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Xbox will not turn off.

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#1
My xbox will not turn off using the power button - I have to unplug it. When I plug it back in, the power is already on. The light is a constant green and everything else seems to be working properly. How can I fix this?
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#2
try taking off the faceplate, might be the button's become jammed.
#3
I replaced the face. The funny part is that i can turn it off with the menu but can't turn it on unless i dissconnect it from the wall. then ti turns on by it self... oh and it plays normal...
#4
well how old is it? perhaps you could get a replacement on warranty, if its within a year from purchase.
#5
Well its the first model. and its modded.....
#6
Kind of sounds slightly untechnical but have you tried just prodding the power button with a biro or something when the faceplate's off.
It sounds to me as though the buttons jammed in.
#7
This problem has been around for years

Originally posted by Chunkhead's Troubleshooting Tutorial:

My Xbox turns on as soon as the power cord is plugged in!?

Xbox turns itself on? Won't turn off? You have corrosion issues at the front of your motherboard. Here's a step by step from my good friend DarkMatter.

This is known to fix:

(1) The X-Box fails to power down using the power on/off button on the front panel. The power cord has to be pulled out to shut it down.
(2) As soon as the power cord is plugged in, the X-Box powers up without pressing either the on/off or eject buttons.
(3) While the X-Box is on for a certain amount of time, it shuts down by itself for no reason. The time factor before shut down can vary wildly.
4) Missing LED colours

http://forums.llamma.com/viewtopic.php?p=73050#73050



#8
Originally posted by dones18:
My xbox will not turn off using the power button - I have to unplug it. When I plug it back in, the power is already on. The light is a constant green and everything else seems to be working properly. How can I fix this?
http://forums.llamma.com/viewtopic.php?t...trace+corrosion
might be trace corrosion........
i too had, some time ago, a first model xbox with the same problem that you had. the power on/of didn't respond, i my case i had trace corrosion (after some time it also started to randomly shut down after a few hours of gameplay). i had to retrace a few traces, after which the problem was solved (and the power on/of button again worked). same as c4rn1 replied btw....
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