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Manufacturer Microsoft
Generation Sixth generation
Release date November 15, 2001 (NA)

February 22, 2002 (JP) March 14, 2002 (EU)

Media type DVD, CD, Download
Input controller Xbox controller, Xbox contoller-S
Successor Xbox 360

The Xbox is a video game console developed by Microsoft, which was released during the 6th generation of video games. It was Microsoft's first console and the first to contain an internal hard drive for saving game data.


  • The power button does not work or other power-related problems are occuring.

A seemingly common problem plaguing older Xbox's is that the power button may cease to function, while the eject button can still be used to power on the console. To power off the system, your only option may be to unplug the power cord or use software (such as EvoX) to power down. Other related problems may include the Xbox randomly shutting down during gameplay, and in some cases a powered-down Xbox may turn itself on. Plugging in the power cable may cause the Xbox to power on immediately.

Various explanations have been given for why this occurs, ranging from a dirty power switch to a leaky capacitor.

External links[edit]

  • - Everything you need to know about softmodding and general repairs can be found here.