Can I use a 175w power adapter on a Opus?

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  1. Fudge
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    I have a repaired Xenon, repaired on September 4th, 2010, so I'm assuming it has a Opus motherboard, which is a Falcon with no HDMI port. Can I use a 175w power adapter with it?
     
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    Look at the plug in the back.
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    If it looks like the middle or last one then you can use a 175w brick. Though I have seen some game stores that refurbish them take out the pin in the middle og the first one and use the 175w brick.
     
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    Use a 203W or 175W with an Opus. Shine a light through the bottom vent and count the number of inductors to confirm it's an Opus. If it's a Xenon, you will see 3 inductors and if it's an Opus you will see 2.
     
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    Where are the inductors?
     
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    Gimme a sec, i'll get a photo of my Falcon.

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    It's those coils on the right side of the board, you'll notice one is missing along with 2 capacitors due to the console using less power.

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    It seems I have a Xenon, which I find odd considering it was repaired so recently. It has the middle og like the one in the first picture.
     
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    I imagine they only replace the MB if they need to.

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    How would I cut the pin in the middle og?
     
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    Bump. I really need to know how I can remove it. I can't find anything on the net.
     
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    If it's a Xenon, then I would only use a 203W brick.
     
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    I'm at my friends house, and one of his power cords fit, but the 360 won't turn on. It doesn't seem to fit all the way, however, it is a 203W adapter. Do I have to jam it in the port for it to work?
    EDIT: Got it to work!
     
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    Just some info, it is a Xenon. And you can cut the power supply cable, the line that goes down in the middle and get it to plug in. It either turns on and work or it just gives you a 3 red light error (It won't damage it, it should turn on with the right power supply). However you can blow the fuse in your 175W power supply. And when I modify these power supplies its normally temporary, you don't want to take 203W out of a 175W power supply.

    Also I have never seen a Opus motherboard when I sent in some Xenon in recently.