My Xbox doesn’t turn on anymore

Discussion in 'Microsoft Xbox' started by MonsieurDaz, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. MonsieurDaz
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    MonsieurDaz Newbie

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    Hi everyone, sorry to bother you with this but after a few years without using it, I decided to play the original Xbox.
    However, it simply doesn’t turn on. No image on the TV, no light around the power button, nothing. At first, I thought it was the PSU (as I read on the internet), but when I unplug the hard drive’s flex cable, I hear a noise as if the console was turning on, and then nothing.

    Could it be the hard drive ?

    The console has a chip, but I have no idea which one or anything. A friend of my father’s hardmodded it for me when I was a teenager. If you need more information, guide me and I’ll give it to you.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. CrunchBite

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  3. scroeffie

    scroeffie GBAtemp Fan

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    maybe leaking clock cap post some pics of the motherboard !
     
  4. Myxboxcanbeatupyourxbox

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    Yeah something must have leaked in the system most likely a clock cap after 8-12 years if your xbox has a clock cap it'll corrode itself regardless of condition but even after a few years of non use wont be enough to kill your hard drive check for any corrosion underneath the dvd drive if some it means the cap has corroded the traces
     
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  5. Hambrew

    Hambrew GBAtemp Regular

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    I hope whoever softmodded it "unlocked" your XBOX so that you can use any hard drive. That gives me an ideaa......
     
  6. Myxboxcanbeatupyourxbox

    Myxboxcanbeatupyourxbox Newbie

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    Unlocking your softmod xbox will render it useless until you relock it with another xbox with the same eeprom only a tsop or chipped xbox will allow you to unlock it and play without the xbox locking you out and it still has to be the same eeprom for that to work

    Hopefully you backed up your eeprom info on a pc so you can change it and use it in another xbox
     
  7. ModderFokker619

    ModderFokker619 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Fixed an Xbox recently by fixing corroded trace. Only had to do 1 trace and its been running good.
     
  8. NeMesiS

    NeMesiS Member

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    I thought those traces prevented the XBOX from turningoff as it would reset and not power off... (From my experience)
    Have you tried re-soldering the PSU where the connector is for the power cable?
    This is very common especially for the FoxLink PSU's!

    I had a case where I bought 2 nonworking consoles from someone turns out he had pulled the consoles
    apart and put 1.6 PSU in a 1.5 console and vise versa... Swapped em back and they were fine... (Not in this instance)
     
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