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#1 fromunda cheese

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 05:08 PM

Looking to get my original xbox repaired. The power supply is broken and sparks when I try to use the system.

Located in NYC, if anyone could help me out please let me know.

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 05:53 PM

you'll get more help if you post in the correct forum , this is for the xbox 360.

what version power supply are you looking for ? I have a couple, but you could always check the BST.

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 06:42 PM

Yeah the other forum would be better however, it's really not that difficult to replace it yourself. I have done tons of them. Just make sure you buy the correct version for your xbox.

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 11:44 PM

You have a bad printed circuit board trace on the power connector. If you know how to open the box, do so and look at where the connector attaches to the circuit board. You'll see a thick trace which attaches the power plug with scortch marks all around it. If you know how to solder, clean the scorched area with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. Then resolder the connector to the trace and maybe even take a piece of solder braid (solder wick) and build up the trace with it so that the solder attachment is nice and strong.

Don't move the xbox around so much.
Don't pull the power cord by the wire, carefully use the plug
Don't put a lot of strain on that power plug/receptacle joint
Be prepared to do this again in a few years

No real need to buy another power supply unless you can't/don't want to solder.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 01:46 AM

Repair guide w/pictures:
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Also . . . moving to a more appropriate forum.

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