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Old November 7, 2010, 09:31 PM
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Hey guys,

Not sure where else to post this. I took apart my little brother's xbox 360 not too long ago to try and fix the red ring using pennies. I tried the towel trick and it didn't work.

I powered it up and the middle light was on, and green, but none of the lights on the outer ring were on. I took it apart again and reassembled with the same result. Any ideas where I went wrong? I suppose at the very least I don't have the red lights any more.

Thanks for the help.

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Old November 7, 2010, 09:40 PM
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The center light is on when the Xbox starts and does the POST check. If the light is stuck, that means the system can't boot. I'm pretty sure the act of fixing the xbox had bricked it.
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Old November 7, 2010, 10:38 PM
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need to reflow gpu
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Old November 7, 2010, 11:26 PM
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The penny trick and towel trick are kinda sketchy IMO. I scoured the net for a few hours before deciding how best to fix mine.

I pulled the heatsinks off, covered the sensitive parts of the board with foil as per youtube vids, and heated up the area around the chips slowly with a heat gun. Then I ended up getting some m5 x 12 (8) machine screws and some nylon washers and using them to attach the heat sinks more firmly to the mobo.

It's been running for about 6 months since with no issues, and it is a first batch xbox from before Christmas 2005.
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hen I ended up getting some m5 x 12 (8) machine screws and some nylon washers and using them to attach the heat sinks more firmly to the mobo.
This is by far the smartest way of going about this. I fixed 2 xboxs this way and it cost about $5. Both of them still running fine.
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This is by far the smartest way of going about this. I fixed 2 xboxs this way and it cost about $5. Both of them still running fine.
Worked for a couple weeks, but now it won't get past the RROD. I just gave up with that XBOX though and got a Jasper (this happened a while back now).
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If the XBOX has HDMI - no video cable plugged in
If the XBOX does NOT have HDMI or video cable is plugged in - board is still dead and has to be reflowed and X-clamp replacement
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