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  1. 754boy
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    Yeah thats right, fuckin RROD!!! [​IMG] I turn on my 360 this morning to download Bionic Commando Rearmed and THIS is what I wake up to. I've turned it on a few times and get RROD everytime.

    Ok, I'm not gonna bother sending it back because its modded, warranty sticker is gone, and I broke one of the latches that holds the front together while opening it one time. I've seen both the X-clamp mod and the "penny" fix youtube videos.

    My question is, which works best??
     


  2. raulpica

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    Penny fix FTW. You don't even need to do the X-Clamp mod, if the Penny fix is done correctly.
     
  3. lenselijer

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    give this a read:

    http://www.x-clamp-fix.com/catalog/product...ix-DIY-Kit.html

    works fine for me, except i bought the screws at a store in my town and dont use nylon washers but only steel washers.
    Also do both GPU and CPU and replace the thermal paste with arctic silver 5.

    things needed:
    8x m5 screws
    8x m5 spring washers
    16x m5 steel washers
    1x arctic silver 5
    1x thermal paste remover
     
  4. 754boy
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    Think I'm gonna try both. Well the penny fix first because I have pennies around now. If that doesn't work then I'll xclamp it.

    No Bionic Commando for me today [​IMG]
     
  5. Prime

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    Just out of intrest, Do you know your mobo type 754boy?

    No, the X-clamp fix is best. But i'd do both if i was you 754boy
     
  6. MystikEkoez

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    Is that an Xbox Elite?
     
  7. 754boy
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    Yup good ole Elite. Different color, same RROD


    I ordered an xclamp kit from ebay yesterday so it'll be here soon. In the meantime, I did the "towel trick" and it's working fine. The only drawback is that now my fan is loud as hell lol. What caused that??
     
  8. DrKupo

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    you do know that the towel fix sorta fucks things up, right...?
     
  9. raulpica

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    A friend of mine tried it about 4 times on his 360, it didn't work a single time, and the 360 smelled of burned wires. Luckily it was still fixable with the Penny fix [​IMG]
     
  10. SkankyYankee

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    damn i thought at that point they fixed the elites

    that'll teach you for pirating madden 09!!!! J/K
     
  11. Prime

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    omfg, did you just say you did the towel trick?

    ugh, you most likely have damaged it more now. Why don't people understand, the towel trick is dangerous for the console and doesn't keep the RROD away.

    No report said they fixed the elites.
     
  12. lenselijer

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    towel fix will work for a few hours then its rrod again.

    just get rid of the x-clamps and put new thermal paste, this will also make your 360 run alot cooler.

    i have the new 175W xbox360 (check your power supply to see if you have this also) and the air that's coming out is cold, even after a few hours of playing.
     
  13. 754boy
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    Well the towel fix works for a about 2 hours then I get overheatin error.....2 red lights blinking. This'll do for acouple days until my xclamp kit arrives.

    Another question, how hard is it to remove the clamps??? I heard they were a pain in the ass and I don't wanna break anything lol [​IMG]
     
  14. lenselijer

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    i use a small screwdriver to take them off, nothing hard, just watch out you dont remove some resistors beneath it from the motherboard, its a hell to solder them back on.
     
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    Worked nicely. My 360 is back to normal for now.....hopefully lol. [​IMG]
     
  16. Orangegamer

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    B.....you don't wanna know
    just to be on the safe side just get a cooling fan for it
    that will make it so your 360 is back to normal
    although im not sure which cooling fan to buy
    and im not sure about how much sound it will make
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  17. Prime

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    You really think that will stop the RROD error?!

    More fool you.
     
  18. JKR Firefox

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    C'mon Prime...give the n00bs some hope...
     
  19. Prime

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    lol yeah i suppose so.

    Go out and spend many monies on stuff to stop your xbox from RROD'ing and i'm sure it will never, ever RROD.

    (was that better JKR Firefox?)

    If no one gets it, I'm being Sarcastic.
     
  20. woody0

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    well im using a cooling fan and i've had my 360 nearly 2 years now with no problems what so ever. so more fool you lot who dont believe in cooling fans.