110 volt usa xbox 360 to work in a 220volt country
Im from maryland,but right now im currently in turkey,im having issues with getting my 360,bought in the states(ntsc) to work in turkey......the problem is the cord, it doesent fit in to the electrical sockets,turkey uses the european type 2 pin re receptacles,anyways i bought a voltage converter from radio shack in maryland....it converts 220\240 voltage(turkey uses 220) to 110\120 vac USA........so i plugged my 360 in to the converter then into the wall socket,popped in call of duty 4 and everything seem to go well...........15 minutes in to the game i start to smell some thing funny,,i continued to play for another 15 min by then their was an overwhelming smell of burning wires it was so overwhelming that i felt like i couldn't breath i go behind the tv to unplug the converter but the minute i touched it, it felt very hot and the smell was horrible.10 seconds later the system and the converter lost power,i waited for the converter to cool down then tryed to reboot the 360 and thats when i figured the the fuse on the converter blu out.........my question is....do i need a higher voltage converter.....its pretty depressing, i havent been able to enjoy my 360 in 4 months.since i came to turkey i have yet to see a single 360 in any store or electronic store, i have seen a million ps3s and wii s for some reason the ps3 and the wii are extremely popular but no 360,anywa ys a couple days ago i got a higher voltage transformer sent from US.....but now my 360 power brick doesent seem to work and now i have a brand new game stuck in their and cant get it to open the trey since theirs no power running to it
Re: 110 volt usa xbox 360 to work in a 220volt country
The first possibility is that it was simply a faulty transformer, however the more lilkey problem is the transformer was not of a sufficient power to run the Xbox 360, you need to make sure that you buy a transformer that can supply at least 300w of power as this is what the xbox 360 requires, some cheaper models may have difficulty with this.
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The reason for this is the power overwhelmed the circuit boards and burnt them out you may need to talk to someone up the Game shops or go to support.microsoft.com and see what other people think. even if microsoft tell you to DONT send it in for repair as it gets rattled in the post and rattling the console causes the Open Tray Error an extremley annoying error. hope this helps
hello. CAUSE The three flashing red lights may indicate that your Xbox 360 console has experienced a hardware failure. Please read the letter that discusses warranty changes for three flashing red light hardware failures.
If you suspect that you are experiencing this issue, you can submit a console-repair request online. However, before you submit your request, we ask that you first try the following two steps to verify that you are indeed experiencing this issue:
1. When you turn on the console, examine the light on the power supply. The power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on the Ring of Light flash red. If the power supply light is not green, please follow the steps that are listed in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
906101 Xbox 360: The power supply light is red 906102 Xbox 360: The power supply light is orange 906103 Xbox 360: The power supply light is not illuminated
2. Turn off the console. Wait 10 seconds, and then turn on the console again to see whether the symptom occurs again. If your console continues to display the three flashing red lights, your console may have to be repaired. For information about how to start the repair process online, please visit http://www.xbox.com/support, and then click Console Repair in the upper-right section of the Web page.
Note: The online console repair service is currently not available in all countries or regions.
If you would rather contact Xbox Customer Support directly, please visit http://www.xbox.com/support/contact for information about how to do this.
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Xbox live is down atm most of the online games right now are not working and the voicemail and messaging systems are down. Im sure that the downloading system is also down. They now about it and are working on it. If you would like to track the status go to www.xboxlive.com and search status this will bring you the xbox live status whether it is working atm or not just yet they hope to have it working this week. This issue started on friday or saturday this past week.
yeah you definitly need to have a uk to usa power converter. you guys run on 220V which would create way more current then needed which is why the power supply blew. I hope you didnt fry any internal parts in the 360. You need to get a power converter that gives you 120V.