Why won't my controller turn on?
Sometimes the Xbox One controller will not turn on, even after replacing or recharging the batteries.
My controller died during an update and would not turn on no matter what I did.
I fixed this issue by using a known good USB -> Micro USB cable from my phone charger, and fresh batteries in the controller (do NOT assume your cable is okay - try another one if you have it). Turn off the Xbox One and unplug it for a minute or two. In the meantime, plug in the controller using the USB to the side port (probably any port will do, but that's the one I used). Plug the console back in and turn it on using the button on the console, not the controller. After a minute, the light on my non-functioning controller lit up and all was good to go.
Good luck, hope it works for you too!
If your controller won't turn on, first try replacing or recharging the batteries. If that still doesn't work, your charge cable may be defective, and may not be charging your batteries. Check out the Xbox One Wireless Controller troubleshooting page for more information at Xbox One Wireless Controller Troubleshooting.
Turn off the Xbox One and unplug it for a minute or two. In the meantime, plug in the controller using the USB to the side port (probably any port will do, but that's the one I used). Plug the console back in and turn it on using the button on the console, not the controller.
I have had no problems with my xbox had it since the kinect first came out since then i played with power packs on my controller and the for some reason it stopped connecting after that a bought a wired controller used that then soon didn't wanna work either then i said ah what the hey i bought a another wireless controller worked for a bit then battery pack stopped working so switched to rechargeable batteries now controller does not turn on what so ever no power no sync nothing i tried with a power cord nothing fresh batteries nothing. Tried power cycling the xbox and nothing i am at a loss now way to controll my xbox i am losing my mind and keep in mind i have only had this $64.00 controller for 3 months
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