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Xbox 360 0020 error code

Hello everyone
has anyone who had this error code sorted it.

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  • oldest fart Jan 08, 2008

    i have done the belt and braces approach.

    i have replaced the sticky pads on the chips with sticky back rubber.

    i have replaced my x clamps and mounted the heatsinks straight to the chasis through the motherboard.

    and re-soldered a connection on the internet connection.

    i think the main thing is to get the spacings right when mounting the heatsinks because all washers are differant sizes so you can just use what someone else has used without measuring.

    fingers crossed it will work for ever now

    thank to everybody who has spent their own valuable time to help me just because they wanted to help.

    you are brilliant



  • monu iqbal Mar 15, 2008

    At first my 360 gave the 0102 code i fixed it successfully by replacing x-clamp,but now I get the 0020.What do I do,which code do I believe??My warranty is up and I am unsure as if it’s worth paying MS 140.00 to fix it.Especially since it’s an error on bad manufacturing,mine was manufactured 11/27/05.Anyway I need some advice on what to do.


  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    same, 0020 and idk what 2 do

  • bis4cool Dec 09, 2008

    yeah i have the same exact problem the only thing is me and my friend ghetto rigged that *****

    what you recommend as far as parts or whatever
    (like what sized washers and all the other good stuff)


  • Willy Long
    Willy Long Dec 15, 2008

    my xbox has broke i got 0020 error code an i dont want to send it bak its xmas an i will ave loads of new games to play help please

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    Willy Long Dec 16, 2008

    yeah boyz i think i know wot the prob iz with error code 0020 am not sure doe i dont think you dont need to change the x clamps i think its the ram chips all you need to do iz change the mad lil sponge stuff with a rubber (erazor) and it keeps dem tight up to the xbox not sure am going to do it l8r after i do sum more research an any1 help with thiz plzzz

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    i read its a GPU Malfunction....and idea (in general language...dont understand much computer lingo) how to fix? i think i read its something to do with cold solders maybe?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    iv got the 0020 code done the x-clamp worked 4 a hour then went off no pic or sound then got code 0021 ad a tat n got it back to 0020 3 red lights wot should i do now any help plz

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    i also get the 0020 error code, but my xbox works sometimes, at first it would only turn on at night, now i can use it at all, im not willing to rip it apart until i know the exact problems

  • Steven QuantmATech Mar 07, 2012

    Intercooler not a good idea, and doesn't do much of anything. You can verify by measuring the temperature of the heatsinks before and after. You are better off with a case mod that allows more breathing, and/or a 12v fan mod would be better than the



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Here is a site i found that shows detailed fixes for this error with your 360's - here it is

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First, my xbox would have one red light and E 74. Then when I opened it up and booted it I got three red lights and 0020. I took out the motherboard, replaced the heatsink compound and did the x-clamp fix, but I couldn't get nylon washers in the right size so i just used no washers at all. Varying the tightness of various x-clamp bolts gave me 0020, 0003, 0002, 0001, or it would boot up to the black screen and I'd get E 74 again. Other times the xbox would almost immediately overheat. Most of the time I would get 0020, though. At that point, I gave up and I just tightened up the bolts replacing the x-clamp a certain way (nothing seemed special about it) and put the motherboard back in the case without testing it. I screwed everything back together, and since the heads of the bolts were thicker than they should have been, the motherboard didn't really sit flat in the metal cage. But i just screwed the motherboard back into the cage not to tight with the 9 small silver screws, which I would imagine put some stress on the mobo. Then I pu the rest of the case on and the 6 long screws, and once I had snapped everything back together I tried booting it up. To my great surprise it booted up fine! I played some halo 3 and it has booted up fine every time (3 times) since then

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Many people have. You need to replace the xclamp and make sure there's extra pressure (less than half a turn) on the front right corner of the GPU. You can read more about xclamp replacement here.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

What i did was took my xbox a part readying on eople makeing it over heat whit a towle i use a heter i disconted to fans at the back and i made it over heat with it switch on till the 3 lights when to 2 red light the cooled it down but it back to gever and it worked

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