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#268654 30-Mar-2020 20:44
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Hey

 

Appalling time I know, but the power supply brick for my Xbox One failed on Thursday! Was hoping to use the xBox sometime over the lockdown, but now can't - could anyone please help me out with a power supply I can either borrow or buy? 

 

I live near Eden Park in Auckland. 

 

Cheers!

 

Matt


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  #2450321 30-Mar-2020 22:11
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How technical or handy are you? When it's an emergency and you need a high amp 5v or 12v supply an old computer PSU is always a great place to turn.

Looking online it looks like the Xbox kne is 12v 17A. Most computer power supplies could provide that easily enough. If you have an old computer you could take the power supply out, cut off the CPU power connector, cut the Xbox one connector. Strip a bit off each cable and twist then together. You then jump start the PSU by connecting the green cable to a black cable in the motherboard connector and you should be good to go.




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  #2450342 30-Mar-2020 23:32
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Hi

 

Thanks for the reply. I'm fairly handy, and have some experience with electrical work (have multimeter, soldering iron etc) but don't have a an old computer PSU - I'm an iMac user and only have the one operational iMac - plus I think their PSU is built-in. 

 

Also, not sure I'd back my skills to jump-start the PSU as described - I'd be scared I'd completely fry the Xbox!

 

 

 

Will hang out for someone who has a spare/unused one - if not, I'll have to wait until the come back into stock in retail. 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2450363 31-Mar-2020 07:34
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computers are now essential items ... presumably you can buy one from an online shop that is now allowed to trade?





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  #2450364 31-Mar-2020 07:51
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@Batman:

 

computers are now essential items ... presumably you can buy one from an online shop that is now allowed to trade?

 

 

sigh, since when was an xbox a computer? its a gaming console


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  #2451478 31-Mar-2020 12:33
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I can e-mail on my XBox... it's more of a computer than some PC's I've seen in peoples homes...

 

As an aside, when the big power brick on my old XBox died I bought a 3rd party one of TradeMe as Microsoft don't carry them as a spare part in NZ (wt???). As it turns out, the XBox I have has the larger power supply and it needs it to spin the unit up.

 

So the $25 version I bought was useless, so I donated it to a tech at work (sorry) and then got him to refurb my old unit (the fans where spinning up and making some fairly terrible noises). Sadly the refurb work was only temporary and it now makes a lot of noise again. Which, is why I used it as an excuse to buy an XBox OneX.

 

 

 

Hopefully something minor goes wrong with my current XBox towards the end of the year so I can buy the new generation XBox.

 

 

 

But the moral of the story, is check to see what power supply you have (as there are a few).


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