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No it doesn't mean the console is ****. This could be related to several different issues and hasn't necessarily been pinpointed to one problem in particular. Two of the most common problems are with the x-clamps and cold solder points.
The x-clamps could be putting too much pressure on certain parts of the board now from all the wear of constant heating and cooling. This can be fixed using the X-Clamp fix and is fairly easy with the right tools.
Cold solder points basically means that points in the solder holding the chips on have cracked from rapid heating and cooling. This can be fixed with the simple "towel trick".
I would suggest trying the towel trick first as it is free and the simplest. Next I would suggest the X-Clamp fix. You can find guides to all of these with a simple google search. If neither of these works then it may be time to call for a new xbox, as it usually goes downhill from there. Good Luck!
there is a simple fix you can do. Check out youtube on how to fix red ring of death. It is a procedure of overheating the unit to get the solder to reflow. If it works for you keep in mind the design of this unit is poor and designed to fail. Once you get it back to working you need to keep it out in the open and cool. Fans if necessary.
if your 360 is still in warranty try to send it back to microsoft and ask for recall, cause it´s a hard problem to fix..RROD is terrible to fix, here in Brazil we have the same problem even worst sometimes...to fix your 360 you will need to reflow the bga solder points under the 360 GPU processor.. it is located under the dvd drive...and under the gpu heatsink..after reflowing your gpu..you will need to apply a thermal paste called artic silver...try to change the gpu heatsink with another better one...and install a internal coolermod...Any doubts call me...search for thermalright TR-360 the solution for XBOX !!! Good Luck !!!
If you’re having problems with one of your cymbals not responding to your drumstick hits then you are not alone, this is a common occurrence because as anyone who has ever played this game and gotten hooked on it you can get pretty amped up during extreme guitar and drum passages. Unfortunately for the drummer when you get amped up you start pounding your drum pads harder and harder and sooner or later there is going to be a malfunction. You can go about the repairs a couple of different ways but I’ll address your question and the not getting your hands dirty solution which is a simple replacement. Because this is such a standard and common problem with The World Tour Drum Kit (One or Both Cymbals not responding to Drum Hits) a simple Google or Ebay search with the Ebay of your Country such as Ebay Australia will bring back page after page of replacement cymbals orange and yellow.Both of the cymbals are exactly the same, what designates it either the Orange or Yellow pad is what plug you plug into it, if the left Cymbal plug is plugged in then it registers as an Orange pad the right plug Vice Versa. Each pad has a removable Orange or Yellow colored washer that designates it but this has no bearing because the right or left hand side plug designates the color, simply swap one color washer for another if the need be.
Fix number two and the one I suggest is a repair of your original. The reason I suggest repairing the unit is because, one it’s a very easy simple repair if you have just the very basic of solder skills and two,if you purchase a replacement and get crazy again while rocking out your going to damage the new one just like the old one and then your back at square one. The cymbal uses a very simple design to register drum hits; it uses an almost indestructible switch called a piezoelectric, this switch registers pressure as a reason to close its normally open switch. The piezoelectric is attached to the bottom side of your cymbal pad and when you hit the top side of it with the stick viola~ pressure from the stick is applied to the pad and thus to the piezoelectric stuck to the bottom of the pad which tells the switch to close and complete a circuit which when completed sends a signal to the drum controller brain which then tells the Xbox 360 “Hey 360, my guy just hit the yellow cymbal pad so get busy and register a yellow cymbal hit”. As I mentioned earlier the piezoelectric switch is basically indestructible so that is not the problem and if it is it would be the first I’ve heard of, the problem 99.9% of the time is that the piezoelectric has a bad solder connection from one of the two wires attached to it or the other end of the wires that are attached to a mini board. Simple fix is just re-solder the 4 solder joints (Two sides of two wires = 4 solder joints) one at a time so you make sure you have the right color wire attached to the right connection. For the piezoelectric side you’re going to need at least a 40 Watt solder iron because you need to heat up the metal piezoelectric switch itself so as not to produce a cold/defective solder joint. The other problem is even simpler to fix, the glue they used to attach the piezoelectric to the bottom of the drum pad is loose so it doesn’t register the drum hits properly. Simply remove all of their garbage glue from their crappy workmanship and use standard hot glue and gut to re-attach making sure you do not get any glue on the underside if the switch which should be mounted completely flush with the drum pad. I’m not going to give a step by step for these fixes because its already been done a hundred times but here is a link to a great video step by step that will walk you through. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2QhEVER3ag if link does not work simply cut and paste this URL into your web browser.
Unfortunately this is a version of the red ring of death, its just that the red rings don't appear. Normal RROD is solder separating from the ram, so the motherboard doesn't read the ram on startup thus giving the error code. No video but sound problem is also solder issue, there is no connection to the video card to the video plug thus giving no video. Best thing is to call 1-800-4-my-xbox and see if they will fix it, if their assholes and want to charge you, there are lots of tutorials on youtube about taking apart the xbox and using heat guns to reconnect the solder points. Last thing, if considering the towel trick, beaware it can actually do more harm than good.
ok, try going through all the different video cables till one works, same as the ps3 you have to go into the setting and tell the 360 what type of video setting you want to use, once you find the one that is active then you can go into the setting and change it around - if you have already tried this then the video processor is fried and you need a tek to fix,
You have the RROD (red ring of death). Luckily it is now covered by microsoft warranty so call them up and send it back to be fixed.
Alternatively, if for some reason you have no warranty (bought it used, warranty expired) I have heard there is a method to try and fix it by wrapping the 360 in a towel and leaving it on for like 5 or 6 hours. Some people have had success, others just made it worse. You may want to google it to find better instructions as I have never tried it.
The most common cause of the rrod is that it overheats and part of the motherboad between the gpu and the cpu warps and they lose connection. So somehow by blocking the vents with a towel and leaving it running it reconnects these joints. However I have heard that it is likely to get the problem again after trying this method, so just send it to microsoft if you can.