Windows 10: Nintendo Pro Controller not connecting over USB

Discus and support Nintendo Pro Controller not connecting over USB in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I am trying to connect a Nintendo pro controller to my PC over USB -- Bluetooth does not work on my PC -- and when I plug the controller in, literally... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by user_898, Mar 14, 2021.

  1. user_898 Win User

    Nintendo Pro Controller not connecting over USB


    I am trying to connect a Nintendo pro controller to my PC over USB -- Bluetooth does not work on my PC -- and when I plug the controller in, literally nothing happens. It does not show up in the Device Manager or on Steam. There is no noise or notification when I plug it in. The charging light does not come on. I have never connected this controller to this PC before.


    Things I have tried:

    • Connecting to another PC with same cable -- the controller and cable definitely work
    • Scanning for new hardware in Device Manager
    • Running Hardware and Device Troubleshooter
    • Checking for updates, restarting computer
    • Using other USB ports on computer
    • Unplugging other USB devices

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    :)
     
    user_898, Mar 14, 2021
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  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    Nintendo Switch Pro Controller not being detected by Windows 10

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We appreciate your effort on this. We understand that when you connect the Nintendo Switch Pro controller to the computer, it is not being detected, we will look into this for you.



    However, it would be great if you can help us with the details requested below:



    • Does the Nintendo Switch Pro controller gets detected in any other computer?
    • Were you able to use the Nintendo Switch Pro controller earlier on your current computer?
    • Is any other USB Device detected on your computer?
    • Do you see any Unknown device or a yellow yield sign on any device in Device Manager?
    • May I know the troubleshooting steps that you have tried so far?


    To check for unknown devices, you can press Windows key + X, and select
    Device Manager.



    If you see any Unknown device or a device with yellow yield, right click on the device and select
    Update Driver.



    However, we would also suggest you to refer the steps mentioned in the article

    Error: “USB Device not recognized” when you try to access a USB external hard drive.
    except Method 1 and 2 and check if that helps in resolving the issue.



    Let us know how it goes.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Mar 14, 2021
    #2
  3. Nintendo Switch Pro controller and Nintendo Gamecube PowerA Controller connection issues.

    My problem is that my Nintendo Switch Pro Controller can't seem to connect to software such as Steam, but is recognized as a device. And, my GameCube PowerA controller won't connect at all to my new HP Pavilion desktop when it connected to my much older
    Dell Inspirion.

    Please respond at the nearest convenience
     
    WilliamL01, Mar 14, 2021
    #3
  4. Nintendo Pro Controller not connecting over USB

    Nintendo Switch Pro controller and Nintendo Gamecube PowerA Controller connection issues.

    Hi WIlliam. I'm Greg, an installation specialist, 10 years awarded Windows MVP, and Volunteer Moderator, here to help you.

    See how to connect and troubleshoot Nintendo Switch Pro Controller on Windows 10:

    https://www.pcgamer.com/how-to-use-a-nintendo-s...

    https://www.pcworld.com/article/3546236/how-to-...

    https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-a-ninte...

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/how-to-con...

    https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwitch/comment...

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/for...

    Also for Game Cube Power A controller wont' connect to Windows 10:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwitch/comment...

    https://www.reddit.com/r/smashbros/comments/9zn...

    https://support.powera.com/hc/en-us/articles/11...

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/how-do-i-pair-my-po...



    I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and keep me posted. If you'll wait to rate whether my post resolved your problem, I will keep working with you until it's resolved.

    ______________________________________________

    Standard Disclaimer: There are links to non-Microsoft websites. The pages appear to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the sites that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly
    research any product advertised on the sites before you decide to download and install it.
     
    Greg Carmack - Windows MVP 2010-20, Mar 14, 2021
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