Hardware 3 Red rings of death on my original Xbox 360 after 5+ years of not in use

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Hello everyone! I just took out my Xbox 360 after more than 5 years of not in use and plugged in all the original cables that it came with (They are in very good condition). When I turn my Xbox 360 on the power bank light display is colored orange and my Xbox 360 displays 3 red rings and does not turn on to the TV. What could be the possible problem in this case?
 

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it's possibly the power brick. if the system doesn't get enough power, like if the power cable isn't plugged in all the way, it will give a fake rrod.
 

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it's possibly the power brick. if the system doesn't get enough power, like if the power cable isn't plugged in all the way, it will give a fake rrod.
Alright, I will get soon another power supply brick from a friend and try if that works. I will post more updates on how it goes sooner or later.
Thank you very much for the help.

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there are different power bricks, since different versions of the system use a different amount of wattage. they're bc with the earliest (all phats are at least).
 

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Check the secondary error code for the 3 red rings.

https://www.tech-faq.com/xbox-360-error-codes.html
That site is very outdated and has false info (ex. 0002 is actually cpu vcore rail shorted). https://errors.octalsconsoleshop.com/ This guy has years of experience and repair, he's the one to go to for up-to-date information about all things 360.

Don't know if this help but i've found a video of restoration of the Xbox 360 which had the same 3-red rings of death, here:


Greetings ;)
That video shows the "bolt mod" "fix". I put fix in quotes because while it does give a few months of life at most, its not a real fix. It's just a band-aid that will eventually fall off, so-to-speak. Real fix would be to replace the GPU entirely, but not many people have the $1000+ equipment to do that.
 

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That site is very outdated and has false info (ex. 0002 is actually cpu vcore rail shorted). https://errors.octalsconsoleshop.com/ This guy has years of experience and repair, he's the one to go to for up-to-date information about all things 360.


That video shows the "bolt mod" "fix". I put fix in quotes because while it does give a few months of life at most, its not a real fix. It's just a band-aid that will eventually fall off, so-to-speak. Real fix would be to replace the GPU entirely, but not many people have the $1000+ equipment to do that.
I actually have an Achi IR SC Pro and Aoyue 866. The point wasn't for the repair information, it was to look at the process to read the secondary error codes because I didn't feel like typing out the same information that's been repeated about 17 billion times on the internet. And as for the go to repair site, that was taken down. It was actually Team Xecuter's site. Se7ensins still has a decent forum, but nothing is comparable to the amount of diagnostic and repair information that was on Team Xecuters Xbox 360 forums. Idk how much, if any got saved in any archives but that would be the place to look, for just about anything non-Winchester. Octal was on that forum and might've been staff or a dev iirc.
 
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