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would building standoffs for the xbox's motherboard help prevent future error's? because ive opened plenty of xbox's and the bare motherboard just sits on the bottom of the steel casing.
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no, it is designed that way and works just fine
    
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no, it is designed that way and works just fine
well yes its designed that way, but does it work? no
they break after 6-12 months of use.
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well yes its designed that way, but does it work? no
they break after 6-12 months of use.
If broken XBoxes have had anything to do with the way the motherboard was or wasn't grounded to the case, this is the first I've heard of it.

IIRC they were dying because improper soldering techniques used on the early CPU/GPUs
    
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well yes its designed that way, but does it work? no
they break after 6-12 months of use.
the motherboard tray itself works fine, and Ive had my 360 for 4 years now and it still works perfectly....
    
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The RROD is caused by poor soldering and cooling.
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Ok, so i guess i got my answer from the second post. "no"

EDIT: i wasn't just on about rrod. I was pointed out its errors in general like the e74, etc. i heard some errors are because the board got hot and warped. But i thought some of these things could have been prevented by putting the board on stanoff's like to solve the soldering problem.
Edited by Rowey - 2/21/11 at 11:47am
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Ok, so i guess i got my answer from the second post. "no"

EDIT: i wasn't just on about rrod. I was pointed out its errors in general like the e74, etc. i heard some errors are because the board got hot and warped. But i thought some of these things could have been prevented by putting the board on stanoff's like to solve the soldering problem.
washer mod prevents warping caused by xclamps, otherwise the tray itself is fine
    
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would building standoffs for the xbox's motherboard help prevent future error's? because ive opened plenty of xbox's and the bare motherboard just sits on the bottom of the steel casing.
Sell it and buy a XBOX 360 Slim. Integrated wireless, no RROD, no E74 error, and a bigger HDD.
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Sell it and buy a XBOX 360 Slim. Integrated wireless, no RROD, no E74 error, and a bigger HDD.
i haven't got any problems with my elite still running great! but i fix a lot of xbox's for dosh and im just trying to come up with a cunning plan to prevent rrod to earn $$$$ haha, thanks though guys for your input +rep
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