[Solved] Xbox One X retimer chip or hard drive?
My Xbox One X stopped displaying to my TVs. The TV indicates the HDMI source is available (and a device is turned on) when I turn the Xbox on but when the source is selected, nothing comes up except for “no signal.” No green Xbox boot up screen. I’ve taken the Xbox apart completely and very carefully. I’d like to test the hard drive but don’t have a brand new one. I have an Xbox One model 1540. First starters…would the hard drive from that Xbox (1540) work in the Xbox One X to tell me if it’s a hard drive issue? Any and all help is very much appreciated. Thank you!
Usually, this is a retimer issue but it’s possible it’s the hard drive.
I’m also wondering if I can reconnect everything without actually reapplying the heat sync. I removed the motherboard and cleaned all the old thermal paste off. I just want to test if the Xbox fires up and displays on the screen or not…no? I’m brand new to digging into the inside of game console but I’m very careful and meticulous.
Great! Thanks for the info. How about the Hard Drive? Is the Xbox One X compatible with a Hard drive from an Xbox One model 1540?
You can set up for Xbox one x any hard drive with your pc, there’s a youtube video by Andrew paul explaining this step by step…
Thanks for the help everyone. Here is an update for whoever stumbles upon this forum:
It was the retimer chip. I watched pretty much every video out there in hopes I could replace the chip myself but the fact of the matter is that it requires micro-soldering and I just don’t have the equipment or skill for that. I was able to find a guy at a local electronics (mostly phones) repair shop who took care of the chip. I just brought him the board and the new chip and I put everything back together afterwards (reapplied the thermal paste) and it fired up like brand new. Just had to reset the 4K display setting. I would highly recommend sending it in to www.Tekkies.store (Tekkies Repair) through their website and have them do the tear down of the machine and diagnose the issue. It was a real pain in the ass trying to save about $25 and I spent a good 6 hours of my own time on the whole issue. I’m all about DIY but micro-soldering is not something anybody can knock out it their garage. Party on, party people!
for the one and one s it is possible, but un-necessarily hard to replace it with the heatsink on, as it just gets in the way, but for the one x its near impossible as the heatsink covers it completely.