If you are trying to use a non mac controller then you might need something like USB Overdrive: Took me forever to figure this out. If anyone has a link, it would be appreciated. Open the start menu, and type in “devmgmt. Use this and click next. Select you want to do it manually. It didn’t uninstall all the way, but I managed to get it to stop attaching itself to my controller.

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i’m trying to use a madcatz controller on… – Apple Community

You will get a warning box saying it might do your system harm. It doesn’t work really. I decided I’d register on 447160 and tell you what I found in case you’re still following this thread. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an madvatz Microsoft global customer service number.

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I saw this post this morning well, technically yesterday morning: The System Profiles recognizes it as a MadCatz device controller but that is about it, but the ontroller software I download for the System Prefs Controller, USBOverdrive etc don’t even recognize the controller as being plugged in.


I did, for instance, find XBCD, which is a controller emulator. Posted on Jun 13, If it tries to automatically install the software, let it try, then close it out. In reply to Asburkum’s post on April 10, Feb 27, 4: Select you want to do it manually.

Click on Drivers in the menu. Open the start menu, and type in “devmgmt.

Mad Catz Xbox 360 Wired Controller Black USB Item # 47160

Sorry this didn’t help. Tell me if that solves your problem. Go to the drivers tab.

Did this solve your problem? As I certainly don’t want to fork any more microsoft dollars on this, this is not an option. Notebooks Speciality level out of ten: Anyway, I did install that, and then I tried to uninstall it. Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post.

Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. Without further ado, I will tell you how to fix your controller provided you’re having the same problem as me — the lights on the controller flash for a moment then stay off 1.


After installing that, plug in your USB controller. William Oswald and Co. Your controller now should be lit up and should work properly. Seems as though Microsoft mysteriously got rid of the driver for kadcatz on their compatibility site. If you are trying to use a non mac controller then you might need something like USB Overdrive: Double click the MadCatz controller in the list.

Nov 14, 3: All replies Drop Down menu. Nicolas Elmer Created on April 5, August 17and I was having the self-same problem.

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