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My x box controller got wet it was working after I dried it but now its not even turning on. How do I fix it?

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The best thing to do, is to probably put your controller in a bowl of rice, for a couple of hours, and if that's doesn't work then you might want to bring it to a gameing store to see if they can help you.

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take out the battery pack and see if it's still wet. may need to re-sync it to your Xbox.

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How do I do that
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It's not turning on at all
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How do I re sync it
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hold down the onoff button on your controller and console at the same time. if that doesn't work, you may need a new one or at least new batteries. try gamestop. they have good prices.
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Ok
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It didnt work
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let me know if it works. I've had a similar problem with my controller.
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It didnt work
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oh ok. well it may be toast :( try taking the battery pack and batteries out and let them dry out for a while.
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It's not wet anymore it just won't turn on now
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it may be the internals that are still wet. if you think you could put it back together you could take the screws out and see. if it's still wet I suggest you let it air dry.
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New battery?

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No it's not the battery it's the controller
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I know that Taylor's suggestion Sounds a bit extreme, but She is right. put it in either a bowl, or a bag of rice. make sure that the rice covers the controller completely and leave it there for at least 24 hours. the rice should absorb the moisture, and dry the controller. I have done this with my phone 3 times after it getting wet, and surprisingly, my phone still works. :)

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controllers are different from phones though. they're a little more durable. they only carry AA batteries.
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I don't doubt it, but the rice would still work the same way by absorbing the moisture. I don't know near as much about Xbox controllers as I do about phones, but I know several people who have used this concept on different variations of electronics, and the results have been positive. just a suggestion.
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Take batteries out, put battery cover back on, put controller face down in rice for a few hours. Then spray w/ electronic cleaner,let dry, put batteries back in & enjoy!

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