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#1 MrQRamos

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 09:24 AM

I was up late on April 30th working on a DVD project, so I thought to myself I should render a preview of my progess so far and see how it would look on my HDTV via XBMC. I turned my xbox on and turn back to my computer which is nearby. I turn back to my xbox and see that its off. "That's odd", I said, "I thought I turned it on". I press the power on and three seconds later, it shuts off again. "This can't be good", I thought to myself. Moments later, I smelled a distinct smell of burning metal. "Oh, [great]." I said aloud as I pull my xbox away from my tv and reciever. Opening my xbox, I didn't see the problem at first glance. So I plugged it in and observed the motherboard while it powered on. Lo and behold I found the culprit (accompanied by a lovely firework show).

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Time of Death: 2:45 AM (CST), April 30th 2006.
Poor Red Barkley (I named my xbox after its color, red, and one of my favorite ball players, Charles Barkley wink.gif ).

Thankfully, my modchip and hard drive appear to be ok, but I'm going to have to find some cash to pick up a new xbox. Just thought I'd share my story sad.gif .
-Q

#2 Dreamcazman

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 11:26 AM

This is unforunately becoming all too common on the older Xboxes. Your's looks like a v1.0 (judging by those ferrite cores on the controller wires), so it's pretty old.

A friend of mine's did this, but he said it went 'BANG'. Upon inspection, it almost blew a hole through the metal shielding under the mobo!

The MB was rooted as expected.

#3 Flexmaster Frag

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 11:49 AM

That's a shame yours went like that. He deserves a proper burial happy.gif .

#4 ipodder2003

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 05:33 PM

I've got a 1.0, and something similar happened to mine, although not that intense. A huge trace on the bottom blew, causing my entertainment center to be filled with sparks. Patched the trace and all is fine now.

Sorry to see that!

#5 nightmare84j28

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 05:37 PM

I have a working v1.3/1.4 motherboard for sale , PM me if your intrested. biggrin.gif

Edited by nightmare84j28, 30 April 2006 - 05:37 PM.


#6 lordvader129

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 07:04 PM

odd, ive seen quite a few xboxes with that exact point of failure


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manufacturers defect maybe?

#7 deadparrot

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 11:50 PM

Makes me want to replace mine just incase. I think I will. Put a better cap in while I'm at it, then it'll keep the time longer. (I'm pretty sure that's the cap the blows).

#8 Dr Donkey Kong

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 03:47 AM

Sorry to hear that, might just be a rainy day(money)...

good luck in the future

#9 joseph420

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 04:24 AM

this really is sad....m$ need to fix all their fuck ups instead of leaving everyone stuck with broken xbox's.....fucking bitches!!!!!




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