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What’s Inside The Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack?

What’s Inside The Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack?


so have you ever wondered what’s inside these silly little xbox 360 controller battery packs well I have one and obviously and the controller in the battery i hadn’t played for a while and so the battery has just gone absolutely dead I mean it is dead as dead as dead and I cannot get it to charge for the life of me I even tried that silly little trick that they’re talking about on youtube of shorting out the terminals in order to discharge the battery and then reset the logic board but no that’s not going well I mean I got nothing to lose so i tried it just for the hell of it it still doesn’t work and if it didn’t work before it sure as hell don’t work now so I was kind of curious as to what was inside this thing so I pulled out my my handy-dandy warranty voiding kit and I cracked her open so if you want to know what’s inside a battery already busted it open and put it back together just for simplicity but anyway if you want to know what’s inside one of these silly things so you take that there and there’s a spring thingy and it is really it’s just two generic 2400 miliamp hour nickel-metal hydride batteries so moral of the story is don’t waste your hard-earned money on this official microsoft crap because you can go and get yourself a pair eneloops for same price as one of these things and stick them in the stock shell that comes with the control of the stock aa shell and there you go you’ve got yourself some you get four eneloops four eneloops for the price of one of these little so there you go you’ve got yourself some from rechargeable nickel-metal hydride that are better quality than this and and are going to last you a lot longer than this stupid hacked together piece of bullshit thanks for watching

15 thoughts on “What’s Inside The Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack?”

  1. I am going to swing by Ikea and snag some Eneloop Pro, I mean Ladda 2450mah batteries and swap these babies out in my Nyko battery packs.

  2. DO NOT USE RECHARGABLE BATTERIES IN THE ORIGINAL SHELL THWY ARE SLIGHTLY BIGGER THAN THE STANDARD AA BATTERIES AND YOU WILL NEED PLIERS TO REMOVE THEM!

  3. Thank you very much! I will buy a generic kit for 8$ and put good AA recharcheable batteries on it (they come with 300mah or less).

  4. jeez no wonder i have to cycle this shitty battery pack every time i use my xbox….
    literally have to completely charge and empty it to get a half decent runtime. on the other hand my rechargable AA batteries are a bit bigger and a pain to get in and out of the original shell. also they dont fit in my remotes which pisses me off :/

  5. How do you open the battery pack? Considering opening and replacing the batteries since I already have 3 of these things that don't work.

  6. There was probably nothing wrong with your battery pack. I had two that were "dead". I however bought a couple of Wildfire Evo controllers (useless shits) a few years back. After the Evo controllers stopped working correctly I used the USB slow charging port in those controllers to charge my dead batteries as a LOL. Come to find out it not only charged them but they were able to maintain a charge as well. There's something wrong with these Nyko battery systems that causes them to misidentify that the batteries are still functional.

    The MS rechargable cords aren't reliable because they break and short out too easily. Datel may have gotten lucky and stumbled on a fix by accident. In hindsight I probably should've broken one of the controllers down and made it into a makeshift charger instead of throwing them both out.

  7. Trickle charging them brings them back to life. The problem is using the right one to not blow the fuse in the circuit board. The batties are salvageable from those packs. Use them as regular rechargeables for my wii motion controller and GC Wavebird.

  8. NOTHING BUT NICKEL BATTERIES!!! How disappointing. MICROSOFT! YOU'D BETTER USE ACTUAL LITHIUM NEXT TIME!!! BECAUSE THEY'RE REAL!!!

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