Red light on power brick

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    Last night I was hot swapping xbox 360. I don't know really what happened, but I dropped something inside the xbox somewhere around the "E" Section. My xbox instantly shut off and the power brick went red. Now whenever I try to play, It just shows the red light and won't turn on. Any fixes?
     
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    have you turned the power brick off and unplugged from the wall. plug it in with it not connected to your xbox if its still red its no good pretty much if it only happens when its plugged in the xbox what ever youve dropped in the console may be bridging two points and sorting it out hope it helps
     
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    Alright I've tried everything and im almost certain its the xbox. The power supply is perfect, nice pretty orange light untill you plug it into the xbox and try to start it. Thats when it turns red. [​IMG]


    This is a picture of the area where I dropped it
     
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    Quoted so you would get the notification. ;)
     
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    you have shorted/blown one of the MOSFET's on your mobo, whatever one shorted by what you dropped in there may possibly have an arc burn on it where the object touched the 2 legs together , otherwise you will have to test each one with a multimeter to find the failed one,, NOTE these are specific to the exact replacement part or equal model MOSFET, and should not be replaced with any random MOSFET from an electronics store, also they are quite difficult to remove and replace with out a proper bga (reball) machine, so if it is a good model like a falcon or Jasper,, it is likely certianly worth the cost to repair by a professional

    best of luck and hope your box lives to see another day ;)
     
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    Yeah, I dropped the screw driver and it probably touched the two legs together. Friend told me that it was probably shorted and I should try taking it out of case. Would this work? Or do I just need to get new mofset?
     
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    yeah taking it out of the case won't do any good unless there is a possibility something fell into the bottom and is shorting a hot lead down there,, but if you know it fell on top,,chances are the one it arc'd on is popped, but like I said if you can't see a little burn mark on one, you will have to test each one with a multimeter, or just take it in for repair.
     

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