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I know its possible but have never opened a 360

Can someone point me to a guide that will help me ?


Started this weekend with the left 2 rings (overheating) and then went to 3 rings. Will boot if I wait for awhile and will watch movies from my USB dock hd but playing games quickly red rings.


Google points me to lots of paid guides, but I'm sure a member can either help me or point me to some place that won't charge me for the information
post #2 of 21
Cover it in a towel, full on in a towel, Leave it on for 20minutes, then restart it, it should be fine then
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post #3 of 21
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Cover it in a towel, full on in a towel, Leave it on for 20minutes, then restart it, it should be fine then
Don't do this unless you only want it to work for another couple of days at best. This is the proper fix: http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair...-clamp_fix.htm
    
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post #4 of 21
I found a free guide in minutes.....
http://something4free.net/xbox-360-n...ings-of-death/
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post #5 of 21
thats only a temp fix. i believe you should go to youtube and search around for a better guide .

has to do with either the chips overheating or the memory on the bottom of board. i seen a guy use a couple pennies and some tim to fix one on the tube so check it out
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EWWW towel fix... it ruins everything else... dont do it...
I did This and it worked until i got my PS3(6months)
CAUTION! it voids your warrenty
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post #7 of 21
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Cover it in a towel, full on in a towel, Leave it on for 20minutes, then restart it, it should be fine then
Huh. You know this from personal experience or just spitting out an old myth.

The towel "trick" just re-flows any cracked solder caused from overheating. Temporary fix that will only do more damage in the long run.
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post #8 of 21
towel fix.. Never use that one. Llama has some decent guides for x-clamp replacement but search xbox-scene.com forums for hybrid x-clamp fixes. With proper heatgun + x-clamp replacement i've fixed several rrods.
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post #9 of 21
You want to go for the X-Clamp replacement method

(Stay away from the towel trick method)
post #10 of 21
I myself use a heat gun instead of a towel. I've had a 360 running that had rrod for 8 months now. Keep in mind, it had the x-clamp replacement, and it has to be heat gunned once every week or two. MY advise is the take it apart, replace the tim, and leave it open, for better air circulation.
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