Red Ring of Death on a flashed console!!

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by EvCrock, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. EvCrock
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    Oh noooo!!! I just got the RROD on my flashed console. I can't send it to Microsoft, because they'll see that it was modded. Does anyone know of an alternate fix I can do?

    I really don't want to shell out another 300 bucks for one of these things. The horrible part is that I went straight after modding it and burning a few games. I didn't even play the games I burned, really. I just tried a bunch, and then they sort of lost importance when I had gotten them for free. The last 4 games I've played on it I bought, ME 2, FFXIII, Dragon Age Origins, and Skate 3.
     
  2. Maz7006

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    google

    xclamp for RRoD 360

    it isn't that hard of a process, i mean if you were able to flash your console you can surely fix it
     
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    there are two methods for fixing this you can either buy an x-clamp repair kit which may or may not fix it
    x-clamp repair kit repair guide

    or you can heat gun the graphics chip which works 99% of the time
    random heat gunning guide

    hope this helps and if you have any probs ask away
     
  5. fartos32

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    Is there any way you can prevent RRoD before it happens rather than fix it?
     
  6. valyr

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    no not really its a problem with the design, nothing to be done really
     
  7. hullo8d

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    Have your 360 on its flat side since tower prevents air from flowing in, keep it away from dust, and keep it in a cool area.
    You can also add another fan, but this can get you banned.
     
  8. fartos32

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    and how would I keep it cool in summer where it can get to 40 degrees celsius (104 degrees fahrenheit) in summer where I live and thats without an air con in my home
     
  9. hullo8d

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    Shit, we can't just spoon feed you everything. Use your imagination [​IMG]
     
  10. Maz7006

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    Problem comes from when the console actually cools down so not much can be done on that fact.

    basically when the motherboard cools the thermal expansion reverts, in which that breaks the solder joints

    kind of like when you heat up plastic and then cool it back down again, and cracks and breaks off

    the RRoD is very random anyway, may happen may not, but common sense can help delay the issue if it were ever to occur.
     
  11. fartos32

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    And my last question. After I fix it, assuming I didn't fuck anything up in the process what is the chance of RRoD returning?
     
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  13. Maz7006

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    for some ive fixed, it took a week or so and they then died of e74

    for some it lasted fro another year and a bit, for some they're still going strong

    word of advice : if you ever get RRoD, fix it, sell it, buy an arcade for 200$ (something from the 2009+ range) slap your HDD on top recover your Gamertag and your off