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XBOX Elite will not turn on

Hey guys, I've had my XBOX Elite for well over half a year now, recently I've had one or two freezings when I play Oblivion but I put that down to a disk scratch, as it didn't do it with other games. However just today, I've moved the console to the TV downstairs and it won't start. The power LED on the brick is flashing orange, but when disconnected from the console (and not the plug socket) it shows a solid orange. I'm not sure if this is connected to the RROD purely because I have been lucky enough never to have seen them.
I'm not sure what to do, I brought the 360 via GAME.co.uk, but I can't find the warrenty agreement (long story, hotmail servers down) do I take it up with them, or with Microsoft?

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    The power LED on the brick is flashing orange, but when disconnected from the console (and not the plug socket) it shows a solid orange.

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Hmmmm you should first ask microsoft what the total cost or something would be. then go to the game.co.uk people

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well i had the same problem today and i was about to do the towel trick but decided totry using a hand vacume and sucking out any dust in the holes and it did work actually, the lines appeared for a couple minutes and i thought oh no! but then after maybe ten minutes they dissappeared for the rest of the night,

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SOURCE: XBOX 360 power brick flashing orange and green

according to the microsoft website:

The power supply has several built-in safeguards to help prevent damage to either the console or to the power supply itself. The power supply can turn itself off when there is too much current, too much voltage, or too high a temperature. Under these conditions, the light on the power supply will turn from green to orange or to red. Or, the light will turn off. When the power supply light is green, the power supply is working correctly.

To help the power supply work correctly, always try to use the following best practices:

  • Make sure that all ventilation openings in the power supply are free to ventilate.
  • Do not put the power supply on a bed, on a sofa, or on any other soft surface that may block ventilation openings.
  • Do not put the power supply in a confined space, such as a bookcase, a rack, or a stereo cabinet, unless the space is well ventilated.
  • Do not put the power supply on a stereo speaker, an amplifier, or a heat source such as a radiator or a heat register.
  • Plug the power supply directly into a wall outlet. In other words, do not use extension cords or power strips.
Basically, feel if it is overheated. if it is let it cool down. If not try a different wall socket. If that doesn't work you probably have a problem with your power brick or console. Try borrowing someone else's power cords.

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SOURCE: xbox 360 will play movies but not games

everyone i have the solution!!!! all you have to do is take apart the the original drive and unplug the circuit board, there are 4 ribbon cables be careful not to bend or tear them, then do the same to the new drive and switch the boards so the new drive has the security key and firmware of the old drive and voila youre back in business

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