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You would most likely have to send it in to the manufacturers and have them take a look at it

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My xbox just lights up red


Your GPU chip has overheated, you chip has separate from your motherboard. unfortunately there is no easy fix for your type of issues. youll be needing a professional. replacing the paste does not give you a permanent fix as it does not connect your chip back to place.


Feb 14, 2012 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How to fix xbox 360 "red rings of death"??

How to Fix Red Ring of Death - A Step by Step Action Plan

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1) Disassemble Xbox 360 Case
Obtain your case separately. By a fine tip screwdriver, poke the grayed out holes and back of poke the small rectangle holes. Get the Faceplate Off and move the latch up on the DVD drive up as you remove it. Unscrew metal case which is under the plastic case.

Following is the image of video (How to disassemble xbox 360 case) which comes with James Dean's Professional Xbox 360 repair guide. If you are not comfortable with instruction you can use this video to disassemble your Xbox 360 case.


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2) How To Remove Motherboard Safely

Unplug all cables connected to motherboard and associated small devices and take DVD drive out. After DVD, get the fan and motherboard out of the xbox 360 case. Make sure you do this gently.

Following is a quality video which can show how you can remove motherboard safely.

3) Crucial Motherboard Disassembles.

Turn the mother another side, using the screwdriver snoop off the X-clamp which you can find under heat sink. Check out following an image of a video which came with Xbox 360 repair guide which will make your process easy of "snoop off the X-clamp".
I will suggest you to do this step very gently if you are not comfortable doing this refer following video which comes with James Dean's 360 repair guide.


4) Heat Sink Unscrewing.

After snoop of X-clamp you have to unscrew heat sink to obtain CPU and GPU.I will advice you don't hurry to finish this work, please follow all steps else it will damage your xbox 360. If you are not confident do use Professional Xbox 360 repair guide.


5) GPU And CPU Cleaning.
Next step is to clean GPU (graphic processing unit) and CPU (central processing unit) If you do this step right it will help to stop xbox 360 freezing. This is very important and critical step so just make sure you do it right.


6) Appling Arctic Silver

Now you have to apply arctic silver thermal compound gently over GPU.
You will get this arctic silver thermal compound in any computer hardware shop for $1-$2.


Set it for 15 to 20 minutes then place 2 nylon washers on each screw on the heat sink then place the screws back in motherboard then add two more nylon washers to screws.


Place the heat sink on the peak of screws then push them down slight, finally screw them up. Try to make it reasonably tight.

Get everything back together and see everything is fitted properly. Now, Turn your Xbox 360 on.

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Jan 04, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox is acting supid

its not a big problem but it is caused by the soldering on the motherboard it needs to be reflowed so the best place to do that is at a local repair shop that specializes in the Xbox system

Jul 21, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I've had 3 ring of death then get 2 rings

Make sure that you have the correct space between the motherboard and the heatsink,are both the nylon and steel washers still in place.
when you screw the motherboard to the chassis, tighten all the screws, then un-tighten each screw by one full turn,if that dont work, un-tighten each one by half a turn until it does, this is because you might be making the motherboard bow, it needs to be flat.
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Jan 29, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 red flashing lights

you have the red ring of death to fix it its quite complex cause it means you have to take most the xbox 360 apart then replace the thermal paste inbetween the two heatsinks
but there are kits on ebay and places like that stops you having to use the two x-clamps on the bottom of the motherboard but i ll send a link to explain about it

theres that link that could be helpfull

that link is also helpful if you need to fix it

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How do you fix your xbox 360 open tray problem

Your best bet is to get a new DVD drive. Here's how you should do it. First, open up your Xbox 360. (there are plenty of tutorials for this online, and I will be writing a Tip for it soon) Check your DVD drive's Model and F/W.
F/W is the firmware model. It is the key that tells your motherboard it has the right drive. MAKE SURE YOU GET THE RIGHT ONES! This fix may work if you have just the right Drive model, but you can never be too careful.

Okay now, you will need to carefully take apart your new DVD drive. (once again, tutorials online) once you do that, un-hook and remove the new DVD drive's motherboard and place it to the side.

Next, do the same to your old DVD drive.

Finally. Take the motherboard from your old DVD drive and place it in the NEW dvd drive. hook the motherboard up and put the NEW dvd drive back together. Place the new DVD drive in your Xbox 360, hook it up. Close your 360. Turn it on. Place a game in. And viola! As long as your NEW dvd drive wasn't faulty, Your Xbox should work perfectly!

Things to try before doing this:
Wiping the dvd lens with a soft cloth.
wiping the game with a soft cloth.

Things to do instead of this.
Send your Xbox to Microsoft if you still have a warranty.
Send it to a trusted Xbox Repair Service Center. I currently run DRAGONF1R3 REPAIRS. Contact me for more info. My e-mail is in my description.

Hope this helps! good luck!

Jan 24, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Broke the clip on my ps3 that connects the blu-ray player to the motherboard. Is there away to fix it or do I have to replace the motherboard?

Not unusual. there are several You tube videos providing solutions. But generally you need something thin and sturdy enough that can be inserted to pwedge the ribbon in place. Most videos suggest a thin cardboard or I used a thin piece of plastic. It does take some patience to find the right size item and patience to wedge it in. Good luck.

Jan 01, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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Still get 3 rings after xclamp fix and applied arctic silver 5

Take your metal case, and drill holes big enough to fit 5m diameter x 16mm tall screws. Put them all up through the holes and add 3 steel washers to each post. then add 1 nylon washer. >>>make sure you do the penny fix or replace the thermal pads before you place your motherboard inside the case<<< Place your motherboard inside of the case ( you can use tape on the back side of the metal case to hold screws in place; may want to do that before you add washers) add 1 nylon washer then 1 steel washer to each. Take off microsoft's bolts from the heat sinks and re-apply a ssmmmallll amount of thermal paste (size of a piece of rice for the big ones). Attach everything and you will be good to go.

Penny Trick- Take 2 pennys, wrap them one way with electrical tape, then turn 90 degrees and wrap them again so no copper is showing. >>You will need 4 sets of 2 pennys<< Flip your motherboard over and peal off the white things with band-aid looking squares on top of them. Peal the band-aid looking squares off and apply your tape-wrapped pennys.

Note: If you do not have these puddy-looking things on your ram chips, Use some hot glue, not a lot though.

You may also need to "bake" your 360. When you are all said and done with applying and bolting things. Take your 360 and put everything in except the fan. Take the fan plug it in its spot, then lay it diagonally from its plug, ontop of the tall cpu heatsink. Turn your xbox on for about 15 minutes. Let it over heat good so it can reset itself flat. Turn if off and let it cool down for about 20 minutes. Put everything back together and enjoy your console as your paid for it! smile.gif

Aug 20, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Ps2 slim and Stuntman Ignition

The PS2 slim motherboard is pretty resilient, except when it comes to Lightning. if the PS2 slim will not Boot up and show the memory card or anything, the Emotion Engine processor on the motherboard is likely toasted.


If you want to fix it, you will need to get on Ebay, and find a Broken PS2 slim theat will not read disks. Be suire you know that the broken one will boot up before bidding.  I say do this, becasue it will not be worth fixing if you buy  a new Motherboard. As new PS2 slim motherboards cost around $75. 


You can send the PS2 to the Playstation Clinic in South Carolina if your in the USA. I will diagnose it and fix it if I can without replacing a motherboard.  The cost for this is $31 including Return shipping and a 90 day warranty. No charge if I find it needs a motherboard and you do not want to  replace the motherboard. I run the website and we can replace a motherboard, but will not repair one. Too expensive to repair. Time is money.   The charge for replacing a motherboard including return shipping is about $85 for new motherboard, or $65 for a used motherboard. . This includes a 90 day warranty as well.

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Well, I would take it back. I believe that most places especially if you bought it at gamestop/ebgames, you should be able to get another one. If it is freezing with no red lights then it could be the motherboard that is messing up. if you can't take it back, you need to send it in to get it fixed to xbox and or another repair place. thanks, Connie

Jun 25, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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