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I have the error code 0020 on my xbox 360 how can i fix it

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This is overheating and may be signalling a damaged gpu. the solder is lead free and easily warps when the machine produces a lot of heat. you can use a reflow over or possibly heatgun (be careful) and that can help. we can fix this for you if you are in the uk for £40 which includes return delivery to your door. www.fixmyconsole.co.uk
we can also supply you with a guide if you want to fix yourself.

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Microsoft will fix that for free because they removed the heatsink

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Many people have. You need to replace the xclamp and make sure there's extra pressure (less than half a turn) on the front right corner of the GPU. You can read more about xclamp replacement here.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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Hi! This error code responds to Hardware failure and possibly the GPU failure(Graphics processing unit). This is also called as 3 rings of death. The issue is heat, and what you need to do is take your system apart, clean off the GPU and motherboard, and put a spacer (like a washer) between the heat sink and the motherboard. This will allow "breathing" and keep the motherboard cooler.
(Remember this will void your warranty if its under warranty)

Or else You can visit the link below-

http://www.jasonwong.net/2007/12/27/xbox360-0020-error-code-fixed-attempt-2/


http://thisisfordevices.blogspot.com/search/label/Microsoft%20Xbox%20360%20Console

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Xbox 360 has 3ROD w/error code 0020. It used to be 0102

Open your Xbox again, remove the motherboard and take off the heat sinks.

Clean the heat sink compound off of the the CPU, GPU, and both heat sinks using 91% alcohol. The CPU & GPU should be as shiney as a mirror when your finished.

The next step is to apply Artic Silver 5 Thermal compound to both processors using just enough to cover the processors, then put your system back together again and give it a try.

If it still doesn't work you may want to try to find someone who knows how to do a reflow. If you go this route, becareful who you choose. Ask for referrals and most importantly, ask for a picture of the equipment they will use to "attempt" to fix your Xbox.

If you get a picture of a standard Heat Gun... find someone else.

Be aware that even after a reflow, your Xbox is still subject to failure again. Microsoft can't even fix them permanently.

You're already familiar with opening your Xbox and taking it apart so you may want to consider learning how to do a reflow yourself.

There's also the option of buying a new Xbox but there's a good chance you'll still be facing another failure in the future. the difference will be that the new Xbox will be covered under warranty for a period of time depending on the problem.

I've heard that new consoles with a Jasper cpu tend to be more reliable but I've not seen any scientific data to back up this claim.

Good luck, I'm in the same boat with 2 broken and have decided to buy a reflow station to repair my own instead of paying Microsoft.

If you think this information is helpful to you, please take a few minutes to rate this reply.

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SOURCE: Xbox 360 had 3ROD W/error code 0102 now its 0020

error code 0020 is a overheating error.You need to do the X-clamp fix.That should solve your problem.Did you use the Acrylic silver thermal paste?

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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http://thisisfordevices.blogspot.com/search/label/Microsoft%20Xbox%20360%20Console

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