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they linked up fine, and I was able to use my controller ...
on November 11, 2014
When I bought this item it was sold by Premium Controllerz, so this review reflects the item *they* sold me.
This worked right out of the box, no CD installation required. I did have to press and hold the receiver's 'reset connection' button as well as the identical one on my controller (handset) first, for the two to establish their connection - but this is normal. After doing so, they linked up fine, and I was able to use my controller for my game right away.
I am taking the advice that I've read from some other reviewers of the original Microsoft XBox 360 controller's receiver and not leaving it plugged into my computer (powered on) all the time, like I did with my first one. Some speculate that that is what leads to the early burnout/death of the seemingly culprit fuse in the originals.
As for those saying that they doubt this is an original Microsoft product: It seems to be, to me. Yes, the sticker on the back of the receiver looks different from my original one, but it does say Microsoft and the receiver looks the same in every other way - including the Microsoft logo on the top of the receiver (which I inspected and compared closely against my old one). Also, all the included materials (CD, instruction booklet) are Microsoft's, are identical to my old controller's.
Anyway, no issues so far whatsoever. I am a happy customer.