Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver wont stay connected RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello everyone. I have the wireless receiver for windows that allows your wireless xbox 360 controller to connect to the computer. I installed the driver as i was supposed to according to other sites (the driver it comes with is crap and didnt work) and my controller connects to the receiver just fine. However, after a few minutes of playing a game or even just letting the controller sit there with my computer on the desktop, it will disconnect and try to reconnect. It basically wont stay connected with my pc. I've tried other controllers, and i've tried plugging the receiver into other usb ports but there is no difference. I have noted that while the device manager is displayed on the screen, it will sort of blink whenever the controller disconnects and reconnects. It kind of makes me think the receiver itself doesnt want to stay connected to the computer. Is the receiver my problem? Or is it possible that something is interfering with it? Im hoping someone else has had this problem and found a solution. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    My pc specs are:

    i5 760 Processor

    700watt PS

    GTX 560ti

    Windows 7 64bit

    8 GB DDR3 1600 RAM

    Thanks, Brian

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 5:19 AM

All replies

  • I have just bought a wireless receiver from amazon and mine is a fake i had to Google the Drivers to find one's that work with mine and after witch it connects for a sec and then starts to flash in the device manager and the controller flashes each time it happen's i'm pissed they are trying to pass these off as official Wireless Receivers for XBOX 360 Controllers. don't think there is a way to fix this i am gonna buy one and then return the fake one. in hopes they don't see the difference and then ill have the real deal for no extra Cost. with you luck with yours. wouldn't leave it plugged in for long who knows what its doing to your USB controller on your motherboard...
    Friday, June 22, 2012 9:11 PM
  • Hey bud,

    Actually, i fixed it. What was going on is actually a fault from microsoft from what i can tell. It requires more power than what is allowed through your usb port. I bought an belkin external usb port that powers itself and plugged in the receiver to that and wa la! Its been working flawlessly ever since. Hope this helps. Mines been good for bout 6 months now

    Friday, June 22, 2012 11:47 PM