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Xbox 360 repair

I Have a xbox 360 and i had it repaired and it was working but it turned out that the cpu is burnt out what can i do

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Does it power on? Do you have a red ring around the power button?

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    what do you mean the cpu is burnt out? what happens when you turn it on?



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You could check for spare parts of other xbox and try to replace the cpu by yourself, and see if that works.

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Thanks for your question. To fix the 3 red lights what you will need to do is stop the heat getting to the GPU and the CPU and to do this you can use a good Xbox 360 Repair guide or of course you can send it in to microsoft.

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My xbox 360 freezes during start up...gets to the screen where it says xbox 360 and thats it. not sure what to do

This happens as the GPU and the CPU are overheating and before the red lights you can use this XBOX REPAIR GUIDE to repair it or you can send it in and get it fixed.

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How to fix xbox 360 "red rings of death"??

How to Fix Red Ring of Death - A Step by Step Action Plan

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1) Disassemble Xbox 360 Case
Obtain your case separately. By a fine tip screwdriver, poke the grayed out holes and back of poke the small rectangle holes. Get the Faceplate Off and move the latch up on the DVD drive up as you remove it. Unscrew metal case which is under the plastic case.

Following is the image of video (How to disassemble xbox 360 case) which comes with James Dean's Professional Xbox 360 repair guide. If you are not comfortable with instruction you can use this video to disassemble your Xbox 360 case.


Click On Above Video Image To Watch Video On How To Your Repair Xbox 360

2) How To Remove Motherboard Safely

Unplug all cables connected to motherboard and associated small devices and take DVD drive out. After DVD, get the fan and motherboard out of the xbox 360 case. Make sure you do this gently.

Following is a quality video which can show how you can remove motherboard safely.

3) Crucial Motherboard Disassembles.

Turn the mother another side, using the screwdriver snoop off the X-clamp which you can find under heat sink. Check out following an image of a video which came with Xbox 360 repair guide which will make your process easy of "snoop off the X-clamp".
I will suggest you to do this step very gently if you are not comfortable doing this refer following video which comes with James Dean's 360 repair guide.


4) Heat Sink Unscrewing.

After snoop of X-clamp you have to unscrew heat sink to obtain CPU and GPU.I will advice you don't hurry to finish this work, please follow all steps else it will damage your xbox 360. If you are not confident do use Professional Xbox 360 repair guide.


5) GPU And CPU Cleaning.
Next step is to clean GPU (graphic processing unit) and CPU (central processing unit) If you do this step right it will help to stop xbox 360 freezing. This is very important and critical step so just make sure you do it right.


6) Appling Arctic Silver

Now you have to apply arctic silver thermal compound gently over GPU.
You will get this arctic silver thermal compound in any computer hardware shop for $1-$2.


Set it for 15 to 20 minutes then place 2 nylon washers on each screw on the heat sink then place the screws back in motherboard then add two more nylon washers to screws.


Place the heat sink on the peak of screws then push them down slight, finally screw them up. Try to make it reasonably tight.

Get everything back together and see everything is fitted properly. Now, Turn your Xbox 360 on.

I always like to educate people so I tried to describe a whole process in my words, Videos can make this whole process lot easier. I will suggest you to check out James Dean's Xbox 360 repair guide(Click Here To Visit) which will surely help you out to fix your XBOX 360. Also I have done a detail review of James Dean guide below, so don't forget to check it out if you need a pro help. please rate me high thanks

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I have two red light on my xbox when u turn it on and nothing works?? the lights are the two left lights and the console turns on for 15 seconds then the fans shut off and red light blink?? any ideas any...

Here it is. The two red lights is a "general hardware failure" but I find most of the time it is the CPU's fault. This happens when the CPU is not kept cool enough so the Xbox shuts down to prevent overheating. Basically it's the same deal as the RROD. To fix it you should do this:

A) Send it to Microsoft for repairs if you're still covered.
B) Send it to a trusted Xbox Repair center. I currently run one called DRAGONF1R3 REPAIRS.
C) Go online and purchase a RROD X-Clamp fix kit. This should come with instructions on how to fix your X-box 360 by yourself and the Hardware you will need.

These are your three best options. If you need more information on my Repair service feel free to e-mail me. (my e-mail is in my description)

I hope I helped you out.

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It needs repairing, there is a great guy on the net based in tower hamlets that wil repair it in a day for you for about £50. Just google 3 red rings on xbox 360 '

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We have three red flashing lights on the on/off button when we turn the xbox on. The Xbox will not load.

3 red lights is the most common error it is caused by the GPU and the CPU overheating and to fix it you need to either get a good xbox 360 Repair guide or send it in.

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3 rings and door sticks 360 xbox

3 red lights is caused by the GPU and the CPU overheating, you will need to stop the heat build up.

You can fix it yourself with a good recommended Xbox 360 Repair guide or send it in.

If you need any help let me know.

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3 flashing on front of console

3 red lights is the most common error, it happens because the GPU and the CPU have overheated and burnt out. You will need to stop this heat to get your Xbox 360 to work again.

To do this you can either send it in to Microsoft and they will fix it for you.

Or you can repair it yourself using a good guide

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Red flashing lights ,3 flashing red lights ,when we turn it on.

this looks like a useful page to diagnose your problem:

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3 lights - hardware problem. I've seen repair instructions being sold on ebay.

But if you have warranty, you can get it repaired for free by microsoft.

let me know if you got any other questions before rateing the solution.

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