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XBox360 Slim Won't Turn On

Mack7mle 572 146 January 29, 2013 at 09:46 AM
it's been a day or two since I turned on my xbox, today I got to swap out game the disc my console made the appropriate beep when touching any of the buttons on the console but not only did it not eject the game but it didn't even turn on. My first thought was maybe the surge protector that I have it plugged into tripped, even though everything else plugged into said protector turns on fine. But I checked the surge protector (and even turning it off and on), plugging the console into a different outlet on the protector and then plugging the console into an electrical socket directly I get the same problem. The power brick on the console light is a amber color & it doesn't change no matter what I do. Do anyone have a fix for this?

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it's been a day or two since I turned on my xbox, today I got to swap out game the disc my console made the appropriate beep when touching any of the buttons on the console but not only did it not eject the game but it didn't even turn on. My first thought was maybe the surge protector that I have it plugged into tripped, even though everything else plugged into said protector turns on fine. But I checked the surge protector (and even turning it off and on), plugging the console into a different outlet on the protector and then plugging the console into an electrical socket directly I get the same problem. The power brick on the console light is a amber color & it doesn't change no matter what I do. Do anyone have a fix for this?
http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbo...r-solution

If you already plugged directly into an outlet and tried to turn on (With NO POWER STRIP/SURGE PROTECTOR)

Then you need to try a different cord OR send in for service

If you get it working...hang the brick off the floor. Can also try vacuuming all vents on xbox and brick.
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I'd start with a different power supply that way you can tell whether or not your console is shot.
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Quote from boltman2007 View Post :

http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbo...r-solution

If you already plugged directly into an outlet and tried to turn on (With NO POWER STRIP/SURGE PROTECTOR)

Then you need to try a different cord OR send in for service

If you get it working...hang the brick off the floor. Can also try vacuuming all vents on xbox and brick.
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I'd start with a different power supply that way you can tell whether or not your console is shot.
well since I posted this problem I disconnected the power brick from everything & let it sit, when I plugged it back into my console and tried to turn it on the light in the center of the power button that is usually "green" is now "red". they is no other signs of life from the console other than the "red" light. I've tried to turn on the console with everything plugged into it (hdmi, optical cable, hard drive, etc) & with everything disconnected (except of course the power cable), but I only now get the "red" light. there is no code nor image of any kind on the tv screen that could give me any info. I still have my fingers crossed that my console hasn't bricked (it would the first time). any suggestions?
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Go to GameStop and ask to test a new power supply.
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Go to GameStop and ask to test a new power supply.
google searched and found out how to determine the issue with my console through the lights displayed after pressing the sync & eject button...it seems to be "Error Code 0010".....
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google searched and found out how to determine the issue with my console through the lights displayed after pressing the sync & eject button...it seems to be "Error Code 0010".....
http://xbox-experts.com/errorcode/E04/0010/

I'd still try a new power supply first.
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google searched and found out how to determine the issue with my console through the lights displayed after pressing the sync & eject button...it seems to be "Error Code 0010".....
RROD in modern-day slim form. Best long term fix is to send it back to MS. Any homemade fix will only be temporary at best.
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google searched and found out how to determine the issue with my console through the lights displayed after pressing the sync & eject button...it seems to be "Error Code 0010".....
That is an overheating related error. If your slim is within the first year, send it back to MS. Anything you can do to fix it is only temporary.
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Quote from godfather927 View Post :
RROD in modern-day slim form. Best long term fix is to send it back to MS. Any homemade fix will only be temporary at best.
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That is an overheating related error. If your slim is within the first year, send it back to MS. Anything you can do to fix it is only temporary.
bought it in April of 2011, the warranty is expired....my plan is to call around to game repair places around my area & get some prices on how much it would cost to fix.....I just hope it's not unrepairable...
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bought it in April of 2011, the warranty is expired....my plan is to call around to game repair places around my area & get some prices on how much it would cost to fix.....I just hope it's not unrepairable...
Just my 2 cents, but i would advise against that. Try calling MS and putting up a fuss. There's a slim chance they'll fix it for free. Any local shop that undercuts the MS repair fee by more than $20 is probably not performing the repair properly and will just result in the same failure coming back again.

The other option is to check with your credit card company as some will add an additional year of warranty protection on purchases like that. I had a VISA card and did just that when my PS3 died. It was a fairly simple process, just sent it in to Sony, paid for the repair with my cc, and then filed the paperwork with VISA who quickly reimbursed me.
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bought it in April of 2011, the warranty is expired....my plan is to call around to game repair places around my area & get some prices on how much it would cost to fix.....I just hope it's not unrepairable...
Its within three years so harass Microsoft and see if they'll fix. Worth a shot... be the squeaky wheel.
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Its within three years so harass Microsoft and see if they'll fix. Worth a shot... be the squeaky wheel.
Think the 3 year windows was only for the original models.

OP: chances are, if it's an issue with the X clamps or it needs reflowed, it won't be worth your while to get it fixed. Not only will you have a lot of money in the repair, but it will also not be a permanent fix.

I'd still try to get ahold of a power supply just to rule that out...if it still doesn't work, sell it as is and buy a new console.
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I know this is off topic but If any of you guys get the 3RROD, try cutting a hole on the top cover around the CPU. The only one I did this to (Xenon motherboard), it been over a year now and it still running strong.
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