Fixing a Kinect?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by fvig2001, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. fvig2001

    fvig2001 Advanced Member

    Aug 21, 2006

    My kinect rarely works now. It's always stuck on starting sensor. So I connected it to the PC and noticed that the camera and iinfrared rarely turn on. I can control the motor and LEDs fine. So has anyone experienced this problem? I'm thinking of opening my kinect to see if I can do basic repairs such resoldering parts.

    I can't return my kinect since I bought it in the US and I'm all the way here and the annoying part is that there's this one screw that I can't unscrew and my drill bit broke so I can't force it off.
  2. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    Uhm... have you considered that this could be a driver issue on the PC before you started mutilating it with a drill?

    Force is rarely the answer, especially since it doesn't matter where you bought th Kinect - Microsoft has service hotlines and service stations all around the world and accepts their products for repairs regardless of their origin.