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Fixing XBOX 360 RROD?

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Hi, i've been trying to fix XBOX 360's lately & from what research i have done, so far i've been able to fix a disc drive that stopped reading,
but the main prob i'm trying to fix is the "Red Ring Of Death" & it seems that most tricks are only a temporary fix,
i now have a friends XBOX 360 & i'm going to try cleaning the CPU + GPU chips & replacing with AS5 & then replace the X clamps with differnt screws.

Personally i'm not a big fan of console's due to there failure rate, although i like some of the games that aren't available for PC.

Has anyone had a long term results by replacing the CPU & GPU past.ect.
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Having a RROD is about as descriptive as saying "my car is broken."

It's more specific than that. Find your error codes here! I'm referring to secondary codes, of course, not primary.

0102 is the most common, and what killed my Xbox. Usually it can't be fixed unless reballed. Using baking and heatguns sometimes works. It's where the "towel trick" comes from. smile.gif
 
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Having a RROD is about as descriptive as saying "my car is broken."
It's more specific than that. Find your error codes here! I'm referring to secondary codes, of course, not primary.
0102 is the most common, and what killed my Xbox. Usually it can't be fixed unless reballed. Using baking and heatguns sometimes works. It's where the "towel trick" comes from. smile.gif

Thanks for the Error Code List, i'll see what it's reading, but if it's like what happend to yours, i might evan try baking, or it will end up in the bin.
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After you clean the thermal paste off, take a good heat gun and "pre-heat" the bottom of the board then go over the gpu,cpu on the top on a flat surface

Also when taking off and putting back on the x-clamp make sure th put some electrical tape around the x-clamp to prevent scratching the traces
I have done this myself, now i'm doing a ps3 tongue.gif

Go do a search on youtube

Don't bake it. Heat guns work better
Edited by Bodycount - 11/16/11 at 3:14pm
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I'll post results later, as i still need one more tool = a Torx 8 screw driver head.
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Don't do the towel trick, it's incredibly stupid.

Baking it makes more sense.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 11/16/11 at 9:31pm
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Don't do the towel trick, it's incredibly stupid.

Baking it makes more sense.

Towel Trick and Baking the console are very similar are they not?

Think about it. Wrapping the console in Towels causes the console to become very hot which reflows the solder. Which is what is achieved through baking it aswell.

I personally have a console that RROD's occasionally, I have done the Towel Trick before and it has been successful. However, I will be removing the x-clamps, replacing the thermal paste and possibly adding an extra cooling fan in the near future.
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Towel Trick and Baking the console are very similar are they not?
Think about it. Wrapping the console in Towels causes the console to become very hot which reflows the solder. Which is what is achieved through baking it aswell.
I personally have a console that RROD's occasionally, I have done the Towel Trick before and it has been successful. However, I will be removing the x-clamps, replacing the thermal paste and possibly adding an extra cooling fan in the near future.

They aren't the same at all. Towel trick doesn't get the solder anywhere hot enough so it can properly reflow.
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The towel trick does not work because the CPU does not get hot enough. I have used the heat gun method and got the Xbox up and running first try. I would start there its pretty simple.
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I did "The X-Clamp Fix" today by removing the x-clamps with pliers and a knife then replaced the thermal paste with MX-2 and used M5 screws to secure the heatsinks again.

No more RROD so far and working great.
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