8 Easy Ways To Fix Your Xbox One Power Brick

Do you have an Xbox One and is the power brick not working anymore? This instructable will give you 8 ways to fix your Xbox one power brick. Keep in mind that this works for the new generation as well as the old one.

Why Does Power Brick Occurs?

When the power brick is overheated, it has a tendency to not work anymore. Maybe there was a short or there might have been a malfunction in the Xbox One. Unfortunately, that means that your console will be out of use until you get the power brick replaced.

It may also be caused by a lack of power supply in the Xbox one. If you always play with it plugged in and the battery is almost dead, then this could be another reason for your power brick to not work anymore.

8 Easy Ways To Fix Your Xbox One Power Brick

What I like about these 8 ways is that they use items that we find in our household. This means that even if we don’t have money to go buy a new power supply for our Xbox One, we still have the chance to save some money and fix it ourselves.

All you need to do is take out your laptop power supply cable and connect it to your Xbox One’s power brick. That way

Method 1: Let The Power Brick Cool Down

Letting the power brick cooldown is actually pretty easy and helpful for those who don’t want to spend money on buying a new one. Here’s what you need to do: shut off your Xbox and leave the power brick outside (in nature). This method usually takes about an hour or two before your power brick cools down enough for you to try and turn it on again.

Make sure to leave it outside for a maximum of two hours. If you’re going to leave it there for much longer, then you will just have to place the power brick in a safe area where animals won’t chew on the power cord or try to eat it.

Although this method is pretty simple, I’m not sure how efficient it really is. Since we don’t know exactly what’s going on with the Xbox One and the power supply connection, this might not be an easy fix at all. We may end up spending more time watching our console without being able to play anything than actually trying to find a solution for this problem.

Method 2: Check The Power Cord And Jacks

This step can also be considered as one of those “you would never think of this” kind of things. Nevertheless, it’s still something worth trying out for those who want to fix their Xbox One themselves.

The first thing you need to do is make sure that your power cord is connected properly to the console itself. There are three different jacks in the back of the Xbox one and all of these have to be connected well before you can actually use your console again.

This may sound familiar but I recommend using a flashlight or turning on some lights so that you can take a better look at what’s going on behind your Xbox One system. It might not seem like much but even if there is only one jack disconnected, you will not have any success with this method unless all jacks are connected.

After you’ve confirmed that all the jacks are connected, the next thing you need to do is check the power cord itself. Make sure there are no cuts, tears, or any kind of damage to the cord. If there is, then you will have to purchase a new one in order to continue with this method.

If you’re lucky and everything seems to be in good condition, then your last step would be to plug in your Xbox One and turn it on. Chances are that it will work just fine and you can finally enjoy your console again.

Method 3: The Paperclip Method

This method is perfect for those who don’t have a laptop power supply cable lying around their house. All you need is a paperclip and a little bit of patience.

The first thing you need to do is straighten out the paperclip so that it forms a “U” shape. Once you have done that, you need to insert it into the tiny hole on the power brick. Be very careful not to touch any of the other pins inside the hole or else you will damage your console.

Once the paperclip is in place, all you have to do is hold down the button for about 10 seconds. After that, release the button and remove the paperclip from the power brick.

Turn on your Xbox One and see if it’s working properly. If it is, then congratulations! You’ve just fixed your power brick using nothing but a standard paperclip! I’m sure that your friends will be amazed at this trick.

Method 4: A Vacuum Cleaner

This method is good for those who want to fix their Xbox One quickly. All you need is a vacuum cleaner and you’re set to go.

The first thing you need to do is turn on the power brick so that it’s completely powered up. Once your console starts making some sort of sound, put the vacuum cleaner close to the power brick but avoid touching it directly with the nozzle. The air movement should make things easier here since all you have to do now is unplug and plug in your Xbox while still having the vacuum running next to it.

If everything goes well, then congratulations! You’ve just fixed your Xbox One power brick with nothing more than a vacuum cleaner. Just be careful not to touch the console with the nozzle itself or you might end up damaging it in the process.

Method 5: The Blowdryer Method

This is another great method for those who want to fix their Xbox One without having to spend any money. All you need is a blowdryer and you’re good to go.

The first thing you need to do is turn on the power brick and wait until the console starts making some noise. Once it does, position the blowdryer so that it’s pointing directly at the power brick. Make sure that you’re far away from the console so that you don’t get shocked and start blowing continuously until you are able to unplug the power brick from underneath your console.

Once the power is disconnected, wait for a few seconds and plug it back in again. The blowdryer should have fixed any possible problems that might’ve been the cause of your Xbox One not turning on properly.

Method 6: Using Hot and Cold Water

This method has become very popular among gamers who usually end up having to fix their consoles at some point or another. Make sure you read this carefully so that all your efforts don’t go to waste.

All you need for this method is hot and cold water as well as a cloth or towel (something to place under where you’ll be fixing your console). This process becomes easier if you set everything up beforehand so that you don’t have to keep running back and forth.

The first thing you need to do is remove the power brick and put it under cold water for at least 5 minutes. If it’s still hot, then wait a little longer until it cools down. Once it’s cooled off, plug in the power cable and turn on your console.

Chances are that the water has short-circuited your Xbox One and as such, this will result in your console working properly again!

If everything went as planned, then congratulations! You’ve just fixed your Xbox One without having to spend a single penny on replacement parts or repairs! Just make sure not to touch any cables with wet hands since they can be very dangerous.

Method 7: Using WD-40

This method is quite popular among gamers who usually end up having to fix their Xbox One at some point or another. Usually just unplugging and then plugging it back in again fixes the problem, but sometimes this doesn’t work so well.

One of the biggest problems people run into is when they try using compressed air to clean out the dust on their power brick which can cause more harm than good. This is why using WD-40 has become very popular since it’s safe for use on various parts of your console without causing any damage whatsoever.

The first thing you need to do here is turn on your Xbox One and then remove the power brick from underneath your console while still leaving the power cable plugged in. Once you have the power brick in your hand, spray WD-40 onto a cloth and then start cleaning the entire surface of the brick. Make sure you avoid getting any of the WD-40 inside the ports as this might damage your console.

Once you’re finished, plug the power brick back in and wait for your console to turn on. If it doesn’t, then try unplugging it and plugging it back in again. This usually does the trick.

Method 8: Using a Toothbrush

This is one of the more popular methods that people use to fix their Xbox One when they’re not able to get it to turn on properly. All you need is a toothbrush (or something similar) and some alcohol.

The first thing you need to do is turn on your Xbox One and wait until the console starts making some noise. Once it does, take the toothbrush and start brushing all around the power brick where the dust usually accumulates. Make sure you don’t miss any spots and that you brush gently so that you don’t damage anything.

Once you’re finished, put some alcohol onto a cloth and start cleaning off the toothbrush bristles. Once you’re done, unplug the power brick from underneath your console and wait for a few seconds. Plug it back in again and turn on your console. If it still doesn’t work, then try unplugging it and plugging it back in again.

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How to Power Xbox One without a Brick?

There are a few ways that you can try to power your Xbox One without the use of the power brick.

Unplug the power brick and then plug it back in again

This is usually the easiest way to get your Xbox One working again, but it might not always work.

Use a USB cable

If you have a laptop or another device that has a USB port, you can try using that to power your Xbox One.

Use an AC adapter

If you have an AC adapter for your Xbox 360, you can try using that to power your Xbox One.

Try resetting your console

Sometimes all you need to do is reset your console and it will start working again.

Try turning off your modem/router

One way to try and fix the problem is to turn off your modem/router and then turn it back on again.

Try unplugging other devices

If you have any other devices that are plugged into the same outlet as your Xbox One, try unplugging them and see if that fixes the problem.

Use a surge protector

If you have a surge protector, try using that to see if it will help power your Xbox One.

Contact Microsoft support

If all else fails, you can always contact Microsoft support and see if they can help you out.

How Do You Reset the Xbox One Power Supply?

There are a few different ways that you can reset the Xbox One power supply.

1) Turn off your Xbox One

2) Press and hold the power button on the front of your Xbox One for 10 seconds

3) Unplug the power brick from underneath your console and then plug it back in again

4) Try resetting your console

5) Sometimes all you need to do is reset your console and it will start working again.

How to Fix an Xbox One Not Turning On?

There are a few different ways that you can try and fix an Xbox One that isn’t turning on.

1) Make sure that the power brick is plugged in properly

2) Try using a different outlet

3) Unplug the power brick and then plug it back in again

4) Use a USB cable

5) Use an AC adapter

6) Try resetting your console

7) Turn off your modem/router

8) Try unplugging other devices

9) Use a surge protector

10) Contact Microsoft support.

Final Words

I hope that this article was helpful and that you were able to fix your Xbox One. If not, then I suggest contacting Microsoft support for more help. Thanks for reading!

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