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About a week ago I had a RROD on my xbox. I did the X-Clamp fix and it worked after over heating it (I unplugged the fans and let it run for 2 1/2 minutes). But after I turned it off and on again it got the RROD again. I figured I didn't put enough thermal paste on or tightened the screws to much so I took it all apart and started over. After setting everything up again and overheating it I turned it on again. I still had the RROD, the fans turned on and started to get faster and faster (like realllyyy fast) until it started flashing the two top lights (overheated) and turned the fans off. I'm so confused right now, any insight would be very appreciated.
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have it blow on the CPU, at least. Otherwise, the CPU will likely overheat before the GPU, and no "in place baking" will occur.
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Pop that baby in the oven, X-clamp fix is a joke and so is the unplug fans trick.
    
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run it without the fans until it flashes the 2 red lights and then keep it running for a minute. then let it cool for a hour before you put it back together. and dont tighten the screws too much. works for me



^^^ the people above me obviously have never tried the rrod fix. the fan trick is the best one and NO dont blow anything on the cpu.


and its proven that the xclamps vs. bolts is a feasible fix as the bolts offer better contact
 
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The 2 rings means it's overheating... so I'm thinking you need the heatsinks on tighter?
    
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^^^ the people above me obviously have never tried the rrod fix. the fan trick is the best one and NO dont blow anything on the cpu.


and its proven that the xclamps vs. bolts is a feasible fix as the bolts offer better contact
lol. That's how I did it. The guide I was looking at had a hairdryer (on "cool")

However, my xbox360 was already working, and I just wanted peace of mind
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Able I just noticed your posts and rep!

holly crap man.
    
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Able I just noticed your posts and rep!

holly crap man.
lol, I try
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run it without the fans until it flashes the 2 red lights and then keep it running for a minute. then let it cool for a hour before you put it back together. and dont tighten the screws too much. works for me



^^^ the people above me obviously have never tried the rrod fix. the fan trick is the best one and NO dont blow anything on the cpu.


and its proven that the xclamps vs. bolts is a feasible fix as the bolts offer better contact
I do that but the weird thing is I can still turn the xbox off with the power button, which you shouldn't be about to do. I'll check the screws again, how many turns would you suggest?
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lol. That's how I did it. The guide I was looking at had a hairdryer (on "cool")

However, my xbox360 was already working, and I just wanted peace of mind
well, ive had to fix like 5 rrod xboxes and unplugging the fan, letting it run till it goes from 3 lights to 2 lights and then running it for one more minute, letting it cool for a hour, putting it back togehter, has always worked and ive never had to do anything else.


and all of em had the xclamp fix.


and i would suggest you tighten the screws until they are snug, but not really tight. does the trick for me and ive transported mine without any issues


also do you have metal/nylon washers because you should put those on. so put a metal washer on the bolt and then a nylon washer, and then put the bolt through and then put a nylon washer on and then a metal washer

so it should be

( "|" stands for mobo)

"B" for bolt, "M" for metal "N" for nylon

BMN|NM
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