My Xbox One got hit by lightning

Discus and support My Xbox One got hit by lightning in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; Last night there was a huge lightning storm. I was sleeping, when lightning struck and I noticed a big electric flash in the room next to mine, where... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by the king ayman, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. My Xbox One got hit by lightning


    Last night there was a huge lightning storm. I was sleeping, when lightning struck and I noticed a big electric flash in the room next to mine, where my Xbox One was. When I woke up this morning, the TV, the digital receiver and the Xbox One were not
    working. I'm mostly concerned about the Xbox One because it's the most expensive.



    When I try to turn it on, the Xbox Logo on the console would turn white and i hear the turning on sound but then turns off after a second.



    Could it be just the adapter? ( because it's supposed to protect it right?) or is there ANYWAY it can be fixed?



    Please help

    :)
     
    the king ayman, Oct 16, 2014
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  2. How does this strike you!?

    someone's house got destroyed by lightning in one of my worlds on peaceful. and i've seen it hit many times in the same world, so maybe it's more likely to happen in certain seeds? it was worstseedever.
     
    BootstrapGolem, Oct 16, 2014
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  3. Abbiedakilla
    Abbiedakilla Guest
    new xbox old account

    recently we were hit by lightning. purchased a new xbox . the old one is fried. when i try to recover my old account the only one that pops up is my daughters accouynt. how do i access my old account. i cant even sign in online . when i do sign in my daughters
    account pops up . but not mine?? i do need do the xbox live gold for the year again and do have it but i cant figure out how to find my gamer tag to renew xbox live. my subscription ran out 2 days after we got hiy by lightning.
     
    Abbiedakilla, Oct 16, 2014
    #3
  4. My Xbox One got hit by lightning

    Try unplugging it for 30 seconds to 1 minute then plug it back in and see if it works. Hopefully it's just a fluke.
     
    MaximumExtreme, Oct 16, 2014
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  5. dlCHIEF58
    dlCHIEF58 Guest
    To add to what MaximumExtreme said - unplug the power adapter from the wall and from the console. Also unplug all USB devices that may be plugged in (I've had to do this a few times when getting similar problems). Wait for a couple of minutes, then plug
    the power brick back into the wall and console, then start it up. If it comes on, then proceed to plug any USB devices back in.

    -

    I've had to take these steps after a power outage and some dashboard updates to get it to come on after exhibiting symptoms like yours. Hopefully your console is fine and at worst needs a new power brick.
     
    dlCHIEF58, Oct 16, 2014
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  6. Spyroman12
    Spyroman12 Guest
    Hey, does anybody know if the Xbox warranty does cover being struck by lightning? I just know that a lot of warranties are void if affect by "an act of god." Serious question here
     
    Spyroman12, Oct 16, 2014
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  7. JeffJJJ
    JeffJJJ Guest
    No it does not. It is up to the end user to protect the hardware from outside circumstances that may affect its operation. Warranty only covers defect caused by design or manufacturing, or fault of parts because of the previous.
     
    JeffJJJ, Oct 16, 2014
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  8. Jaymo1978
    Jaymo1978 Guest

    My Xbox One got hit by lightning

    Echoing what Max and Chief have both said, doing a hard power down. I believe, if that doesn't fix it, it may be that ONLY the power supply is bad. (I can't swear to it, but it is a definite possibility.) Since the Xbox starts to come on, but then shuts
    off again, that would indicate to me that the system is not able to pull enough power during the startup routine, which usually requires more power at the start than during the normal operation of the system.

    Also, since the Power Brick has a built in surge protector (which is why you're not supposed to plug it into ANOTHER surge protector, because it restricts the power flow at startup) my instinct would be that the Power Adapter functioned properly and protected
    the main console from damage.

    If the hard boot does not fix the issue, I would strongly encourage finding a friend or family member who also has the system and trying THEIR Power Adapter in place of yours. If the system starts properly, then you would know your power brick is bad. If,
    however, the system fails to start again, then it would be narrowed down to the console itself.
     
    Jaymo1978, Oct 16, 2014
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  9. Just happened to mine. It was NOT the power supply. I tried my friend's.
     
    DR STEV3 BRULE, Jun 27, 2015
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  10. HydraDragons
    HydraDragons Guest
    Hello! I know everyone here has great answers, but at stores they have special devices to prevent this, that shuts it all off before the power surge can happen.
     
    HydraDragons, Jun 27, 2015
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  11. Hey, guys! Sorry to see any issues with power on your console. This thread is a bit old. If you need further assistance, DR STEV3 BRULE, please post up a new thread detailing what you're running into and troubleshooting you've completed. This way our community
    can get you the individual support that works best on the forums. My Xbox One got hit by lightning :)
     
    Misses Quinzel, Oct 31, 2018
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  12. Spyroman12 Win User

    My Xbox One got hit by lightning

    Hey, does anybody know if the Xbox warranty does cover being struck by lightning? I just know that a lot of warranties are void if affect by "an act of god." Serious question here
  13. Misses Quinzel Win User

    My Xbox One got hit by lightning

    Hey, guys! Sorry to see any issues with power on your console. This thread is a bit old. If you need further assistance, DR STEV3 BRULE, please post up a new thread detailing what you're running into and troubleshooting you've completed. This way our community
    can get you the individual support that works best on the forums. :)
  14. HydraDragons Win User

    My Xbox One got hit by lightning

    Hello! I know everyone here has great answers, but at stores they have special devices to prevent this, that shuts it all off before the power surge can happen.
  15. dlCHIEF58 Win User

    My Xbox One got hit by lightning

    To add to what MaximumExtreme said - unplug the power adapter from the wall and from the console. Also unplug all USB devices that may be plugged in (I've had to do this a few times when getting similar problems). Wait for a couple of minutes, then plug
    the power brick back into the wall and console, then start it up. If it comes on, then proceed to plug any USB devices back in.

    -

    I've had to take these steps after a power outage and some dashboard updates to get it to come on after exhibiting symptoms like yours. Hopefully your console is fine and at worst needs a new power brick.
  16. MaximumExtreme Win User

    My Xbox One got hit by lightning

    Try unplugging it for 30 seconds to 1 minute then plug it back in and see if it works. Hopefully it's just a fluke.
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