Download: How to Fix Xbox 360 Controller/Charger That Only Works When Plugged In

By Kacy Raye


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Do NOT use a "clean swab" as I instruct in the video. The reason this worked is because I used my thumb/fingers to "clean" it.
There isn't "dust" in the controller. I'm about 92% sure that what is going on here is that you are discharging the controller/battery pack through your thumb.
People's skin is a good conductor of electricity. That's why you end up shocking yourself sometimes when you run your hand over metal and touch someone else.
If you use a napkin or something paper-related, this won't work because paper sucks at conducting. That is all :)
I'm not saying this is a solution that will work for everyone, but it worked for me so it will more than likely help some of you.