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My original xbox has no power at all.could it be power supply?

Xbox was working fine, then tried to put it on and nothing. it is plugged in to a surge protected bar and it didn't pop. everything else on the bar works. xbox does nothing at all. could it be power supply? are they expensive??

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  • Sqrxz Mar 01, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have two original xboxes. One is modded, and that is the one that has the problem. I didn't do the mod, so I don't really know what to look for, but when I popped off the case, the solder points on the mod wires looked sound. It looked like the board that houses the power supply has a lot of resistors that are leaking acid all over the place. SO, I'm guessing that's the problem. I wonder if those things are able to be replaced individually?

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It sounds to me like the PSB. (power supply board)  you can get them fairly cheap, but you have to know what version your xbox is.  If you are unsure, google "determining xbox version".  Then go to ebay or http://www.llamma.com/xbox/
Here is one for about $15
http://cgi.ebay.com/Xbox-System-Power-Supply-Board-PSU-V1-0-1-5-V1-6-New_W0QQitemZ230329485609QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games_Accessories?hash=item230329485609&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1234|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:0|293:1|294:50

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Hello, let's try a few things. First I would try to unplug the cables at all points. The wall, unit and power block in the middle. Reconnect and see if that helped.Be sure the unit is straight to the outlet and NOT to a surge protector or power supply or extension cord.
If not, I would try to plug the unit into another outlet somewhere. In a different room or something. Be sure the unit is straight to the outlet and NOT to a surge protector or power supply or extension cord. If that works, it's clearly the outlet in the original spot.
If none of these solutions help, if possible, see if you can borrow someone else's power supply and give it a try. If it works, then you know for sure that's all you need to replace. If it still doesn't work, you may have an internal power issue and will need a repair.
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This problem occurs when the power supply detects a problem. The power supply has several built-in safeguards to help prevent damage to either the console or to the power supply. The power supply will turn off if:
  • There is too much current.
  • The voltage is too high.
  • The temperature of the power supply is too high.
When any of these things happen, the light on the power turns red.
Solution 1: Make sure that the power supply is cool loadTOCNode(2, 'whattotry'); The red light might indicate that the power supply is too hot or that it has overheated. Follow these steps if the power supply light is red:
  1. Turn the console off.
  2. Disconnect your Xbox 360 Power Supply from your Xbox 360 console and from the wall outlet.

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  3. Let the power supply cool for two hours in a well-ventilated space. Do not connect the Xbox 360 power supply to the console or to the wall outlet during this time.
  4. After the power supply has cooled for two hours, reconnect the power supply to the console and to the wall outlet, and then turn the console on.
If the power supply light is still red, try the next solution.
Solution 2: Make sure that the power supply is plugged in loadTOCNode(2, 'whattotry'); Make sure that the power supply is directly plugged into a working wall outlet. Problems might occur with the power supply if it is connected through an extension cord or surge protector.

If the power supply light is still red after you connect the power supply directly to a working all outlet, try the next solution.
Solution 3: Plug the power supply into a different wall outlet loadTOCNode(2, 'whattotry'); To check the possibility that the wall outlet you are using is faulty or that there is a blown fuse, plug the power cord into a wall outlet that you know is working.

If this does not solve the problem, try the next solution.
Solution 4: Order a replacement Xbox 360 power supply loadTOCNode(2, 'whattotry'); If you've tried all the solutions above and your power supply light is still red, you should contact Xbox Support to order a replacement power supply.

To help the power supply work correctly, follow these guidelines:
  • Do not block any ventilation openings in the power supply.
  • Do not put the power supply on a bed, a sofa, or on any other soft surface that might block ventilation openings.
  • Do not put the power supply in a confined space, such as a bookcase, a rack, or a stereo cabinet, unless the space is well ventilated.
  • Do not put the power supply on a stereo speaker, an amplifier, or a heat source such as a radiator or a heat register.
  • Do not use an unlicensed accessory, such as a third-party power supply or any accessory that plugs in between the Xbox 360 console and the power supply.
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Hi there, This can be a result of a few things that have happened. There may have been a power surge and your power supply switched to safety mode to prevent damage to your xbox. It also might just have overheated, in which case just let it cool down in a well ventilated area for a couple of hrs and try it again. You can also try just plugging into a different power source like a mains supply instead of extension lead if you had it plugged into one. If using a different mains or cooling down don't work then I'm afraid you will need to replace your power supply. Hope this helps

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it could and maybe not first diagnose the problem with what i oultine below. To see if anything fits into the category of your problem. Then try to hook up the power brick to another outlet in another room. If it does it there you can narrow down the cause of the problem.
THE CAUSE This problem occurs when the power supply detects a problem. The power supply has several built-in safeguards to help prevent damage to either the console or to the power supply. The power supply will turn off if: There is too much current. The voltage is too high. The temperature of the power supply is too high. When any of these things happen, the light on the power turns red. THINGS TO TRY Here are some things you can do to try and fix the problem.
Solution 1: Make sure that the power supply is cool The red light might indicate that the power supply is too hot or that it has overheated. Follow these steps if the power supply light is red: Turn the console off. Disconnect your Xbox 360 Power Supply from your Xbox 360 console and from the wall outlet.


Let the power supply cool for two hours in a well-ventilated space. Do not connect the Xbox 360 power supply to the console or to the wall outlet during this time. After the power supply has cooled for two hours, reconnect the power supply to the console and to the wall outlet, and then turn the console on. If the power supply light is still red, try the next solution. Solution 2: Make sure that the power supply is plugged in Make sure that the power supply is directly plugged into a working wall outlet. Problems might occur with the power supply if it is connected through an extension cord or surge protector.
If the power supply light is still red after you connect the power supply directly to a working all outlet, try the next solution. Solution 3: Plug the power supply into a different wall outlet To check the possibility that the wall outlet you are using is faulty or that there is a blown fuse, plug the power cord into a wall outlet that you know is working.
If this does not solve the problem, try the next solution. Solution 4: Order a replacement Xbox 360 power supply If you've tried all the solutions above and your power supply light is still red, you should contact Xbox Support to order a replacement power supply.
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