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Xbox v1.1 goes to black/flashing orange power LED

Postby XC-3730C » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:51 pm

I bought a used v1.1 Xbox, and after a while of playing or FTP'ing, the screen goes black, and the power LED flashes orange. I have to unplug the power, then wait a minute or so in order to see anything.

Any ideas on what is wrong, and how to fix it?
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Re: Xbox v1.1 goes to black/flashing orange power LED

Postby jtf3983 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:05 pm

About how long does it work before you have issues? I ask because this could be an indicator of whether it's a soft or firmware issue or overheating hardware.
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Re: Xbox v1.1 goes to black/flashing orange power LED

Postby XC-3730C » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:14 pm

it seems to happen mostly when idle. It's usually about 5-10 minutes until it happens. It is TSOP flashed with X2 512kb BIOS. Maybe I should try reflashing with 256kb
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Old school RGB systems I own:
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AV Famicom w/ NES2RGB + FDS drive w/write mod
SNES
N64
Sega Genesis 1/Sega CD 1, Super Magic Drive Plus
Sega Saturn w/mod chip + AR 4-in1
Atari Jaguar w/Jag CD
3DO (RGB modded)
PSX w/stealth chip
PS2 w/ network adapter, 120gb HDD, FMCB
Neo Geo MVS

HDTV capable systems I own:
Spoiler:
Alienware Alpha i3, 16gb RAM, 256gb SSD
Nvidia Shield TV (Android)
Xbox 360 phat Jasper RGH'd
PS3 Slim with CFW

Other systems:
Spoiler:
Gamecube platinum w/Viper case, Qoob SX, GBA player
Dreamcast w/GDemu, 128gb SD
Original Xbox v1.6 + X3 chip, green Ghostcase, 2TB HDDHitachi HDD/DVD
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Re: Xbox v1.1 goes to black/flashing orange power LED

Postby kaos_engr » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:28 pm

Sounds like the GPU overheated.

Xbox Power Ring LED Fault Indications

LED Sequence = Fault description
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50% Red, 50% Orange = RAM error
50% Green, 50% Red = Digital Core error
50% Green, 50% Orange = No A/V Pack detected
75% Red, 25% Green = HDD error
75% Green, 25% Red = DVD error
LED flashes orange = Temperature above the upper limit
LED flashes red = Kernel defective in the EEPROM
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Re: Xbox v1.1 goes to black/flashing orange power LED

Postby cody1638 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:57 pm

replace crusty old thermal paste, cpu and gpu

unclip the heatsink and let it heat up a little and it will come right off. Small amount of goo gone works best for taking the old paste off imo, alcohol works too it just takes longer
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Re: Xbox v1.1 goes to black/flashing orange power LED

Postby XC-3730C » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:08 am

cody1638 wrote:replace crusty old thermal paste, cpu and gpu

unclip the heatsink and let it heat up a little and it will come right off. Small amount of goo gone works best for taking the old paste off imo, alcohol works too it just takes longer



Yea I did just remove and clean off both the GPU and CPU heatsinks/chips with a coffee filter + Goo Off, then reapplied some Arctic MX-4 compound on both GPU and CPU. I played about 10 minutes of Street Fighter II (Final Burn Capcom Collection), and I have left it idle on XBMC for the past several minutes. So far, so good...
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Old school RGB systems I own:
Spoiler:
AV Famicom w/ NES2RGB + FDS drive w/write mod
SNES
N64
Sega Genesis 1/Sega CD 1, Super Magic Drive Plus
Sega Saturn w/mod chip + AR 4-in1
Atari Jaguar w/Jag CD
3DO (RGB modded)
PSX w/stealth chip
PS2 w/ network adapter, 120gb HDD, FMCB
Neo Geo MVS

HDTV capable systems I own:
Spoiler:
Alienware Alpha i3, 16gb RAM, 256gb SSD
Nvidia Shield TV (Android)
Xbox 360 phat Jasper RGH'd
PS3 Slim with CFW

Other systems:
Spoiler:
Gamecube platinum w/Viper case, Qoob SX, GBA player
Dreamcast w/GDemu, 128gb SD
Original Xbox v1.6 + X3 chip, green Ghostcase, 2TB HDDHitachi HDD/DVD
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Re: Xbox v1.1 goes to black/flashing orange power LED

Postby XC-3730C » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:14 am

Looks like the back fan was dying, probably causing it to overheat. I got it working, thanks guys!
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Old school RGB systems I own:
Spoiler:
AV Famicom w/ NES2RGB + FDS drive w/write mod
SNES
N64
Sega Genesis 1/Sega CD 1, Super Magic Drive Plus
Sega Saturn w/mod chip + AR 4-in1
Atari Jaguar w/Jag CD
3DO (RGB modded)
PSX w/stealth chip
PS2 w/ network adapter, 120gb HDD, FMCB
Neo Geo MVS

HDTV capable systems I own:
Spoiler:
Alienware Alpha i3, 16gb RAM, 256gb SSD
Nvidia Shield TV (Android)
Xbox 360 phat Jasper RGH'd
PS3 Slim with CFW

Other systems:
Spoiler:
Gamecube platinum w/Viper case, Qoob SX, GBA player
Dreamcast w/GDemu, 128gb SD
Original Xbox v1.6 + X3 chip, green Ghostcase, 2TB HDDHitachi HDD/DVD
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