Is there a proven or semi-proven way to prevent a "Falcon" 3

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by test84, May 23, 2009.

  1. test84
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    Hi,

    Just wondering, if there is a way to do so. I know there are lots of myths around this, some believe in 12volting fans, some believe it makes things worse, some believe its just chance and happens, some believe it happens eventually no matter what. I was wondering if there is a known method, since I wasn't around much for last months.

    Another thing, since Jasper is spreading, what about selling mine while is not RROD yet and get a Jasper, how's with that?
     
  2. Joe88

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    whats a Falcon 3?
    never heard of this term before in 360 hardware (well the actual 360 mobo) but not a actual problem called falcon 3
     
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    I meant Falcon, its the third generation of 360 motherboards, right before these recent Jaspers.

    It doesnt matter anyway, is there a proven method for preventing 360 from RROD?
     
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    no there is not, my falcon always had good ventilation but it still failed after 1 year [​IMG]

    now i bought a jasper console, hope it will last a bit longer.
     
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    Did you try to fix it or something? Is there even a verified fix for RROD or its going downward after that?
    Did you play more than 2 hours continuously?
     
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    the x-clamp fix seems to be it for a while
    you replace the screws and washers with new ones and replace the thermal compound on both the 360 CPU & GPU
     
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    Is RROD something that happens eventually to all xbox'es? or its just chance, or else?
    Is there official statistics on RROD on Falcons?

    p.s. I've heard that prior to RROD, console freezes for like one month or so, is there a way to prevent RROD in that period of time?