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Three red lights and no power

I've changed my xclamps now the 360 will power on for half a second then just show the rrod, but the strangest thing is the power supply stays off.

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First back off all of the screws just so there not lose
plug in and see if your the fan speed is normal (low)
if so your in good shape ,unplug
the next step is critical put the cd rom drive back in
plug the fan back in and hold it blowing up and place
it over the the C.P.U. heat sink . now power up
should take 4min for the fan to get up to full
and 3 min to get two reds UNPLUG and wait
about 15min before you power up .

good luck

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Did you let it heat up untill you get the 2 red rings. If not unplug your fan; turn it on and wait untill you get lights 1 and 3 flashing. turn it off and wait a couple of min. then plug your fan in and add the wind tunnel. then turn it back on. If it still doesn't work you did the X-clamp fix wrong.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009


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