My controllers won't turn on my Xbox Series X. I've tried 3 different ones

Discus and support My controllers won't turn on my Xbox Series X. I've tried 3 different ones in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; My controllers won't turn on my Series X. I have to press the button on the Xbox itself. I also cannot use remote install and any games downloading... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by Snowman578, Nov 10, 2021.

  1. Snowman578
    Snowman578 Guest

    My controllers won't turn on my Xbox Series X. I've tried 3 different ones


    My controllers won't turn on my Series X. I have to press the button on the Xbox itself.

    I also cannot use remote install and any games downloading will stop until it's turned on again. It's like once my Xbox is off it's dead. I've tried:

    -Putting it on instant on, un checking turning Xbox storage off while powered off

    -Using energy saver mode (just in case that worked for some reason)

    -Reset Xbox to factory settings

    -Power cycled the Xbox, power cycling and unplugging for several minutes

    -Plugged it into a wall outlet instead of a power strip

    What's interesting is, if I do a full shutdown, or unplug the Xbox, next time I try the controller it comes on, but any other way it goes off it won't come back on unless I press the button on the Xbox itself. Also if I hard wire a controller to the Xbox it turns on.

    This series x is brand new I'm desperate for answers or solutions before I have to return it. It took almost a year to actually get one and I don't want to wait another year for another one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Snowman578, Nov 10, 2021
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  2. Snowman578 Win User

    My controllers won't turn on my Xbox Series X. I've tried 3 different ones

    Thank you for the reply! I checked and enable remote features is on as well as instant on. This combined with the controller issue does seem to indicate a defective Xbox. I could send it for repairs but for as expensive as this thing is I'd rather just return it. I don't want to be dealing with ongoing issues if it's broken day one, I don't want to trust that. I would just prefer to start fresh with a new one. I'm just hoping I can get lucky again to get another. Thank you so much for your help!
  3. Ricardo Lechuga Win User

    My controllers won't turn on my Xbox Series X. I've tried 3 different ones

    Hi Snowman578! My name is Ricardo an independent advisor ready to help you with this situation!

    For remote installation the device must always be in instant on mode and activate remote functions

    To get going, enable remote features on your Xbox console.

    Sign in on your console using the same Xbox profile you’ll be using on your mobile or PC app.

    Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide and go to Profile & system > Settings > Devices & connections > Remote features.

    Check the box to enable remote features.

    For the power mode, select Instant-on.

    Note If the power mode isn’t Instant-on, remote features won’t work. This is so installation can start even when you’re not there to turn on the console.

    Regarding the xbox controller problem, if you have done all the steps you mention and it has not been solved, unless you are linking it with other devices while it is off, you will have to send it warranty
  4. LEPLONGHI Win User

    Xbox one gets constant orange light, but wont turn on

    Tried all kinds of plugs and power supplies, Xbox one is dead, won't turn on... Tried 3 different psu. My xone is about 2 years old
  5. artileryboy Win User

    October's update made my console garbage

    Same here... When you turn on the xbox one x (didnt check if it happens with xbox one s) from the controller, about 5 seconds after that it looses sync to it and wont re-sync until you shut down the controller and turn it on again, tried it on 3 different
    consoles with 6 different controllers, all that happened after the last update
  6. Ssnnaaaakkee Win User

    My controller stopped working

    I've tried the troubleshooting that applies to the wireless controller but nothing happens. The problem isn't that it won't connect to my xbox, it's that the controller wont turn on at all or do anything even though I've tried everything i can. I can't try
    it on a different xbox because the controller won't turn on and also I don't have friends close by that have an xbox (they all live quite far away or play crappy ps3's ha) I bought the xbox in late October/early November, will it still be under warranty?
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