Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
If the console has not been opened and your MFG date
is no later then 9-07 then send it in .
open conections under the G.P.U. due to
P.C. board distortion witch Tin/silver solder ( pluming solder)
can not tolerate with out fracturing.
Have a local shop reflow ( resolder ) the GPU then securely
clamp it .Average cost 50.00-80.00 90 day warranty.
You can by a kit ( x clamp mod Kit ) but this repair tends
not to last long 1-3 mouths on average and it will warp
your P.C. board , rendering it some times unrepairable
by a professional reflow.
MS charges 100.00 3 week turn around.
if you have any questions feel free to ask.
Posted on Sep 07, 2010
Three red lights is a general hardware error, if your xbox is still under warranty, send it back and they'll send you a new one, but please note you may loose all your downloaded content because Microsoft don't repair and return, they will simply send you a 'new' console.
Plan B if your unit is not covered by warranty is to attempt to fix yourself.
The cause of the three flashing red lights is due to a number of things, the main printed circuit board has flexed away from the heat-sinks that sit on the GPU and the CPU or the heat-sink compound between the heat-sinks and GPU and CPU has become dry and is not working as it should.
My advice is to purchase a repair kit from Ebay, which comes with an emailed repair guide and replace the x-clamps.
THIS ADVICE IS ONLY IF YOUR WILLING TO VOID YOUR WARRANTY TO REPAIR YOURSELF.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
You xbox is overheated to fix it Call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and listen for Hardware>Red Lights
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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