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Error code 0020

Hello again
i should of said has anyone sorted their xbox 360 with the error code 0020.
i had the three red lights but took my xbox appart and reseated the heatsinks fitted it together and all seamed fine until a week later and hey presto the three red light have reappeared with the error code 0020.
does the rubber trick help this code.


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Re: error code 0020

A solution?!ok my suggest is throw away the fuckin' 360 'n buy a PS3.every time i fix that ***** another fuckin code appears.i've had 0102,0001,0020.0133!so the solution is fuckin' the fuckin' Bill Gates 'n all the microsoft./

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

Re: error code 0020

Remember guys microSHIT!!! have now extended the warranty on all 360's to 3 years cuz they now they have fucked up hope this helps so dont take any screws out or break any warranty stickers just yet.

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After replacing the x-clamps i got E73 1012 error of ethernet port.i tried everything but i could not fix the problem plsssss give me a fix.

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Re: error code 0020

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.

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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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its not an issue with ur HDD so no worries....
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