how to turn off controller for windows

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Andy

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Apr 10, 2008, 6:07:33 PM4/10/08
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I have just installed my new XBOX wireless game controller for Windows, it's
working properly, but I can't figure out how to turn it off. I searched for
an answer and I found that the controller is supposed to turn itself off if
you press and hold for 3 seconds the Guide button (the one with a green X in
it) but it does not work for me. I guess that it only works if used in an
XBOX console, and I am using Windows Vista.

So, does anyone know how to turn off the wireless XBOX game controller for
Windows (in Windows Vista)? I'm using the latest driver.

Thanks
Andy

David

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Apr 11, 2008, 2:41:49 AM4/11/08
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Hold it down for a bit longer and a menu should appear from the right of the
screen with the options Turn Off Controller, Turn Off xbox. Well something
along those lines.

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Robert Schweitzer

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Apr 11, 2008, 6:56:51 AM4/11/08
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Unsnap the battery pack

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Andy

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Apr 11, 2008, 10:27:24 AM4/11/08
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It does not work. I can hold it down for minutes and nothing happens.
I am releasing and locking again the battery pack to turn it off which is
just awful but does the trick.
Too bad Microsoft doesn't have a better driver for the controller.


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Andy

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Apr 11, 2008, 10:28:38 AM4/11/08
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Yes, that is what I am doing which is a shame, shame on Microsoft...
Unless something is wrong with my system (Windows Vista Home Premium with
SP1 and all latest updates).


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Andy

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Apr 14, 2008, 10:43:23 PM4/14/08
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I have just found out that after around 15-20 minutes of inactivity (I
didn't clock the exact time), the XBOX controller will turn itself off.

So, problem solved. I always thought that it should turn itself off by
inactivity but I never let it rest for that long, thinking that 5-10 minutes
would be a good amount of time. Today, I forgot it on and when I came
back, it was off. Then I tested it again, left it on on purpose and after
some time, it turned itself off.

Good!


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JesterEE

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Jul 21, 2011, 12:00:36 AM7/21/11
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Found this tonight ... old topic here, but it's worth sharing for new users looking for a good answer.

http://djpety.nt-hosting.hu/XboxExt/

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