Fix XBOX AC Adapter Problem



Microsoft XBOX is one of the modern gaming consoles which consumes lots of electricity power to run correctly. Therefore it relies on the XBOX AC Adapter to supply a steady flow of electricity current to the XBOX console. There are lots of XBOX AC Adapter problems discussed by users, here I will give you a clear information to identify these different light colors meanings and remedies to fix the XBOX AC Adapter problem.

Microsoft XBOX Power Supply Microsoft XBOX AC Adapter Power Supply

To make sure there is no XBOX AC Adapter power supply problem, it comes with sensors and lights which will flash different color combinations to notify user of a faulty power supply connection which will affect the normal operation of XBOX console. And there are 3 different colors: GREEN, YELLOW/ORANGE and RED. The ring of light on the console itself is divided into four quadrants that enclose the XBOX power indicator light. For color details, meanings and remedies, checkout the following list:

  1. Green Indicator Light
    This is the default indicator light on XBOX which means that the XBOX console is running fine with adequate and steady power supply. Number of quadrants lit indicates how many controllers are currently connected to the console. However if your XBOX console is having problem though the power supply indicator light is green, this means that your console is faulty and you should contact XBOX support immediately.
  2. Flashing One Red Indicator Light (4th Quadrant)
    When 4th quadrant flashes red light, it means there is a hardware component failure and a two digit error code will be displayed on your TV/LCD such as E64, E65, E66, E67, E69, E74, or E74.
    Remedy and how to fix:
    This error has many possibilities depending on what error code are displayed on your LCD screen. If it displays E67, E69 or E79, it means there are problems with the hard disk. Try disconnecting your drive and restarting the console. E74 error code means there are failures with either the GPU or HANA graphics scaler chip. If it displays E64, E65 or E66 error code, this means there are errors with DVD drive, which may be caused by recent firmware update, try to flash back the last firmware with these steps: with the console off, press and hold the sync up button then press the power button to turn on the console. Keep pressing the sync button until the console has completely booted up. This will clear any failed updates.
  3. Flashing Two Red Indicator Light (1st and 3rd Quadrant)
    If the indicator light is flashing two red color, this indicates the internal electronic components are overheating and XBOX will automatically turned off CPU and GPU to prevent damage to the console and power supply. It will run the fans at full speed and keep flashing until the console has cooled sufficiently.
    Remedy and how to fix:
    You need to cool down the overheating console, turn off the console then put it on an open air (cool) area or on a cool tile surface. Use an electric fan to speed up the cooling process. To prevent such thing from happening in the future, it is advised not to place your XBOX console in a closed cabinet, on carpet or any nearby heat sources. Providing an additional electric fan to blow the console and power supply will prevent the console from overheating too. Also keep the XBOX console a bit elevated off the surface to give it enough space for heat release from the bottom of console.
  4. Flashing Three Red Indicator Light (1st, 3rd and 4th Quadrant)
    This indicator light color is well known as "red ring of death" with three red lights on. This indicator color indicates that the XBOX AC Adapter is having a general hardware failure and no error codes are displayed on the screen.
    Remedy and how to fix:
    If this is the case take the same steps as listed above by unplugging the power supply from the console and power cord from the wall outlet, let it cool down for 5 to 10 minutes and reconnect everything. If you are still getting red indicator light on your XBOX AC Adapter, this means that it could not be fixed and you need to get a new replacement. I should warn you of the "Towel method" or "blowing hot air into XBOX" method which is much discussed in internet. In my opinion, it will not fix your XBOX but only burn it.
  5. Flashing All Four Red Indicator Light
    If your XBOX indicator lights turn all 4 red, this indicates that the console can not detect the AV Pack or AV Cable Error.
    Remedy and how to fix:
    Disconnect and reconnect your XBOX AV Pack making sure that all AV Cable connections are connected firmly, then turn on the XBOX. If it is still flashing red, try another AV Pack or borrow one from your friends. If the symptom still occurs, you should contact XBOX customer support.
  6. Yellow / Orange Indicator Light
    (on XBOX AC Adapter/Power Supply)

    When the XBOX AC Adapter lights in yellow or orange, it means there is no problem with the XBOX console but unfortunately the XBOX AC Adapter can NOT supply electricity power to the console.
    Remedy and how to fix:
    This may be caused by overloading wall outlet. To fix this XBOX AC Adapter problem, just turn off your console, unplug the XBOX power supply from the console and unplug the power cord from your wall outlet. Then wait for about 5 to 10 minutes to let the AC Adapter power supply to cool down (put it on a cool tile surface and use an electric fan to speed up the process). After that, reconnect the power cord of XBOX Ac Adapter to another unoccupied wall outlet and skip using any extension cord where possible. If the indicator light color is still yellow or orange, then there is something wrong with your XBOX power supply and you need to get a new XBOX AC Adapter.
  7. Red Indicator Light
    (on XBOX AC Adapter/Power Supply)

    When the XBOX AC Adapter light turns red, it means that it is overheating / over voltage.
    Remedy and how to fix:
    To fix this XBOX AC Adapter problem, just turn off your console, unplug the XBOX power supply from the console and unplug the power cord from your wall outlet. Then wait for about 5 to 10 minutes to let the AC Adapter power supply to cool down (put it on a cool tile surface and use an electric fan to help speed up the process). After that, reconnect the power cord of XBOX AC Adapter to another unoccupied wall outlet and skip using any extension cord where possible.
  8. No Indicator Light
    (on XBOX AC Adapter/Power Supply)

    If you see no indicator light illuminating at all, this usually indicates that your XBOX AC Adapter is not connected to the wall outlet correctly, there is something wrong with your household electricity power, or it may be a fault with the power cord.
    Remedy and how to fix:
    Unplug all cords from the console and wall outlet, change to another wall outlet and skip any extension cord. Reconnect all the cords and check the indicator lights. If they are still not illuminating you will need to get a new XBOX AC Adapter.

In case you need to replace your XBOX AC Adapter, you can also purchase it online via trusted AMAZON which gives you warranty and FREE SHIPPING.

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THAT'S ALL FOLKS, HOPE YOU CAN FIX YOUR XBOX AC ADAPTER, BEST OF LUCK AND HAPPY GAMING..!!








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