How to Reset Xbox 360 Controllersby Elliot VolkmanUpdated September 22, 2017
Items you will need
Xbox 360 game console
Xbox 360 controller
The same method to properly turn off the Xbox 360 controller is used to restart it. To avoid causing issues with Xbox Live profiles and system errors, a specific set of commands is necessary to properly restart the controller. This step-by-step guide will take you through that resetting process.
Locate the large "X" or "Menu" button in the center of the Xbox 360 controller. Press the "Menu" button to bring up the quick guide.
Sign out of the Xbox Live profile by pressing the blue "X" button on the right side of the controller. A new prompt window will then appear.
Select "Yes, sign out" from the new prompt window, to properly sign out of the Xbox Live profile.
Hold down the center "Menu" button until a prompt window appears. Three options will be apparent on the prompt. Select "Turn off controller" and the Xbox 360 controller will turn off.
Press the "Menu" button in the center of the Xbox 360 controller until it begins to flash lights around it. The Xbox 360 controller will now be fully restarted.
Pulling the battery out of the Xbox 360 controller will also turn it off or restart it.
When pulling the battery out of the Xbox 360 controller, it will still be signed into the profile and will often cause errors.
- Elliot S. Volkman