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I just got an original xbox and after i turn it on it stays on for a minute and then shuts itself off, does anyone know what might be wrong?

Yeah the subject describes it

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  • OHskate May 12, 2008

    oh im sorry about that
    ok well i just got an original xbox and after i turn it on it turns itself back off in a minute or two.
    and if i do need a new fan for it, around how much does a new fan cost?

  • nonnackid Sep 20, 2008

    I have a similar problem. you turn the console on and after a random amount of time the unit just powers down. other symptoms i noticed on mine is that the power button has become un-responsive and any time you press the eject button (after turning it on of course) leads it to turn off instead...any thoughts?

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    when i turn on my xbox it runs ror about 4 min. then it turns off

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    its not the fan dont get a fan i just put one in mine i have a simmular problem mine turns on fine then like 20-30 mins the green light starts flashing and the system shuts off i dont know what to do with mine neather but im shure it is a lose cable or wire..cheack ur cables and wires

  • Michael Lake
    Michael Lake May 11, 2010

    The only thing readable for us is "I just got an origional xbox and after i turn it on...." What is the issue?



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Buy an xbox 360 :)

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A fan has nothing to do with the issue. In my opinion, I would definately send it for repair, to avoid future problems. The other comment is just agreeing with what you asked.

Posted on May 13, 2008


Get a new fan 4 it

Posted on May 11, 2008

My son put a code in parental control in his xbox original then he forgoted his code so the disc tray of his xbox wont open

Posted on May 15, 2008

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SOURCE: I have an original xbox and it completely shuts

There is a fault in the powersupply causing it to shut down the Console to prevent damage,. New power supply is needed.

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SOURCE: after playing 15 minutes two red lights flash and xbox shuts down

It's not the fan . It's ether the C.P.U and or the G.P.U. has lost
it's thermal seal with the heat sink , or the G.P.U temp feed connection has become intermittent ( disconnected) from the main
board . Recommendations are first have a shop remove and
reapplie heat sink compound . If it still over heat then a re-flow
of booth chips should remedy the problem.


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