Help Red Dot Error XBOX

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  1. curley12
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    Ok then I have got an XBOX 360 given to me by a friend and when i turn it on when everything is plugged in the xbox light isnt green and its just re. Just one red dot and no error on tv btw its an 4gb xbox slim
     
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    Have you checked the powerbrick?
    It could be faulty.
    Otherwise, I'd probably overheated and has a cold solder joint.
     
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    The powerbrick has an orange light
     
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    Hmm try to borrow a 135W powerbrick and test your box again.
    If it stil gives a red dot, your box is busted and requires a reball.
     
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    Ok thanks how do you reball?
     
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    With expensive machines ;p
    Search for a local reballer who prolly will do it for a couple of quid (60 orso)
     
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    Oww gawd this dont sound good but thank you
     
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    Then let's hope it's the powerbrick for your sake ;p
    I'd test the powerbrick first.
    Then you'll have to decide what to do.
    Sell it for parts or reball it.
     
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    I will probably sell for parts if ain the power brick
     
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    Aye aye.
    Good luck with it!
    Lemme know if it isn't the powerbrick.
     
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    The power brick is the 135w one :'( i guess im going to sell it for parts then
     
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    you could use a good old fashioned heat gun. i just got one these and was able to repair it successfully. It needed two reflows, after the first one it still had artifacts and freezing. i also replaced the x clamps with bolts and washers. all working great since the change.

    if you are going to part it out, i would buy the dvd logic board or the whole dvd drive but im sure shipping to the usa would kill the price :(

    if you want tips on the heat gun technique, let me know, i've done at least 10 of them on xbox's and ps3.
     
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    Note that using bolts and washers puts more strain on the Mobo.
    And reflowing the CPU/GPU is a temporary fix only ;]
     
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    Oh yeah Im completely aware of the issues with these hacky methods but it gets you playing for a bit longer ;)

    If you make sure the pressure is as even as possible, its all good. But again this is for a *broken* console, not necessarily for a good working console. Without doing any of this, its just straight garbage. With this you get a chance of a working machine.

    But I like to live dangerously.

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    Aye true true!
     
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    Oww yeah baby XD