Do I need to buy a sensor for wireless controller?

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    do i need to buy a sensor when i purchase a brand new official xbox controller?

    the controller is an official white xbox 360 controller, i believe its a early first batch model, the box doesn't say anything about whether or not it comes with a sensor.

    so to sum up: i just bought a xbox 360 console (doesn't come with any controllers or accessories) for the first time in my life and i don't know whether or not i need to buy a sensor for a brand new official xbox360 controller. so i'd greatly appreciate it if you guys could enlighten me on this, as i'm not familiar with how all of this new fancy wireless stuff work since i haven't had a home console since the dreamcast.

    thanks for the help everyone! cheers!
     
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    You don't need a sensor.
    Just click the sync button on the 360 and the controller and they will connect.
     
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    thank you so much for the help Dino! i'm going to buy the controller right now! thanks again for letting me know!
     
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    No prob~

    Make sure you purchase some Duracell batteries, it adds some much needed weight to the controller as well as give it a long life span.
    They tend to eat through the batteries ;p

    A Play and charge kit can also come in handy.
    It comes with a charger which you can plug in the 360 and then in your controller and a battery pack.
     
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    the xbox 360 uses rf to send signals wirelessly. that board is right where the rol is, so ur good to go. :P

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    I would agree with this. the rechargeable battery packs r terrible. I've had several die on me. they're just glorified AA batteries with a logic board attached, so save urself time. money, and frustration by just buying batteries.
     
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    The battery packs aren't the best but they function fine.

    Also, you should really work on your spelling.
    It's annoying to read.
     
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    If left unused for a while, they won't charge properly. They'll charge for a few seconds then the light will turn green and you have to keep unplugging and replugging the charger for a couple hours until it finally charges properly. Not worth the hassle IMO.
     
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    They don't if you go on hiatus. The problem is the batteries themselves. They're always some unknown brand. I usually remove the batteries once they fail to hold a charge. I then pop them into one of my slower chargers since the fast ones will not charge the batteries. I think it has to do with the battery cells, because they're being read as non-rechargeable. I have a tutorial on how to discharge the batteries using a paper clip. It's not difficult to do, but that's one of the main problems with those packs. The points on the back of the battery pack go to charging, depleting, and battery percentage. Each has two points which you can use to deplete by bridging via a paper clip. This issue is what happens when the battery no longer charges or shows instant green shortly after putting it on the charger. You'll know you're doing it right once the paper clip heats up. It should heat up almost immediately. Once you deplete the batteries completely, the batteries should charge.
     
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    Never had that problem in all honesty.
    I do know of the problems they're shrouded in tho.
     
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    I had it with both of mine. I've just given up on the Play & Charge Kit because I use them so infrequently that I pretty much have to use them wired when I do want to use them.
     
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    Well, these days I use the cable to quickly connect the controllers to several 360's but I run them off off batteries as I can get duracell batteries for peanuts.
     
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    One of the other issues is that rechargeable battery packs sometimes don't fit correctly in the back of a third party shell, so they're jutting out a bit. They still work, but you do have that issue. I have six or seven controllers with third-party shells. They all work fine with the battery packs, but some have a layer of paint that makes them a tight squeeze. That's another reason I don't use them. However, the charging issue is the main reason.