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Did xclamp repair and now wont come on, stays on stand by

Hi, did the xclamp repair thing couple times, because thought did wrong when it didnt power up, power brick goes from orange to green for a second then right back to orange. tried doing heat gun deal, but sure long enough or what , have added the eraser thing also, getting the error mess 0002,

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Call Microsoft tech support. If they cant help you fix it then they will have you ship it in to them. If its under warranty they'll fix it for free.

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When i try to turn my xbox on, the power button turns red with 3 out of the 4 quadrants, what is wrong with it?

Hi, you have got the red ring of death problem, if you google the following you will see exactly what im talking about:

how to fix rrod free guide

then hit search then that will list loads of sites that offer a guide on fixing this problem.

now the problem itself is to do with the fact that either the gpu chip or the cpu chip on the main circuit board has over heated, now if you have any warranty left i would take it back and get an exchange.

when microsoft made the xbox they used some cheap lead free solder and it is very brittle, and over time the solder cracks and you get the red ring of death, now their is an xclamp fix you can have done to solve the problem, but it wont be a long term fix, it may last a week it may last 3 or 4 months but in the end its going to fail again and be un-repairable,

i have done many xclamp fixes on 100s of xboxes and 8 out of 10 of the times it solves the problem and gets them working again, their is also a trick you can do using a towel but this is only a very short term fix, what you need to get done if you want it working again is get it taken apart and have the old heat sink paste removed and new paste put on the cpu and gpu chip then the heat sink needs replacing with the xclamp fix this will then get your xbox working.

i buy damaged xboxes all the time that have your problem and they are fixable but the fix may only work for a week or two so you need to bare this in mind if your going to have the work done, failing that you would need to get a new xbox.

let me know if you need further assistance ok

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My wii wont tern on its wont gevn go on stand bye what wrong hlp

The first thing you should do is try another power supply. If this does not fix the problem, try a different outlet. If neither of these help then it is the board on the unit. Contact Nintendo to see if the unit is still under warranty.

If the unit is not under warranty, go to or call toll free 1-888-389-3038. We are a console repair company based in Texas and we can get your console running again. All of our repairs come with a 90 day warranty, which covers the entire console and not only our repairs. Extended warranties are also available at additional cost.

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X360 Picture not come up sound does

could be av leads but more likely to be heatsinks on gpu/cpu.if you have a 1 year warranty send it in to microsoft for repair,if not,the extended 3 year warranty does not cover this repair and will cost £81.if you want to fix this yourself,buy a xclamp kit off ebay for £2 take apart your console(theres plenty of videos on youtube on how to do this) remove heatsinks(you should get a link with xclamp kit on how to do this) and clean old thermal paste off and apply new,put xclamp kit on do the baker mod to heat up gpu,tighten screws and 99% it will work,if not try again till it does,i've done tis plenty of times and never had 1 that i hav;nt got working again

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Screen not showing features,only commentary

First thing to try is another video cable. Do you have friend with the same cosole? If so, try it with their leads and see what the result is. If it still doesn't work, then your console will need repairing.

Dec 13, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Three red lights and no power

Did you let it heat up untill you get the 2 red rings. If not unplug your fan; turn it on and wait untill you get lights 1 and 3 flashing. turn it off and wait a couple of min. then plug your fan in and add the wind tunnel. then turn it back on. If it still doesn't work you did the X-clamp fix wrong.

Jun 28, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox360 screen wont show

If it's under 3 years old and you've never opened it up then Microsoft(1-800-4MY-XBOX) will fix it under warranty. Otherwise you'll need to do the x-clamp fix. I've used the kit from to fix this problem for a friend. Good luck

Jun 12, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Scratched Xbox 360 motherboard


Usually if a motherboard has been scored or damaged.
( tracks or resistors/capacitors dislodged et,c )
The board is in the Bin. ( scrap ) unless the damage can be repaired. The RROD Or red-ring of death. Is usually due to the x-clamps fitted to the console initially, by the manufacturer.
Replacing the x-clamps, with a kit ( bolts/washers thermal Compound ) And 4 x heatpads recommended. Can cure the RROD. And in my own experience the 1 red light And E74 error.

Bottom line, if the boards scratched. it,s in the Bin.

Mike @ Compurepair.

May 29, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 xclamp fix done now it boots but no power

So, you Red Ring fixed your 360 and now your trying to overheat it and there's no power to the Xbox? I want to make sure I understand your problem correctly.

Nov 22, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 no picture

Here is my recommendation
If the xbox is still under warranty (I mean no one has broken the sticker) don't open it yet
The reason for this is microsoft will warranty an xbox 360 against the three RROD
The problem you are having is/maybe related to the same thing and what is happening is the graphics processor is no longer responding properly.
Many others on this site have recommended a fix that I am hesistant to recommend, but does work, TEMPORARILY.
I only recommend this fix if you are trying to preserve the console s warranty as this is a non invasive fix.
All you need to do is wrap the console up ina thick blanket or several towels (do not use wet towels as water damage is not covered under warranty) and turn the console on.
This will cause it to super heat and eventually overheat
(this is not particularly good for the console, or permanent)
Once it has overheated (about 45 minutes in the towels/blanket)
unwrap it and let it cool.
After about 1 hour of cooling try to restart the console and see if you have video
For an out of warranty more permanent fix try the xclamp replacement mods outlined in other sections of this forum or search on google for xclamp replacement

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Pelican Cooling stand for Xbox 360?

hi dirtrider,
The ive used many fans such as the interloper, and they all were faulty, didnt work very well, and some were extremly loud.
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