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Xbox 360 xclamp fix done now it boots but no power

I fixed my xbox 360 with the xclamp fix now i want it to overheat but its boots up but no power runs though it to heat up... whats wrong?

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  • knighthorse8 Nov 23, 2008

    yeah the lights blink but the system is off for some reason is turn the fan on for a sec than its off with the lights blinking still something wrong...

  • nvergara84 Feb 05, 2009

    I'm having the same problem fixing another xbox, i had the same problem with the first one i fixed but all i did was took the washers off the heatsink for the gpu chip and put the washers on the screwhead part of the screws for the cpu chip. its not working for this one though...



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I had the same exact problem and after some troubleshooting I noticed scratches on the back of my motherboard. My guess is the broken traces/damaged motherboard from taking off the x-clamps is causing this problem due to the motherboard shorting.

You could possibly fix this problem with a conductive ink pen and some other trace repair items if you see the broken trace. Other than that for the average 360 repair man I think your outa luck just like me : /.

Next time be more careful!

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So, you Red Ring fixed your 360 and now your trying to overheat it and there's no power to the Xbox? I want to make sure I understand your problem correctly.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

  • Collin Haugen Nov 23, 2008

    Give a little bit and I'll try and find out what's wrong.


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Make sure you have the video cord plugged into the 360. if you don't, I've read that the computer won't turn on without the video cable in, and it will flash all 4 red lights. Good luck!

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