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X-box 360 has blinking orange light on ac adapter and will not turn on.

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  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    no. everything was working until i turned off the power source. i turned on the power source, and now it won't work

  • jstew3781 Jan 03, 2009

    the power ac addapter is pluged in, and the orange light is blinking and making a beaping noise. The other cord is pluged into the Xbox 360 but the power button won't work

  • blueblooblue Jan 16, 2009

    help me plz

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    is the orange light on the ac adapterfor the 360 suppose to turn green?
    my nneed for speed game keeps feezing up but every other game doesnt.
    its a new game i just got and it has noo scratches i think the two might be related can sum1 help?


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Well then if the orange light does not turn on then you have not connected something the right way or thers something not plug in the right way ok

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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SOURCE: AC Adapter has a blinking orange light...

Just cool down man, it is not so hard to fix it if you know exactly what happens and how to fix it. I had just fixed my XBOX AC adapter which turn the orange light on with the tips and tricks from

The complete listings of different light colors will easily indicate what problem your xbox console and ac adapter encounter. Hope it helps..

Posted on Jan 23, 2011

SOURCE: my xbox 360 won't turn on

I know what to do.... it happened to me, but I fixed it. Ok you will need a peperclip for this to work. Take off the faceplate of the 360. And then what should have been the powerbutton, use the paperclip to hit it. It should turn on, then you can put the faceplate back on.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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SOURCE: blinking orange light

green light mean on
orange light means standby
red light means power failure
no light means the fuse my have blown
good luck


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