Pluging in a Xbox controller to my PC removes all sound from my headset

mhobo

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So I've been using a Razer Megalodon headset for a year now without problems, but now when I plug in a XBOX 360 controller the sound stops working on my headset.

Theres loads of threads on this page about the same problem, but I haven't found a real answer yet.

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So I've been experimenting and found that if I plug in my headset BEFORE I plug in the controller, the sound willl still work but the controller will not.
However if I plug in the controller first my headset won't play sound.

- I do have the latest software installed.
- I have checked if the headset is enabled.
- I have tried restarting several times.
- I am using windows 7 64 bit
- My headset is a Razer Megalodon (USB 2:0) and the controller is a standard xbox 360 controller (USB 2:0)



It seems theres a compatibility issue with my headset and the controller from what I could figure, but I'm hoping someone can help me resolve the issue.
 

mhobo

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For anyone having the same issue. I think I found out what the problem is, unfortunately theres no way to fix it.

Apparently theres a hard limit on how much power your USB sticks can provide all together, so my headset and the controller was using too much power for my motherboard to handle.
 

Stuart Barker

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Get a powered usb adapter they are cheap enough
 
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