I bought a controller with the Transforming D-Pad some time ago, and I love it. However, this controller has a growing problem, it takes minutes (around 2-3 minutes at least) to pair with the 360.
If I use the controller to turn on the 360, the system turns on as expected, but the controller still doesn't pair with the system any faster.
Today, using my Harmony Remote, I turned on the system, and hit the Xbox button on the controller as soon as the 360 was displaying video on my TV. I used the remote to sign in, and start the game (retail/disc). The game fully loaded and was waiting for me to press start. I was still waiting on the controller to pair in order for me to be able to press start.
A disc-based game loaded, got through all of it's mandatory logo screens, and I still had to wait 30 seconds to a minute at the press start screen before the controller could do anything.
It seems like the pair delay is getting longer and longer each day, but this just may be circumstantial.
The first question is: Is there a way for me to resolve this pair delay? I have tried re-associating the controller with the system and nothing seems to have changed.
The second question is: Does the pattern/timing of the lights flashing on the controller correspond to anything specific? Anything that can be used to diagnose whatever this problem is? I have noticed when the blink rate is faster, and at a constant rate.