Newbie (1 Posts)
8/22/2007 8:36:44 AM
QUOTE:I just read a comment from you in the web indicating you also face a problem by connecting you console to the wrong voltage. I bought mine in the US (110V) but then moved to Denmark in Europe (220V)… I bought a converter but the Xbox just showed a 'blinking' light and never turned on… then after a year I decided to explain the problem to a friend in the middle of a party (both drunk) and confuse the voltage-converter with a plug-transformer and you can imagine the rest… it sounded like a small explosion inside accompanied by a burning smelling… I called both service centers in both the US and DK and none of them will help me… in the US they say they can receive it and repair it but only send it back to a local address there… in DK they only repair local ones… then I'm f… Could you provide me any guideline about how to solve this problem?
Originally Posted by XboXh4x0r:
Double check to make sure that what your reading as 50VA is not 50W. Also look to see if you can switch it from 50 to another number....like 1600. Then it's definetly Watts. and the reason being is..........In a drunked stupor I tried hooking my box (USA) to a power converter (for euro power) that had Watts instead of Hertz or Voltage. I mistook W for H, (don't ask) and i plugged the xbox. Technically, it shouldn't have worked, but I got through 3 and a 1/2 songs of slipknot before I blew a circuit breaker for the whole wall. The converter was fried and smoking hot. I blew the xbox power supply.
Don't do that. THen you'll have to buy a new power supply, or be stuck somewhere where you can't get one, and end up buying a new xbox in a different region and performing transplant surgery. (again, drinking was involved slightly).
Hope you can laugh at my pain, and learn from an idiot savant.