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Power brick going red right as its plugged in

I was repairing a customers 360, (new falcon board) and after replacing the x clamps and reworking the southbridge chip and RAM bricks (for error 0031), the power brick went out.
It wasnt plugged in during repair.
The light on the power brick turns red the instant I plug it in to the 360, even if I dont hit a button.
I tried multiple power bricks, in multiple outlets. It isnt the brick thats faulty.
What the hell happened?

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  • anonover9000 Dec 01, 2009

    No, I did the fix correctly. Ive done it hundreds of times.
    And I got it figured out.
    I just noticed that a heatsink came loose and scratched a line in the trace lines coming from the Southbridge, and across a MOSFET foot.

  • anonover9000 Dec 11, 2009

    @ Repairtech99

    I was thinking it could have been that, but was wanting another's opinion about it. The board isnt warped either.
    Thanks though!


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Sound like a short fet /L.D.O.R or a solder bridge under one of
the chips , you "worked" if you used a heat gun , there
is more than likely sever board warpage. A scratched
or broken trace will not trip the 1.8- 3.3 volt standby over current
(red light on the brick) it's normally a solder bridge.
but i could be wrong ,hard to tell with out line tracing
the caps with a scope.


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    Rod Sims Dec 11, 2009

    If you have a scope check all the regulators output

    the one that has the dropoff will narrow you down to

    the section with the short . ,it may also be a leaky electrolytic

    cap on one of the regs , start with the regulators when

    you find the short one check the filter cap next to it.



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Did you do the washers on the x clamps if they were metal washers you blew a circuit I quit doing that fix a long time ago

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