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So I finally got the ring of death, after only 1 month of owning it. In fairness though, I guess the guy I bought it from owned it for 5 or 6 months. It is no longer under warranty (not my doing) and I'm sure the console is banned from XBox Live (also not my doing), so I'm not exactly sure what I should do. I got it for really cheap knowing these things since I would not be playing it online anyway.

Options?

I suppose if someone knows how to fix it and wants an XBox 360 for cheap then I would sell it, but if I can fix it on my own that would be nice.
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Don't know if there is a way to fix it, without replacing hardware parts.
If you can't fix it, how much would you sell it for?
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Try your luck selling a broken and modded Xbox. You'll have to be honest about it being modded and doing so will probably get your auction deleted from ebay so your best bet is to sell it here.

But like I said, considering it's modded and broken, you shouldn't expect much from the sale. I have a spare $ 40.
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Don't know if there is a way to fix it, without replacing hardware parts.
If you can't fix it, how much would you sell it for?
I haven't a clue. No more than $100 within U.S. probably, since brand new goes for $300 with the 20GB HDD. But I want to try to fix it first.
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What does it do? Does it come on at all?
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Try the fix for it man. Works like 80% of the time.

Wrap a thick blanket around it and let it run for an hour. It will overheat like crazy which re-solders all the connections and it will most likely work again after that.

I'm serious.
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Dude Wrap it in a towel, making surea ll the vents are blobked. Let it run for 20-30 minutes. Then turn it off and let it cool for ~ 45-1h. And then turn it on. What happens is 9x outa 10 the crap soldering on some of the bga chips comes loose due to the high temps of the system. By running it with all the vents blocked it allows the solder to re-adhere to the board. It sounds crazy but i have personaly fixed 2 xbox360 that way.
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post #9 of 48
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Quote:
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Try the fix for it man. Works like 80% of the time.

Wrap a thick blanket around it and let it run for an hour. It will overheat like crazy which re-solders all the connections and it will most likely work again after that.

I'm serious.
That seems a little bit extreme, LOL.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
Try the fix for it man. Works like 80% of the time.

Wrap a thick blanket around it and let it run for an hour. It will overheat like crazy which re-solders all the connections and it will most likely work again after that.

I'm serious.
Just read that that works. Can't hurt to try.
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