I have an Xbox 360 controller I use on my PC with the official Microsoft wireless adapter dongle thingy. It's worked reliably for me for... oh, 5-6 years now?
I was just in the middle of a game when my PC froze. I mean hard-froze, had to hold down the power button and then turn it back on. My PC seems fine... but mysteriously my 360 controller won't even power on now (and yes, I changed the batteries just to be sure).
I ran out to the local secondhand vidya store and bought another 360 controller and it worked immediately, the adapter dongle is still fine. Inexplicably, my PC crash appears to have killed a device that was not even physically connected to it?
Has anybody experienced anything like this before, and is there anything I can do to possibly get the controller working again? I've got nothing to lose so I don't mind taking it apart if necessary.