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So I got a Halo Edition Xbox off of ebay to find that it only stays on for 20 minutes before shutting off, the power button does not function, naturally I thought of corrosion on the traces. Upon examining the underside of the board I found no visible corrosion, my question is, which traces do I need to jump in order to fix it? I'm a bit stumped, any help would be much appreciated.

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If it's a version 1.6 I would suspect the capacitors near the power connector especially the ones next to the heat sink.

The trace damage is normally limited to the 1.0 -1.4 board from the clock cap.

 

I would suggest you post a pic of the main board

 

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SS Dave


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Here's a pic of the three caps near the cpu. Sorry for bad lighting, it's all I could come up with at the time. I you need any other pics, let me know.

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It's not a 1.6 it will be a 1.2-1.4 and date wise properly a 1.4 and those caps need replacing and you will probably find it has trace damage from a  leaking clock cap..

 

Have a look at the bottom of the main board along the front there is 4 traces that will be damaged.

 

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SS Dave


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My bad, I was told it was a 1.6 by someone I was talking to on the Original xbox reddit.

I have looked at those same 4 traces over and over again with a magnifying glass, and there is no visible corrosion, I'm going to double check with a multimeter. 

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On 10/1/2020 at 10:54 AM, Centauri said:

My bad, I was told it was a 1.6 by someone I was talking to on the Original xbox reddit.

I have looked at those same 4 traces over and over again with a magnifying glass, and there is no visible corrosion, I'm going to double check with a multimeter. 

be certain to get rid of the clock capacitor.

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On 10/2/2020 at 1:54 AM, Centauri said:

My bad, I was told it was a 1.6 by someone I was talking to on the Original xbox reddit.

That's quite common as it's around the changeover time and the 100% way is to open it.

 

On 10/2/2020 at 1:54 AM, Centauri said:

I have looked at those same 4 traces over and over again with a magnifying glass, and there is no visible corrosion, I'm going to double check with a multimeter. 

I would change the caps 1st and as bulkchart32 has said remove the clock cap then loosely reassemble it and test it again.

Also have a good look at the PSU for bad solder joints especially at the 2 pin AC power connector and around the middle of the PSU board.

 

Cheers

SS Dave


Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.

 

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