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#1 Shasoosh

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:01

Ever since I've installed Windows 8 my controller has a flashing green light under the number 1 every time I use it. Sometimes it just suddenly turns off.
I thought it was a driver issue so I went to Windows device manager and saw that it is recognized by the system (Like you would expect) although i didn't installed any drivers.
On the Microsoft site: http://www.microsoft...9-00011#details Windows 8 doesn't support this controller. (?!)

System Requirements

Computer/Operating System

  • Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), (excluding Windows XP 64-bit)
  • Pentium 300 MHz or Higher


Anyone else is having issues with this controller under Windows 8?
Any one knows what a flashing light under 1 says? (Tried new batteries)
Maybe I should install the Windows 7 x64 drivers?

Thanks


#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:03

Did you do an upgrade from 7 or fresh install of 8?

Mine works without issue on my virtual machine for Windows 8 Pro.

#3 ButteIrishProud

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:05

I am running Windows 8 but with a wired USB controller and have had no issues. I would suggest running the Win 7 drivers and see if that works. How are you connecting the wireless controller to your PC (not familiar with the wireless controller apart from using the console itself)?

#4 -Razorfold

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:05

I plugged my wired controller in and it installed / runs perfectly.

You do know you have to get the receiver right? The wireless controller USB cord just supplies power: http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B000HZFCT2

#5 MorganX

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:05

Using wireless receiver and controller on Windows 8 desktop and Surface Tablet with no issues.

#6 threetonesun

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:11

Works fine on mine. If you go to update drivers, do browse on my computer, there's a category called Microsoft Wireless controllers or something similar, and there's a driver for it in there.

#7 nekrosoft13

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:21

flashing lights usually mean low battery, did you try replacing them with brand new set?

if you are using rechargable, remember that rechargable batteries are not forever, eventually they will stop holding charge.

I had a set that after a while would partially charge, and last only few minutes.

#8 OP Shasoosh

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 19:14

Did you do an upgrade from 7 or fresh install of 8?

Mine works without issue on my virtual machine for Windows 8 Pro.


A Fresh install.

I am running Windows 8 but with a wired USB controller and have had no issues. I would suggest running the Win 7 drivers and see if that works. How are you connecting the wireless controller to your PC (not familiar with the wireless controller apart from using the console itself)?


It comes with a receiver plugged to the computer with usb.

I plugged my wired controller in and it installed / runs perfectly.

You do know you have to get the receiver right? The wireless controller USB cord just supplies power: http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B000HZFCT2


Of course. I have this controller for a long time.

flashing lights usually mean low battery, did you try replacing them with brand new set?

if you are using rechargable, remember that rechargable batteries are not forever, eventually they will stop holding charge.

I had a set that after a while would partially charge, and last only few minutes.


There's a new set inside. When the battery runs low, if i remember correctly, the lights spin. The case here that just one light flashes.

#9 HawkMan

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 19:34

The wireless receiver for the controller has an issue where a tiny smd fuse inside it will break.
mine usually gave a low high pitched whining sound when it happened.

#10 giantpotato

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 19:46

The light indicates what controller is connected. ie. if you had 4 controllers each would have a light under one of the numbers. Normally it should be solid, not flashing. It flashes when the battery is low or there is no connection to the receiver. I have a wireless controller working fine on Windows 8 with the default drivers.

#11 OP Shasoosh

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 19:50

The wireless receiver for the controller has an issue where a tiny smd fuse inside it will break.
mine usually gave a low high pitched whining sound when it happened.


I know that fuse. I soldered it a while back :). My receiver stopped working completely so I had nothing to lose.
I use my controller on daily basis and this error occurred on the day I switched to Windows 8. Could be a weird coincidence but I doubt it.

The light indicates what controller is connected. ie. if you had 4 controllers each would have a light under one of the numbers. Normally it should be solid, not flashing. It flashes when the battery is low or there is no connection to the receiver. I have a wireless controller working fine on Windows 8 with the default drivers.


I knew the light indicates what controller is connected. Didn't knew about the "no connection" when it flashes. So you're saying there's a problem with the receiver after all? hmm

#12 threetonesun

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 19:51

Did you install any drivers for it yet? This is the same thing mine did until I installed drivers.

#13 OP Shasoosh

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 19:55

Works fine on mine. If you go to update drivers, do browse on my computer, there's a category called Microsoft Wireless controllers or something similar, and there's a driver for it in there.


Yes, It didn't do much and kept the same version of drivers I already have: 6.2.9200.16384

#14 giantpotato

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 20:02

I know that fuse. I soldered it a while back :). My receiver stopped working completely so I had nothing to lose.
I use my controller on daily basis and this error occurred on the day I switched to Windows 8. Could be a weird coincidence but I doubt it.

I knew the light indicates what controller is connected. Didn't knew about the "no connection" when it flashes. So you're saying there's a problem with the receiver after all? hmm


Mine flashes if I turn off my pc when the controller is still on, so I assume it means there's no connection to the receiver. I'm not at home right now so I can't test it.
Have you tried pressing the button on the receiver and controller to make sure they're synched?

#15 OP Shasoosh

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 20:05

Yea, my first try. The controller is working and responsive so I'm guessing it's half synced if that's a thing.
The problem starts when it starts to blink and sometimes shuts down. And if it doesn't shuts down the blinking is very distracting.



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