Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

3 Answers

Red light on power brick

Red light no power to consol. will not turn on when hit power button

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    mine stays a yellow light until i plug the end into the back of the console causing it to instantly turn red

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    same prblem

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    red light on ac adaptor xbox wont turn on

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    my ac adaptor light stays orange until i plug it into my xbox 360 then it turns red.

×

3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 67 Answers

Hi ntwrk11,

This happened to me before also. What I learned is that this either means that your console AC adapter (the big power brick) is not getting enough power or is not properly plugged. If this is the case, I would suggest that your try plugging the console to a different wall outlet, and make sure not to use any UPS, surge protectors or power strips to plug in your AC adapter. See if that works.

Also please check the back of the console and see if the power connector at the back is firmly seated, and even if it' seated, I would still suggest that you reseat (unplug and replug) the power cord at the back of the xbox360.

If the above suggestions don't work, and you have another xbox360 or if you know someone who has one, it would be much better to try swapping AC adapters and see if you get a response if you try a known working AC adapter on your console and you will also isolate the problem if it's your game console or just your AC adapter that has the problem.

If all else fails, you may have to call up microsoft for further help and support, since your problem may require servicing of your console.

Hope this helps!

Peace! :)

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 28 Answers

I don't know how to fix it if it happens randomly other than to let the system cool down and re-plug it in 10 minutes later

if you mod the 360 (i.e. Xclamps, fans etc)

it has been noted to be caused by a short of the grounding, try loosening the screws slightly on the metal casing and the 3 screws by the power button, it worked for me - hope this helps,

josh

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

**** microsoft. they will charge us $80 just to get it fixed

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

3 Suggested Answers

repairtech99
  • 767 Answers

SOURCE: Hi, I have an xbox that shows orange on power

If you watch the power supply light it will probably
flash red for a 1/2 second then orange . And if
the fan shuts off then you have a shorted regulator and
it's normally the two closes to the Ring of lights P.C.
board plug . I have swapped those parts out before
but their tough to get of the board with out the right
tools ( reflow wand) the cost of repair shouldn't be
more than 60.00 -80.00 so shop around for the
best warranty.


Rob

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

bfready
  • 149 Answers

SOURCE: When i hit the power button the fans try to turn

Hardware problem. Most likely a break in a solder connection on the mother board and cpu. You need to send it to Microsoft to get it repaired. There is an extended warranty on the 3 ROL, so it will be free.

Here is the link to Microsoft Support here . Sign in and submit a service request.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

SOURCE: xbox wont power on past orange brick light

You need to have the 3 red light fix service. We can fix it for you. We are a listed repair service on this site. Here is a link to our 3 red light service.
http://www.videogamerepairservice.com/catalog/item/5675532/5556610.htm

Posted on Dec 08, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

No power getting to console power pack orange light i have tried unplug use different power cords talk microsoft no help


are you sure its not yellow try moveing wall sockets better yet hit the disk tray button if the brick cant supply enogh power it will then turn red or yellow if it stays orange it in stanby witch means it could be many problems if the system cant get enogh power to turn on it will show the 3 red rings but if the brick does change the brick is done

Dec 22, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

The power brick on my xbox 360 is red and is not overheating yet i smaell burning plastic from my xbox 360 console anyone have any tips?


A red light on the xbox 360 power brick usually indicates the Xbox 360 console has a short circuit. Here is how to be sure:

1. Try unplugging the power brick from the wall and from the xbox 360.
2. Wait about 30 seconds and plug the power brick into the wall power outlet.
3. Make sure the indicator light on the power brick is orange. ( If it's not orange then get yourself a new power brick and try again ).
4. Plug the power brick into the Xbox 360 console and try to power it on.
If your power brick turns red or you get an immediate three red ring error than you will need to have the console professionally repaired.
If your warranty with Microsoft has expired; the company I work for GATpro Repairs offers this service at a low flat rate and we pay for the return shipping.
Good Luck and I hope this has helped!
Michael GATpro Repair Technician

Jun 14, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Xbox wont power on past orange brick light


You need to have the 3 red light fix service. We can fix it for you. We are a listed repair service on this site. Here is a link to our 3 red light service.
http://www.videogamerepairservice.com/catalog/item/5675532/5556610.htm

Dec 08, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

Power brick going red right as its plugged in


Sound like a short fet /L.D.O.R or a solder bridge under one of
the chips , you "worked" if you used a heat gun , there
is more than likely sever board warpage. A scratched
or broken trace will not trip the 1.8- 3.3 volt standby over current
(red light on the brick) it's normally a solder bridge.
but i could be wrong ,hard to tell with out line tracing
the caps with a scope.

Rob

Nov 11, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

When i hit the power button the fans try to turn over and the power brick goes green but then they fans stop and the power brick goes yellow/orange. And then i get the 3 red lights


Hardware problem. Most likely a break in a solder connection on the mother board and cpu. You need to send it to Microsoft to get it repaired. There is an extended warranty on the 3 ROL, so it will be free.

Here is the link to Microsoft Support here . Sign in and submit a service request.

Oct 04, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

3 Answers

Xbox 360 power brick turns rd when connected to console


When the light turns red that means the power brick is to hot.

Dec 26, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Power cuts off


Might be a faulty power supply mate , when you turn the xbox on observe the power indicator on the power brick.
Green means its okay
Amber means the console is in standby
Red means the Brick has had it.

Try a friends power brick to see if it does the same.

jonno

Sep 03, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

XBox 360 power problem


The power brick has most likely died.

Dec 14, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Xbox 360 Console Logo

6,427 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Video Game Consoles Experts

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Pablo Gonzalez

Level 3 Expert

733 Answers

Jonathon summesfield

Level 2 Expert

284 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...