Xbox360 got 3RLOD

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Aug 2, 2007

Xbox360 got 3RLOD by jimmy j at 6:32 PM (995 Views / 0 Likes) 8 replies

  1. jimmy j
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    My 360 has started reliably freezing after 1 hours play. Common sense says the 3RLOD are on the horizon, but I'm not even upset about it. In fact, I'm a little excited!

    Time to crack open my 360 for the first time and do the x-clamp mod. Fun, fun, fun! [​IMG]

    I love that type of thing. Pulling things apart and reassembling them is fun. I think I'll put some lighting in there too. Maybe get a new xcm shell. And a talismoon fan. And have a crack at flashing the firmware. I need to start flashing 360s. Lots of money to be made [​IMG]

    I couldn't be arsed with opening my 360 before, but now I'm gunning for it!


    Fun, fun, fun!
     
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    Be careful when removing the heatsinks, don't drop it on the mainboard or you might damage it.
     
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    The same thing happened to my 360, I ended up doing the x-clamp fix and I also changed the fans. It was actually not that hard to do. Good luck and you should definitely flash your 360.
     
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    Taking your 360 apart is NOT fun. It's a goddamn bitch to pop.
     
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    Xclamp doesn't always work, and it doesn't do anything to fix the problem. While your box is still working, I suggest putting it in a PC case with a much larger heatsink and personal fan for the GPU. Good luck.
     
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    Which method of x-clamp replacement is the best?
     
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    I used this method: lawdawg0931's X-Clamp Replacement. It worked for me, but I also put arctic silver 5 thermal compound and I changed the fan to talismoon whisper fan. Most 3rlod are caused by overheating like mine was, but some are because of bad solder joint (like my cousin's). It can't be fixed by the x-clamp method, but the towel trick will work on it.
     
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    [​IMG] FIXED IT!! [​IMG]


    Bought an XCM unlocking tool (I can completely strip a 360 in under 5 minutes)

    Used Arctic Silver Ceramique instead of Arctic Silver 5.

    Installed a Talismoon Whisper fan for extra cooling.

    Will be installing an XCM add-on fan for even more cooling. They're supposed to be really noisy though, so I'll be soldering to a 5v power source on the motherboard.




    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Lawdawg0931 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Pretty straight-forward. If you have the RLOD and no warranty I say go for it :yay360:
     
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    Good luck man, I hope it keeps working. I fixed a 3RLOD once, but I didn't add any extra cooling, and it died in less than a week.
     

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