Xbox 360 power cord without the brick?

#1 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6197 posts) -

I recently moved and lost one half of the power cord for my Xbox 360.  Thankfully, it's the cord with the female end that plugs into the brick and the male end for the power strip.  Does anyone know where I can buy this cord?  I've looked on Amazon, but most of their cords are listed with the power bricks and are ridiculously expensive.
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#2 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Try eBay, other than that I don't know.

#3 Posted by Mikemcn (6988 posts) -

That power brick is part of what turned me off from getting a 360, it weighs as much as the console itself!.

#4 Posted by JJOR64 (18993 posts) -

The cord that actually plugs into the brick is the same type of cord that you plug into computer towers.  The cord that came with my console crocked so I switched it with an old PC power cord I didn't use.
 
Where to buy one?  All I can think of his eBay or Amazon.  You could try looking at computer stores to see if they have one.

#5 Posted by OldGuy (1557 posts) -

Go here: linky (MonoPrice is great for all your cable needs).
 
They'll fit just fine (the 360 power block doesn't use the ground, but that doesn't matter).

#6 Edited by chrissedoff (2108 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:

" That power brick is part of what turned me off from getting a 360, it weighs as much as the console itself!. "

silliest reason i've heard so far!
@Sparky_Buzzsaw:
your best bet is to just find somebody online who'll sell you one (or give it to you free, hopefully) from a busted 360. i'm sure lots of people have old power cords from broken 360 systems lying around that they aren't using.
#7 Posted by haggis (1677 posts) -
@JJOR64: I've seen them at Walmart, too. It's a really common part. Any office store like Staples would carry them as well.
#8 Posted by Mikemcn (6988 posts) -
@chrissedoff said:
" @Mikemcn said:

" That power brick is part of what turned me off from getting a 360, it weighs as much as the console itself!. "

silliest reason i've heard so far!
@Sparky_Buzzsaw: your best bet is to just find somebody online who'll sell you one (or give it to you free, hopefully) from a busted 360. i'm sure lots of people have old power cords from broken 360 systems lying around that they aren't using. "
Dude, that power brick is fucking gigantic and you know it.
#9 Posted by Sjupp (1910 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
" That power brick is part of what turned me off from getting a 360, it weighs as much as the console itself!. "
Man..
#10 Posted by JJOR64 (18993 posts) -
@haggis said:
" @JJOR64: I've seen them at Walmart, too. It's a really common part. Any office store like Staples would carry them as well. "
Walmart would be a good place to look.
#11 Edited by OldGuy (1557 posts) -

You can also get them at Radio Shack (oh, excuse me, "The Shack") for ~$9.
 
Can't seem to find them on the Best Buy website, but you'd think they'd have 'em (I'm willing to bet they have a giant box in the back room with 100 or so extras left over from repairs and that sort of thing).
 
You could ask anyone who works with a lot of computers if they have an extra one lying around (I must have 10 or so around the house and the said giant box of 100 here at work).

#12 Posted by chrissedoff (2108 posts) -
@Mikemcn:  i know, but it takes up a lot less room than, say, my refrigerator. even if it bothered me aesthetically it's easy enough to hide. all i'm saying is, letting a power brick be the sticking point on buying an electronic item that you want is weird and pretty dumb actually.
#13 Posted by Mikemcn (6988 posts) -
@chrissedoff said:
" @Mikemcn:  i know, but it takes up a lot less room than, say, my refrigerator. even if it bothered me aesthetically it's easy enough to hide. all i'm saying is, letting a power brick be the sticking point on buying an electronic item that you want is weird and pretty dumb actually. "
Yea i know its kinda of weak but there were other things as well.
#14 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -

We call those cables 'kettle plugs' in the tech universe. you can get them in the UK for pennies, the US should be no different =) try electrical outlet stores and E-tailers.

#15 Posted by FCKSNAP (2299 posts) -
@chrissedoff said:
" @Mikemcn:  i know, but it takes up a lot less room than, say, my refrigerator. even if it bothered me aesthetically it's easy enough to hide. all i'm saying is, letting a power brick be the sticking point on buying an electronic item that you want is weird and pretty dumb actually. "
Not really, I was recently shopping for a new laptop and the model that had the lightest and smallest brick sealed the deal. But that's laptop land, where you need to have everything light and actually portable. But it still stands against your arguement.
#16 Posted by Burns098356GX (1366 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
" That power brick is part of what turned me off from getting a 360, it weighs as much as the console itself!. "
Ya thats one of the stupidest things I've read today, thanks.
#17 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6197 posts) -

Thanks for all the advice, folks.
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#18 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

Does anyone know if one could jerry rig a 360 to a PC PSU?

#19 Posted by DystopiaX (5310 posts) -

what pisses me off is that they don't resell the whole powerbrick/cord configuration when i've known more than a few people whose powercords have broken. They either had to send their whole damn console into the repair center (which is retarded but MS customer service is shit, ridiculously hard to contact an actual person) or buy sketchy used ones on ebay.

#20 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

u can just get the cord anywhere. it is just the AC to plug in part if i read it right.

#21 Edited by chrissedoff (2108 posts) -
@Snapstacle said:

" @chrissedoff said:

" @Mikemcn:  i know, but it takes up a lot less room than, say, my refrigerator. even if it bothered me aesthetically it's easy enough to hide. all i'm saying is, letting a power brick be the sticking point on buying an electronic item that you want is weird and pretty dumb actually. "
Not really, I was recently shopping for a new laptop and the model that had the lightest and smallest brick sealed the deal. But that's laptop land, where you need to have everything light and actually portable. But it still stands against your arguement. "
nope! it might if you could buy a similarly priced alternate version of the 360 with a smaller brick or no brick at all, but otherwise it's pretty much apples and oranges! you yourself even recognize the portability factor involved. so yeah, no. good try making sense out of this power brick obsession though!
#22 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Oh man I have like a dozen of those cables. And you can't have a single one! THEY'RE ALL MINE!

#23 Posted by FCKSNAP (2299 posts) -
@chrissedoff said:

" it's pretty much apples and oranges! "

@chrissedoff said: 


 " an electronic item "  


 Look before you leap!
#24 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -
@OldGuy said:
" You can also get them at Radio Shack (oh, excuse me, "The Shack") for ~$9.  Can't seem to find them on the Best Buy website, but you'd think they'd have 'em (I'm willing to bet they have a giant box in the back room with 100 or so extras left over from repairs and that sort of thing).  You could ask anyone who works with a lot of computers if they have an extra one lying around (I must have 10 or so around the house and the said giant box of 100 here at work). "
Is it really "The Shack" now? Cause that's mad lame.
#25 Posted by Sanryd (1362 posts) -

Be careful though, not all those cords will fit all bricks. I know mine is shaped differently. (can't remember exactly how, I don't have w/ me atm) I found out the hard way when I purposely left it behind knowing I had a million PC power cables where I was going only to find it was different.

#26 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Don't you just HAVE one? I swear we have enough of those lying around that we could strip them and use the wire to build a  working scale model of the internet.

#27 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@JJWeatherman: In Canada it's called "The Source by Circuit City" (I refuse to call it this and people get made at me. I think its strange that people can get so worked up about me taking stances on minor issues. It seems somehow hypocritical)
 
So count your blessings, and never forget that it COULD be called Tandy. And that would be awesome.
#28 Edited by chrissedoff (2108 posts) -
@Snapstacle: think before you stubbornly defend with pedantic nitpicking what was by your own admission not that good of a point in a fairly pointless argument
#29 Posted by Andorski (5310 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
" @chrissedoff said:
" @Mikemcn said:

" That power brick is part of what turned me off from getting a 360, it weighs as much as the console itself!. "

silliest reason i've heard so far!
@Sparky_Buzzsaw: your best bet is to just find somebody online who'll sell you one (or give it to you free, hopefully) from a busted 360. i'm sure lots of people have old power cords from broken 360 systems lying around that they aren't using. "
Dude, that power brick is fucking gigantic and you know it. "
You think too negatively.  You see a big ass attachment to the 360's power cord.  I see a convenient foot warmer to use when I play on cold days.
#30 Posted by FCKSNAP (2299 posts) -
@chrissedoff:  Definitely a pointless argument now. Let's bask in the wisdom of the 80's and 90's:
 Take a chill pill!
#31 Posted by Mikemcn (6988 posts) -
@Andorski said:
" @Mikemcn said:
" @chrissedoff said:
" @Mikemcn said:

" That power brick is part of what turned me off from getting a 360, it weighs as much as the console itself!. "

silliest reason i've heard so far!
@Sparky_Buzzsaw: your best bet is to just find somebody online who'll sell you one (or give it to you free, hopefully) from a busted 360. i'm sure lots of people have old power cords from broken 360 systems lying around that they aren't using. "
Dude, that power brick is fucking gigantic and you know it. "
You think too negatively.  You see a big ass attachment to the 360's power cord.  I see a convenient foot warmer to use when I play on cold days. "
Ok, I surrender, Androski has proved the error in my ways. haha
#32 Posted by Jack_Daniels (1414 posts) -
@Mikemcn:  I didn't get the PS3 because PS also stands for Phone Sex!
#33 Posted by Jack_Daniels (1414 posts) -
@Sparky_Buzzsaw:  I would just make one. Just get a cheep soldering iron at walmart and get a PC power cord. You wont be able to remove it from the brick but its the cheapest solution.
#34 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6197 posts) -
@Jack_Daniels:
That's essentially what I did.  I had a spare cord, and all I needed to do was cut out a little plastic.  Didn't even need to solder it, just did a little cutting with an exacto knife.  Worked like a charm.
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