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Scratched Xbox 360 motherboard

I'm trying to repair an Xbox 360 the only problem is it looks like someone before me whilst trying to remove the Xclamps has left a scratch. The scratch looks as though it cuts through the connection from a RAM chip to the CPU. I'm guessing its why the Xbox now wont boot up and only shows the three red lights. Is there anything I can do to repair this or is this Xbox finished.

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  • dead_sxc May 23, 2009

    Yeah I figured as much as thanks for confirming that I'll just use it for spare parts I guess

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Im sorry but this is the equivelant of a car being written off. It cant be fixed, simple as that. If it is possible to be fixed, it would work out cheaper to just buy a new one

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