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No power but the fan is working

i have a problem with my xbox, the fan works but it doesnt turn on.....but we tried another power supply still didnt work at all....can you help me with this

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Re: no power but the fan is working

Could be a problem with the system board, is the unit under warranty still?

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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XBox One wont turn on

I suggest plugging it into a different outlet. If it works then, then the outlet may be busted. Otherwise, if the light on the power supply (the brick) doesn't turn on when you plug it in, or the fan doesn't turn on, it may be the power supply. If the light does turn on, then it's probably your Xbox One, of which I suggest you take it to your local repair store (such as Best Buy) to get it checked out.

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The ac adapter red light stays on and the counsole will not work

This problem occurs when the external power supply has detected a fault. 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 one of the following conditions is true:

• There is too much current.
• The voltage is too high.
• The temperature of the power supply is too high.

When any of these conditions are true, the light on the power supply turns red. Here are some steps that you can use to try to fix the problem.

Step 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:

1. Make sure that your Xbox 360 console is turned off.
2. Disconnect your Xbox 360 Power Supply from your Xbox 360 console and from the wall outlet.
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 Xbox 360 Power Supply to the console and to the wall outlet.
If cooling the power supply does not resolve the problem or if the problem persists, use the steps in the next section.

Step 2: Make sure that the power supply is plugged in correctly

Make sure that the power supply is directly plugged into a working wall outlet. You may have problems with the power supply if you use an extension cord or a power strip if the extension cord or the power strip is faulty or cannot supply the required power to the console.

If the power supply is still not working as expected, use the steps in the next section.

Step 3: Plug the power supply into a different wall outlet

To eliminate the possibility that the wall outlet you are using is faulty or that there is a blown fuse, plug the power cord into a different wall outlet in a different area of your place of residence.

If this does not resolve the problem, use the steps in the next section.

Step 4: Try another Xbox 360 Power Cord and Xbox 360 Power Supply

If you have a different Xbox 360 Power Cord and Xbox 360 Power Supply, try to use them to test the console. If the console turns on when you use a different power cord and power supply, you need to replace the faulty power cord and power supply. If the console does not turn on, the issue may be with the console itself.

If this does not resolve the problem, use the steps in the next section.

Step 5: Obtain a replacement Xbox 360 Power Supply

If the steps in this article did not resolve the issue and the Xbox 360 Power Supply light continues illuminate red, you need to obtain a replacement power supply.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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Sep 18, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox had the three rings, i fixed it. it came back to three rings again, so i tried t fix it the same way. now when i try to turn the xbox on the power brick light turns red and the xbox doesnt turn on.

sounds like a bad power brick try a friends out if it doesnt work use the bolt method not xclamps if that doesnt work send it in to our shop in sunny Florida we have a 2-3 day turn around for all service work email me at

Nov 21, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I finished fixing the red rings and my 360 was working fine but it doesnt turnm on now. WHY?

Is your power supply getting power (ie. is the light yellow). When you hit the switch on the (XBOX), does the power supply turn light turn green? If not, the XBOX is not recognizing the switch or the power supply is bad.. If it is, then you may want to recheck your red rings fix. The parts you've installed may have come loose and shorted something out.

If your trying to turn the XBOX on with a joystick, you may have to resync them. Try using the XBOX switch on. If it turns on with the XBOX switch and not the joysticks, it could be the wireless component in the XBOX or the joystick batteries.

**NOTE: I am saying XBOX but I mean the 360.

Nov 02, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 won't turn on

I had this problem. Make sure the pins in the USB ports (2 on the front and 1 on the back of the console) aren't bent and there's nothing obstructing them. I unbent some of the metal inside these ports, and voila! I have a working xbox.

Oct 09, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox isnt turning on there is no lights nothing

It sounds like a fried power supply. It could have happened for many reasons; overheating (being on carpet is bad for the Xbox), low or high surge through the power supply, etc. You may have to order a new power supply from Ebay. Should only cost about 20-25 bucks.

Jul 28, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Turns on and works great...after about 10 minutes it doesnt work.

it is probably because your xbox is over heatng and you have a bad or loose wire in your xbox, try to put a fan facing the back of it before u turn it on

Jun 04, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox will not turn on

check to make sure its plugged in you would be suprised...if that doesnt work you may have a bad power supply or bad this a xbox or a xbox 360

Feb 23, 2009 | Video Game Consoles

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Xbox 360

If the light on your power supply isnt on then you either have a dead outlet or your power supply is bad. Try switching outlets some times connections in the wall can go bad. If this doesnt help you might need to purchase a new power supply. If any of your friends have a 360 see if you can borrow there cord to see if it will work.

Dec 27, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox wont turn on!!

u might just have a overheating prossesor.try cleaning the vents with an airosol spray and either adding a prossesor fan to the vent or setting the xbox infront of a large fan to help cool it .

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