How to fix the red ring of death on you're xbox 360
Question by chingon2013 | last reply
Once I reached the end and done the heat test, I proceeded to the following steps and the heat sinks got very hot quickly. I plugged the fans in and began to tension the screws correctly to erase the red ring of death. Upon powering up again, the heat sinks will no longer heat up at all. Where do I go from here?? Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. The crazy thing is, I just repaired my friends xbox last night and it worked 10 percent BETTER than perfect. But now I can't figure out what the deal is with mine!! Please don't tell me that I'm probably just screwed! lol?
Question by reaper 777
It was recently handed down to me and wasn't in the best of condition, so I'm working on restoring it. Included in my restoration effort is a determination to find a large-ringed lever so I can flip-cock it. I've looked everywhere. If anyone knows where, online or elsewhere, I can get one, your help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Question by kev3p0 | last reply
Okay, I am thinking about getting me an xbox 360, but it is a bit over my budget so I am going to get a faulty one from ebay. But then when I look up some RROD (red ring of death) repair guides, I got suspicious about how you repair the xbox's, all you just need to take it apart, replace the thermal paste between the heatsinks and the chips and put it all together. That just doesn't seem right... Does anyone have personal experience using this technique to repair their xbox 360?
Topic by Plasmana | last reply
Well, just today, I got the xbox 360 intercooloer for my xbox 360. So it's plugged in, the cords and everything are in, I turn it on and...Four red lights turn on.I unplug everything. I the plug everything except the intercooler back in. So they're plugged in, I turn the xbox on and...It works.Why? Why is it everytime I plug in the intercooler my xbox "breaks?
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Question by emma worth | last reply
I want to build a RGB LED Ring Light for my Photography sessions. I'm going to order 20 RGB LED's and i want to make it as simple as possible. 3 Potentiometers to control RED / GREEN / BLUE Values. What would be the best way to power 20 RGB LED's? Still wondering if Im going to use a Microcontroller or just directly feed power thru the the potentiometers and to the LED's. Thank yoU!
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I don't have an Xbox 360, and I probably never will, but for anybody who owns one, their worst nightmare is the Red Ring of Death. There are several causes for the Red Ring of Death, this forum topic is here for people to post how they have managed to avoid it and other 360 problems, including overheating. If I get enough ideas, I may post a Collaboration. If you post an idea, make it as detailed as possible, and if you can, with pictures.
Topic by Aeshir | last reply
Im a n00b, bought a red ringed 360 from a friend for cheap.
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Hey guys I'm having troubles with my Xbox 360 I have fixed it 3 times already and got it to work every time but it only lasts about a month. The first 2 times I fixed it I cleaned all the shtuff off it and that was it the last time I did it I moved the heat sync over top of the GPU or CPU... one of the 2! So if you can help me in any way id be very grateful! Additional Info: It is an XBOX 360 arcade,past warranty, AND PISSING ME OFF!
Question by Leems supreems | last reply
I have an issue with an xbox, it has the 3 red flashing rings. but has no fans, drive or or other wise motherboard power. the fans will not run, the drive will not open or close, and the heat sinks do not become warm. so therefore no cpu or Gpu are not active. The display for the xbox is blank, no e47 issue writting just blank. just wondering if anyone has had this issue or knows of a fix?
Question by slimguy379 | last reply
I know how to repair the three rings of death its just after i repaired it the second or thrid time with the towel thing. one red light turned on. so ya does anyone know anything about it??? if you dont want to publicly speak email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Question by stujini | last reply
Hi all, I'm working on a Just For Laughs-type hidden camera prank show and I need to build a prop rotary dial phone that, when answered, has a busy signal. I would prefer, if possible, to hide any additional parts inside the body of the phone. Also, just a note, the phone doesn't have to ring. If you have any advice I would love to hear!!! Many thanks, DAZU
Question by damianzuch | last reply
There is a gland in the corner on the right picture (piston o-ring gland, static work). What are disadvantages compared to design on the left? Do I have to machine a rounding in that specific case, when groove is situated next to the wall (marked with red circle) to avoid extrusion? Do I need to machine a clearance above this rounding? Blue arrow simulates constant pressure of 1 MPa (150 psi) only from one side.
Question by DDevilPL | last reply
Since the Xbox 360's introduction in November, 2005, a significant quantity of Microsoft's game consoles have experienced a field malfunction that is indicated by three flashing red lights on the front of the console. It's The Xbox 360' Red Ring Of Death or E74 error.The "Red Ring of Death" is a very common problem. In July 2008, Microsoft admitted that over 800,000 people are dealing with it and 30% of all consoles sold are failing and the rest have a chance of failure. With an Xbox which suffer from the red ring of death, you will not be able to play games with peace of mind or any enjoyment and you can't use Xbox live membership without constantly dropping from online games, and losing level progress.Owning a broken $400 game system is annoying. If you don't fix the red ring of death, your system will only get worse with time, and your Xbox may stop working altogether (which will cost you in the hundreds of dollars to fix).The sooner you fix red ring of death the better, but first you should know what is wrong with your Xbox 360?The main cause of the 3 flashing red lights is overheating. In fact, it is an electrical connection failure between the CPU,GPU and the motherboard.due to an engineering flaw in the construction of the Xbox 360. When Microsoft designed it, they downsized the heat sinks ( which keep the system cool ) to accommodate the DVD drive, and they chose a slightly unusual way of mounting to link them to the processors. So when you play on your Xbox for too long, the temperature reaches beyond 120 degree, the motherboard heats up and begins to vibrate and flex against the X-Clamp plastic support . These vibrations loosen the soldering holding the graphics processing unit in place. This causes an electrical failure and the Xbox red ring of death error will happen.** How do we fix this ? **There is a myth going around that to fix the red ring of death errors by wrapping your Xbox 360 in a towel, turning it on for 20 minutes or so, and letting it overheat . BE CAREFUL !!! If you use this bogus repair method, you will risk turning a temporary problem into a permanent damage. This crazy method works for a few hours because when you wrap your console and turn it on, there is no ventilation for the heat to escape. It's like putting vegetable oil in your cars gas tank, sure it may run for a block but you have just ruined you car for a 2 minute trip! Your Xbox 360 is a piece of high tech equipment not a toaster, avoid completely the "towel fix" and any "fix" involving heat.** Is there a secure permanent fix for this ? **Of course, believe it or not fixing the Xbox red ring of death is not a difficult process and you don't need advanced technical skills or special tools to perform the "fix" yourself, I suggest you see a professional Xbox 360 repair guide with detailed clear video instuctions and pictures. These guides are developed by technicians with good knowledge and many years of experiences in the electronics and video game repair industry. They will show you step by step how to take your Xbox 360 apart safely, how to remove the X-clamp and heat sink, how to apply the washers and artic thermal compound, and put it all back together. There is also written instructions with the videos and the 24/7 tech support can assist you to save time and money and get your Xbox 360 up and running within 2 hoursThose Xbox red ring of death errors will be a distant memory and now you can enjoy gaming again without fear of freezing.Be careful there are some repair guides in the market which are a total scam .Here is an EASY step by step Xbox 360 repair guide so you can permanently fix your Xbox 360's 3 red light of death errors!Xbox 360 Red Light Fix Pro Gamer Edition : The Only Xbox 360 Repair Guide with Professional High Definition Video Tutorials, With In Action Camera Zooms , Fix in Less Time than it Takes to Mail Xbox 360 to Microsoft, Use Ordinary Household Tools ,Real Human, Knowledgeable Customer Support , No Special Skills Needed, Guaranteed Fix or Money Back, Be Playing Again - in 2 Hours or Less.Click Here
Topic by TexasHome
Ok so i bought some xbox's with the intention of fixing and selling them. they all have 3 red rings. i have tried using a hot air gun to reflow the board but it hasn't worked. i also added in bolts and plastic/ metal washers to all of them but still nothing. one of them turns on then beeps and goes to 3 red lights. another one goes on for about 20 seconds (with no picture or sound) then goes to 3 red lights. the other one just has 3 red lights. i was wondering what else i can do? thanks
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How much better is the new xbox is what I am really asking.
Question by mrelement | last reply
We have had our xbox 360 slim for a good few months now and within the last month or so, a red dot has been appearing on the power ring in place of the green power light after about 10 seconds of being powered up. The error code that is displayed is E82 and we have it connected through HDMI and when we did some research on the problem, it looks like it is a HDMI error and we have it feeding through a Onkyo amp. The link is to an image of what it looks like ( http://gameinformer.com/resized-image.ashx/__size/550x0/__key/CommunityServer.Components.UserFiles/00.00.45.43.99.Attached+Files/5857.rdod.JPG ). All help appreciated, Uberdum05
Question by Callum Snowden | last reply
I bought a spool of 14 gauge aluminum wire for chain maille. My goal is to have alternating black and natural colored rings used for the maille. In a household metal working book I found from the 80's, they said to,"Mix 2 tablespoons lye into 1 quart cold water. Add aluminum part for 1-2 minutes. Submerse part into household dye mixed according to manufacturers directions until desired depth of color is achieved. Rinse in cold water".I tried this method using RIT black household dye; however, it was not successful. I am trying to dye the wire both RED and BLACK. If no method for the red is found, I can purchase a short length of anodized red wire; however, If there are any chemical reactions for turning the wire black, that would be great. Thanks!!
Question by kreationism | last reply
Talking to Xbox support I was told that it's due to my xbox 360 overheating... Even when the house temperature is at 73 degrees! I'm about ready to take a hammer to my beloved xbox. I'm not about to pay 140 bucks (my warranty already expired so I have nothing to lose with a little DIY ;) ) Any advice?
Question by Treslayton | last reply
Good evening, My latest project is for a level indicator on my chicken coops water supply. I am using an Arduino UNO, 3 reed float switches and a 16 pixel RGB LED Ring (adafruit Neopixel). I have the switches at 3 different positions in the water tank. I am wanting to light the RGB LED ring a different colour depending on which switch is closed. The bottom one red, the middle orange and when at the top, green. I have the LED ring working. I also can have the switch working on its own. But not controlling the LED. I have no idea what to do next. I am thinking that i need to get the switch turning the LEDs on. Then I can start thinking about using all three at once. I am hoping someone can help? It seems a simple task for the arduino to do but I am very new at this so I'm struggling a little bit. Thank you all in advance.
Topic by NuclearGreyhound | last reply
I have a what I believe you call a cradle style rotary phone of unknown year or make, model is "the cutie"and was made in Japan.Would like to modify it to hook into home phone jack. Either by replacing the existing phone cord or adding jack to existing cord. Cord has 3 wires one green, one yellow + one red. Green and yellow are connected on to same post @ cord end ( post used to hook into wall) red into the other post.Anything else needed to get this phone ringing let me know.
Question by 4kelso | last reply
Hey folks, I'm trying to detect a flow in a 1" pipe with a flow sensor. The best one i could find was made by this company called Neptune (FS-100) It looks like a basic hall effects flow meter but i am trying to get it to talk to an arduino and I seem to be failing. It has a TRRS 3.5mm plug on it. I used a volt meter to determine which color wires inside correspond to the TRRS: Tip: RED Ring: ?? White ?? Ring: GREEN Sleeve: Black can someone help me figure out how to get this thing to talk to my arduino? thanks so much
Question by saltyrover | last reply
I have an Xbox 360 from a few years ago and It is completely dead. It caught the Red Ring of Death so I sold everything except the console itself; that includes wires. I'm looking for something interesting to do with it other than throw it out or fix it since I will be getting another one later in the month.
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Topic by fungus amungus
Hai there! I had an idea for a type of robo-ish, army costume. I wanted a gas mask, with the visor tinted out, then a ring of red LED's behind it, but I didn't want my face to be seen, and i didnt want to buy a $20 can of window tint for a little visor when it might not even work. Anyone have ideas?
Topic by Justin Mai | last reply
This house in Maine has no furnace and will generate more power than it uses. With some extreme air-tightness and solar panels this is one super efficient house. It even has mood ring-style lights on the side to let you know how it's doing. Green is for Net-Zero use, yellow is on the border, and red for pulling more from the grid. Linkvia MAKE
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
i have an old red baker lite phone and would like to put some leds inside so that when the phone rings it lights up (like the bat phone) could this be worked of the voltage of the phone line or would a relay have to be involved with batteries i`v not take the phone apart yet to so have a look if any 1 has done some thing similar
Question by andybuda | last reply
My friend, asked me to fix his headphones for him. The jack has broken from excessive stress. They are the metal skullkandy, with a built in microphone. I opened up the jack and, am really confused by what I see. There are four contact points on the jack but 5 wires. one ground, one green one blue one striped red and one striped blue. I have no idea what to do. There is a button on the microphone module but I don't see how that would wire up to the jack. Any ideas?
Question by junits15 | last reply
I got a red ringed Xbox 360. It is green in the center for about 30 seconds then it gives a 3 part rrod. I can not turn it off either. I have replaced the heat paste. Then I unpluged and repluged the fans. Another thing is that when I hold in resart and eject I make it blink a full circle even faster than before. I have to start it up with the eject button. don't know how to fix it, but i can solder. Can anyone help ?
Question by jbaker22 | last reply
I'm building a Gaming computer desk and have built a place for my xbox360 to go under my monitor which will require fans to keep it xtra cool to avoid the dreaded red rings of death. I would love to be able to get power somehow from my 360 i have a 120mm comp fan and tons of extra USB cables. I seen a post where someone used a batt operated fan and connected it to a USB. Will the same concept work? Do i risk damage to my 360? Thanx! Ray
Topic by CyborgRay | last reply
We all know how incredibly cool the Nerf Maverick rev-6 is, and if not than research it a little bit online and you'll see. The dart blaster's got its own cult following, so why not an awesome Knex holster to match!?It's comfortable, easy to assemble, and fits perfectly. It can probably be used with other toy guns as well but i designed this one with the Maverick particularly in mind.My holster is different colors than the usual because I used pieces from a moon lander or a robot or something.It attaches to pants by belt loop and by putting the rod in your front pocket, of course you can customize these two parts to fit your own pants better. I use a red rod so the holster angles forward a little but a gray rod would probably level it straight.Grey rods = 10 (one gray = two yellow rods and a connector!)Red rods = 3Blue rods = 7little Green rods = 4Yellow connectors = 10Green connector = 1Red connectors = 8Orange connectors = 12light Gray dual connectors = 8dark Gray uni connectors = 3little Blue rings = 4
Topic by billy B | last reply
My husband locked my wedding ring in his toolbox and he hid the key. its my dead mothers ring, i need it back. how can i open it without damaging it (or without him knowing?) it does open a tiny bit i can see inside,but not enuf to get anything out. what does the key look like?anyone have a pic? its a red stackable metal mechanic toolbox with "Popular Mechanics" written on top left corner.the top flip-up is whats locked.hes angry cuz i caught him doing something really bad, but wont do anything about it.i just warned him.Its all i have of my dead mother . please help! any other women would have left this guy for what he did!!!
Question by tntdrum99 | last reply
I am trying to fix my RRoD xbox and I can't figure out what kind of screw to use... It might help if I knew what the difference in them were.... I am american and metric makes no scene to me... 5x20MM Panhead Machine Screw 3/16" x 1/2" Panhead Machine Screws 12mm Cheese Head Screws Bonus points if you can find the kind of screw that Microsoft uses and the diameter and thread count, i know for the x-clamp fix it must be 1/2" in length. Thanks...
Question by awz123 | last reply
Hey,I bought my first 360 on the same day they launched but about 2 years ago it stop reading disks it just says "unreadable disk" or something similar no matter what disk I put in it. About 6 months after that I retried it on a whim and it worked and I happily played Crackdown, unfortunately after another 6 months it stopped reading again. So far I haven't gotten the red-rings of death but I'm wondering what the problem might be. As near as I can figure it must be the laser, that it's got loose and shifted so it doesn't read, then shifted back true then off again, right?
Topic by grantdevine | last reply