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My RRoD repair and slight case mod

post #1 of 17
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my dad bought it new in '07 and used it until it crapped out. he gave it to me, and now i'm gonna see if i can't fix the damned thing.

so far i have it torn apart and all the plastic parts separated. $25 on ebay later, and all my parts should be coming in by week's end. i'm adding two fans on top of the case, upgrading the hdd, painting the case, and possibly adding lights of some sort.

tech:
the method i'm using is similar to this, so i hope to avoid re-fixing it every two weeks

pics:



ready for painting. the tape on the top cover is where the fans will go.

post #2 of 17
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paint







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Edited by irab88 - 6/9/13 at 10:49am
post #3 of 17
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so i set the heat sinks on top of the chips to see if i could pull the secondary code. went to turn it on, the center button started blinking, then it started searching for a controller. woo!

a few screws and washers later:



and i got a bit of gameplay under my belt. sweet.
post #4 of 17
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more pics in better light:



the screw size/pitch/length needed is m5 x 0.8mm x 14mm (which i need to order)



and i modified the power button to sit right-side-up when the console is on its side


Edited by irab88 - 6/9/13 at 10:50am
post #5 of 17
Look forward to the finale results.
 
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Very nice so far, good paint job!
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post #7 of 17
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thanks, guys!

so, two things:
first, the guy i bought the cooling fans from only sent me one. phoo.
and second, i might be able to fit the extra fans inside the case, so there wouldn't be any large objects on the exterior. i'll probably put something like a grill or mesh over the opening
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mmm, yeah, work that faceplate

post #9 of 17
Oh God it's Beautiful. I assume your gonna keep it?
 
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post #10 of 17
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thanks, and of course!


so i re-measured today, and in order for me to keep the fans on the interior, i'll need to order some shorter fans. the one i have now is 20mm deep, and it's about 3mm too long. i found some that are no-shroud and 10mm thick, so i can fit 2 of them in the case

http://www.ebay.com/itm/390594985728
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