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Red ring of death error code 0102 - Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    any hints on error 0102 please?

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    it is so stupid i am **** of 400 pound adn broke in a week



  • james morgan
    james morgan May 11, 2010

    0102 unknown error
    though it's most likely GPU related literally means the console does not know what is wrong. possibly a short or cold solder joint somewhere. So far there is 1 major theory for what causes most of these errors is that the Ram, CPU, or GPU are not soldered properly to the mother board due either to poor manufacturing or excessive heat up and cool down cycles that stress, weaken and eventually break the soldered connection.
    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 MS to have it replaced. I have also heard of limited success by simply switching the AV cable from "HDTV" mode to "TV" mode.

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Hi,

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.

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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

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SOURCE: red ring of light 0102

Hi!

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:

http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=595746



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Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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