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#1 dregs

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 06:23 PM

I bought my Xbox in Korea, but I have since moved back to North America.

Rather than spending $50+ on something that will change the power, can I switch the power supply or something? I have a couple old boxes around here with working power supplies.. Is this possible? Is it an easy process? What things do I have know in order to switch them

Thanks for the feedback.

#2 MickRaider

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 06:39 PM

Most xbox power supplies work on both 110 and 220. I'm not sure if it requires anything special to do this however, so I wouldn't plug it in just yet. Someone a little more knowledgable on this should probably confirm this first.

You can switch power supplies assuming they're compatible.

For example a 1.0-1.1 power supply is interchangable,
A 1.2-1.5 power supply is interchangable and can be modified to work with a 1.0-1.1 with an adapter

And a 1.6 power supply will only work with a 1.6 xbox, no way to change this (1.6 b includes)

#3 dregs

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 07:36 PM

So can I just switch it out with another Xbox 1.0 power supply? Doing that, and changing the power chord will work???


I've taken quite a few xboxs apart, but haven't removed power supplies. Is it a quick process?


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Posted 02 June 2006 - 08:02 PM

QUOTE(dregs @ Jun 2 2006, 11:43 AM) View Post

So can I just switch it out with another Xbox 1.0 power supply? Doing that, and changing the power chord will work???
I've taken quite a few xboxs apart, but haven't removed power supplies. Is it a quick process?


All you have to do is take out the 2 screws holding it in, and unplug the power connectors from the motherboard and hard drive. Super easy.

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:45 PM

QUOTE(dregs @ Jun 2 2006, 12:43 PM) View Post

So can I just switch it out with another Xbox 1.0 power supply? Doing that, and changing the power chord will work???
I've taken quite a few xboxs apart, but haven't removed power supplies. Is it a quick process?
Yup, all the power supply does is convert alternating current (AC, either 110 or 220) to Directed current (DC, 12v, 5v, 3.3v) It's a universal thing and the only variation is if it can handle the 110 or 220v.

I really don't think you need to change anything since the PSU's are rated for both 220 and 110v. Check to see if the plug style is the same as a 110v style.

Swapping them is also really easy like rush340 said.

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:51 PM

id reccomend the swap, just incase.




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