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3 & 2 Red Rings?!?!? please help!

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by Yianni1121, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Yianni1121

    Yianni1121 Member

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    I've had 3 red rings for about a year and i never did anything about it. So recently i looked into trying to fix it. I bought a thermal paste solvent off ebay and thermal compound from Radioshack (Radioshack's brand). I opened my 360 and took all the dust out. I cleaned all of the old thermal compound and applied a new coat, I put the 360 back together and I turned it on, it starts with 3 rings and then the fan gets really loud and the fan stops and it becomes 2 red rings then I did both the fan & the towel trick to overheat the system then I let it cool but when I turn it on I still have 3 red rings. I know that the GPU/CPU is making good contact and the xbox is cool but for some reason I still get 3 red rings. What can I do? Should I do the x-clamp fix where i unscrew everything on the GPU/CPU ?

    Thank you very much for any help!!
     
  2. Eisherz

    Eisherz Active member

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    Actually, the Xclamp fix mostly does more damage than it fixes, especially when you don't know what you're doing, screw the screws too tight and it won't work, too lose and the same. I personally would recommend putting the entire mainboard (without the coolers, just the mainboard) into an oven for 10 minutes at 200 to 250 °C (don't ask me about the °F). Also don't be cheap on the termal compound, get Arctic Silver, atleast that stuff is decent.
     
  3. peluynati

    peluynati Regular member

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    392f - 482f would be the conversion, and that temp should do the trick! i would put it in and then turn the oven on, and let it cool off completely before removing it!
     
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    wuzuplj Regular member

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    3 rings, just aint worth it, buy a 2nd hand one on ebay for less then £50
     
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    wuzuplj Regular member

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    3 rings, just aint worth it, buy a 2nd hand one on ebay for less then £50
     

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