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360 wireless adapter broke then i un-broke it?

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brought my 360 to my buddies house today for some 4 player action. brought my wireless adapter with me but didnt use it. when i got home to hook everything up the adapter light would not come on. it would flash a red llight for an instant millisecond everytime i plugged it in then it would turn and stay off. the 360 did not detect it so im assuming it was not powering on. I got frustrated after 5 minutes of trying to figure out what the problem was; after all, all it takes is a simple plug-in and the light should work and everything shoudl work. but no. so i got frustrated and i grabbed it by the cord and whacked it so it hit my bed real hard. well it works now... if it breaks down again what should i do? get an RMA? i bought it from paul dovi here on this forum!
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i grabbed it by the cord and whacked it so it hit my bed real hard. well it works now
It was a bed. You couldn't have hit it that hard.

Besides, hitting it wouldn't have done anything.

It probably had something to do with being moved and not finding your wireless network when you powered the 360 back on at the new location. Then you got home and the 360 may not have tried to reconnect to the network because it assumed there wasn't a network available.

So it was either a lone incident or the adapter really is failing. Just keep an eye on it. If anything else goes wrong, call up 1.800.4MY.XBOX.
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it had nothing to do with not detecting networks as the red/green light didnt even come on when the adapter was plugged in. and the xbox360 read the wireless adapter as DISCONNECTED. so it wouldnt even bother to look for a network of course. im pretty sure the banging to teh bed did the trick, i highly doubt it was a 1 out of 10 try coincidence as i kept unplugging and plugging it in with no success. finally, i decided to bang it and then it worked perfectly. weird..
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Welp, you just said the LED on the adapter wouldn't come on but then said it would quickly flash red and instantly turn off and now you're saying it never came on.

If the light doesn't come on at all when you connect the adapter, then there may be a hardware problem. Call up 1.800.4MY.XBOX is the problem continues
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yes, like i said, the light would come on for an instant millsecond everytime i re-plugged it back in.. then it would shut off and stay off. THAT itself is an obvious hardware problem as the adapters light IS SUPPOSE TO be on 24/7 as long as its plugged in, regardless of if its being used or not or connected or disconnected..
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Yes, I know the LED's supposed to be lit. It's either steady green, steady red or blinking red.

Otherwise, something's probably wrong. So why is it you seem to be arguing with the only person offering advice? Maybe it's just the text or my interpretation but either way you should work on your grammar and punctuation.

You read what I wrote and you said basically the same thing yourself. Sounds like you might as well call Microsoft and see what can be done while playing naive with them about your receipt.
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