360 controller power issue. Board repair?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by lopazopy, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. lopazopy

    lopazopy Newbie

    Nov 26, 2010
    United States
    I just picked up a 360 and I'm having problems getting the controller to work. Wondering if you guys had any insights.

    First, I only had a AA battery pack. I could hardly get it to do anything, but when I did, the player 4 light would come on as soon as I inserted the batteries. See video:

    imgur. com/a/FPrKBR8

    Then I went and got a Nyko charge and play kit (BTW, on clearance at Walmart for $11). The battery pack didn't work for me, so I plugged up the cable. When I insert the cable, the green light on the cable flashes once, but that's it. See video:

    imgur. com/a/Y45djHF

    My current theories are a cold solder joint somewhere, or a short circuit. Can anybody help? Thanks.
  2. brickmii82

    brickmii82 GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 21, 2015
    United States
    You could take the controller apart and inspect for damage visually. Other than that, check continuity and resistances. But Im not sure where values could be found. 360 controllers can be bought cheap at thrift stores and yard sales though.