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360 Power Button and LEDs

I just purchased a 360 that doesn't work to give myself something to play with. The only thing I have noticed off hand is that the power button/light assembly is missing. I can get the unit to power up by pressing eject on the DVD player, but I get no video. Are the lights required for the boot process?

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