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XBox 360 turns on for 30 seconds, no GRN or red lights, then 3red

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I got an xbox 360 from a car we repoed right. Now I wasn't expecting much, it was over 45 days since it was last used, thats how long we have to hold it anyways..... I traded in all my PS2 stuff to get trade-in credit for new games and controllers, etc etc, etc and yes more etc. So now I got like 8 games to play, I know shouldve fixed the box first. Anyways. so originally it would turn on and E74 on me and then 1 red ring. Tried the x clamp replacement, and it seemed to give more problems. I tried the blow dryer method to reflow to solder, don't think I got it hot enough tho, and then changed the thermal paste with some radio shack, i know bad idea,

Well! I said ''screw it, it'll work!'' Sometimes I just need to give myself no option but to succeed for something to work. So I put it together, lo and behold I got the welcome screen and thought ''YES!!!'' then it red ringed on me. I checked the websites, said it was good 2 lights just leave it off for 24 hrs and come back to it and it should work. Well I did and it didnt.........

Figured maybe since I could get to the welcome screen but anything involving the GPU forced an overheat. Maybe it's because I used the wrong thermal paste?? Well I figured yea.... So went back to radio shack and got the proper arctic silver 5 thermal paste, in a grey bottle. And took her apart and repasted the heat sinks using a piece of cardboard to smear it good, and just slapped the x-clamps on like they were before.

So here's where I'm at..... The xbox 369 turns on right no lights other than the middle power button stays lit for maybe 20 seconds if not 30. Then 3 rings on me. Same every time now. I figured maybe thermal paste needs to set, so I unplugged the fan like your video and forced an overheat and waited a good couple seconds to let the over heat take. From what I hear the xbox forces itself to cool and shut down anyway. So I did that and am now letting it cool, for a good while before I attempt to turn it on again. I have a little fan I bought for my dog next to it, that I'm gonna use to keep air flowing to it, dog doesn't need it anymore, relax =) I remember you telling one guy he was on the right track, I saw the welcome screen, I know I can fix it, I feel like I'm right there, but repair info is hard to come by and even the 15 buck one i paid for, didnt answer alot of questions.

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Please call 1-800-4MY-XBOX for troubleshooting steps.

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