Why does my Xbox controller randomly start blinking?

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  1. SPARTAN0188
    SPARTAN0188 Guest

    Why does my Xbox controller randomly start blinking?


    My Xbox controller won’t connect to my Xbox. Batteries were replaced and did try to reconnect after.

    The controller will connect if plugged in first. If I disconnect it it will stay connected until it turns off.

    Now, with my controller off and unplugged, it will randomly start blinking without me touching anything. Any help is much appreciated!

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    SPARTAN0188, Feb 12, 2024
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  2. Rodrigo Oliver Win User

    Why does my Xbox controller randomly start blinking?

    Hi SPARTAN0188, my name is Rodrigo. I'm an Independent Advisor and a member of the Microsoft community and I'd love to assist you today.

    I am sorry to hear that.

    Please, reset your controller pairing.

    To unpair it, press and hold the pair button on top of the controller for a few seconds until it vibrates twice.

    Then, pair it again.

    Turn on your controller by pressing and holding the Xbox button.

    Press and release the Pair button on the Xbox.

    Within 20 seconds, press and hold the controller’s Pair button a circular button on top of the controller as you hold it in your hands) until the controller's Xbox button flashes a few times.

    That means it's searching for a console.

    The Xbox button stays lit once it's connected.

    I hope this helps.
  3. Meister Mike Win User

    Xbox One Controller won't turn on

    Ok, so does that mean I have to "re-pair" the controller with an Xbox first and that's why it isn't blinking on its own? That would mean the controller is working perfectly fine and it's normal that it doesn't blink when pressing the Xbox button after using
    it on a pc?
  4. prazeu Win User

    Xbox Series X Controller Sync Button Not Responsive

    i'm just a bit confused because i've looked all over youtube and google but i couldn't find anyone else that had the same issues. because when they press the sync button on their controller it starts blinking but my controller doesn't do anything at all, it's like just that one button stopped working and all it does is do the slow blinking the controller does after you power it on.
  5. SwordofWhedon Win User

    Screen will flicker colors while trying to play X|S optimized games on my Series X Console

    Which games, and what is the model of TV you’re using? Are they just appearing randomly like a blinking light on the control panel?
  6. TimHorras1 Win User

    Xbox Series X controller constantly disconnecting from PC when playing, even when connected via USB C one slight nudge and it will disconnect. Any Fixes/Help?

    Same issue as others; brand new Carbon Black controller setup via Bluetooth. Randomly disconnects during gameplay. Works fine but every 10 minutes or so it starts blinking and I get a message on screen saying the controller is disconnected, please use mouse and keyboard. Very disappointing.
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