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I’ll turn my xbox on and everything works but then 30 mins later it will turn off by itself and the light on the power supply will go from green to red instead of orange.

The brick gets really hot really quickly too yet its layed on my wooden desk openly. I’ve had my Slim for nearly 2 years now (since release in july 2010) and I have tried everything that the microsoft support website says but the same problem consists.

Is my xbox broken or do I just need a new power supply?

Thanks.


 

My guess would be the power brick. The LED on the brick is your troubleshooting tool and since it’s red and not orange, it’s probably faulty. You could see if it’s under warranty by contacting Microsoft.

 


Source:http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120502061624AANK7SO

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I bought a 360 slim a few months ago, the console itself is really nice and quiet but the power supply is stupidly loud so I put the power supply in a cuboard. Unfortunately I think it overheated and died (the console still works with a different power supply).

While looking for a replacement power supply I found people recommending an adapter for sale which allows you to use old-style (completely silent) power supplies on the 360 slim.

Does anyone know if it would be safe to use this adapter and a 175w (falcon) 360 power supply to power the slim?


Originally Posted by Darryl Kensley
Id say no, the Xbox 360s uses a 135w PSU.
That won’t matter mate. The 360 just draws the power it needs. For example, you can use a 203 Watt PSU with a Jasper console that draws 150 Watts, but you can’t use a 150 Watt PSU with a Zephyr console that draws 203 Watts, which is why MS design the PSU plugs to be forwards compatible and not backwards compatible.


I dunno if anyone here is qualified to say whether that cable is safe or not though. Not without testing it and knowing all of the consequences of using it (outside the 360 warranty being made void, as Darryl mentioned). I personally would not use it – not because I know it’s not safe, but because I’m not sure that it is safe.


I use one of them adapters and they work fine. I have been using my old 150w Psu with it. As for voiding the warranty, would they really even know you have used one as it is only a plug in lead ?


From what I can tell the old Psu has +12v, ground and +5v connections the new slim just has the +12v and ground. The adapter takes the 3 +12v connectors and the 3 ground connectors and feeds them to the pins to the two pins on the xbox 360 s. The older Psu is more than up to the job of running the slim so there should not be any issues as far as I can tell. I have had mine for just over a month with no problems at all..

Edit – It seems that the slim does have 5v supply, and its fed on the 12v line when the xbox is in standby.

The adapter combines the 12v + 5v onto the same line so in theory it does the same thing..

I think I might take the adapter apart and have a look to be sure..


I managed to get an official replacement from Microsoft (£25 delivered) but I’m sure it’s even louder than the last one. I really don’t understand why Microsoft put effort in to making the console quiet and then added a crappy noisy power brick (especially when the old fat power bricks are silent) .

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOOGLEYS
From what I can tell the old Psu has +12v, ground and +5v connections the new slim just has the +12v and ground. The adapter takes the 3 +12v connectors and the 3 ground connectors and feeds them to the pins to the two pins on the xbox 360 s. The older Psu is more than up to the job of running the slim so there should not be any issues as far as I can tell. I have had mine for just over a month with no problems at all..

Edit – It seems that the slim does have 5v supply, and its fed on the 12v line when the xbox is in standby.

The adapter combines the 12v + 5v onto the same line so in theory it does the same thing..

I think I might take the adapter apart and have a look to be sure..
Could you let us know your conclusion if you do take it apart? I’m still tempted to get one. Where did you get yours from? Have you used it for long gaming sessions or just short periods of time in the month you’ve had it?



Source: http://www.avforums.com/forums/xbox-360-hardware/1452242-converting-360-fat-power-supply-360-slim-safe.html

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Ok, I have had my Xbox Slim since February 28th 2011 and I have had no problems with it what so ever until January 1st 2012. What has been happening is my Power Supply’s ( Brick ) Light keeps going Red and keeps making my Xbox shutting down. Now I have taken apart the damn thing 2 times and cleaned it both times just in case it was a dust problem but still it seems to only last averagely 20 minutes until it somehow just turns off without warning.

And I know its not overheating problem because I have constantly been cooling the thing down and if it was a problem im sure it would of happened months ago.

This is really starting to piss me off, is it my Power Bricks problem? im pretty sure its not the Mother Board that’s the problem ( well I bloody hope not ) and if so should I call Microsoft or just go and buy a new Power Supply Brick??

Within the past 3 days it has shut down my Xbox at least 9 times…

Oh yeah and
by the way for you people I already have a PS3, so dont send any stupid ” Get a PS3″ comments.

Additional Details
NOTE: I AM NOT GETTING THE LIGHTS ON MY XBOX CONSOLE, ONLY THE POWER BRICK.
5 months ago

Also the duration can vary,sometimes it only lasts 20 minutes, others hours…..


Idiots. It isn’t the RRoD. The Slim doesn’t get that. Honestly what you want to do is buy a new power supply cause some of your cords have been tampered with and damaged. Don’t send it in to Microsoft because they wont fix it since it’s been opened.

Add me Xbox LIVE : StupidSpawn

EDIT: Has nothing to do with your Xbox.


Get a new power brick. Simply put


Hey I am having the exact same problem with my xbox, and mine shuts off randomly too. I have had my xbox for a little shorter time then yours so I was surprised that mine would die on my so shortly. However, I am glad to know I’m not the only one going through this right now because it sucks and it is really irritating too…What the other people above me said about the red ring of death is not true, so don’t listen. It is just your power supply (brick). You have to get a new one. Its called the AC Adapter power supply…they are a bit pricey but so is everything when it comes to a game console. Good Luck and happy gaming!


Source:http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120102201859AAr92pV

Buy a brand new power supply for your XBox 360 Slim!

Xbox 360 Slim Power Supply

Xbox 360 Slim Power Supply

$34.60

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Xbox 360 Slim AC Adapter replaces any lost or broken AC power adapter for the Xbox 360 Slim systems.

Features:

  • Replaces any broken or lost Xbox 360 Slim AC Power Adapter
  • LED indicator light
  • Auto voltage input: AC 100-245V 50/60Hz
  • Voltage compatible worldwide
  • Output voltage: DC 135W 10.83 VA

The Xbox 360 Slim AC Adapter replaces any lost or broken AC power adapter for the Xbox 360 Slim systems. The AC Adapter has a LED indicator light to display the power status of the Xbox 360 Slim system, and its auto voltage feature allows the adapter to be used worldwide.** Please note: This not Microsoft Manufactured.


Source: http://video-game-repair-parts.com/xbox-360-power-supplys-c-1_4/xbox-360-slim-power-supply-p-1

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