Xbox original problem

I own this xbox original since 2003. In 2011, the power supply started to make crackling and popping noise. Now it doesn't turn on. I using replacement power cord that microsoft gave me. Somebody help me, please.

 

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Hello there,

just to get some more information, are you asking for help setting up your new power supply cord/cable? Or are you talking about the one that was making crackling noises? (You were a little unspecific about which cable microsoft gave you as a replacement)

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Sorry if I posted in the wrong place. I can't find original xbox category.

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The xbox doesn't turn on. Im not talking about the 360.

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I just want to play Xbox1 games on the original xbox, not on the 360.

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I believe this is the correct forum as it relates to the use of your console, the forum title does not single out any specific console. Have you received a new power supply? Or are you still using the one that crackled?

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Im using the one that crackles because it is inside the console. You sound like you never heard of this xbox: en.wikipedia.org/.../Xbox

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Rest assured I have heard of that console. I was just a little unclear as to what you where talking about, due to you talking about the cord (which is not built into the console - this would be an external wire that plugs into the back of your console, and then into your homes plug sockets). So to be clear, we are talking about a crackling noise coming from within the console itself? Or in the cord that plugs into the power supply?

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Hi there, crackling found in electronics doesn't sound good. Have you checked if there is a specific 'electrical burning' smell. If so the a part within the console is short-circuiting and my advice is to get it disconnected from power asap, because it can cause a fire.

Since the console isn't starting up anymore there is quite a chance that it is broken, but I'm not an expert on what sounds can come from the xbox1 so I might be wrong, but that's what I think what could be wrong with the console

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The original Xbox console (before the 360) had a built in power supply.  It's not meant to be replaced by an end user, and attempting to so without proper electrical knowledge and training could result in a lethal electrical shock.  In other words, if you know nothing about repairing one of these old consoles, don't even try!

Microsoft has ended support for the original Xbox console so it's not possible for them to fix it.   Perhaps you could find a console repair shop that specialise in fixing old consoles?  I'm afraid that is your only choice now.

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[quote user="Eap123"]I own this xbox original since 2003. In 2011, the power supply started to make crackling and popping noise.[/quote]Console's power supply is dead.[quote]I using replacement power cord that microsoft gave me.[/quote]Now that's something with a story behind it.

 

It was discovered that the terminals on the power supply could potentially break off due to plugging/unplugging and general movement of the power cable going into the port. The replacement power cable offered doesn't fix the problem. What it does is add a circuit breaker directly to the power cable (just like you find on your hair dryer) that will cut the power as soon as an overload is detected (i.e. when the power supply shorts out).

 

That replacement cable was never a solution to the problem, it was just a way to avoid the problem from starting a fire.

 

Your best bet is to buy a used original XBOX console.

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