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Topic # 88596 18-Aug-2011 18:47
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Just got an xbox 360 from a mate which has RROD. I'd like to fix it myself rather than sending it away. By the looks you can get eveything you need from bunnings rather than buying a 40 buck kit on trademe. Has anyone done it?

The places I've looked try to make you sign up to get the repair guide.

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  Reply # 508713 18-Aug-2011 19:21
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Red ring of death sounds like a bad curry to me. :)

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  Reply # 508821 19-Aug-2011 06:29
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It's worth doing just for the experience. Fixed mine with no problems, but about 9 months later it failed again, but with a cold solder issue, and I gave up then.

There are free online videos, just gotta get past the paying guides, and the towel trick vids.

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  Reply # 508822 19-Aug-2011 06:34
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mthand: It's worth doing just for the experience. Fixed mine with no problems, but about 9 months later it failed again, but with a cold solder issue, and I gave up then.

There are free online videos, just gotta get past the paying guides, and the towel trick vids.


Lol i had a less geeky friend who tried the towel trick and when i cam round he had had it going for about 3 hours.

The case was 64 degrees when i measured it, safe to say he through the xbox in the bin once i explained what he had done.

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Reply # 509022 19-Aug-2011 14:34
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I've tried it on three 360s.  It worked on two of them and failed on the other one.(maybe could have got it going but just decided I wanted one of the new ones anyway :P)

Even if you get it to work, there's a high chance it will do it again.  Could be hours days or months but it will RROD again for sure!

A tip though, on the one that worked for the longest, I also replaced the little foam spongy things on the bottom of the motherboard with 10c pieces(3 or 4 wrapped in insulation tape).  They're meant to help transfer heat to the case as extra cooling, I think.

It's worth a try but I wouldn't get your hopes up. 

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  Reply # 509063 19-Aug-2011 15:47
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Anecdotal evidence I've seen is that the majority of the repairs are only medium-term at best. X-ecutor do a fairly serious kit that might be ok, but I'd suggest that it's safer and much less grief just to ditch it and buy one of the newer models. Given that they are comparitively virtually silent, it's a worthwhile upgrade.

There's an outfit in Wainuiomata that allegedly fixes them, but a mate gave up trying to get his back off him after 6 months of back & forth with him and just bought a new one instead.




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