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My xbox won't turn on

It wont turn on, but the power brick is lit up orange. Tried unplugging, tried different outlets, nothing. it was working fine, then i tried to plug in the guitar hero guitar into the usb port, and broke the small plastic piece inside the usb port. After that it wouldnt fire up. Could that be a reason, or just couinsidence?

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  • Anonymous Sep 12, 2008

    my xbox was about 5 months old when the problem started. My console won't turn on it just is green in the center and is blinking orange on the circle that is the button. I have no idea what triggered it, I never dropped it or got it wet or to hot. I can't figure it out.

  • dgaf9393 Sep 25, 2008

    when i broke my usb slots my xbox would not turn on

  • dugefresh007 Sep 29, 2008

    my xbox 360 isnt gettin adapterbox lights red,but wont send power to console.tried unplugging,changing outlet.nothing seems to work.can u help me.

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    same thing

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    i have the exact same problem too. i broke my usb port on the front, got the rrod, unplugged it, plugged it back in, and...nothing! i plan on sending it back this week. if you do the same your gonna have to be willing to wait 3-4 weeks without an xbox.

  • jordy989 Dec 15, 2008

    i too have the exact same problem, stupid guitar broke usb port, damn guitar =(

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    i tried to turn on my xbox 360 but nothing happened. I tried different outlets but they didn't work.


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Hey guys i was freakin out because i had that same problem.  i didnt want to pay an extra 1000$ just because the stupid repair guys wouldnt tell me the answer.  So look inside your broken usb port, there should be like golden prongs in there.  if they are bent, straighten them and you can turn your xbox back on.  Now this might not be the case with you, but that is how i just solved my problem.  if you have any questions ill try to keep posted and see if i can help further. also you can get me at my gamertag for xbox live.  its volcomxskater37

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Anyone else who has this problem, I had exactly the same thing happen to me (trying to plug in a Play & Charge kit, but identical result) and was able to fix it exactly how sccrskillage said.

If you look at the bottom USB port on the front of your box there are four gold prongs that are probably all smushed together. Using a pocket knife or very small screwdriver (laptop size), you first have to separate each prong from the others and straighten them all out so they're parallel. Then, pull them away all away from the sides of the port so they stand alone. The only thing each prong should touch is the bottom of the port itself, where it's connected. (Make SURE you unplug the Xbox first, because it WILL short while you do this if you're using a metal tool.)

Here's a link to a closeup pic to help clarify what I mean, plus a zoomed out shot for context:

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Honestly, I don't know what this port is. With prongs like that it doesn't look like a USB port, not even a broken one, and anyway what's the probability that we'd all break our USB ports in exactly the same way trying to plug in a USB device? Why haven't we broken all the other USB ports we've tried to use in our lives? :P Just sayin'.

Anyway, this is such an easy fix but the first time I tried to straighten the prongs I didn't get it quite right and of course the box still wouldn't turn on, and I almost gave up and figured I'd zapped the mobo or something. So, figured I'd take a minute to make sure there's some detailed info out there for anyone else with this problem, and hopefully they can salvage their perfectly good Xbox instead of scrapping it or buying a bunch of unecessary parts. :)

Posted on Apr 27, 2012

I have the EXACT same problem and i mean exact..

My g h controller broke the little plastic thing then when i t\tried to turn on my xbox wouldnst start...


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Call Microsoft tech support and ship it to them. If its under warranty you get a new one for free

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