Last week a lightning fell near home and damaged the vcr and the xbox.
The console has no warranty yet, and i can't use the house insurance 'cause it is softmoded and has an external dvd-rom, so it has a hole on the top to let out the power and ide buses.
So I decided to try to repair the psu. My psu is a Delta Electronics Inc. DPSN-96AP-1.
when I saw at the back of the psu card, i could see what happened. The lightning left marks where it passed.
The damaged parts I could see at first look were 2 of a group of four resistances which had a part burned. And the tester confirmed that. But with the tester i coud see that the fuse (obbiously! ) was fused.
Parts damaged and changed:
- 2 resistances of 1MOhm
- 1 fuse (T3.15A 250v)
Lukly no other part seems to be damaged, although the lightning trace reaches the diode bridge
It works. I let the console powered on for six hours, and nothing strange happened.
I hope it can be helpfull for someone 'cause i didn't find a lot of help on the net.
If someone don't want to repair it, i found a web to buy a new one: lik-sang.
And it's not the only place. Google can help.
Edited by xboxgamer733, 06 April 2007 - 06:13 AM.