I ran a search prior to posting, but couldn't find any solutions or answers.
I've had my 360 for a little more than a year. Take great care of it. No dings, drops, anything. Sits in a well ventilated area. Always works fine. One day, after about an hour of gaming I turned it off and didn't turn it back on for about 48 hours. When I tried to turn it on, the 360 recognized that I was pressing the power button as it "chimed", but it would not power on. Same result when pressing the "Open Disk" button.
I checked my power brick and the light was a solid orange. No flashing or flickering or color changing- just solid orange. I bought another power brick because I thought that my brick had just died. Plugged it all in and I got the same results. More chiming and solid orange lights, but no power.
This all indicates that the problem is most likely with my console. I don't understand how this is possible considering it's been taken care of, but I seriously doubt I have two defective power bricks.
My question is, are there any common problems that are fixable by me that can cause these aforementioned symptoms, i.e- orange light, chiming but no power. I've seen some videos on YT where USB port issues can cause this. I'm sure that if a USB prong creating a circuit can cause this, there must be some other common causes as well. Any information is appreciated.
I've spent close to $800 on Xbox consoles due to them dying right outside my warranty. I enjoy Xbox and Microsoft, but, especially considering the good care I take of my consoles, it's getting really hard to stay a fan of Xbox. I just spend close to $40 for a power brick, I can't afford to pay the $80 out of warranty fee for a repair.
Thanks for the help