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I restarted my old 360 yesterday, it will not FIX the rrod, but it will allow the console to boot normally and once it's booted just dont shut it down. Mine was sitting in a corner for almost 2 years, so it's better for it to run than shuted off forever. Explanation are in the video.


Edited by 222Panther222 - 7/22/11 at 2:11pm
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If you happen to do the X-Clamp fix I would leave the Xbox exposed. I've done a few x-clamps fixes and they tend to die again after a few months.

My cousin's x-clampped Xbox on the other hand has been chugging along over a year without the case. The airflow in them is just terrible.
    
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I found a free guide in minutes.....
http://something4free.net/xbox-360-n...ings-of-death/
This is what I did and it worked like a charm.

The problem with the backplates they provide is that they actually bend the board so much some of the solder joints actually crack. So by using screws instead they joints are pushed back together.

Edit: And I'm not sure this is true, but I always thought the towel method worked because it overheated the board so much the solder would actually reflow a little bit, remaking the joint.
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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
Do NOT do this.
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Ahh okay, So it's okay when a Computer's CPU to overheat, but not a Xbox CPU, becasue it brings instant kill? well that's Strange, My CPU overheated to 105C then it hit it's thermal shutdown...... Still works.

Silly people
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Is it an old xbox? You're covered for 3 years on RROD through their warranty.

Sorry if you already knew your options.

I've had good luck with a heat gun to the GPU and xclamps. Worked for a solid half year.

Edit: No, an xbox overheating isn't an instant kill. Over time the heat causes the poor solder to expand and contract, eventually breaking the connections. Towel trick just makes it worse.
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Is it an old xbox? You're covered for 3 years on RROD through their warranty.

Sorry if you already knew your options.

I've had good luck with a heat gun to the GPU and xclamps. Worked for a solid half year.

Edit: No, an xbox overheating isn't an instant kill. Over time the heat causes the poor solder to expand and contract, eventually breaking the connections. Towel trick just makes it worse.
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Ahh okay, So it's okay when a Computer's CPU to overheat, but not a Xbox CPU, becasue it brings instant kill? well that's Strange, My CPU overheated to 105C then it hit it's thermal shutdown...... Still works.

Silly people
You obviously don't understand the main cause of most RROD's.

It's not because the CPU is malfunctioning because of the heat.

It's caused by the cold solder joining they used in the early Xbox 360's. They used bad quality solder that became soft (but not melted) at about 100c. That combined with the motherboard warping because of the heat would cause it to repeatedly lose it's connections whenever it heated up.
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If I understant the towel thing is similar to baking a GPU?
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post #20 of 21
A friend of mine gave me an Xbox to repair. He gave me a list of things he wanted me to do, and I figured I could do it. I think he mentioned he had an RROD...
When you say the cold solder joints loosen, can't you just resolder them yourself?
Which ones specifically are loose?
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