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Xbox original my xbox turns itself on and off when plugged into the mains. it sometimes turns itself off whilst im putting a game into it so the sliding game holder is left sticking out! there are no clues to what it could be so have you got any ideas!!

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Odd. when our xbox worked, if you turned it off with the tray open or closing, it would still shut. If the warranty is still in effect, get it to a repairman ASAP. if not, you (and maybe a couple friends) will need to fix it yourself. I'm betting a faulty solder connection at a transistor or relay at the power supply

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