Is it possible to unpair the new controllers?
I recently worked on two controllers for someone. In this deal, I got to keep the newer controller that had an issue with a bad RB button (which has been temporarily fixed) in exchange for repairing the one this person killed by bricking the firmware (Model 1537).
There's a hardware flaw on the 1537 boards that allow me to "unpair" it. You can read more about how I do it on the 1537 here: Is it possible to unpair these controllers?. This didn't work, so I tried a similar, but different way of doing it:
- Plug it into a PC over USB (this is to get it to try to connect over Wireless)
- Unplug the cable (this makes it try wireless)
- Pair it away from the console, ensuring it can't get a signal
The idea behind this is the controller would either erase it and not draw new pairing or it would be invalidated by corrupting it.
The controller is not behaving how I know it to behave when I use either approach to dealing with the pairing, so I think the flaw I used was fixed with the revised controller. It doesn't erase it or behave as if it's going to happen.
Is there a hardware flaw in this board to allow for the same thing, or am I stuck with the pairing on this controller unless I get the PC adapter to remove it from the console it came from?
Is this a good question?