Unsolved How dangerous is the OG Xbox power supply?

Discussion in 'Xbox Support' started by jtn050, Feb 14, 2019 with 2 replies and 206 views.

  1. jtn050

    jtn050 Newbie

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    Hello,
    I got my first original Xbox today. I want to check if the thermal paste needs to be replaced, but after seeing all the warnings on the box about risk of shock from the PSU, and the fact that the PSU itself is exposed, I want to make sure the power supply wouldn't be dangerous. Is the Xbox PSU actually dangerous, and if it is, what can I do to avoid getting shocked?
     
  2. afterjo

    afterjo Enthusiast

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    ust don't touch capacitors.
     
  3. Slim Shady

    Slim Shady N1NJA $TYL3 Retired

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    if you want to mess with anything on the power supply always wait about 15-20 minutes maybe even longer for the charge in the caps to go down thats if you have had it recently plugged in. always look up a guide when you first open a console as you could break something trying to open it. here is a guide https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Xbox+Teardown/1324
     

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