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3 red lights and green in the middle. have already tried the towel around it and that did'nt work.

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What you have is commonly known as the RROD, or Red Ring Of Death. what this normally means is that your xbox 360's GPU, or Graphics Processing Unit, has over heated to the extent that it has warped the motherboard and desoldered it's self from the motherboard.

Here's a few tutorials on how to fix this. Keep in mind though, always send it in if you still have warranty. that's the best way to make sure that's it's done right.

Links: -Video of someone fixing the RROD.

http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/Xbox-360-error-codes.htm -How to tell which problem you have and how to fix it.

http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/ring_of_light_x-clamp_fix.htm -A tutorial for solving the RROD and fixing it.


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Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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If its under warranty send it in to MS quick before it does something
they wont cover , when you get your hopefuley newer unit back
take it to a shop that will do a proper x clamp mod and all your x box
problems will be a thing of the past. make sure the shop has a good
track record , I offer a 1 year warranty with out any concerns, When there
done right they stay fixed. 90 day just isn't enough of a warranty.

RepairTech

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

  • Rod Sims
    Rod Sims Jul 14, 2009

    The Video

    Way too much heat sink compound on the all the chips

    articsilvers boils and generates air pockets BAD

    use a heavy body zinkcloride, Its thick white and will

    preform much better . diconecting is the fan and over

    heating the C.P.U. is dangerous and should be avoided

    by putting the fan over the C.P.U only , till the unit it over heats.

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