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Reviving a dead 360 controller battery

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Reviving a dead 360 controller battery

Post by MonkeyFinger » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:38 pm

So, I've got a dead rechargeable 360 controller battery that won't charge. I snap it into the charging stand and the light is red for a tick then goes green. I checked and found two "tricks" online to reset them so they charge again:

1) Pop it in and back out of the charger over and over and over (and over) until it stays red.
2) Short out contacts 2&5 to drain, then play the 1&5, 2&6 game to reset the logic circuit.

Neither one works. The best #2 does is get me a red light for maybe two seconds before it goes to green, even after shorting it overnight. I was planning on just pitching it before I found the tricks online, now I wondering if any of you have managed to revive one via some other method?
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Re: Reviving a dead 360 controller battery

Post by Daehawk » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:10 pm

Can buy a new play n charge kit online for $8. had the cable and battery pack.
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Re: Reviving a dead 360 controller battery

Post by MonkeyFinger » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:42 pm

Okay. Don't need a cable and have other batteries, just wondering if this one can be saved.
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Re: Reviving a dead 360 controller battery

Post by Kasey Chang » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:44 am

You have to break it apart and test the cells inside. If the cells inside are toast, then not worth the effort.
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Re: Reviving a dead 360 controller battery

Post by MonkeyFinger » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:02 am

Kasey Chang wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:44 am
You have to break it apart and test the cells inside. If the cells inside are toast, then not worth the effort.
Not sure that's worth the effort either. :lol:

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Re: Reviving a dead 360 controller battery

Post by Pyperkub » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:07 pm

Generally, once a rechargeable battery stops charging, it's done. There is a finite number of charge cycles, which Is fewer for older rechargeable batteries.
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Re: Reviving a dead 360 controller battery

Post by MonkeyFinger » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:03 pm

Generally, yes. But these were supposed to be special, dammit! :cry:
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