Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
This happens because the GPU and the CPU get too hot.
The soldering snaps off and once they cannot communicate you are left with the red lights of doom.
To fix it you just need to stop the motherboard flexing and you can use a good repair guide or send it back to Microsoft.
I would not suggest doing the towel trick though this heats up all the Xbox 360 and can't be good!
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
Yes both above solutions are sound advice . Note of cation,
when and if you decide to do the x clamp mod its critical
you put a very thin film of heat sink compound on, and you
may not have to heat gun the G.P.U. , I only do this with
dead video and no power after i find power to the board but
no power up. just make sure you evenly torque the heat
sink down prior to burn in.
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
Also a much easier way to do what the guy above said, like with the heat gun without having to go out and buy the heat gun... is.... you open your box and take out the fans... still have the fans plugged in, but take them out and put it on top of the cpu heatsink, so that way it heats up the gpu, but not the cpu. let you're xbox sit for about 15 minutes or so while the gpu bakes and then turn it off and let it sit for another little while to cool it down. start it up again and it should work if you've done the x clamp fix and replaced the thermal paste.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
If you don't want open the box then the towel trick is the only option. (not recommended)
Recommended fix: get youself a xbox repair kit and replaced the xclamps. You can get them at GamesRepair.com
My personal favorite method: Get yourself a heatgun. You can fine them at most hardware store for like $25-30. Open the case, take out the heatsink on the GPU. Set your heatgun at 300-400 degree and blow at the GUP for like 90seconds at circular motion and two inches above the the GUP. Let it cool down and apply new thermal compound. Put the heatsink back and everything else. Test your console before putting the case back on.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
first off go to your system settings then console settings go down to locale if it dosent work after that u will have to create a new email and try again i would appreciate it if you could rate this solution
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
there was a update a while back this year or last that changes the whole of xbox live gaming eg parties are now availible new channels inside xbox spotlight etc nothing to worrie about
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
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Yes the freeze ups are caused by overheating and the reason this happens is because the soldering between the 2 main chips has come loose it is very common.
You need to reconnect the soldering which is not as difficult as it sounds, you can either send it in and they will fix it for you and this will take about 4 weeks.
The other way you can do is to use a good Xbox 360 Repair guide which will show you with video how you can do this with household items.
I hope this has helped you and if you liked this solution please rate it so it can help others.
Posted on Dec 28, 2010
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