I bought 18 broken Xboxes - Can I Fix Them and Make Money?

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  • I bought 18 broken Xboxes - Can I Fix Them and Make Money? These Xbox One S and X consoles came from a liquidation company. I'm hoping to be able to make money off this salvage lot but there are several problems with Xboxes that I've never been able to fix so wish me luck!
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    About This Video: Xbox One S and X consoles are usually not too hard to fix. That being said there are several problems that they have that I've never been able to figure out how to fix. I took a chance and bought 18 broken Xboxes from a salvage liquidation company to see if I could fix them and it I could make money on them.
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Comments • 6 953

  • TronicsFix
    TronicsFix  2 months ago +3461

    How many do you think I can fix?

  • CowsRbeefy
    CowsRbeefy Day ago

    Steve you’re doing it wrong. Steve you’re an idiot

  • Crazy Bandit
    Crazy Bandit Day ago

    A motherboard in dire need of a root canal...

  • Mhamed Zinoune
    Mhamed Zinoune Day ago

    hey dude can you help with any gift

  • Witty Calph
    Witty Calph Day ago

    at first i thought he was pressing the xbox up against the wall while taking it apart.. and i was like damn he is good.

  • ItsMilesM8
    ItsMilesM8 Day ago

    Is there anything that can be salvaged from a banned xbox?

  • Piyush Rahi
    Piyush Rahi Day ago

    No funny smells? 😂 and how come people can be so stupid? they don't understand all they had to do was to update the xbox and they sold it because of laziness or just because that person was was trying to update while being offline and the person who sold 5th one he purposely took out the parts see there is not even fan so he probable tried to use the parts in his pc

  • avocheeseado 1
    avocheeseado 1 Day ago

    Who else thinks his intro sounds like linus tech tips

  • Aagha Belal Raza
    Aagha Belal Raza Day ago +6

    who is watching comments while watchiing the video like if you are

  • MLG EashUrPushy
    MLG EashUrPushy Day ago

    How much would you sell them for when you fix them?

  • Random Mierda
    Random Mierda Day ago +1

    I remember my Xbox hdmi broke. So I took it to a shop and they wanted to charge me 300 so I sold it for 100 and bought a PS4

  • George Wolf
    George Wolf Day ago

    You made more money fronta that video lmao

  • LucasOloughlin
    LucasOloughlin Day ago

    Yo dude can I send you my ps4 that broke. I need you to fix it and clean it and make it brand new. Just a shot lol.

  • Brad Mattocks
    Brad Mattocks Day ago

    Uh...you "fixed" 2 of 6?? If you call turning it on and letting it complete an update as fixed.....then I "fix" 30-40 apps on my iPhone like every single day. I need to start appreciating my skill set more than I have been.

  • oscar lobaton
    oscar lobaton Day ago

    Your skills is what i need. Why didnt you just put a disk drive from previous unrepaired Xbox to the number 5?

    • alvins k
      alvins k Day ago

      It is married to the disk drive no other one would do

  • MrBlh10
    MrBlh10 Day ago

    Listen to this guys it’s crazy 5:07

  • Gay Dr Lupo
    Gay Dr Lupo Day ago

    U should've kept one for ur self or some for giveaways

  • Halo Grunt15
    Halo Grunt15 2 days ago

    I wish you could repair my og fat Xbox 360

  • Lily Verseveld
    Lily Verseveld 2 days ago

    You overpaid alot.

  • TJ
    TJ 2 days ago

    Has anyone ever told you that you KINDA look like Dynamo?

    I really wanna learn to fix consoles and PC's. I'd so fix them up, custom them with their shells and sell them on for a job. maybe do the same for controllers.

  • Edoardo Mecozzi
    Edoardo Mecozzi 2 days ago

    Fixbox

  • Arnab Ghosh
    Arnab Ghosh 2 days ago

    USclip money will compensate everything

  • Diet Cookies
    Diet Cookies 2 days ago

    And helicopter

  • Diet Cookies
    Diet Cookies 2 days ago

    If you wanna know what’s wrong just ask how it’s day is going

  • DubStep Zz
    DubStep Zz 2 days ago

    If I learned anything from my Mexican uncle is that if it dont work smack it once and good to go

  • Kanon gdl
    Kanon gdl 2 days ago

    if you have a board of xbo one s rev E could you take a picture of al the components please?
    i have one that i don't know if work, because a components were resoldered, and the power supply is broken, a component blows up, or if you have an e-mail to send you some pictures of the problem, could you help me?
    best regards

  • Kanon gdl
    Kanon gdl 2 days ago

    in the second xbox one s check the mosfet,

  • HakerSmacker
    HakerSmacker 2 days ago

    Subscribed and liked!

  • Vandarte Freelancer - Translator

    Wrong! Those are fused, so it is now an Xbox 18.

  • That Roblox Xploiter

    wow so ur saying black is bad, you know better

  • Izeri Gau
    Izeri Gau 2 days ago

    Well, it looks like you are having fun

  • Notwo Islamb
    Notwo Islamb 3 days ago

    Can number 5 be a Digital only console, or do they have to have the Drive plugged in?

  • Notwo Islamb
    Notwo Islamb 3 days ago

    All Xbox One's make this sound with the fans, never had a quiet one.

  • Notwo Islamb
    Notwo Islamb 3 days ago

    Can you clone that HDD onto and SSD to make it faster?

    • hat
      hat 2 days ago

      Yes

  • XboxproD01
    XboxproD01 3 days ago

    My Family

  • Terry Buckner
    Terry Buckner 3 days ago

    Hey you have two xbox that have partial power could it be the internal battery has lost its life maybe?

  • Vennon Lacy
    Vennon Lacy 3 days ago

    This is a really cool video. I found it on accident but I really love your attitude.

  • Marcel
    Marcel 3 days ago

    Way easier to open than a ps4

  • Truly Angel YT
    Truly Angel YT 3 days ago

    I have a Xbox one

  • Lars V. W.
    Lars V. W. 3 days ago

    The first xbox you check, has now powersupply connected, but you still see smoke? how is that possible?

  • Poppy Difference
    Poppy Difference 3 days ago +1

    Steve you’re doing it wrong

  • Nelson Ramon
    Nelson Ramon 3 days ago

    Testimony. I was a cleaner in a company and my wife left me for another man becos things was very tight with me financially until i met the spiritual healer who turn my life around for good he make me a manager of the company where i was working as a cleaner and bring back my ex wife within 24 hours and now I'm wealthy living with my lovely wife. contact him through. drpaulspellcaster@@t. for help and remember the devil you know is better than the angel you don't know.

  • Alex Ortiz
    Alex Ortiz 3 days ago +6

    The fan noise happened to me to but i just hit it and it stoped

  • Maria White
    Maria White 3 days ago

    Not true because I took mine apart because we think the fuse blew in the storm and my disk drive can disconnect and reconnect so now I'm missing a fuse and hard drive

  • Cory Martin
    Cory Martin 3 days ago

    STEVE KNOW HOW TO TAKE OFF A CLAMP JESUS

  • Revilleza Lucky
    Revilleza Lucky 3 days ago

    Which TCL was that and how are you liking it?

  • jack cough ben dover
    jack cough ben dover 3 days ago +3

    Dang if I knew you was fix busted Xbox’s I would have given you mines for free and let you keep mabey

  • Luke Miller
    Luke Miller 3 days ago +4

    No one said it so this is for you Steve. YOUR DOING IT WRONG.

  • Nic's-Electronics
    Nic's-Electronics 4 days ago

    My kinda work, love it.

  • TsR Fuego
    TsR Fuego 4 days ago +1

    5:09 anyone else get goosebumps? 🥴

  • Ezio Auditore da Firenze

    Greedy Microsoft.
    If they would give the schematics it would be great.
    I like to think that from the mother natures point too.

  • Spicey
    Spicey 4 days ago

    What song did you use at 14:40?

  • Braden Nidiffer
    Braden Nidiffer 4 days ago

    idk what happened to my xbox but it’s not turning on

  • 79tazman
    79tazman 4 days ago

    I remember the Original NES when it came out and how we blow into the cartridge to get it going and sometimes it would blink in the middle of the game and we yell at it and punch and kick it that console was the worst I went though 4 of them just beating the hell out of them but there was one that outlived them all it take the beating and keep working like a hunk of junk those things were built tough unlike today's Consoles

  • Google Is Evil
    Google Is Evil 4 days ago

    I watched all the other videos and I redact my previous comment. It was still exciting to watch. Bummer dude. =/

  • Todd D.
    Todd D. 4 days ago +16

    I get nervous when I'm 11 minutes into the video and we're still on the 1st of 18 Xboxes!

  • Hikari Daruringen
    Hikari Daruringen 4 days ago

    some problems with "power on then power off" issue can be fixed by blowing hot air on the heat sink with hair dryer for about 5 minutes. dont ask me how that works, it just does. ( but not always)

    • Rick Sanchez
      Rick Sanchez 3 days ago

      This is the same concept as chucking a circuit board into the oven to re-flow the soldering on dodgy boards, as the solder may be cracked on a component and the heat helps it melt and fix the crack.

  • Bob Norton
    Bob Norton 4 days ago

    my xbox 360 is form 2011 and it is still running but i think is on its last legs

  • J- Man
    J- Man 4 days ago

    KNOW YOUR X BOX ONE BOXES
    ONE= ORIGINAL=YES
    S=SUCKS
    X= XTRA GARBAGE
    ELITE= ONE OF A KIND ALRIGHT, NO REPLACEMENT PARTS

    • Hot Fire
      Hot Fire 4 days ago +1

      Let me guess are you a ps fanboy?

  • Jugyjvblvjyig j Hehgugl

    stonks

  • joshua martin
    joshua martin 4 days ago +2

    Man, this video takes me back to my days of reflowing 360s and trying to reball PS3s.

  • ramsn gt
    ramsn gt 4 days ago

    Amazing I love your channel and I give you a like and I follow you keep add more videos thank you

  • Purple Rose
    Purple Rose 4 days ago

    CAN I HAVE THE GAME- fOr FrEe!?!?

  • Leo Belfield
    Leo Belfield 4 days ago +2

    This is why I would never buy a 2nd hand one from someone like him.

  • TheRealD4VID
    TheRealD4VID 4 days ago

    What do you mean the disc drive cannot be replaced?! If it fails you have an Xbox only for scrap?!? That's gotta be bs.

  • Leon Scholz
    Leon Scholz 4 days ago

    You are a moron and you do everything wrong.

  • Sawyer
    Sawyer 4 days ago

    What do you think of those DeWalt screwdrivers? My work truck is full of DeWalt but those seemed like junk.

  • ابدل الحميد ابن موسى

    Now im wondering where i can get my Xbox one s spare here in Uganda when it gets such probs

  • Flavius Nita
    Flavius Nita 4 days ago

    Those are multilayer PCBs... Scratching like this is danger...

  • Drew Bartlett
    Drew Bartlett 4 days ago

    does he know you should wait like 2 minutes before hitting the power button again on at 18:04

    • Drew Bartlett
      Drew Bartlett 4 days ago

      @HexiaDesigns //IGN why are you even arguing with me theres no need to just let it be

    • HexiaDesigns //IGN
      HexiaDesigns //IGN 4 days ago

      @Drew Bartlett you can tell by led on motherboard

    • Drew Bartlett
      Drew Bartlett 4 days ago

      @HexiaDesigns //IGN he doesnt have it connected to the television for him to tell whether or not its truly turning on

    • HexiaDesigns //IGN
      HexiaDesigns //IGN 4 days ago

      There no point, that does literally nothing

  • LegateeJB
    LegateeJB 4 days ago +1

    This is why I still play on the og xbox one.

    • J- Man
      J- Man 4 days ago

      u got that right! Plus my blu-ray has more than 1000 hrs on her

  • julian spielberg
    julian spielberg 4 days ago

    clean up all of the solder joints on the south bridge

  • Kane Mining
    Kane Mining 4 days ago

    fix it felix

  • BEN GHANA
    BEN GHANA 4 days ago

    Don't sound like fixing xboxs is worth the time or return on investment. Might be be more profitable to simply buy them for cheap and sell for a nice profit.

  • Zeek M
    Zeek M 5 days ago

    What would really be great is if you could slave them together to make a powerful cluster.

  • ZeekPlayz
    ZeekPlayz 5 days ago

    can I buy one?

  • Yusuf A
    Yusuf A 5 days ago

    Love it !

  • James Mudie
    James Mudie 5 days ago

    I guarantee, the guy with the first Xbox, got shot and hulk smashed his xbox...

  • Sabeel Shaikh
    Sabeel Shaikh 5 days ago

    10:00 that's why they call you a moron 😂😂

  • Harfounet HFG
    Harfounet HFG 5 days ago

    All I need is a ClickBaitFix.

  • Badrush
    Badrush 5 days ago

    Why is it okay to just scrape off those layers on the first Xbox? Wouldn't it damage the circuitry?

    • Tender Officer
      Tender Officer 3 days ago

      No, It wouldn't ,as long as it hasn't shorted out.

  • Dangerna
    Dangerna 5 days ago

    Steve you're doing it wrong, you don't know what your doing, you're a moron.

  • asdasdasd dasdasdasd
    asdasdasd dasdasdasd 5 days ago +1

    The next recommended video spoilers that he will only fix 2 xboxes so its pointless and less fun to watch after half of the video. My oppinion.

    • 79tazman
      79tazman 4 days ago

      Not really there people that like to see what he does to try to fix them not just how many he get's going

  • The FR LEGEND
    The FR LEGEND 5 days ago

    #2 I know the solution unplug the power supply blow on it and plug back always works for me :)

  • Dillon
    Dillon 5 days ago

    1:20 into the video, wow Microsoft has gotten cheap with their xbox's, they are just cheap plastic with tabs? what happen to metal/plastic back plates with small screws that were hard to break? Lol. 2:00 in, ok plastic shell, but still.

  • Hyperfeather
    Hyperfeather 5 days ago

    Steve please. Your doing it wrong. God🤦🏼‍♂️

    • Hhg Snjz
      Hhg Snjz 5 days ago

      Honestly, he's such a moron.

  • nivodeus
    nivodeus 5 days ago

    i always cringe at the click, despite knowing it mean i was doing the right thing, whenever opening electronic device case to fix them.

  • SnowPulse
    SnowPulse 5 days ago

    If you have an extra one ill buy it from you

  • Knight
    Knight 5 days ago

    I have a cuestion, hopefully you'll read: What happens if i replace my 500g HD to a 2TB HD? (XBOS model) it still have the full OS running correctly? Or there's something important on the original HDD?
    Greetings from Mexico City my man

  • Estêvão Alvarenga
    Estêvão Alvarenga 5 days ago

    thats so cool
    youre amazing!

  • Vinicius Borges
    Vinicius Borges 5 days ago +1

    Nobody: How many broken Xbox can you fix?
    TronicsFix: Yes!

  • David DM
    David DM 6 days ago +3

    I was thinking "hey, this could be a good side-hustle" and then gave up by 6:20.

    • Rick Sanchez
      Rick Sanchez 3 days ago

      For real, I was like "oh man this would be so easy to fix just replace a few boards and you're good to flip it for a profit...... oh he's dismantling the motherboard layers...... at great effort....."

  • MistweaverJC
    MistweaverJC 6 days ago +8

    Did you check the flux capacitor? i think it's suppose to be set to 1.21 gigawatts

    • 79tazman
      79tazman 4 days ago

      Microsoft screwed it up and made it 1.21 killawatts instead and fried the whole damn thing

    • Bryan Smith
      Bryan Smith 5 days ago +2

      1.21 gigawatts?! Great scott!

  • Stanzb
    Stanzb 6 days ago

    sTeVe YoU'rE dOiNg It WrOnG

  • Ollie
    Ollie 6 days ago

    my fan on my xbox is really annoying

  • HomeSchoolSquad
    HomeSchoolSquad 6 days ago

    This was a lot of fun to watch. I love seeing the Xbox one down to the system board. Thanks for posting this. Subscribed for sure.

  • Thunderbird
    Thunderbird 6 days ago

    too much thermal paste

  • Mississippi Audits
    Mississippi Audits 6 days ago

    15:12 what is a motherbode?

  • SVTsupercharged Hi
    SVTsupercharged Hi 6 days ago

    Have fun selling them... Nobody buys Xbox's anymore. Interesting video though.

  • Man Animal
    Man Animal 6 days ago

    Should have used a load tester to check your power supply and wheter it could support the typical current draw as well as using a regulated 12VDC bench supply so you don't some more than the component that is already blown.