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  1. Hi, So I've recently bought an Xbox really cheap, when I first plugged it in it worked but showed some weird behavior - it only powered on after i pressed the eject button, and today it was really hesistant to power on, i had to give it a couple of tries to get it to work. I've done some research and turns out it's a common occurrence after the clock capacitor starts rotting the board, and soon after finding out about this I've decided to open up the console and remove the capacitor. Unfortunately, it looks like this after removal of the capacitor: https://imgur.com/tY6JkXN I'm no electronics expert but i do realize that this looks very bad, yet somehow before this procedure the Xbox still worked. But the bad part is that after i tried to clean it with some isopropyl alcohol and a q-tip, a couple of these tiny black and blue squares (not even sure what these are called) literally fell off the board with barely any contact. I'm pretty sure the ones that fell off had no contact with the board whatsoever, it looks like maybe a couple of the squares next to the capacitor were already missing before i even touched them. Now - the question is, should I even risk plugging my Xbox in to see if it works, or could this cause a fire or something? Does anyone know if the tiny squares next to the clock capacitor are something related to it and not important to the console working, since some of them were missing before anyway and yet the console somehow worked?
  2. So i have a 1.6 or 1.6b xbox and i ordered a mod chip to try modding it. i see every time someone mods an xbox that have this board that they use with it. I don't have that board and want to ask if its possible to mod it without it.
  3. I have been given a board to try and repair by a would be customer... the board does not power up at all. At first glance there was a cap with only one leg connected to the board, this has been replaced with a new cap and is all good. However the board still does not power up at all, nothing happens when the power button is pushed. I spoke to the guy about it again and he informed me it did work until after he replaced the thermal paste on the chips. my question is can too much paste cause the board to not power up at all?? I wouldnt think it could but hey I could be wrong... I have removed the heat sinks and cleaned off all the old paste, there was a LOT and it was all dry and crispy. He did say he had used cheap stuff... I will put on some arctic Mx-4 tonight and see if it changes anything but in the meantime, anyone have any other suggestions??
  4. I have a dvd drive that reads disks but crashes because the board is faulty - can I take a working board from a dvd drive with a laser that doesn't read disks? And If so is it pretty easy to do - any guides? Thanks

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