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Original Xbox shuts off at 1:15(s) what to do next, what to test for?

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14 hours ago, big F said:

best option follow the traces from the power button back onto the board, you'll probably find another track thats damaged.

I examined the power switch for trace damage there is none but checking the continuity test for both power switch and eject switch seems intermittent.  I check a similar switch I have it is consistent for continuity when pressed.  But that shouldn't affect the original xbox from powering on when plugged in.  There must be more traces affected on the motherboard.

11 hours ago, SS_Dave said:

If you add a link here that should get the power button working.

I ended up splicing into the green wire as it is already connected to the smd resistor and then soldered the link to the corresponding chip leg.  The original xbox powers on immediately when plugged in with no power down.

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I think the splice is probably holding the power sense closed so the box power state is forced on.

check the traces for the power buttons on the main board. The intermittent nature of the buttons, if you tested it unplugged from the main board is not desirable but not likely to be the cause.

could be a simple as a dry joint on the  power board socket, or another component in that line.

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I disconnected the power and eject switch connector from the motherboard plugged in the original xbox and it still powers on.  I followed the following link to get a better idea of what is going on.  http://fillwithcoolblogname.blogspot.com/2011/02/1st-gen-xbox-trace-corrosion-repair.html  I rechecked all the traces from "A" - "E".  The "E" trace does not have continuity but it is hard to follow where the trace leads to see if there is damage.  Could someone verify the "E" trace connection is correct in the following post.  https://www.ogxbox.com/forums/index.php?/topic/29-how-to-fix-trace-corrosion  

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Well I ended up desoldering the green wire off the leg of the chip.  Then left the yellow wire I soldered earlier on the 4th leg up on the chip.  Now the xbox original powers on with no interference.  Thanks for the help.  This concludes the post as solved.  The hard drive still makes the clicking noise but that will be for another day.



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Good to here

The yellow wire looks really close to shorting to the pin either side of where it is soldered.

you should have the wire in line with the pin like the yellow line




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