I was playing Gears of War on my XBox 360, and randomly, the controller would just disconnect. I’d be in the middle of a firefight, about to p@wn a n00b, and suddenly, my character wouldn’t move, and I’d see the “Please reconnect your controller” appear on the middle of the screen… ack!
At first I thought it was my mic attachment not attaching properly; it’s got a pretty flimsy attachment to the bottom of your wireless controller. Unplugging it, though, didn’t solve my issue. Looking online, I found a plethora of what I thought were similiar issues. It was hard to tell, but I think most were referring to the optional attachments you could get for XBox, not XBox 360. At first, I was happy to know I was not alone. Turns out, they were old forums with the new XBox 360 badges… bleh.
Frustrated, her majesty suggested I replace the batteries. In a foul mood, I showed her the XBox 360 menu said they were at half-power. I replaced ’em anyway with new batteries since I’m not really in charge anyway. It works now, no problems. Apparently it just needed fresh batteries.
Hopefully this’ll get on Google and be more prominent than the outdated articles that appear to be referring to the problem, but aren’t.