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Xbox turns on for a second then shuts off

Everytime I hit the power button. the xbox turns on for a second and then shuts itself off.

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I would check you xbox360 owners manuel

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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...Dont worry thats actully very common Its Just a little Lag in the disk...If the disk is scrathed thats why It just hits the scratch and shuts down becuase it has no idea what it is...Hope thats helpful Or if that doesnt work Just Levae it alone for a litrle bit let it rest...

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My XBOX 360 power button does not come on but the power supply is on and looks like it is getting power but box will not come on.

When you say it will not pwer on do you mean nothing on the front panel lights up? No 2 red lights or 3 red lights? If the console itself will not turn on at all it sounds like there was either a voltage problem and a part of the Mobo was fried or the switch itself is broken. Try hitting the eject button, if the xbox powers on and the tray opens then you know it is the front switch. If nothing happens you have a very expensive paper weight unless you are still under warranty, in that case contact Microsoft customer service and get it sent in.

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Hey, everytime i try to connect to xbox live, it asks me to download an update, but everytime i try to download it, it doesnt let me as t says to test internet connections and when i do it also asks me for...

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1.turn off your console and hold the sync button on the console
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Red light on power supply on. Nothing happening on the x box console. dead.


The blinking red light usually indicates hardware failure. If your Xbox is still under warranty you should contact microsoft have them send you a box with free postage and send them your console. They will locate and fix the problem for you.

If your console is not under warranty anymore there are a few things you can try.

First remove the hard drive and try booting up your console. If it says no drive found shut the console down and put the hard drive back into place. If it works after that then the issue was just a drive error which is now corrected. If the light is blinking again then the drive itself is bad.

Second turn the xbox off for 60 seconds by using the switch on the back. Now hold down the eject button and turn the power switch back on while your still holding the eject button. This can help with overheating issues.

If these simple fixes dont resolve the problem then you will need to contact microsoft and ask about repair cost's. As fixing it yourself would require experience in working on gaming consoles.

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Xbox 360 console powers up by itsself.

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HI there,

im guessing you have some problems with your Elites motherboard, could possibly be damaged electronics within the motherboard, as it is the motherboard on the Xbox which prepares the system for shutdown when the button is pressed and also wirelessly through the controller.

Luckily Xbox systems come with 5 years warranty. and because this is potentially a hardware issue, i would recommend contacting Xbox customer support to solve this issue. their contact information can be found on

Hope this helps

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Follow these steps.
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2) Turn on Controller
3) hit the Wi-Fi button on front of xbox, looks like this -)))
4) hit that same button on the controller
5) Then wait around 5 seconds and you are all set.
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You could have a faulty power supply. Have you checked to make sure everything is hooked up properly? When you turn your xbox on have a look at the light on the power brick, its usually green when its working fine and orange when the xbox is turned off, if its red there could be a problem with it.

Hope this helps

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