Why do my Xbox 360 power supplies keep going bad?
March 10, 2014 8:27 AM Subscribe
For the third time in a row in the past few months, the power supply on my Xbox 360 has gone to the solid red light. This one was a brand new one, new in the box; the previous two were pre-owned ones from Gamestop. Of course, in each case, it happens right out of warranty, and they are not cheap ...
posted by jbickers to Technology (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Is it possible that something else in our configuration is making one power supply after another go bad? The device gets used for an hour or two on most days, but not all, and the machine is always powered off when not in use.
Anecdotal: After this one went red, my wife mentioned that she had heard it making "really loud noises" a day or two ago. I've never heard an Xbox power supply make noise, but she swears it was very loud.