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What color should the light on the power brick be? I am new to the 360s so im unsure. The light on the power brick is orange. I just bought it

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Re: What color should the light on the power brick be? I...

Well the Power Brick in Orange because the console is truned off, signaling the "Brick" is on standby. Or the Orange light can mean the "Brick" is not connected to the console.

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