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#1 Vfreitas

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 10:15 PM

I was just about to mod a friends Xbox, I put in the power and AC cable, turn it on and BAM, nothing happens. I figure the power cable is loose so I go back and unplug it and plug it back in. I hit the power button again, and then I hear popping sounds followed by a fizzing sound, and still nothing. I figured something blew up, I opened it up, found some smoke residue on the heatsink under the harddrive. I turned the Xbox over because I was hearing something rattle around, and it was a screw. The screw was also black with smoke residue. I checked his HD on my Xbox, and I get a "Your Xbox requires service" message. I believe that the power supply and hard drive made some kind of contact through the screw, and fried both the power supply and the hard drive. I'm not sure about the motherboard though, didn't bother testing it. Can anything be salvaged here?

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#2 basso4735

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 10:23 PM

well, if his hd was locked, then that message should come up while in your xbox.

but thats all i can help you with.

#3 celinedrules

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 10:26 PM

With the error message you get from putting the drive in your xbox, is there a number in the corner? You might want to try (if they are compatible) putting your xbox power supply in his and see if that works, If that does then it's just the power supply that needs to be replaced. Most likely you just blew the fuse on it.

edit: I just noticed that his box wasn't modded so you will get an error message by putting his drive in your xbox. Try changing the power supply and check for that number in the corner.

Edited by celinedrules, 23 February 2005 - 10:27 PM.


#4 RocafellaSqualie

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 10:28 PM

You could try a hotswap of the Hard Drive via Config Magic, on the screen where it tells you to "press start to continue"

If you can get info of the hotswapped HD, then it must be working still.

#5 celinedrules

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 10:34 PM

Your better off switching the power supply. I never reccomend hot-swapping your hard drive.

#6 Vfreitas

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 10:38 PM

First off, it was an 06 error, so that's good. I just checked the power supply, and it blew up right in the center. So it looks like I need a new power supply.

#7 hogfan

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 10:43 PM

Be sure and buy a DELTA power supply. Do not buy a Foxlink. Those are crap. When the Foxlink supply caused smoke to come from my Xbox, I decided to use a better supply. Delta supplies seem to be the best. You can get one on ebay for about $30 max. These supplies are made much better than the Foxlinks.

#8 Vfreitas

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 10:45 PM

And our xbox's are compatible, so I tried my power supply with his Xbox, and it all worked out. Time to find a good deal.

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 10:51 PM

Hold on,
Before you go out and buy a new power cord, sue Micro$oft, it's their fault you know.

They're giving out free power supplies but sue them anyway.

Here is the link to the free replacement.

And here is an article


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#10 muggs1

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 10:52 PM

What version is it? I have a 1.0 PSU laying around I can sell/trade.


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#11 Arjun

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 10:55 PM

QUOTE(dannybeckett @ Feb 23 2005, 09:57 PM)
Hold on,
Before you go out and buy a new power cord, sue Micro$oft, it's their fault you know.

They're giving out free power supplies but sue them anyway.

Here is the link to the free replacement.

And here is an article
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He opened his xbox, so they won't even talk to him.

#12 celinedrules

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 11:44 PM

QUOTE(dannybeckett @ Feb 23 2005, 12:57 PM)
Hold on,
Before you go out and buy a new power cord, sue Micro$oft, it's their fault you know.

They're giving out free power supplies but sue them anyway.

Here is the link to the free replacement.

And here is an article
biggrin.gif Danny biggrin.gif

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Your an idiot man it's not the power cord. He shorted out the power supply with a screw. Don't you know how to read?





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