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I get a red light on my powerpack

When i turn my power on the powerpack doesnt have an amber light it goes red and wont let me turn my xbox on. I keep trying unplugging it but it wont work and i dont know what to do

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I think that means that the connection between the power brick and the xbox isnt working, either your xbox needs repair or you need a new power brick, ask a friend with a 360 if you can borrow theirs and also their wires for the powerbrick and if it works then YOU need a new powerbrick and if it doesnt then your xbox is broken

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