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My power brick light is yellow until i turn on the console then it turns red. whats wrong?

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The power supply turns red when it detects a fault such as the power supply has to much current, the voltage is too high or the temperature of the unit is too high.

A few ways to trouble shoot this would be .

1. make sure the power supply is cool
2. try plugging the supply directly into the wall instead of a surge protector ,
3. if that doesnt work call 1800 4 MYXBOX and get a new power supply.

Posted on Dec 15, 2009


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