Hardware 3 Red rings of death on my original Xbox 360 after 5+ years of not in use

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just looked up that error. says faults psu, but you've replaced that. the other possibility is a short circuit, so something must be wrong with the input probably. does the new power brick show green when it's on and orange when it's off?
The New power brick displays orange when it is plugged in. The Xbox 360 does not even turn off. I will put more pictures in a few minutes
 

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12v power issue, and you've replaced the power brick already. Try booting without the dvd drive plugged in. Might be shorted or something, but not likely. Sounds like a blown cap or mosfet. If you see a capacitor thats swollen and blown up, replace it. Other wise you'll have to component test to find the culprit.
I will try that in a few minutes. I will post more pictures
 

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12v power issue, and you've replaced the power brick already. Try booting without the dvd drive plugged in. Might be shorted or something, but not likely. Sounds like a blown cap or mosfet. If you see a capacitor thats swollen and blown up, replace it. Other wise you'll have to component test to find the culprit.
Pictures included of the mother board. I see the majority of the capacitors just fine, I do not see them swollen or leaking though.
 

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12v power issue, and you've replaced the power brick already. Try booting without the dvd drive plugged in. Might be shorted or something, but not likely. Sounds like a blown cap or mosfet. If you see a capacitor thats swollen and blown up, replace it. Other wise you'll have to component test to find the culprit.
Picture included booting without DVD Drive plugged.
 

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Picture included booting without DVD Drive plugged.
If there's nothing obvious(power brick, hdd, burn marks or swollen/rusty parts) causing the issue, you will have to trace the circuit to the open or short. Basically the Xbox 360 uses capacitors and mosfets to control circuit voltage and one or more seems faulty from the information you've shown. To know for sure requires component tests, where you remove it from the board and use a multimeter to test it.
 

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If there's nothing obvious(power brick, hdd, burn marks or swollen/rusty parts) causing the issue, you will have to trace the circuit to the open or short. Basically the Xbox 360 uses capacitors and mosfets to control circuit voltage and one or more seems faulty from the information you've shown. To know for sure requires component tests, where you remove it from the board and use a multimeter to test it.
Thank you very much for helping.

About the component test you mentioned, can I find one in a hardware store or some sort? Also, what kind of specialty tool or tools do I need to do that on the mother board?
 

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Thank you very much for helping.

About the component test you mentioned, can I find one in a hardware store or some sort? Also, what kind of specialty tool or tools do I need to do that on the mother board?
Yes, it's a standard tool used in essentially all areas of electrical circuitry diagnosis.
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For removing surface mount components, usually a soldering iron and a solder removal device like a wick braid and/or solder pump are used. You mix the old solder in with some flux and new solder, then pick it all up.
 
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