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My Xbox 360 (which is around 18 months old) wont connect to the controllers anymore. I have tried 2 normal controllers and 2 GH guitars, none with succes. Xbox resetted, batteries taken in and out, batteres swapped to other controllers. The controllers connected to my stephbrothers x box, but not mine when i searched for them. They didn't connect to anything when I took out the power of my brothers. a month ago it had sort of the red ring of death (don't remember how many red rings) but now it's just green in the middle but no light around. I haven't used the x box since it had the red ring of death, I think :P

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  • creztian Oct 15, 2010

    Not that important anymore, my stephbrothers has changed our X boxes so it's acctually his, but I'm getting a new one :)


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There are links that show you how to repair this issue yourself (but they are not very clear and every thing is very fragile inside the XBOX 360) or you can contact me via email at and we can discuss the issue further as I recently repaired my XBOX 360 with the same issues and it works better than when was brand new. It takes and electronics engineer to repair properly.

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    Stormi Paulk Nov 13, 2010

    Thank-you for your rating it is very important to me that I give you an honest answer that assisted you.

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    Stormi Paulk Nov 15, 2010

    in most cases this is an x clamp problem,a flaw I design.when the board heats up,the x clamps holding the gpu and cpu cause the board to flex,thus giving an over heat fault.
    I recommend a repair kit including case removal tool,and torx drivers-I ruined the screws taking mine apart with drivers that didn't fit tightly,and had to replace them as well for about 6 dollars.
    back to the repair kit,with tools mentioned,also comes with 2 part cleaner to remove old paste from cpu,gpu and both sinks as well as new thermal paste and mounting hardware for the sinks.this kit cost 14.00.
    in addition I bought extra sinks for chipsets as well for cost was just over 30 dollars.
    repair kit included complete step by step instructions as well as u tube link for video how to instructions.
    I performed this repair in July and have had no issues,it fixed graphics issues as well as freeze issues.
    I use my xbox every day,and it works better now than when it was new.
    keep in mind the board is fragile and can be easily damaged.
    if you have disc drive problems there is a better drive available for around 30 dollars.
    I hope this information is helpful and best of luck.
    Just wanted to add this incase you wanted another that you can have working.....

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    Stormi Paulk Nov 15, 2010

    The beginning of last response I meant XCLAMP default IN design not I design Sorry about the confusion.


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Ahi little ben,
This is a very easy fix,
the guitars for GH run by battieries and each guitar is fitted with a power saving mode.
When the guitar isnt used for a period of time, it shuts down, and blinks[the blinking lets you know when power saving mode is on]
What you need to do is press the, usually middle, button on the guitar, its not start or select, but its usually labeled 'link'
Should work.
Good luck, PS try through the fire and flames on expert ;)

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