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Whenever I try to turn on my Xbox 360, a red light comes on the plug in thing HELP!

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  • BUNDFUSS Dec 13, 2008

    red light is on on the power pack unit is dead, before trying to restart the wired contoler was having problems conecting to the unit as it was saying reconect the controler.



    Please can somebody help as my boy has asked santa for lots of goodies for his xbox 360 but now it is broken.

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Have you called the microsost tech support? the power pack may be failing, they can help you find out why or you can go to the 360 website and use the support system there.

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