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RROD xbox 360 fan help, whats going on??

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#1
Hello everybody, recently my xbox 360 got the wonderful RROD... I was reading many articles on how to fix this, and since I'm new to fixing 360's, I decided to try the penny fix. I followed a tutorial on youtube and did everything, but when I turned on my 360, the fans spinned for one second then stopped. I took off the pennies and the thermal paste and the fans still only spin for one second then stop spinning. I don't know what's going on, I've been trying to fix this problem all day and getting really tired of hitting dead ends. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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#2
chris4160 Suspended account
Originally posted by ck44:
Hello everybody, recently my xbox 360 got the wonderful RROD... I was reading many articles on how to fix this, and since I'm new to fixing 360's, I decided to try the penny fix. I followed a tutorial on youtube and did everything, but when I turned on my 360, the fans spinned for one second then stopped. I took off the pennies and the thermal paste and the fans still only spin for one second then stop spinning. I don't know what's going on, I've been trying to fix this problem all day and getting really tired of hitting dead ends. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
How many rrod are there and is there an error message?
#3
hi, thanks for answering.. as soon as I push the button, 3 red lights start blinking and there is no error code at all, no video even. thanks.
#4
chris4160 Suspended account
Check the power cable is plugged in properly on the back of the 360. This may just be a faulty power cable or av cable
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#5
I checked both of the cables and they are plugged in correctly... I really don't know why this is happening, everything is plugged in right and yet the fan only spins for one second.
#6
Another thing is that when I turn on the 360, the eject button won't work..please, if anybody could help I'd really appreciate it.. thanks.
#7
What is the secondary error code? Google "xbox 360 error codes" and you will find how to get the secondary error code and then you should be able to identify the cause of the problem. It could be a power issue. Does your power brick flash green, yellow or red when you turn your 360 on? It should flash green when its on and yellow when its off. If it flashes red, there is a power problem.
#8
gameover9 Suspended account
The penny trick will ruin your board, don't do it! It wil bow the board and is a last resort. Pull the code and see if the xclamp will work, if not, you'll need to reflow the board.
#9
homesick Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by gameover9:
The penny trick will ruin your board, don't do it! It wil bow the board and is a last resort. Pull the code and see if the xclamp will work, if not, you'll need to reflow the board.
i would say the x-clamp and penny trick are not a last resort, however a reflow is.

#10
Originally posted by gameover9:
The penny trick will ruin your board, don't do it! It wil bow the board and is a last resort. Pull the code and see if the xclamp will work, if not, you'll need to reflow the board.

wha????? im rockin a penny fix that is over 2 years old and still going strong.
#11
hi, thanks for replying. alright, I tried the secondary code thing. Ok, when I push the on button, my 360 flashes 3 red lights, I pressed the sync and eject button then it flashed 4 lights, i did it again then it flashed 2 lights on the top. so i guess is it error 302, do i start with the 3 red lights, or do i start counting with the 4 lights? if so, then it is error 0023.
#12
0023 is a problem that is not yet known. Try the x-clamp fix anyway unless you have a warranty. You might be able to buy a warranty sticker from ebay if you don't. Then send it back to Microsoft for repair/replacement.
#13
I seem to be having a similar problem, my 360 flashes 2 red lights 1-2 secs after I turn it on (secondary error code 0013), I have checked the connections and tried different AV cables. I have replaced the Xclamps with bolts and nuts, as well as replaced the thermal compound, but it still wont go pass this state. I am really hoping that $99 dollars+ shipping to microsoft is not my only option.
#14
gameover9 Suspended account
0013 error is a memory soder point issue. You need to reflow or buy a new xbox.
#15
Yeah I have that same problem and just given up. I noticed the light on my power brick goes green for 1 sec (the fan spins) then goes yellow like xbox 360 is turned off. Then just 3 red lights with no fan.(Also has 0013 error) Looked high and low for answers but nothing. It has the x clamp fix but wonder if the board has shortage in it or something? (maybe bad x-clamp)Never tried reflow method, im a look into that. If this would help 3 red lights for my system came when i was flashing the dvd drive and put it back into 360 turned on 360 went green. A little tug on drive then boom RROD! (drive wasnt in place properly)
#16
I also just gave up, too much trouble for just this one xbox.. hey ton312, let me know how it goes if you somehow manage to make your xbox360 work. Like I said, I gave up and I'm now going to try and send it to Microsoft for repair. ( I bought a warranty sticker off ebay and everything, hope it works.)
#17
Ok guys, I found a "fix" for our 0013 issue, I went to walmart, bought another xbox, brought it home, switched the serialed backplates (this will void your warranty, in case you didn't know). Then I simply returned the xbox to walmart, the serials matched on the xbox, the cardboard box, and the receipt, I got my xbox fixed for free, walmart would get there money back from microsoft, and microsoft would refurb it. This sneaky, but legal ;)
#18
hmm.. I see, so you basically just opened the new xbox and used the external cases and put them on you nonworking xbox. I thought walmart didn't return your money back though, or is that only on software? I remember It tried returning a game and they only let me get another exact copy. Also, in Gamestop I had bought a psp, tried to return it because I found it cheaper at another store and I couldn't, I could only get another psp. (That's Gamestop though)
#19
Originally posted by diw321:
Ok guys, I found a "fix" for our 0013 issue, I went to walmart, bought another xbox, brought it home, switched the serialed backplates (this will void your warranty, in case you didn't know). Then I simply returned the xbox to walmart, the serials matched on the xbox, the cardboard box, and the receipt, I got my xbox fixed for free, walmart would get there money back from microsoft, and microsoft would refurb it. This sneaky, but legal ;)

hopefully your old xbox wasnt registered to you. if MS wanted to, it wouldnt be hard to get the serial off the motherbaord and track it to you after wal mart sends it back to them. not trying to scare you or anything, just throwing it out there if anyone else is thinking of doing this.
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#20
Originally posted by uturn68:
Originally posted by diw321:
Ok guys, I found a "fix" for our 0013 issue, I went to walmart, bought another xbox, brought it home, switched the serialed backplates (this will void your warranty, in case you didn't know). Then I simply returned the xbox to walmart, the serials matched on the xbox, the cardboard box, and the receipt, I got my xbox fixed for free, walmart would get there money back from microsoft, and microsoft would refurb it. This sneaky, but legal ;)

hopefully your old xbox wasnt registered to you. if MS wanted to, it wouldnt be hard to get the serial off the motherbaord and track it to you after wal mart sends it back to them. not trying to scare you or anything, just throwing it out there if anyone else is thinking of doing this.
. Yeah, I thought about that, and it is registered to me but what can they do, I haven't registered the "new" one I suppose they could ban me from live but I think that would take a pretty ambitious msft employee for them to do all that, I'm sure they have other consoles to fix
#21
true, I don't think they're going to waste their time doing that to ALL the 360s they get sent back everyday. Ok then, so walmart DID give you your money back then. I shall try it in the future, see what happens.
#22
Originally posted by ck44:
true, I don't think they're going to waste their time doing that to ALL the 360s they get sent back everyday. Ok then, so walmart DID give you your money back then. I shall try it in the future, see what happens.
yup, paid $325 in cash, got $325 in cash back (8.25% Tax)
#23
gameover9 Suspended account
How long did you wait until you took it back? Some people could do this on a 2005 box...might turn out ugly!
#24
I think it would only work if you have an hdmi xbox witht the same backplate and I waited about 24 hours to return it.
#25
I'm new to the RROD scene but have successfully fixed 4 xbox 360s. I'm having the fan problem too. i believe it is the falcon chip console. the fan spins for 2 seconds and shuts off. the power light is green for about a second and then goes orange. my secondary error code is 0031. also, i did do the xclamp mod already. is the fan issue the reason my motherboard wont heat up? i left it on and it stays cold. please help :)

-jingleslacks
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