Original Console, But Not Refurbished
I purchased two of these so I could complete my 4-Xbox LAN collection. In the description it states that they are refurbished. I took this to mean they opened up the console and removed dust and, at best, looked at the insides to make sure nothing was broken.
Both consoles arrived in good visual condition for their age, but one of the A/V cables had fallen to the sands of time and a wire was completely cut. Nothing like some small gauge wire and shrink wrap couldn't fix however.
Both Xbox's booted up and had a successful playtest, along with the two included controllers and power cables.
One of the Xbox's was a 1.0 and the other was most likely a 1.2 revision. Both of these generations of consoles were built with a cheap clock capacitor on the motherboard. This is a small cylindrical tube that holds power to remember the date & time of your Xbox when you unplug it. Unfortunately Microsoft cheaped out when buying the capacitor, and about ten or so years after the manufacture date, it begins to leak very acidic battery acid onto the motherboard.
This is the part where I'm confused as to what "refurbished" means in the product description. Both Xbox's where factory sealed and still had the warranty tape over the screws on the bottom of the system, meaning the device had never been opened. I opened both to check and see if either capacitor had been leaking.
Lo and behold, both were busted and had leaked the battery acid over a good portion of the motherboard. I removed the capacitor in question from both and cleaned them up using some specialty cleaner. If someone purchased these and didn't know about the battery acid leaking through the motherboard, it's possible the acid could eat away at necessary connections for the Xbox to function.
So, in reality, the "refurbished" just means it's cleaned on the outside. There's a good chance you're buying an Original Xbox with a leaking capacitor, like I did.
All in all it took an hour to fix these and the A/V cable. So just be warned.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Jack from USA on 5/20/2021