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Error 203 Hi everyone, it´s my 2nd console in 2 years and it did it again. now i get 203 code does anyone know what it is and how can i fix it. best regards to all

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  • whitefox Sep 25, 2007

    Yes there is, 3 red lights on, power supply green and it messes up right from the power on.
    i as playing till late than after a quick power off/on the 3 red lights show up, then i turn it off and in the other day in the morning i power it up and it was fine later in the night it happen again permanetly.

  • whitefox Sep 25, 2007

    sorry i forgot, the 203 comes from pressing sync button plus eject by ciclyng 4 times like 0203, this is the exact code that the leds give me.
    but i noticed that the drive boots normally but it just won´t boot.

  • whitefox Sep 26, 2007

    Thanks for the help mcloven, i will try that and give you the out came soon, by the way, if the power suply is yellow what does it mean?

    thanks once more

  • whitefox Sep 27, 2007

    thanks again mcloven for all your help, my x360 does not have a sticker but i still will send it over for repair becouse i belive its heavely damaged inside. But tell me something, you seem very informed in tecnical problems of the 360 but is the elite problematic as the older version.
    thanks once again

  • whitefox Sep 28, 2007

    So if you want to buy a new xbox, its better to buy the elite version or the normal version to play at "least" 720p safelly? since an colleague of mine as the fist version, 1st one i had, and since he didn´t go beond 1024x768 the machine is still running. mine on the other hand always was 720p, so its clear enough that the xbox 360 can´t dissipate the heat generated inside the processors at higher resolutions how can it play 1080p games as the ps3 model.
    best regards



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How did you come up with 203 and are any red lights flashing? What happens when you boot your xbox and when does it mess up?

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  • McloveN Sep 26, 2007

    OK, you have over heating problem. Your motherboard is now warped to the point that the solder around the GPU is being lifted away from the board. To fix this you can do 2 things.

    1. If you did not open up your 360 "break that microsoft sticker under the faceplate". You can call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and tell them your problem. They will send you a box for free so you can ship to them for repair. All free you pay nothing!

    2. If you did break seal sticker you'll have to fix it yourself. Here are easy step by step instructions on how to fix and the parts you need at LOWEs. It will cost you like 3 dollars. This works i did it to one of my 360s.

  • McloveN Sep 27, 2007

    Are you talking about the power brick?

    If you are when its green its on "XBOX is running", when it's yellow it's on standby "XBOX is off".

  • McloveN Sep 27, 2007

    I have heard reports of Elites and Refurbished and even new consoles haveing the same issues. Now "I haven't heard as many reports" but there are some!

    Like I said the XBOX360s main issue is over heating. The refurbished and the newer consoles have stronger fans, and a extra heat sink connected to the GPU. Oh yeah and some sort of foamy stickers placed over the memory chips "RAM". Which does help the console out a little but after its all said an done, it really just makes the 360 heavier!

    If they really want to fix this problem thay should make the x-clamps stronger with more tension to keep the motherboard straight when it heats up to keep it straight.



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