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Did I cause damage to my Xbox 360 slim (wrong PSU)?

Postby ClassicGamer90 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:29 am

My Xbox 360 Slim is a RGH'd (Trinity) and I also have an unmodified Star Wars Xbox 360 Slim (Corona), awhile back I compared the power supplies to make sure the voltage was the same so I could swap between the two and I never thought anything about it until now.

Today I happened to look on the actual consoles themselves and found that the guy I bought the RGH'd 360 from sent a Corona power supply (120W, 12V, 9.6A).

When in fact the power supply that should have came with it is (135W, 12V, 10.83A)

I've had it since December but I haven't gamed on it a lot, most of the time I've used it was to install games to the hard drive, but I have noticed it stutters in games sometimes when I do play or if I pause a game it will un-pause its self. Thinking back on it now it makes perfect sense why it was acting funny.

I've immediately stopped using it and plan to order the right power supply. Has any damage potentially been caused to my system?
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Re: Did I cause damage to my Xbox 360 slim (wrong PSU)?

Postby RealGoldenBacon » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:48 am

I'm sorry that I might be wrong but from my basic knowledge in the field of electronics if a device is using a power supply lower than the one it is suppose to have it should not do any damage to the hardware. I'm sorry in advance if I'm wrong but I don't have any knowledge in modding Xbox 360s.
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Re: Did I cause damage to my Xbox 360 slim (wrong PSU)?

Postby kahowie » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:01 am

You are ok. Like the previous user mentioned, the PSU has a lower rating that the one that it should have. You are very close to matching the specs, so that is why you xbox works ok.

If it would have been the other way around, you could have fried the electronics components.
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Re: Did I cause damage to my Xbox 360 slim (wrong PSU)?

Postby scorpNZ » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:37 am

Not necessarily.The fat has 3 power supply models 150,175 & 200.You can use the 200 to power the lot without doing any damage what so ever.Computers run the same way,you can put a larger psu in without issues
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Re: Did I cause damage to my Xbox 360 slim (wrong PSU)?

Postby Biggsy666 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:05 am

Should be fine, i hear people using larger power supplys in 360's all the time as the later psu connections will fit and the 360 just draws the power it requires. Using a lower power supply is different but i can't imagine its gonna be a problem, as long as its getting enough power to be able to work then it should be fine.
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Re: Did I cause damage to my Xbox 360 slim (wrong PSU)?

Postby classyskeleton » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:01 pm

When using a lower rated supply its possible to either damage the supply itself or the additional regulation components contained inside the console.

Personally I'd advise obtaining the recommended supply, but then again it's incredibly likely that those maximum output ratings are never actually approached by the console.
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Re: Did I cause damage to my Xbox 360 slim (wrong PSU)?

Postby darkweezil » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:07 pm

I used to rgh the shit out of Xboxes. Don't worry about the psu rating.
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Re: Did I cause damage to my Xbox 360 slim (wrong PSU)?

Postby kittyflin » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:35 pm

lower = no damage
higher = potential damage
don't worry m8
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Re: Did I cause damage to my Xbox 360 slim (wrong PSU)?

Postby classyskeleton » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:44 pm

Only a higher voltage rating is likely to cause damage - higher current supplies simply deliver what's required.

Lower rated supplies either choke and the voltage rail dies or the regulation components inside the console do something similar when they can't attain the required current.
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