Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
With the x box standing up and facing you, the usb port on the right hand side looks broken. The black piece of plastic that is inside the usb port came out and it looks like the contacts inside the port are squished. Would this cause the unit to "short"? It almost looks like someone didn't have the connector lined up properly when they tried to insert ito the usb port and "jammed" it in there
Simple. Just solved it with advice from this site. If you see any of the gold prongs touching the side (or possibly each other) then find a thing tool and try to hook the gold prongs so they point direct upwards. how bad they get bent doesnt matter, just get them all standing up and not touching the sides. you probably cant use the port again but atleast it turns on.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
Some time if the contacts have not been damaged you can
carefully straighten them out and plug your usb device back in
but you will have to secure the connection with a little duck tape.
In some case where there is to much damage to the connector
you will need to have the plug assembly replace , they cost 10.00
and have to be soldered in , this does require a hot 40+ watt soldering iron and some skills at removing component's on a plate-threw P.C. board , Repair cost range 60.00 -80.00 for
a usb module replacement.
If you need more info , ask
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
Black tab broke and gold prongs got smashed flat on the bottom of port, 360 NO TURN ON... As posted here, I straightened the flattend gold prongs up with small eyeglasses screwdriver and made sure they were not touching anything (THANKS!!!)... 360 turned right on imediately Thanks to all!!!
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
Mine did the same thing but i pulled the gold prongs away from and contact with surrounding area and it came back on.
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
Ok guys, here's what you do to fix that. First off, your going to need to buy a stand alone motherboard off of eBay that has the USB ports your want to replace on it. FYI, a mother board only costs approx $6.99 with shipping. Unsolder and remove the USB ports from the mother board you just bought, ( you can easily tell which solder points underneath the mother board correspond to the USB port your trying to replace ). Then unsolder and remove your XBox's brokenb USB ports and put the working one on and solder all of its connection points back on being careful not to damage the mother board or have any of your solder points touching eachother once your are finished.
Hope you can get your working!
Posted on Feb 21, 2011
My xbox 360 had the same problem black piece came out and would not turn on. but i put a jumpdrive in the broken usb port and without jamming it in there or messing up the gold prongs inside i carefully and constantly kept puting it in there upright and upsidedown and it eventually came on and my xbox 360 has kept turning off about every three weeks but i use the same process and it works every time! AWESOME TRY IT!
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
I can't believe how easy it is to ruin these USB ports. Thanks to all here for the suggestions. We got ours up and running, and put electrical tape over it so no one uses it again. FYI: I am switching to all wireless controllers now because it is not worth the massive heart attack I almost had when the darn thing wouldn't turn on.
It's fixed now!! Yes!! Thanks to all of you helpers.
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
*NOT A SOLUTION* My Xbox 360 looks weird on the front usb ports.
The Right USB Port all i see is three gold things,no black plastic thing. The Other 2 are fine. Anybody Know how to fix the port?? PLEASE HELP!!
Posted on Feb 10, 2012
YUP! stupid gold prongs are touching. happened to me today, and thanks to all you its working ty!
Posted on Jan 30, 2012
Drain the power and move the contacts(screwdriver) i just fixed mine today
Posted on Apr 05, 2011
It will short don't try to play you may lose data contact the xbox repair place or somthing
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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