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#1 jmjustin6

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 10:17 AM

So i was talking to someone on facebook. His favorite system is the original xbox and as such he has tons of systems. Im up to 5 OG xboxs. 1 in particular is the crystal clear xbox i have. It would be a shame for such a small thing like a battery to kill that system.

He told me it is a must to take out the clock battery before they pop (corrode) because if they do it could desyroy the xbox.

Have any of yall done it before. I think, but not entirely sure, you have to desolder it out? Also im kinda treating this as a public service announcement. If you havent taken the battery out yet i would look into it.

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#2 chas10e

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 01:12 PM

great, ONE more thing to worry about .... this ain't helping my OCD  :P

 

youtube videos and other google searches looks like it's a capacitor that keeps time. A capacitor to the best of my knowledge doesn't corrode the way a battery would

 

seems there are a couple different board revisions 


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#3 RickR

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 02:33 PM

I haven't heard of this one.  Anyone here actually have it happen to them?  I just figure that X-Box's are so darned prevalent and inexpensive, I'd just buy another if the worst happens.  Frankly, I haven't touched my XBOX in a long time...I have so many games for PS2 that need to be played and I'm way behind.  I think I have 3 XBOX's at the moment...mostly by accident or because they were too cheap to pass up.  Plus, I keep meaning to mod one, but have not yet had time. 

 

Still, good info to know...thank you for bringing it up. 


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#4 Ballblaɀer

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 02:54 PM

This NeoGAF thread seems to indicate that revision 1.6 and newer boards don't have this issue.  But, yeah, looks like a number of folks with older models have reported the clock capacitor leaking.


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#5 jmjustin6

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:35 PM

I just figure that X-Box's are so darned prevalent and inexpensive, I'd just buy another if the worst happens.


Yea that was my first thought. But the guy i was talking to said he had 3 halo editions and 2 mountain dew editions. So i was thinking it would be bull if those rare systems died from such a little thing.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:35 PM

This NeoGAF thread seems to indicate that revision 1.6 and newer boards don't have this issue. But, yeah, looks like a number of folks with older models have reported the clock capacitor leaking.


Thanks really helpful




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