Todays headscratcher is an Xbox Series X that a trade customer brought into us that wouldn’t power up, after trying the usual power lead and power supply replacement with no result it was time to take a closer look at the 2 boards that make the Xbox Series X work.

Neither of the boards were pulling the power down so it’s times like these the microscope is used for inspection for damaged components, after a thorough inspection we found a damaged capacitor, this was tested and found to have a short circuit.

Once this had been removed and replaced (all be it with a bigger capacitor but still the same value) we reconnected the boards and powered the machine up – success as the X Box logo came on screen. Another repair out the workshop.