do i have to use thermal paste?

Question by badapple151 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


red ring of death?

How to fix the red ring of death on you're xbox 360

Question by chingon2013 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


xbox 360 red rings??

If someone finds a very good video on fixing the red rings can you leave a link k thanks

Question by awesomeness1O 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



xbox 360 elite red ring of death?

Does the red ring of death fix require more attention on the elite than the regular 360?

Question by allpro84 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


RGB LED Ring Light Answered

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!

Question by SgtOneill 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how to give my xbox the red ring of death?

Question by FZRR698 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


3 stage timer for lights

I am looking to add a 3 stage light timer to my shooting range at home and am wondering if anyone would know of something similar to this that has been done or possibly some help setting it up. I have seen that an Arduino may be able to do what I need? I am looking to have 3 lights, red, green, and yellow. I want the red light to be on all the time. One a button/switch is hit, the red light goes off and the green comes on for 2.5 minutes. Then the yellow light comes on for 30 seconds. Then the red comes back on until the button/switch is activated again. Any pointers or suggestions would be very helpful. Thank you.

Question by Jubaroo 3 months ago


Where can I get a large ring lever for a Red Ryder?

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.

Question by DrWeird117 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do you fix red ring of death for good ?

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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Xbox 360 red ring issue. not a generic issue please help?

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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


xbx 360 RROD? have tried a hot air gun reflow + x-clamp replacement?

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

Question by MANIAC 8 years ago


Knex TH2BR [Mod 3]

Hey knexers! I have a modification of the TH2BR here for you to see. [Mod 3] Just some final pics of what I have of this gun. .

Topic by beanieostrich 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



Black Ops or Modern Warfare 3? Answered

Which is better overall, Black Ops or Modern Warfare 3? Which has better campaign? Which one can you play two player (one on one match)? Which is more fun on the Wii? Any info is appreciated!

Question by The Red Book of Westmarch 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


SUSTAINABLE MAGAZINE NAPKIN RING

These napkin rings go well with the waffle coasters to create a set on the dining table. The colors of the magazines give it a bohemian charm. Finish the ring with lacquer for easy cleaning and durability.INSTRUCTIONS: www.projectfidgetyfingers.blogspot.comMeasure the length and the circumference of a toilet roll.Fold magazine sheets into quarters. Once cut into quarters, fold it into half and then 1/3 and ½ again. Measure the width of the strip and match it according too the circumference of the toilet roll. It should match, giving some allowance of the thickness of the strips. Work out the thickness of the napkin ring. We have measured out 1/3 of the toilet roll, including allowance for the thickness of the strip.Use glue stick to stick the strips onto the toilet roll for placement and ease of weaving. Weave and tuck loose ends into the square weaves.Finish with lacquer.

Topic by suzene 11 years ago


xbox 360 e74 red led ring what can i do to fix it?

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Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


what does half a red ring round the power button on my xbox 360 mean?

Question by emma worth 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



my xbox has a problem. can anyone help? Answered

The xbox freezes up as soon as i turn it on. now the red ring of death has occured. can anybody help me make the red ring go away and fix the freezing problem? please help.

Question by EncasedDeath 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to repair the one ring of death? on the xbox 360?

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 stujini@ymail.com

Question by stujini 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to Avoid the Red Ring of Death, and other Xbox 360 Problems

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 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


The Red Book of Westmarch Insider

Ever since I was a young lad (XD) I have wanted to learn whatever I could. How to clean a firearm, how to change the oil in a car, how to sight in a scope, how to string and fire a bow, the list goes on. An item included in that list is how to make a website. So, as many of you may know, I made a website (using Weebly), called The Red Book of Westmarch Insider. I decided to make this forum topic to let you guys know about some of the new stuff on the site. I have a couple of new polls, one Up to Date post, and a rather large Video Series page. I also have the ability to make a forums page, but I chose not to do that, as I was not sure as to: 1) how it would work, 2) whether or not you could post pictures, and 3) if anyone would be interested. I also made this forum topic so that I could let you guys know when I have something new on my site. You don't need to post any comments or anything, this forum topic is just to give you quick links to new posts and stuff on my site. -The Red Book of Westmarch

Topic by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


So all 4 rings are fixable right?

Im a n00b, bought a red ringed 360 from a friend for cheap.

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Using a 3 wire fan with Arduino? Answered

So I got a couple of 12v PC fans. They have a black wire, a red, and and yellow. So if you just hook up the red and black wires to 12v, the fan works, but you no way of controlling the speed. So this yellow wire, I'm assuming it's much like the control wire on a   servo? If I hook up this yellow wire to the Arduino should I be able to control the speed of the fan using PWM??? I just want to be sure before I fry my Arduino :D Thanks!

Question by HavocRC 6 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago



I followed the guide to fixing the RROD on the Xbox 360. (created by Dr.Proffessor_Jake_Biggs). NEED HELP ASAP!!

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 9 years ago


i need a 2.5mm 3 ring cable to VGA or RCA or possibly even usb? Answered

I found a rear view camera that has a 2.5mm 3 prong ring and i want to some how use it as a webcam or something like that.

Question by nbagf 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I am trying to find out why I need a 2 Watt resistor with a 3 Volt 700 milliamp Current LED? Answered

Hello: My name is Charles and I am 51 years old,all of this Computer Technology is all NEW to me as I am OLD SCHOOL if you know what I mean.I have had a Nervous Breakdown due to Stress,and have lost a lot of my Technical Memory.I am trying to pick back up on the Electronics for a pass-time,but things don't seem to make sense like they did before.I wanted to know how I can ask questions I have about the Electronics I am wanting to work on.As of right now,I need to see if someone can explain when using OHM's Law (Power is equal to Voltage of your Input times the Current needed in your Circuit).I have a 3 Watt Red L.E.D. which should run at 2.5-3.0 Volts with a 700 Milliamp Current.If using a 3 Volt supply times .700 would equal a 2.18 Watt Power for the Resistor.That does not sound right to use a 4 Ohm - 2 Watt Resistor for a 3 Volt Input.Is this really right or have I gotten confused somewhere?Thank you very much if you can help me out,Sincerely Charles.

Question by wccolvin 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


About repairing the RROD on xbox 360's

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 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to change jack for 3 connectors headphones?

Hi there, I'd like to change jack of some headphones I have. Original jack has 3 pins (left, right, power) and a switch on/off for power, now I want to use a standard 35 mm jack... How? I have 5 cables: blue, red, green, gray, brown... I'm sure blue and red go to same pin but no idea which of others go together... Any suggestion please? Thank you

Question by DiegoC199 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


K'NEX Magpul Masada ACR V.3

Hey guys! One of my favorite Instructables of all time would have to be my previous Magpul Masada ACR. I really just loved how it looked, how if felt, etc. So, after all this time (and after not a few request) I decided to rebuild it, and give it all the experience I now have (that I did not have back in January of 2013). This version (now version 3) has a bunch of new stuff, such as: - New stock (adapted from my gun Reliable) - New (better) mechanism - New flip-up sights - New lower receiver (adapted from my AAC Honey Badger)  Overall, it is a great improvement, and I can't wait to finish and post it. Tell me what you guys think! Enjoy! -The Red Book of Westmarch

Topic by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Ir remote that activates 3 leds.

Hi, guys. I need some serious help. I need to build the following device: Remote control Ir transmitter with 3 buttons. Each button activates different led of different colours 1 button) red 2 button) blue 3 button) green A receiver device that acts in a different way for each button 1 button) red led lights for 3 seconds and there is a beep.  2 button) blue led turns on and turns off only after 5 minutes. 3 button) when third button on remote is pressed, then on a receiver device green light turns on, and turns off when the button is released. Also i need IR beam to be as thin as possible. On a distance of 1-10 meters its diameter must be something like 30cm. Is that possible?  Also how can i restrict IR beam to work only up to 10m distance. Also the problem is that i am restricted to 15$ budget, cause i need to build  60 pairs. If this is impossible for this budget i need the following: Remote control with 3 buttons. 2 buttons activates corresponding led for 3 seconds. third button activates third led only when pressed. The same thing with the IR beam diameter.

Topic by vnovick 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


HOLOWEEN RED WHITE & BLUE on One AA

Here is another blinking LED running from a single 1.5 AA battery. While the white and blue LEDs need over 3 volts. The white blinks in the transition moments between red to blue and to red !

Topic by iceng 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


3 Float/Reed Switches Controlling a 16 Pixel RGB LED Ring via UNO

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 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Xbox 360 help/question.

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?

Topic by Rock Soldier 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



12v power supply for 3 circuits? Answered

Hi there I'm trying to build my first led project and found a led dimmer circuit somewhere on the internet, I need to build 3 dimmer circuits, one for red led dimming, one for blue and one for green but i want to use a single power supply for all three, each dimmer needs 12v to run and I only have one 12v power supply, how can i wire the circuits in order to use the only supply i've got? http://www.reuk.co.uk/LED-Dimmer-Circuit.htm this is the dimmer i will build to run 20 led's, the led array draws very little current, less than 175 mA any help or ideas welcome thanks!

Question by efrarios 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I just got a ring that is 3 sizes to big. What can I make so it fits at least one of my fingers without rolling around?

I have a silver ring, but don't want to ruin it, and don't have money to get it sized.. So what could I make or use to have it fit my finger correctly without  it rolling around to much?

Question by sgenosky 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


IR Receiver

I recently ripped apart a Sky+ box that was out of use. Of course, it contained many parts. Quite a few tact switches, a few LEDs, a lot of capacitors, lots of resistors. One of these parts was a little metal cube with a black sphere protruding from the front of it. This is the IR receiver for the remote. I wish to incorporate it into another project. The first problem is I don't know how to use it. It has 3 "legs" - 3 metal contacts. The second problem is I can't easily experiment with it as I inadvertently destroyed my breadboard earlier. A new one will come as soon as I can manage, but until then..... My question is this - any ideas how it would be used? Thanks in advance,     ~H4ZZ

Topic by __DELETED__ 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Bar by peoples name? Answered

Everyone has this bar where their profile picture is Its in 3 different colours (Green,red and orange) What does it mean?

Question by MegaMetal8 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to machine an o-ring gland in the corner? Answered

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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death - Fix Your Console Today and Enjoy Gaming Again Without Fear of Freezing

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 10 years ago


Seeking advice on how to make a rotary dial phone have a busy signal when answered

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 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Have you done your part? (Mainly for UK readers)

It's Red Nose Day.Have you done your part?Comic interlude: You know it's important. Here's how to donate:1. Donate at https://donate.comicrelief.com/donation/ or click on the Donate sign above2. Call the Red Nose Day donation line on 03457 9109103. Pop into a Post Office or building society and pay into the Red Nose Day account4. Send a cheque or postal order, made payable to Red Nose Day 2009, to Ernst & Young, PO Box 51543, London SE1 2UG5. Pay in any fundraising money at http://www.rednoseday.com/fundraisingmoneyGo on, change a life in the here-and-now, instead of the by-and-by.

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Twisting 3 wires inside headphones cable not working?

I have headphone with a single cable and it has 3 wires in them (red, green, golden). I had to strip the cable because the 3.5mm jack broke. I have striped another cable with a 3.5mm male jack so as to extend the length of my headphones cable.. it also has 3 wires (red, blue, golden). These are very thin wires and has white thread in them to make them strong(i guess). i have striped the white thread off and twisted the two same colored wires with each other, but the headphones don't work....what am i doing wrong...i've made sure that the wires are not touching each other..

Question by varun.coolmax 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Wiring welder in the Philippines? ( 3 wire to 2 wire )

AI have a millermatic 211 which is a multi-voltage welder which I will be bringing to the Philippines. The adapter plugs are 5-15p (120v), and 6-50p (230v). Philippine electricity mains when I live are 220v single leg, with neutral. I am adding ground to both the Main panel and sub panel when I arrive, as most residential homes with a 2 wire system do not have them installed. According to the welder schematic  6-50p adapter configuration shows white, red, and green (ground) so goingfFrom a 3 wire US to 2 wire Philippine system is it proper to wire L1 to red, neutral to white and green to ground? 6-50 receptacle does not seem to incorporate a ground in typical installations????

Question by Antonioo35 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Let's Do Some Testing for a 3-Month Pro Membership

One of the things that I have always wanted to do since I started "K'NEXing" (building with K'NEX) is to just sit down and start measuring, testing, and trying out new guns, different types of ammo, things like that. Then I realized something... I am way to lazy to do all that "work." So then I thought, well, maybe I could...*cough*... bribe other people to do it for me. So if you are at all interested in winning a 3-month pro membership, read the rest of this post. In order to win a 3 month pro membership (and a patch) you must do one of the following things: 1) Build a TR8 (no mods please) (only using 2 size #64 bands) and use it to shoot the following ammunition: Finned red rod Red rod Yellow rod Oodammo round White rod Fire all five of these ammunition types five times and take the average of each. It is preferred that you take videos proving the range, but this is not necessary for you to win the the pro membership. In order to enter your stats, you must have a picture of your gun, AND a picture of the ammo that you used. 2) Build a NAR (no mods please) (only using 2 size #64 bands) and use it to shoot the following ammunition: Finned red rod Red rod Yellow rod Oodammo round White rod Fire all five of these ammunition types five times and take the average of each. It is preferred that you take videos proving the range, but this is not necessary for you to win the the pro membership. In order to enter your stats, you must have a picture of your gun, AND a picture of the ammo that you used. In order to win you must present your pictures and stats in the most professional way possible in the comment section below. Happy testing! This forum post may be subject to change, and there is not guarantee that any one will win. Forum post expires September/30/2013.

Topic by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


The Reaper Is Coming...(My Costume)

... for your 360 *evil laugh* Fear the Red Ring!**EDIT** Wow those pictures are darker then I thought.

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Does the xbox 360 slim burn out with thew RROD (Red Ring Of Death)? Answered

How much better is the new xbox is what I am really asking.

Question by mrelement 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago