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Penny trick is when u tape 3 pennies together and put them on bottom of memorychips on the mother board total of twelve pennies for four memory chips on bottom this is done to fix the 3 red lights just a temp fix but i would recommend doing the x-clamp replacement better success

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Xbox 360 will appear with three even after i cleaned the thermal grease and did the penny trick any other solutions?

Cleaning the thermal grease and doing a trick with few pennies doesn't solve anything, the problem is that the soder between the Cpu / gpu and the mainboard melted during overheating and is not making the proper contacts the only way for you to fix it at home is to overheat the console again with the heatsinks loosened a bit so the components have room to move a millimeter or less to the right position and the console will work again. If not, read the secondary error code by pressing the controller reconnect button down together with the eject disc button, the flashing code will change, write down how many leds are flashing, then press the buttons again, and write down how many are flashing, repeat 3-4 times until your back into the "Red right of death". Tell me code you got, for example 4422 (4 digits)

Jul 13, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console


How to fix the 3 red ring of death on xbox360

  1. How to fix the 3rrod in simple easy steps
  • first u will have to take the covering off witch is simple you can find the video how in the link right here
  • Then u will have to take the screws off the metel covering and to do that you will have to use a tork screw driver witch can be bought a radio shack
  • when u get the screws out then u dissconect the 2 cords from the disk drivve and the cord from the fan and take them out and also take out the dust fan
  • once you have thoes dissconnected and pulled out then you can take out the board out of the metel covering
  • once you have it out take a air compresser or bottled are and carfully blow off the exsesive dust and make sure it is clean
  • then turn the board to it back were u can see the X clamp and four little chips with what it looks like mini sponges aka heat esorbers
  • take them off and clean of the excess stuff on the 4 chips with goo gone and viniger with a cue tip be carful
  • then take artic rado five thermel paste and put a reall really thin layer and each one
  • then u have to have eight pennies and make 4 sets of two pennies
  • you take the 2 pennies and wrap them in electrical tape
  • then u put them on the four spots of the board and make sure they stay
  • then you take the board and put it back in the metel caseing if the pennies fall off acidently its ok it happens just make sure u put them back on so they will stick
  • when u get the board back in the case conenct the fan and disk drive and put the dust cover back in and make sure it is all properly back in there
  • then out the screws back in and put the covering back on
  • Then it should work like a xbox 360 again
  • tork screw driver
  • goo gone
  • viniger
  • cue tip
  • flat head screwdriver
  • bottle air or air compresser
  • cloth for cleaning
  • artic radio five or any thermal paste
  • 8 pennies
  • electrical tape
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How do you get pennies from inside a PS3

PS3's, unfortunately, do not dispense pennies.

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My Wii is jammed with pennies.

you'll need to contact the technical suppport team of the shop you bought the game from and tell them what happened and see if they'll be able to sort it out.

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Pennies in the slot where you put the discs

The system will have to be opened up. Blue ray player taken out and opened for pennies to be removed. Hopefully they didnt damage the lense or that will have to be replaced as well. You can email if you would like me to fix it. I am located in southern california and run a home based pc repair business.

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Hi khamillt It is possible to remove the pennies but keep in mind that you have to open the device. Your'e warrenty will be void !! If you technical knowledge is ok, then i recommend to view a youtube movie how to open the device. After that, you can look for the pennies (almost sure they will be in the DVD player).

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The penny trick

I wouldn't they'd probobly fall out of place, and might even cause some further tech problems.

Jun 16, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Help plz

I suggest using three copper pennies per Ram chip.
Use a slight amount of reusable adhesive to stick the pennies together and then to adhere to the ram chips. Note: Do not screw the black screws back onto the bottom of 360, just the silver screws.
Also use pennies made before 1983, they're %100 Copper and make better heat sinks.
If you don't know what i'm talking about check youtube.

Feb 17, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I suggest using three copper pennies per Ram chip. Use a slight amount of reusable adhesive to stick the pennies together and then to adhere to the ram chips. Note: Do not screw the black screws back onto the bottom of 360, just the silver screws. Also use pennies made before 1983, they're %100 Copper and make better heat sinks.

Sep 27, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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