Question about Video Game Consoles & Games
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Microsoft has extended ANYONES system for another 3 years for anyone that experiences the "3 Red Lights Of Death"
More info on the flashing lights:
What you need to do:
Call 1800-4myxbox go through the process.
Once connected to a rep tell them your problem, give them your Xbox Serial number they will ship you out a box, you will put your xbox into the box, then you will ship it to them and they will replace your current 260 console with a brand new one!
Posted on Oct 16, 2007
SOURCE: red ring of light 0102
0102 Error in the "Digital Backbone" (CPU/GPU/RAM) is usually caused by a cold solder joint between the GPU and the mainboard.
There are two theories to fixing this. One deals with the "X" clamps that hold down the chips. The other involves re-Heating the chips. DO NOT attempt either of these if your console is still under warranty. If your console is still under warranty return it to the store where it was purchased or call Microsoft to have it replaced.
For detailed information on how to replace the X-clamp, follow this link:
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Posted on Jan 10, 2009
Open your Xbox again, remove the motherboard and take off the heat sinks.
Clean the heat sink compound off of the the CPU, GPU, and both heat sinks using 91% alcohol. The CPU & GPU should be as shiney as a mirror when your finished.
The next step is to apply Artic Silver 5 Thermal compound to both processors using just enough to cover the processors, then put your system back together again and give it a try.
If it still doesn't work you may want to try to find someone who knows how to do a reflow. If you go this route, becareful who you choose. Ask for referrals and most importantly, ask for a picture of the equipment they will use to "attempt" to fix your Xbox.
If you get a picture of a standard Heat Gun... find someone else.
Be aware that even after a reflow, your Xbox is still subject to failure again. Microsoft can't even fix them permanently.
You're already familiar with opening your Xbox and taking it apart so you may want to consider learning how to do a reflow yourself.
There's also the option of buying a new Xbox but there's a good chance you'll still be facing another failure in the future. the difference will be that the new Xbox will be covered under warranty for a period of time depending on the problem.
I've heard that new consoles with a Jasper cpu tend to be more reliable but I've not seen any scientific data to back up this claim.
Good luck, I'm in the same boat with 2 broken and have decided to buy a reflow station to repair my own instead of paying Microsoft.
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Posted on Aug 29, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks, I have everything I need too fix it lol. I just want to sell this one so I can get a better one. Mine is a older release one. Thanks lol."
The Red Ring of Death. While there are fixes all over the net on using things like a blow dryer to fix it, I suggest you turn it in for warranty work. Microsoft in the past year extended its regular warranty to 3 years, so you should be covered still.
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
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if you have 4 flashing red segments, then it's a graphic VGA lead problem, 3 flashing segments means a hardware failure.
If you are continually getting problems, return it to your retailer for an exchange as Microsoft guarantee the 360 for 12 months on hardware failure.
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