Well, one day I plugged in the 360 and there was a spark between to plug and the surge protector. After that it didn't turn on. It has nothing to do with the power cord. I know this because the power cord works fine with my friends' consoles , but their power cords still don't work on mine. Anyone know How I can fix this?
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Re: 360 No Longer Turns On
By cord, do you mean the entire AC convertor box? Does the orange light on the convertor box light up? If you used your friends whole ac wire/convertor box (w/ the plug that goes into the xbox itself) and THAT didn't work, then your motherboard took a surge. It is probably trashed as they are VERRRRRRRY sensitive and prone to failure. Time for a new one (or a warranty "repair").
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When you have sparks it toasts the chips even a good teck will ground themselves before opening a peice of equipment like that. I'm sorry to say but I doubt very seriously if either piece of equipment will work. I would also get rid of the surge protecter and have that outlet looked at.
If the power brick is plugged into a surge protector then try to plug it directly into the wall outlet instead (note: xbox power brick has it's own surge protector)
Make sure that the brick is clean and the ventilation holes are not blocked.
Unplug ALL cables from Xbox 360 and plug back in securely. (note that though some cables might appear to be secure but they might not be seeded correctly. Verify.)
Check power source and make sure there is no fluctuating current preventing stable current to the Xbox 360 when attached? Try to plug the xbox into a set in another room and see if it corrects itself. If so then you know that possability of outlet issue is likely.
Replace the printer, unfortunately there is no internal fuse and if it has had a surge then it is destroyed!
If other items still work in the surge protector then it would be cheaper to replace the printer, if nothing works in the surge protector then it would need to be replaced.
plug in a light into surge protector and see if it works if not surge protector is bad or battery is shot if it has one!!i have numerous surge protectors that went bad try plugging printer into wall outlet and if working its surge protector!!!
swap to another surge protector. if it still does it, it is a power surge at the outlet, if it does not, the Surge Proctector has worn out.
have someone with the appropriate knowlege have a look at the outlet as well. older outlets especially tend to wear to the point where the plug literally falls out of the wall.
NEVER mix surge protectors and UPS!!!. Doing so overloads whoever of the two gets connected to the wall. This equipment is built to be plugged DIRECTLY to the wall. Your unit just crossed it's inner battery. Take it to a recycling center, then stop on your favorite electronis shop and buy a new one.
You first need to rplace the outlet if it sparks where the surge protector is plugged in as it should not spark for any reason. then you need to make sure thast its not the outlet causing your problem by running an long extensition corn or moving the set to a differant outlet.