Jump to content

Welcome to our site

Take a moment to join us. You can sign in with Facebook with a couple of clicks. No need for a lengthy registration. We also have Tapatalk support so you can use this forum on your phone the same way you use facebook. It will keep you notified.

Sign in to follow this  
OneFellSwoop

XBox 1.6 Wont Power Up

Recommended Posts

I believe my Xbox is a 1.6 - it has the Xcalibur chip. Correct?

I purchased a new power cable for the unit. It still does not power up. I ripped it apart and it looks like there is a short on the power supply board. Does anyone know where I can find one for sale for the 1.6? or how to fix this? Picture below. Hopefully the pictures are clear. 

What else could the issue be???

Your help is appreciated!

I am planning to update and revisit this project from 10 years ago. Current Mods - SmartXX mod chip with 180gb HDD. (Nothing special)

IMG_3359.JPG

IMG_3360.JPG

IMG_3361.JPG

IMG_3362.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I assume the best thing it to find another one on eBay? 

Do I need to find power supply board specific to the 1.6 or any power supply board will work?

Edited by OneFellSwoop

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, OneFellSwoop said:

I believe my Xbox is a 1.6 - it has the Xcalibur chip. Correct?

 

Yes it's a v1.6 Xbox console.

You'll need to find an Xbox PSU specifically for a v1.6 console and match your input AC power specs.  (e.g., 120VAC or 220VAC).

Looks like IC21 blew out and blew the top off that capacitor with it.

The Xbox Repair Guide isn't going to help you for component-level repair of a V1.6 Xbox Power Supply Unit (PSU).

ebay, craigslist, offerup etc are you best bet to purchase an entire used 1.6 console for spare parts.  Years ago, there were a few 3rd party vendors that made replacement power supplies for the Xbox console; however, they've been out of production for many years.

Edited by KaosEngineer
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you really want to test the power supply unplug the Molex connector going to the hard drive. Turn on the system use a Multimeter one and black one in yellow if it reads 12 volts then it's good period one in black one in red if it reads 5 volts and it's good if it's off of half a volt or I would be concerned.. I've noticed in my own experience a lot of the 1.6 revisions have issues with the capacitors around the CPU processor. Close to where the power supply plugs into the main board. There's either three or five of the same capacitors. 3300 micro ferrets at 6.3 volts. And I've also seen revisions having 1500 microfarads at 6.3 volts. I would take a look at that as well

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay, so now my power supply has been installed. I see the red and green led lights on the mod chip on. However, when I press the power button the Xbox does not turn on. It is for sure receiving power, but seems dead.... The fan does not turn on nothing turns on but the modchip lights...

Any ideas???

Edited by OneFellSwoop

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tested the transistor and it is under 3.0.... it is like .14 on the multimeter. Is it possible I have the wrong power supply board???? It was labeled 1.6 power supply on ebay but who knows...

What transistor should I order to make this fix?

Is there any way to bypass the transistor so I can test if this  will fix it?

Used this video as a reference.

 

Edited by OneFellSwoop

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

Board Life Status


Board startup date: April 23, 2017 12:45:48
  • Similar Content

    • By booyaa5
      Does anyone have any original xbox controller that is pad hacked. I want to build arcade cabinet.
    • By PaulRevere
      I'm  a noob and I need a little help please. I have softmodded my Xbox with Unleash X and now I want to hard mod it. I have burned Hexen 2018 disc image file to a disc and now I am trying to figure out how to get Xbox Bios Checker either v4 or V5 onto a disc. I burn the files to the DVD R disc but the Xbox won't recognize it.  What Files do I need to burn onto the disc? Should there be a disc image file? What am I doing wrong? Do I have to hardmod it first for this to work? I'm sorry but I have looked at so many videos and searched so many forums that now I'm lost in the forest. Please break out the crayons on this one to show me how to do this. Thank you.
    • By Daver80
      Into quite a bit of a mystery here. Sold a fellow a modded Xbox and he traded in an old busted Xbox to save a few bucks so now I'm trying to fix it. When turned on the Xbox turns off pretty quickly but then restarts immediately, then the same again, turns off and then back on a third time and then stays on and shows flashing orange and red lights (the odd time it will flash red and green just to deepen the mystery). Googling the problem results in many ppl saying it's an 'av pack' issue if the av cable is not the problem but the restarting thing tells me it's more likely a PSU issue or a bios/mod-gone-wrong problem. Pulled everything apart completely, thought I found the problem with a burnt contact point near the plugin. Re-flowed all 4 points just to be sure and no difference at all. Kept googling and found a few encouraging leads including this url Please login or register to see this link. and tried jumping that wire from the lpc pin 5. No f*ckin' joy. Also just a side note - the lpc vias are all plugged with solder (see pic) indicating that a modchip was removed at some point. Also I checked the solder points for the Xbox 1.0 TSOP and it looks like they've been done also - but the guy said he never modded that one. Thing is, the further into this I get the more convinced I am that this unit is fixable. Most people will just say eff it and chuck it or whatever but I really like to save old things if at all possible. I have included a pic of the wire I jumped (yellow wire) from the lpc pin 5 as the url tutorial suggested. The same pic also shows a mysterious blue wire that was here before I opened it. Asked the dude about the blue wire and he said no idea, never modded that one. In some of my Googling I found a post saying something about a D0 wire or DO wire described as a 'modchip enable wire', maybe this could be it? Any ideas about how to move forward or what the blue wire is for would be great, my thanks go out to anyone who has any ideas that might help,

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.