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Topic # 160454 7-Jan-2015 11:41
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I thought I'd try this here because Google has revelaed nothing useful.  My kids decided they wanted two more Xbox controllers (in addition to two existing wireless units) so that when friends visit they can all play FIFA, minecraft etc.  I decided to get wired ones, given price, room dimensions and the avoidance of even more batteries.  Duly ordered two units from an online supplier and these arrived yesterday.

The problem is, when plugged in, they both take the same "slot", eg both appear as P1 if the wirless units are off - and only the last to be plugged in actually works.  I've tried using different USB sockets on the Xbox, which makes no difference.  There are several instances of this problem on the various online forums, but no definite solution that I can see. Any suggestions?  Unfortunately the supplier has no more in stock and there is a risk that if I get a direct replacement for one unit, this will be no better.

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  Reply # 1209854 7-Jan-2015 12:25
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Sorry if I'm stating to obvious, but don't you just press the round X button in the middle while it's plugged in? The xbox will detect that and re-assign the slot?




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  Reply # 1209876 7-Jan-2015 13:15
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michael001: Sorry if I'm stating to obvious, but don't you just press the round X button in the middle while it's plugged in? The xbox will detect that and re-assign the slot?



I think I've tried that (I'm not at home now), but I'll try again this evening, thanks



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  Reply # 1210336 8-Jan-2015 08:31
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michael001: Sorry if I'm stating to obvious, but don't you just press the round X button in the middle while it's plugged in? The xbox will detect that and re-assign the slot?


Well, that didn't work - pressing the big silver button on the active controller brings up the menu, and pressing it on the other one does nothing

I think I'm going to return one of the controllers as defective and get a wireless one instead, at least I know these work

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