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balance13
04-06-2011, 04:32 AM
Hopefully somebody on here can help me out with a little problem.
My Xbox just randomly shut off about an hour ago now, and the power bar had a red light on it. Figuring it was just really hot I unplugged it and stuck it by an open window. I also then went to xbox.com and followed the steps on there to try and get it to work with no luck.

I really don't won't to have to buy a new one, so I was hoping somebody on here might have some tricks that might help me to get it fixed.

Pootcrum
04-06-2011, 05:12 AM
Are you able to try another 360? That is, try your power brick on another 360, and another power brick on your 360. BUT make sure they are equivalent power supplies, there have been around 3 or 4 variations over the years.

Are you still in warranty by any chance? If so, send it in. You might as well use the service while you are able.

alpha17
04-06-2011, 07:07 AM
Typically an orange light means it's overheated. If it is red there is either a problem with the cord, or supply itself. If your method of trying to cool it doesn't work, and another supply fixes the problem then you know that the previous brick is defective. I had this same problem and had to ship it in.

balance13
04-06-2011, 05:34 PM
Thanks for the replies. I have another power bar at my parents I can pick up from my parents place this weekend and test out.

HuMuRoUs
04-07-2011, 12:07 AM
do you have a fat or slim 360? Seen quite a few people on youtube and other websites with what they call 'The Red Dot of Death'. Only occurs on the slim consoles and its basically power brick failure, though if under warrenty Microsoft will have to repair or replace the brick.

This is ofcourse if you have a slim, if so hope its helped, if not i don't have a scooby :/ :confused:

balance13
04-07-2011, 04:09 AM
Thanks again guys I had no warranty so I took it apart and it's all melted up inside, looks like i'll be picking up a new one.

alpha17
04-07-2011, 05:46 AM
I feel for you man that sucks

Pootcrum
04-07-2011, 05:54 AM
Pics! I would love to see pics.

Oh and yeh sorry bout that.

balance13
04-07-2011, 06:03 AM
Pics! I would love to see pics.

Oh and yeh sorry bout that.

I'll see if I can get some pictures of it tomorrow as long as my roommate didn't completely destroy it by now haha

Pootcrum
04-07-2011, 08:05 AM
Righteeo then.