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GPU Error. Code 0022 on my xbox 360

So I finally got the 3 red lights on my 360. Well, it's not under warranty. I attempted the "towel trick" as a last resort. Didn't work. After this, I got the error codes off the xbox. What I got was "0022". Which according to sources, it means GPU Error/GPU Overheating. Is there anyway to fix this problem without voiding any possible future warranty on it?

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  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    0022 damn....

  • Gman888 Mar 10, 2009

    Yup just keeps coming up three red rings and secondary error code 0022 after replacing xclamps and thermal paste. Any helpfull suggestions ???

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    I turned it on and i saw three quadrants flashing red, i was so confused

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    i turned it on and the three quadrants just started blinking red. I dont know what to do and i'm confused. SOMEBODY HELP ME OUT

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    I have the same error code, I've replaced the x clamp and everything else I have found except for the towel trick. Not sure what else to do, I might have to break down and by a new system.

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There is a very simple fix to this issue and I am not sure why it is not being talked about. I will have to make a video and post it for everyone to see, but in short, you need to overheat the GPU while keeping the CPU cool.
Now, if you do not know what you are doing, I would wait until I make a video about it. However, if you are comfortable taking your Xbox apart then it is simple.
You will need to disaseble the box all of the way down to removing the top cover and exposing the board. You do not need to remove the DVD or the fan, however you will need to take off the plastic piece that vents the fan air into the heat sinks. After you get that far, take the fan out of the case. DO NOT UNPLUG IT, as you will need it. Just pull it out of its holding spot. Next, you will want to move the DVD drive off to the side, away from the GPU heat sink, but leave it plugged in. Then set the fan on top of the CPU heat sink, the taller one, so that it does not overheat. Then turn your system on and let it RROD, then leave it on for about 10-15 min. What this will do is overheat the GPU and reflow the solder underneath it. After 10-15 min, turn your system off, let it cool, put it back together, and you should be good to go! I have done this on 3 systems that came up with error codes related to the CPU or GPU, and all 3 are now working again. Good luck!

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

  • SemiTech30 Jun 23, 2011

    This is a really efficient way to burn out your motherboard so it never works again, according to most techs who do professional reflows or reballs. It might work for a while but most techs agree that it does even more damage to the system. If people learn the correct way to flux the GPU and CPU, then do a reflow with a heat gun, then let the board cool for the appropriate amount of time (about 1/2 hour), then apply fresh thermal compound (preferably Arctic Silver 5), and finally to install an X-clamp fix kit and put the system back together without damaging anything, their Xboxes will work for months or even years.

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0022 CPU error, generally caused by a poor connection to the mainboard (cold solder joints/bridged solder joints). This can also be triggered by an error with the TSOP.

http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=484726

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@xx Mimic xx: thats true that will work for a while, but in time, the sub error 0022 will eventually show back up again...really what needs to be done is just have the mother board taken out completely and reflowed...


Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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    warm other side of board up before reflowing

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You will have to open the xbox up and fix the GPU if you want to know how call or Text me at 804-519-2435

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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    Spencer Stitt Dec 26, 2011

    My Number has changed 804-372-RROD

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The error code 0022 means thers too much pressure on the gpu if you did the x clamp fix undo the screws a little not much just a little, i got the same problem i did the x clamps for e73 + 1 red light and when i had finshed i got 3 red light and that error code then i undid the screws slightly and then started it up and it came alive, not sure if it will work for everyone but its worth a try

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Call 1800 4MY XBOX

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

Code 0022 means that the connection is lost in yourcircuit board bit. maybe theres a jump between two soldering parts or 2 wires are touchin. take the case off and make sure nothing is touching then start it back up again. this worked for me. DO NOT unplug anything inside, and make sure you dont break the circuit.

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

I know how to do it without voiding warranty turn the console on and leave it on until the fans start blowing loud and when they stop blowing loud turn it off and pray it woorks

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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