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While the Xbox One S is similar to the original console some things are quite a bit different. Like having the power supply built into the inside of the console. Any time a new version of game console comes out it seems like there is always the risk of it having more problems since it’s brand new. There’s no way to know for sure if that’s the case with this console or not but either way we can fix it!
Xbox One S Repair
Here are some of the more common problems with the Xbox One S repair console.
Not reading discs
If you insert your disc into your Xbox One S and it goes in and you hear it spin up but it doesn’t come up on the screen or it tells you that it can’t read the disc then it may need a new laser. These blu ray drives also can have mechanical problems just like with the original Xbox One.
HDMI port problems
While not as common as the original PS4, these consoles have HDMI ports that do break. It’s hard to know for sure whether the ports are weak or if users of the console are hard on them by jamming the HDMI cable into it but we see quite a few consoles with broken HDMI ports.
Many times the consoles are dropped or fall from the desk they are sitting on the right onto the HDMI cord which then pushes the cable back into the port and causes the port to come loose from the motherboard. The only way to fix this is to remove the old port and replace it with a new HDMI port.
Hard drive issues
If you have error codes such as E201, E101, etc. these codes are often caused by a faulty or corrupted hard drive. Some other things that indicate possible hard drive issues are the green screen of death (the TV just shows the green startup screen), no display on the TV, games freezing, etc. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy to replace hard drives on these consoles as it is on things like laptop computers. The system software has to be loaded onto the hard drive and unfortunately, that is not provided by Microsoft.
Won’t turn on
Sometimes an Xbox One S won’t even turn on. Unlike the original Xbox One, the S has an internal power supply. This power supply can be the cause of not turning on but it could also be other things such as the power button, the RF board or even other components on the motherboard.
Can I Fix it Myself?
The question we get a lot is “Is this something I can fix myself”. The answer to that question is not simple. The only one who knows the answer to that is yourself. You need to be honest with yourself and realistic with your skills and abilities. If you have some experience with electronics and disassembly then you could very well fix some of these issues yourself (like replacing the disc drive), but some problems are very difficult to repair. Things like HDMI ports would be next to impossible for anyone to fix who has no experience with electronics disassembly and micro soldering.
Our advice is, to be honest, and realistic with your skills and abilities and if you think you can handle it then be sure to use our Youtube videos to help. In the unfortunate event that you find yourself in over your head, we are always here if you make it worse!
Here at Gamers video game store in Nebraska, we are experts in Xbox One S repair as well as most any other game console. Whether you need HDMI port repair, your disc drive isn’t working or you just need someone to figure it what’s wrong, we can help. If you’re interested in our repair services here is the link for our repair page along with more information about the process.
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