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alougher's Avatar alougher 07:21 PM 12-01-2005
Followed instructions -- connected play and charge cable to USB port on back on 360. Connected to controller, red light stays on and eventually turns green (meaning charged). 30 mins into gameplay get the message "Controller disconnected". Then controller goes dead.

xxThe Deanxx's Avatar xxThe Deanxx 08:26 PM 12-01-2005
Have you tried regular batteries to isolate the controller from the kit?
Is there some interference in your home?
Drew224's Avatar Drew224 11:37 PM 12-01-2005
This is totally off topic, but I remember reading that you could check your remaining battery in the dash and I haven't figured out how. Does anyone know how?
Jasman's Avatar Jasman 11:46 PM 12-01-2005
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This is totally off topic, but I remember reading that you could check your remaining battery in the dash and I haven't figured out how. Does anyone know how?
There's a small battery indicator at the top of your half-screen dashboard.. from memory.. hit the guide button and look at one of the corners, maybe near the time.

Jasman
Drew224's Avatar Drew224 12:26 AM 12-02-2005
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Originally Posted by Jasman
There's a small battery indicator at the top of your half-screen dashboard.. from memory.. hit the guide button and look at one of the corners, maybe near the time.

Jasman
Wow. I have totally been over looking that.
wasko8's Avatar wasko8 07:47 AM 12-02-2005
Thanks Jasman, was also wondering where the heck that was. :D
Lenster's Avatar Lenster 08:41 AM 12-02-2005
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Originally Posted by alougher
Followed instructions -- connected play and charge cable to USB port on back on 360. Connected to controller, red light stays on and eventually turns green (meaning charged). 30 mins into gameplay get the message "Controller disconnected". Then controller goes dead.
You connect to the usb port for the first controller in the front of the xbox 360. The play and charge can work without the 360 being on. However, you have to have the system on at first.
After you see the charging light go on you can turn off the system.
pace1313's Avatar pace1313 06:48 AM 12-08-2005
How long does it typically take for the controller to get fully charged (i.e. for the light to turn green)?

I tried charging my controller last night for the first time and, while the battery indicator on the dashboard displayed gradually more bars, the light on the charger stayed red for at least two hours, at which point I gave up and went to bed.

My concern is that I neglected to charge the controller before using it the first time, and I screwed something up.
taintedzodiac's Avatar taintedzodiac 07:09 AM 12-08-2005
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Originally Posted by pace1313
How long does it typically take for the controller to get fully charged (i.e. for the light to turn green)?

I tried charging my controller last night for the first time and, while the battery indicator on the dashboard displayed gradually more bars, the light on the charger stayed red for at least two hours, at which point I gave up and went to bed.

My concern is that I neglected to charge the controller before using it the first time, and I screwed something up.
I've heard six hours for a full charge when not in use. I've definitely seen it take over 3-4 hours, although I wasn't watching to see when it finally finished.
jasonstiller's Avatar jasonstiller 08:42 AM 12-08-2005
i was told that the 1st charge takes 6 hrs, after that its 4-5 hrs. Plug the usb into the front port not the rear one.
dbburns's Avatar dbburns 10:31 AM 12-08-2005
It did take me four to five hours to charge my two controllers the first time. I haven't had to recharge them yet, so I don't know if recharge time is shorter after that initial charge.
mjwhitay's Avatar mjwhitay 04:51 PM 12-08-2005
Hey just a hint. If you have an ipod or something witha usb-wall charger, you can plug the plug-n-play charge kit directly into that. Works like a charm. I never have to unplug it since I have a car charger for the ipod and it charges as I use it for my in game music.

The 360 rock, BTW.
alougher's Avatar alougher 07:30 PM 12-09-2005
Thanks for the last tip, I have a USB wall charger that came with my Blackberry so I will try that. The only other thing I noticed was that I charged the battery pack, light went green un all, but a day or so later with minimal playing the controller died. I guess I've a dodgy battery pack after all.
Posi's Avatar Posi 08:15 PM 12-09-2005
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Originally Posted by jasonstiller
i was told that the 1st charge takes 6 hrs, after that its 4-5 hrs. Plug the usb into the front port not the rear one.
Just a correction that it will work using the rear USB as well. Just in case for some reason someone really wanted to use the rear USB.
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