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[Mod] Keeping RROD away; easy, cheap mods that will keep your Xbox 360 running cooler.

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So guys, I got an Xbox 360 from a friend that had RROD for free and decided to fix it, I replaced the XClamps using This Guide, but I still didn't think it was enough, even with the board properly supported these are still starved or air so I came up wit ha few little mods to fix this issue for good. They are fairly easy and will keep your Xbox quite a bit cooler, plus best part is, they are super cheap!

Here is what you are going to need:

Required
  • Hot glue gun
  • A 40mm fan, thickness doesn't matter although a thicker fan will be better
  • Dremel
  • Dremel cutting wheels for metal and plastic
  • Wire cutters
  • Thin Cardboard or notecard
  • Scissors

Optional
  • Soldering Iron
  • Heatshrink
  • Small Zip Ties

So I cut out a bit of metal from the shield that is in the top of the 360, go ahead and trash this now, its not needed anymore


Then I hot glued it to the top where I cut a hole and glued a little fan that moves a ton of air onto it


For power splice the wires going to the first fan and either solder or twist the wires together, if you are going to twist them make sure you get them nice and tight then cover them with some shrink wrap or electrical tape. Once you do this plug the console in and make sure the fan is working before proceeding.


This is where a small zip tie is going to come in handy, put one around the wire with the rear fan slightly out of place


Then pust the fan into place and you have nice, tidy wiring!


Next get a small piece of thin cardboard or a notecard and cut it to fit like shown


As you can see now one fan will be dedicated to the CPU and one will be dedicated to the GPU making sure both get cooled equally


And with the console put back together, looks quite nice actually!


I hope you guys try this and get some extra life out of your old consoles! I will add more mods if I come up with any.
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Nice, I do not own any consoles, but def nice mod.
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I did all this and it still rrod. I threw mine in the trash.thumb.gif
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i did every fix i could find on youtube on a dying xbox with the RROD(peiines wrapped in tape on the memory, replace the xclamps and thermal paste, highspeed fan), brought it back to life and AFAIK it's still alive
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if you get rrod, you have to at least heat gun it for 4mins at 1,000F
also dont tighten the screws more than finger tight.
i have an rrod + e74 xbox build log http://www.overclock.net/t/1278144/the-rrod-project-resurrection
then i painted it pink and white for the girlfriend.

also removing the internal grill from behind the fans helps a lot for reducing air restriction.

here are the pink pics

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