Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
The red ring of death is a generic error code due to the design of the xbox. Microsoft has offered an extended three year warranty to anyone who is afflicted by the red ring of death. Try calling them at 1-800-4MY-XBOX with your consoles serial number, and they will start the replacement process to repair your console.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
Its an over heat if the complete ring is giving an error code of 0102 which means Unknown error it could be due to a dry or failing solder join 'somewhere' but is usually related to error code 0103 which is the over heat. packs to replace the clamp fitting on the mother board for the CPU can be bought from ebay for pennies and do the trick niceley. i would suggest you search the forums untill you are completely happy with the process for fixing the over heat, but the sime out line of it is.
strip downthe xbox, remove all heat sink and thermal compound from the CPU. boot, and then turn off. this forces the unit to recgognise the actual overheat and performs a master reset with the system. install new heatsink thermal compound and heat sink mounts (usually screws with the replacement sets not clamps, works alot better with plastic washers). boot the xbox, red ring of death should be clear. rebuild xbox back into its housings. play the night away!
Be extremley careful. booting the unit with no heat sinks on the CPU for more time than required may pop your chip
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
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
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