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I had the red ring of death and fixed my xbox 360 a couple of times with removing the heat sinks and appling silver artic 5 and restarting ...this time I turn it on and get green lights and the fan goes on and increaces in speed and turns off real fast no chance for system to even overheat and the 2 lights blink what is it this time ??

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  • Rod Sims
    Rod Sims Sep 13, 2010

    Did you do both heat sinks ? and how sure are you about getting a flush mount to the chips?



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This Is caused by one of the two heat sinks not
making full contact to the tops of the chips.

It is likely that when you screwed down the heat sink
you got a slight gap and the heatsink compound
seeped away from the gap creating a air pocket.

Open the console and tilt the C.P.U's heatsink from side to
side as you turn it on and you should find a sweet spot
where the fan speed will start to drop. If that's the case
then simply remove and reinstall ,making sure its flush
with the chips

The second problem is the Internal thermocouple connection
under the G.P.U. has a open connection . in witch case you
will need to have the G.P.U. reflowed ( resolder ) back to the

if you have any questions feel free to ask.


Posted on Sep 13, 2010


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