360 controller turns on console but won't kinect?

So my controller will turn my console on wirelessly but will not connect at all. I’ve tried going wired with charge and play kit but it still doesn’t connect. I’m using a VGA cable and tried hdmi as well. Same issue. I though it was my RF board since I have done some work to it (everything seems to work fine) but then tried connecting the controller to my other console that is stock other than a firmware change for xk3y and still does the same thing. I get picture when the console turns on, it just doesn’t connect?

Anyone know how to fix this? Rather not buy a new controller and right now I’m waiting for a buddy to bring his over to test it but want to see if there is anything else I can do?