Need help with the RROD Fix

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  1. redrampager
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKByCbv7bp8...feature=related

    At about 8 minutes into this video, he starts to overheat the CPU by unplugging the fans and turning it on. This apparently causes the CPU to overheat... I have no idea what he's talking about because mine doesn't have even the slightest bit of heat coming off of it.

    This is all standard procedure for bonding thermal compound, but why isn't my 360 overheating? I do have the 3 lights, btw. I'm trying to get it to 2.
     
  2. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    When you turn it on with the fans unplugged leave it running with the RROD until the 2 red lights appear. It could take something from 2 minutes to 20.

    If your 360 doesn't overheat then there's definately something wrong with it (more wrong than the RROD already is) [​IMG]
     
  3. redrampager
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    Hmm. It doesn't even seem like the processor is running... It isn't making a sound.

    Probably a bad sign.
     
  4. kokiri_link

    kokiri_link GBAtemp Regular

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    Mine didt overheat when I did the red ring fix...so I unplugged the fans, wrapped that bad boy in a towel and turned it on. 3 minutes later I had an overheated 360 [​IMG] 20 minutes later (after cooling)..a fixed Xbox [​IMG] Dont know about the fire hazard involved in this though [​IMG]
     
  5. haringtonl

    haringtonl GBAtemp Regular

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    There is no need for this unless you modded your xbox or something. Microsoft has extended their warranty by a couple years for the RROD only. Just call them up and ask if you are covered for this free fix. Shipping to and fro are covered. I know this because I got the RROD... I got my xbox 360 back in one week.
     
  6. kokiri_link

    kokiri_link GBAtemp Regular

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    But a home fix is easy, and can be done within half an hour. Id rather do it at home than wait for MS to do it.
     
  7. rc11982

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    Do you have the av cable plugged in??? I know if you don't the console will not run.
     
  8. redrampager
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    Aww Jesus, seriously? Holy crap... OK.
     
  9. kokiri_link

    kokiri_link GBAtemp Regular

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    Yeah you need that aswell [​IMG]
     
  10. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I skimmed this topic and seen tower trick. I hope you aren't trying that.

    It breaks the console more rather than fix's it. It is a false fix.