UP YOUR XBOX 360 WIRELESS CONTROLLER
Before you can use your Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with your Xbox 360 console, you need to:
- Insert a battery pack. The wireless controller only uses AA disposable batteries in the AA battery pack (provided) or the Microsoft Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack (sold separately).
- Introduce the controller to the console by wirelessly connecting the two.
NOTE The Xbox 360 Wireless Controller only works within 33 feet (10 meters) of the console. Objects between the controller and the console can reduce this range.
- To insert batteries into the wireless controller AA battery pack: Press the tab on the top of the AA battery pack and pull it down to detach it from the controller.
- Insert two new AA (LR6) batteries with their positive (+) and negative (–) ends positioned as shown on the underside of the battery pack. For best performance, AA rechargeable batteries are not recommended.
- Slide the AA battery pack back into place on the controller and push it to lock.
To avoid pinching your fingers when inserting, push only on the flat surface of the battery pack.
Remote Controller Batteries Aboard the Aircraft
Before boarding any aircraft or packing the wireless controller in luggage that will be checked in, remove any batteries from the wireless controller. The wireless controller can transmit radio frequency (RF) energy, much like a cellular telephone, whenever batteries are installed.
Connect Your Controller
Up to four controllers, wired and wireless, can be actively connected to a console at one time. Each connected controller gets a quadrant on the Ring of Light. Before you can connect a wireless controller, at least one quadrant must be free (not lit). To disconnect a controller, remove the battery pack from a connected wireless controller or disconnect a wired controller cable connector.
To connect your wireless controller to your console:
- Press the Xbox Guide button to turn on the controller.
- Press the power button to turn on the console.
- Press the connect button on the console.
- Press the connect button on the controller
- After the Ring of Light on the controller and console spin and flash once, the controller is connected. The quadrant that stays on indicates the controller’s position.
- When you turn off your console, your controller will still be connected the next time you turn it on.
- Your controller is only connected to one console at a time. You can connect to a new console at any time, but your connection to the previously connected console will be lost.
- The Xbox 360 Wireless Controller only works within 33 feet (10 meters) of the console. Objects between the controller and the console can reduce this range.
USING YOUR CONTROLLER
The Xbox Guide Button
Your controller is equipped with a button in its centre called the Xbox Guide button. Press the Xbox Guide button to turn on your console or to go to the Xbox Guide if the console is already on. See your Xbox 360 Setup manual for more details about the Xbox Guide button.
The Ring of Light
The Xbox Guide button is surrounded by the Ring of Light, which is divided into four quadrants. When a controller is connected to your console, it is assigned a quadrant, which glows to indicate the controller’s position.
Turn on Your Xbox 360 Console
To turn on your Xbox 360 console, press Start or the Xbox Guide button on any connected controller, wired or wireless.
Use Your Controller in Games
For information about using your controller with a particular game, please see your game manual.
Use the Expansion Port
The expansion port on your controller lets you connect expansion devices like the Xbox 360 Headset (sold separately) to your controller. The port features a 2.5mm audio connector. For further information, please see the instruction manual for your controller expansion device.
Extended exposure to high volumes when using a headset may result in temporary or permanent hearing loss. Some unapproved third-party headsets may produce higher sound levels than an approved Xbox 360 Headset.
Use the Charge Port
Your wireless controller is equipped with a charge port on the front of the controller. The charge port works exclusively with the Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit (sold separately).
If you encounter problems, try the possible solutions indicated below.
Lights Spin for Longer than 15 Seconds When Connecting
- Move the controller closer to the console.
- Make sure the batteries are in good shape.
- Keep the console and controller at least three feet away from large metal objects, such as file cabinets, mirrors, and refrigerators.
- Make sure that 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 try reconnecting them.
- If nothing else works, turn off your console, remove and reinsert the AA battery pack into the controller, and then repeat the steps given in “Connect Your Controller.”
FAQs About XBOX 360 Wireless Controller
Q: What is XBOX 360 Wireless Controller?
A: XBOX 360 Wireless Controller is a wireless game controller for the XBOX 360 gaming console, allowing you to play games from a distance without the need for cords or cables.
Q: How do I connect my XBOX 360 Wireless Controller to my console?
A: You can connect your XBOX 360 Wireless Controller to your console by pressing the “connect” button on both the controller and the console. The controller will then automatically sync with the console.
Q: How many batteries does the XBOX 360 Wireless Controller require?
A: The XBOX 360 Wireless Controller requires two AA batteries to operate. Alternatively, you can use a rechargeable battery pack that can be charged through a USB cable.
Q: What is the range of the XBOX 360 Wireless Controller?
A: The XBOX 360 Wireless Controller has a range of up to 30 feet from the console.
Q: How many controllers can be connected to one console at a time?
A: Up to four controllers can be connected to one XBOX 360 console at a time.
Q: Can I use the XBOX 360 Wireless Controller on my PC?
A: Yes, you can use the XBOX 360 Wireless Controller on your PC by using a wireless gaming receiver that connects to your computer’s USB port.
Q: Can I use the XBOX 360 Wireless Controller on an XBOX One console?
A: No, the XBOX 360 Wireless Controller is not compatible with XBOX One consoles. However, you can use an XBOX One Wireless Controller on an XBOX 360 console.
Q: How do I troubleshoot issues with my XBOX 360 Wireless Controller?
A: You can troubleshoot issues with your XBOX 360 Wireless Controller by checking the batteries, ensuring that the controller and console are both on and synced, and trying a different controller if the issue persists. You can also contact XBOX customer support for further assistance.
Q: What are the different types of XBOX 360 Wireless Controller?
A: There are several types of XBOX 360 Wireless Controllers, including standard controllers, limited edition controllers, and controllers with special features such as enhanced grips or programmable buttons.
Q: Does the XBOX 360 Wireless Controller support vibration feedback?
A: Yes, the XBOX 360 Wireless Controller supports vibration feedback, allowing you to feel the impact of in-game actions and events.
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