My first trace rot repair on an original Xbox was a big moment for me being new to repair . I had been told by fellow Xbox enthusiasts that this was the probable cause of my issue which was random switching off and powering on with eject . I proved lack of continuity along two traces on the board and the rot was also visible as tiny black dots . The rot was repaired by simply jumping the traces with thin wire and voilà the Xbox sprang back in to life , the sence of satisfaction was hard to describe but suffice to say I am now hooked on repair .

Trace rot original Xbox