After repairing the RRoD... how to prevent it?

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  1. anton123
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    I've had suffered the RRoD on my 360 after a good two year run and had it fixed by reapplying the thermal paste. My question is how do I take care of it now and give it the best chance of survival? I've read quite a bit about the RRoD and the manufacturing flaws, but thought I'd ask here from experienced users how to keep it from dying on me.

    Any input is appreciated.
     
  2. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    Replacing the fans is always a good way for preventing RROD.
     
  3. Fudge

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    Make sure its in a place where it won't heat up too much. Also your 360 won't last for very long unless you reball it.
     
  4. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    You should actually provide a way for your motherboard to not flex when in use, placing something as a spacer. The good ol' Cent Fix actually did something akin to that.
     
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    First off, thanks to all the responses.

    So I guess it means that without replacing the heatsink and the cooling fans, it's really pretty much dead, huh?

    If I installed the Team Xcuter kit, will it give it a new lease of life or is the board damaged at this point?
     
  6. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    IMHO, replacing the cooling fans is totally useless. And iirc, there are no alternative heatsinks.

    Can't say that the Xecuter kit seems that useful. The board will still bend under the CPU and the GPU.
     
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    I will look into this ASAP. I suppose I need to put some support on the middle of the motherboard to help keep it from flexing from heat. What material... hmmm...
     
  8. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    there's nothing much to do, except reballing.

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
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    Oh well, if that's what happened then... bah... [​IMG]

    I also read the cent fix and it seems like one of them hit or miss fixes but I'll certainly give it a shot when I get the materials. Interesting idea to use coins as heatsink.
     
  10. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    When I recommend them it's mostly for their function of supporting the motherboard from the lower-side, more than heat dissipation.
    Especially for the fact that you're going to wrap them in insulation tape (short-circuits are a no no), and that pretty much destroys any dissipation capacity they could've ever had [​IMG]
     
  11. anton123
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    Good point. haha.

    By the way, is there anything I can do if I find cold solders?
     
  12. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Nothing at all, except a complete reballing (which requires industrial/professional setups) [​IMG]