Tip & How-To about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

Xbox 360 Fan Voltage modification -- constant 12V

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The RROD (red ring of death) Issue in xbox 360s is a very very common problem, that is often solved the wrong way, for example the xclamp fix, it may last a month or two, then your back to issues, if you have a xclamp mod installed remove it right away. It can ruin the board, it bends the board.

What will help you more is to turn up the voltage of the fans from temperature controlled 5-12v to a steady 12Volt.

The console will make a bit more noise, but it will stay cooler and keep your rrod problems away. This modification may fail some day in the future or cause other problems in a year or two later, if that happens, you would have to undo the modification. i'm thinking long term here, possibly replace failing components or find another source for 12volts.

A Source for ~12volts:
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In the above picture I've marked the 12volt source that I've used for two xbox 360 motherboards so far, with no issues to date.

You need to solder a wire to this connector

you need to cut the fans + side wires ( RED and Brown ) The black and Blue will work as a ground leave them attached.

You will need a "sugar cube" to connect the wireing, we will share the 12volt for two or tree fans, if you decide to add another one.


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