Xbox 360 Controller Battery Pack Quick Fix (including play and charge kit)

Xbox 360 Controller Battery Pack Quick Fix (including play and charge kit)


I’m sure some of you
out there have an x-box that has a battery pack that just does not charge,
does not want to charge and does not hold charge so i’ll show you real quick how to fix
it… First you take a paper clip you, you bend into a simple shape so you can
short some terminals here the terminals for looking too short for
the second one in the fifth(correction) one because there’s you can see here there’s six
total so that’ll be this one when you sure these two the paper clip
will get hot because current is discharging the battery through this
paper clip when it gets hot repeat the process till the there’s no
charge what the battery until the paper clip simply doesn’t get hot anymore now when you’re done to reset the ALU,
you hadn’t the logic on the battery start with the first ten and the 6th pin by
touching those together and then you go from the second and
to the sixth pin and touch those together and you should be set Good Luck

100 Comments on "Xbox 360 Controller Battery Pack Quick Fix (including play and charge kit)"


  1. My official battery packs had been left for a long time (over a year unused) and kept  going to the green light within a few seconds.  I did the first step in the vid (pins 2 & 5) but the clip or pack didn't get hot.  I then did the next steps of pins 1& 5 and then 2 & 6.  It didn't work at first, so I repeated the process three times (plugging in between pin shorts) and it worked!!! so chuffed and thanks for sharing this info.

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  2. So far it seems to be working. I really hope this solves my issue. Every time I use my play and charge the light stays red for a little and then goes to green but when I unplug it the Battery doesn't last very long. Right now I have it charging so fingers crossed. I really dislike Microsoft's equipment for the xbox. The controller sticks go bad pretty fast. I wonder if PS has that issue.

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  3. OMG… you just saved my from buying recchargable batteries…
    i had one over a year that i thought it was dead…
    ty so much!

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  4. Hey man this worked for me easy peeze a 5 year old could do it.  I am now currently charging a battery that wasn't recognized at all.  I hope I didn't lose too much of the capacity on this battery I used it for like 10-20 hours and then didn't play my xbox for like 2 years so it died over time.  I am only using it now b/c I am using it on the PC.

    Does anyone know around what Volts a fully charged battery should be at and the Ma capacity of them?  I got a nice multimeter and love learning about batteries.

    Fraviaseeker ty for the tip and you rock sir

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  5. I was a bit skeptical when I was watching this video but hey I thought my battery was dead so what did I have to lose. Followed your steps and whadda ya know my controller is charging fine again. Thanks so much for this mate.

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  6. i got my 360 like 6 years ago or maybe more and it came with a green rechargeable controller and pack.  It worked for 5 years but eventually the pack started dying quicker and quicker and then the light didnt even come on when i plugged it into the xbox so I just threw the battery out.  i then got a black wireless controller which worked for like 3 years or something n now the pack won't even hold a charge.  It randomly works and says the charge is full but turns off 20 seconds after it turns on.  I tried doing this to and it does nothing.  You should post a video of how to fix the usb cable running from the xbox to the controller

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  7. you seem to know your "stuff" – would you happen to know how to rig an xbox one remote to recharge standard [rechargeable] AA batteries with a micro usb cable connected to the console?

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  8. You are the man I had to repeat the process about 10 times on one of my batteries but it worked,  Thanks bro

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  9. Out of curiosity, what voltage between 2 and 5 counts as 'fully discharged'? Also, any idea on safe temps for the battery itself? Seems my conductor isn't acting as an effective resistor, and the whole pack is getting pretty warm in-hand while the clip stays oddly cool.

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  10. At first it didn't work for me because there was zero power in my battery. So I plugged the controller into the Xbox and it charged for a few seconds and then light went green. I then did only the logic reset, without the short, and it fixed it! 

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  11. my batter pack makes a weird noise when i touch the paper clip on 2 and 5, like a fizzy noise. 

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  12. I tried this several times and could not get it to work. On the first step the paper clip only heated once – so I'm guessing I had very little charge. Upon plug-in the light went from red to green after only a few seconds. I don't think it's a fautly cable – since I can still play if I'm plugged in with the cable.

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  13. the light on the cord turned green for a few seconds which is more than it was doing, however, it still wont charge my controller.

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  14. no matter what it doesn't work, i've tried to reset with a little charge and ive tried a reset with absolutely no charge. i've even tried resetting it multiple times

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  15. If you are doing this trick and you are still getting the green light after a few seconds try unplugging and reconnecting the charger several times until it stays red. I have had to do that many times with my controller to get it to charge for me. Doing this apparently will trickle charge the circuit until it is finally able to properly detect the charge level and will then allow it to fully charge or so I read once.

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  16. My paperclip isn't getting hot. Any thoughts? I've tried two different kinds. I'm holding it on the 2nd and 5th contacts and I've tried it on a full battery and the faulty empty battery. No heat on either one.

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  17. This method did not work for me but i tried another method by using my laptop 3.0 port to charge and it did work. i followed a video where a repeated process of plugging in the extension cable in and out of the USB charging port of the Xbox360–say about 15 times as the video stated  (repeated mine x 4) and it began to accepted the charge…don't know if this will work for anyone else

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  18. Thanks you so much atleats now it's recharging i dont know how long it lasts yet but atleast it's recharging which it didnt do before.

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  19. Thanks this worked I didnt think it was.
    To everyone that didn't get it to work. You have to discharge it for like 30 seconds on and off maybe like 6 times at a time and then reset it.

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  20. the paperclip got hot a couple times, but the more i try it, the battery itself starts heating up. bad or no?

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  21. What if the paper clip won't get hot ? I held it on for a few mins. Then put it in the recharger and the light turned green in less than as min. But not as quickly as before

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  22. Good tip. I would recommend using a real load to drain the battery. The paperclip is a dead short and could damage the battery. It could also get hot enough to cause a burn injury. A 3 volt led or a small 3 volt flashlight bulb would be a good load to drain the battery as well as indicating you are actually draining the battery without a piece of wire heating up.

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  23. WHy do you also need to touch contacts 2 and 5?

    Cant you just reset it with 1 and 5 then 1 and 6?

    Im confused what the 2 and 5 simply do (:

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  24. Thanks this worked.  Had not used my Xbox for about a year.  Had two that would not charge.  Did this and they are now charging.  🙂  

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  25. Works.  For some reason, it didn't work the first time I did it.  I did it a second time and it worked just fine.  Now my controllers have been charging with a red light for over an hour.

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  26. It worked but didn't heat up.
    Guess there was no charge left to discharge.
    Awesome!!!!!!!

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  27. Doesn't seem to be working, I followed the instructions directly, doing 2 and 5, 1 and 5, and 2 and 6, going slowly from step to step and then repeating. Still doesn't want to charge. Seemed like a pretty easy fix if it works for other people. Or maybe I just need to repeat it some more/wait for the battery to run out of charge by itself

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  28. What if your rechargeable battery works in one control and the other control drains it fast what can be the problem plz help

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  29. Dude this is fucking awesome, thanks! edit: Discharge occurs between pins 2 and 5, unless there's a reason I don't understand for calling the 5th pad "pin 4".

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  30. Warning to anyone about to attempt this process!  Release the paperclip every 2-3 seconds.  If the battery has a charge the paperclip will become very hot very quickly.  Use appropriate protection between the paperclip and your fingers.  The battery will heat up as well, as seen from the comments below, you can irreversibly damage the battery casing, or worse, cause the battery to burst into flames.

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  31. Cheers! I didn't discharge the battery pack completely… I used a DMM to measure until I had discharged ~1 volt. Plugged it back in and got the red charging light. Thank you, my friend!

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  32. These battery packs are all junk and if you stop using them for more than a few weeks they stop being able to hold a charge unless you do this. Pretty horrible products.

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  33. Just tried this. Worked like a charm, 2nd and 5th for discharge though take note! Thanks and cheers!

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  34. You said to hold down paper clip on pins 2 and 4 but then you pointed to pins 2 and 5. So which is it? 2 and 4 or 2 and 5?

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  35. I hadn't played my 360 in about a year and wanted to use my controllers for an emulation setup. This worked like a charm first try and now they are charging again. Thanks!

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  36. Nice one! had my windows 360 pad for ages with 2 flat batteries that would not charge. All working now. Thanks!

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  37. I was about to comment that this seemed to have worked as the light on mine had gone red and stayed red. But just as I started to type that, it went green again. Trying the plug/unplug method, have done it at least 50 times, how many plug in/out cycles does it usually take before it stays red (if it's going to work at all)?

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  38. DUde your a fucking Macgyver! Thanks its helped me! I hope you know this kick ass and saved my controller

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  39. Worked for me!

    But I had to repeat the process a few times: discharge/reset/charge again for a while, turns green too soon, do everything again. On my fifth try, it's finally working. The battery is charging for about 40 minutes straight, and still going.

    Another tip: if your paperclip isn't heating, it is possible that the battery is drained, even if it charged for a minute or two. I had this problem, but persisted with the reset/charge cycle until it worked.

    Props to @fraviaseeker for this tutorial!

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  40. Mine charge now but still don't hold a charge. I did it again and it does not work still

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  41. Got a 360 with a pack that seemed to be dead but I did this a couple of times and it actually managed to get it charging again. Awesome tip man. At least now I know the batteries in my controller weren't just completely totaled

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  42. ok so i will give it a try, let me ask you this…what if i don`t have the usb cable or anoyhting for that matter to charge my battery, any ideas or suggestions? i mean i don't want to spend any more money so i was thinking of a possible hack to charge it ….my xbox controllers are wireless and i use rechargable batteries

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  43. It worked for me the first time i tried. Unfortunately I used my controller without recharging til the battery died. And now this method wont work anymore. The red light just turns green in a few seconds.

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  44. Was gonna say this does not work as I tried it a few times and it did not work and the paper clip did not get hot, but i tried it reset the battery a few more times anyway just for the fuck of it and so far it has been about 3 minutes charging with red light when before only about 10-20 seconds. So maybe this does work. I had not used my xbox 360 controller for about a year

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  45. I grabbed a controller and three batteries after sitting in storage for a few years. I couldn't get any of the batteries to charge and then I found this fix and it worked like a charm on all three. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. I have a battery that is absolutely stone cold dead. When it doesn't even turn on a controller anymore, and when I plug it into my play-and-charge kit attached to my 360, or even into the standing charger that can charge two packs at once, neither charger's lights come on, even for a second. Is there something I can do to fix it, or is that battery pack now useless?

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  47. I tried this for a while and I just gave up.I had 2 battery packs 1 official and 1 unofficial and they both failed.I guess they are all a load of rubbish.

    I'll just have to use rechargeable batteries now as you can't buy them anymore.I wish I did not waste my money on them now.
    Microsoft and other brands must of put cheap knock off battery's in there packs probably to make them not last long and make people keep buying them.

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  48. This trick actually worked..thought my cable was faulty because the red light would come on for a second, then black out, but the battery is holding a charge now.

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  49. I know this is old as hell, but just in case anyone has this issue and this didn't fix it you may have to jump your battery like i did mine. Pin 2 is positive and pin 5 is negative, just take a battery and use some metal to connect positive to positive and negative to negative for a little bit, this will give it enough of a charge for it to start charging in the controller

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  50. I repaired some i got for free. They had 0v and i put 2v in it with a power supply and they charged again. Had to play a bit and charge them again some times to get a acceptable capacity back.

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  51. Over 8 years later, it still fucking worked for me, awesome. Just a reminder: He said in the beginning you should touch the second and forth but showed the fifth. Forget the forth, it's actually the fifth. And it don't has to get hot and still works.

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