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Whats the error code 0020 mean and how to fix it?

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SOURCE: error code 0020


Posted on Mar 14, 2008



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SOURCE: i did the x clamp

error code 0020 is currently unkown, however it is possibly overheating. and 0021 is caused by a timeout on the dvd drive or a GPU error, try re-heating the chips using a blow dryer on low heat for 10-15mins.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009


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SOURCE: error 0031 on my falcon xbox 360

The above poster is correct. The problem occurs when the heatsink makes improper contact with the GPU or CPU. To resolve this issue I used 2 Nylon washers on each bolt topside on the motherboard.

Good luck :)

Posted on Mar 12, 2009


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SOURCE: i have the error code

microsoft will fix that for free because they removed the heatsink

Posted on Apr 16, 2009


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SOURCE: Xbox 360 has 3ROD w/error code 0020. It used to be 0102

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

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It means your system has the dreaded RROD Or Red Ring Of Death,

If you turn the system on and hold the sync button and then hit the eject button, You can find its code you will have to do it 4 times, 1 light means 1 2 lights means 2 3 Means 3 and 4 lights means 0.

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error code 0020 is a overheating error.You need to do the X-clamp fix.That should solve your problem.Did you use the Acrylic silver thermal paste?

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Hi! This error code responds to Hardware failure and possibly the GPU failure(Graphics processing unit). This is also called as 3 rings of death. The issue is heat, and what you need to do is take your system apart, clean off the GPU and motherboard, and put a spacer (like a washer) between the heat sink and the motherboard. This will allow "breathing" and keep the motherboard cooler.
(Remember this will void your warranty if its under warranty)

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I did the x clamp fix on my 360 now i have error code 0020

error code 0020 is currently unkown, however it is possibly overheating. and 0021 is caused by a timeout on the dvd drive or a GPU error, try re-heating the chips using a blow dryer on low heat for 10-15mins.



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a solution?!ok my suggest is throw away the fuckin' 360 'n buy a PS3.every time i fix that ***** another fuckin code appears.i've had 0102,0001,0020.0133!so the solution is fuckin' the fuckin' Bill Gates 'n all the microsoft./
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