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360 No lights

Hi all
I think i have a new problem,iv done the xclamp replacement,and me console works,but there are no lights on the ring and i can not use a wireless controller,thing is i took so much care when doing the repair,i have just replaced the front light panel but nothing..!can anybody shed some LIGHT on this..?

many thanks.

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  • plcaw Oct 25, 2008

    I have the same problem as 220coupe. No front lights and the wireless controllers don't work. I have not modified the xbox, this fault just came on.

  • d_murph21 Nov 17, 2008

    I have the same problem, yet i have not opened my xbox in any way??? I had the ring of death and fixed it by using the cling film trick. What dose this mean for me?? is there a solution???



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Thanks Greenie for your comments.
I took the box apart, cleaned out all of the dust, and to my amazement it started working again.
No real answer as to why, but so far it is still functioning correctly ?

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In the case of 220Coupe. it seems that although you took great care in replacing the Xclamps, you could have potentially damaged the Motherboard, Breaking the operating lights and the Wireless Chip. i understand that the X Clips on the motherboard for the heat sinks arent amazing and are quite flimsy but there are far easier ways of keeping the Xbox Core temperatures down such as ventilation etc. Unfortunately for you, due to the DIY jobs you have carried out on your Xbox, it is out of warranty. meaning you would potentially have to buy a new Xbox 360.

And unfortunately for u plclaw, it seems you could have an out of the factory Motherboard problem very similar to the problem which 220coupe has created. i have never heared of this problem before leading to the front operation lights and also the Wireless controller chip faulty. i would call The Xbox Customer support for your Country (Numbers found on and get in touch with microsoft, explain your problem, and see if the customer support has any remedies !

Hopefully this helps guys !

Posted on Oct 27, 2008


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