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My 360 turns on for a mili second then no power fan stops

I have xclamped my 360, and there is no power going to the 360 when I switch it on. There is for a mili second then the fan stops. The cpu and other bits are not heating up like they should. The power brick light turns yellow (green to start for a mili second). There is just 3 red lights flasing. I have tried a working power pack but that does the same. I can not send back to microsoft as warrenty void. Can anyone help.

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  • Derby10 Nov 03, 2008

    I have now got it to go to 2 red lights. I highered one of the cpus heat sink. but when the 2 red lights come on it cuts out. What is going on?

  • Derby10 Nov 03, 2008

    How long do you have to bake the falcon board after the xclamp fix and heatgun? The fan is now working fine, but it doesn't seem to go to the 2rl which means ready. Been like 20 mins but nothing. Am I doing something wrong?

  • Derby10 Nov 04, 2008

    I can not take to store. Warrenty is void. I just want to know if I can fix it? It just won't overheat after xclamping.



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From what ive been told during my searches to fix my 360 it sounds like a blown mosfet. go here:

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Ok ive done the xclamp mod on my 360 successfully. i ha the same prob ao what i did was try to loosin or tighten each bolt one at a time on the heat sinks of course. thats what i did and it finally worked...hope it helps

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Then i would take it back in to the store and tell them more whats going on

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