This unit came to me 3RROD, its the dual socket HDMi/Tv model unit.
i have repaired successfully several other 360s using the Xclamp fix bolts and washers. someone had already done the fix on this one but the paste was very thick. i cleaned it all off thoroughly, used new washers and new Artic 5 Past, and i have now done this twice on this Xbox.
when i hit the on button the rear fans run for about 1/2 second and stop with 3 reds. i replaced the fans thinking perhaps one might faulty either drawing too much r little current, but the same result persists.
i have left it on for a couple of hours but its not getting hot enough to affect the solder (as claimed in the towel trick).
the psu indicator returns to orange after initially flashing green on start up.
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If you Google “Xbox 360 RROD” you will find countless web sites about the “X-clamp fix”.
Every web sites you find will say “MS screwed up only have the x-clamps hold the heatsinks on”
But if you have disassembled your Xbox 360, then you should think about that! All the X-clamps do is hold the heatsinks to the circuit board so that it’s easier to put the screws in! The black screws hold the heatsinks in place, and when those are in there is no “wiggle” of the system.
The only reason some people report success with the X-clamp fix is that they “bake” the GPU. This is really what is fixing the system, NOT the bolt replacement.
The “baking” involves having the fan run on top of the CPU so the system doesn’t overheat, but the GPU gets very hot and this “reflows” the solder.
Reflowing is THE ONLY THING that will fix this problem.
There are several methods of reflowing. Here they are: 1. The “towel trick” – Wrap your system in a towel so it gets hot and reflows. This is dangerous because you have no control over what components get hot!
2. The “fan trick” - Stick something in the left fan so that it does not spin. This causes the GPU to overheat and reflow itself, while keeping the rest of the system cooler. This is still not ideal but much better than the towel trick!
3. Heatgun reflow – With the system disassembled, Wave a heatgun over the GPU for 40-60 seconds. This method is better because it offers localized heat only.
4. Hot air/Infrared Reflow – This involves using a rework station to reflow the solder. Ideally, flux is used to make the solder “stick” better.
All of these methods can potentially fix the RROD, but none will PREVENT it from happening again!
There are several ways you can improve the cooling of your system to prevent the RROD from ever happening again!
1. Buy an external fan. Stay away from the ones that use the Xbox 360 power connector. A USB or self powered fan are best.
2. Run the system without it’s case – Not pretty, but it works!
3. Cut the metal mesh out from behind the fans. The air being forced through those holes can really limit the air flow.
4. Replace the fan with a better one. A Talismoon whisper quiet fan moves 48 CFM (cubic feet per minute) while the stock fan only moves 29 CFM
5. Add an internal fan – Requires some soldering skills – The most common place to add a fan is on the GPU header. This is the heatpipe that extends from the GPU heatsink in front of the CPU (not all models have this heat pipe). Attach an INTAKE fan here. To be really effective you need to either cut a hole into your case or drills lots of small holes. If you do a good job, it looks great! Also requires soldering the 12v and ground wires to an appropriate spot – Google can help you find one!
So to summarize: Replacing the X-clamps does NOTHING except cause you headaches. Reflowing the GPU in 90% of cases is what’s needed. Preventative maintenance of some sort is required to keep your system running. In other words, better cooling.
Try this. Check to see if you have the cable going round and accute corners. Sometimes the placing of HDMI sockets on the unit mean that the cable is forced into a sharp turn to route it to the cable box. HDMI cable is touchy when it comes to routing. For example an HDMI cable coming out the side of a TV and having to do an immediate 90 degree turn to get to the cable box is enough to scramble the signal. HDMI cable must not be kinked, wound up tightly or forced into tight angles. The worst offenders for this are curiously the more expensive cable as they have a tougher outer shielding that makes them more prone to situations in cramped and tight corners. If you really need to get round a tight corner, try a cheaper cable. Hope this helps
chek your power unit or the cpu fan working or not if the cpu fan is not working computer will turnoff immediate to save it you better show you computer for technician soon
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You can try a diff tv and that could fix the problem. Also try a diff HDMI cord. If all fails then you have a problem with the solder joints on the GPU (graphics processor unit) Its the same as the YROD but its not severed to the point that it would issue a code. I repair these problems often with 95% success rate.
I would bet that the temperature probe socket has some accumulated grease, etc. in it which may be changing the resistance of the contacts, making the control board think the probe is installed but defective.
First, please unplug the oven before you investigate.
The best idea is to clean the probe socket contacts.
You'd need to remove the outer cover, and the probe socket should be located on the right side of the chassis.
If you can cut thin strips of fine sandpaper and work them back and forth between the contacts, that's the best way.
You can plug & unplug the probe while observing the socket to see how the contacts work.
Your socket may be sealed, and that would possibly require you to carefully take it apart. That's a bit of a gamble, as it may crack due to age.
Another idea is to take a wad of paper toweling, hold it with your right hand over the back of the probe socket, and spray contact cleaner or WD40, etc. into the opening of the probe jack from inside the oven cavity with your left hand.
Then plug & unplug the probe several times, wipe any spills and try the oven again.
If the probe unplugs form the control board, you could disconnect it and try the oven.