QUOTE(x_caliber @ Feb 14 2011, 03:05 AM)
ok just saw both of these. last night i swapped the non-functioning xbox in my room with my other one thus unplugging the power. is it still a matter of having to reset it back to standard and the re-soft modding it? or is it totally bricked now?
Even if you get Error 16 it won't mean it's totally bricked, there are ways of recovering it but does makes things much more complicated.
But you may be lucky and not get Error 16. I've had Xboxes that have been powered on for 2-3 hrs from cold ie. previoiusly unplugged, maintain power overnight and long into the next day, I'm guessing 10 -12 hrs. I suspect it depends on the age/condition of the capacitor concerned.