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360 RROD, no video

Discussion in 'Xbox 360' started by exreaper, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. exreaper

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    got a 360 that has 3 red lights with no video when i turn it on. fans work, dunno if they are spinning too fast though. from what i have read online, the xclamp fix should do the trick?
     
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    thanks for reconfirming me. I have one question about the xclamp fix. after putting on new thermal paste, can i use the xclamps that i removed? or is it better to do what they did in the guide and replace the old clamp with screws and washers?
     
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    I had the exact same problem last month. Except I didn't get the RROD (only a month before which went away the next day). I was playing Halo Reach and as soon as I started a match, a lot of the pixels turned bluish. I restarted my 360 elite, I got sound but no picture. I searched for many youtube x-clamp fix guides much like the one dave posted. This one seems to be the best out of all other youtube uploads: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_u5ZGCmVMQ&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

    I used m5 x 10mm screws, 1.05mm (1.00mm is perfectly fine too) thick m5 washers, and rubbing alcohol to clean. I didn't used Artic 5 Silver thermal paste like many have used. I used Innovation Cooling IC7 Thermal Compound which is one of the best on the market. Artic Silver contains a lot of silver (which is obviously conductive) so getting any on the motherboard could fry it. IC7 isn't and it also has a lot better heat transfer than most thermal pastes. It's a little tricky to smooth it out, but if you heat it up in some hot water it becomes very pliable.

    You don't need a lot but you definitely don't want too little. The main reason I think why many of these guides say a very very thin coat is because they're all using artic silver(which is conductive).

    Don't use the xclamps, they're taken off for a reason because they're cheap and don't secure the heatsinks enough. I didn't use nylon washers but I'm sure those will work perfectly fine too.
     
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    thanks. i checked out all of the videos you posted in that youtube link. after seeing the reflow vid, it reminded me that the error code i got on this 360 was 0110 which is a problem with the ram chips. can i reflow with a hair dryer? also would silicone heat transfer compound work? or is it better to get arctic silver or some other known brand thermal paste?
     
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    xlcamp is a joke. Just do a proper reflow. If that does not work, buy a new console. Xclamp is a bandaid.
     
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    i would do a reflow if i can get my hands on a heat gun. only thing i have somewhat close to a heat gun is a hair dryer.
     
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    Hey mate im not the best person to help with xbox 360 issues but my brother is and he told me about this how to repair guide for the rrod on xbox 360.

    the link is HERE!

    which apperently he found very useful.

    Hope it helps
     

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