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My sons xbox 360 elite stopped working today, when you plug it in the power brick light goes red instead if green and the xbox won't switch on. Any ideas how to fix it?

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I had this problem before what i did was unplugged the power supply from the mains and left it for a few mins i then plugged it back in and it was fine if this dont work it means your power supply is dead and will need a new one u can get them cheap off ebay just make sure u get one that is the same as your old one hope this helps

Posted on Aug 26, 2010

  • jamesngemma Aug 26, 2010

    Thanks I'll give that a try!!



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