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    XBOX 360 RROD Red Ring of Death Fix

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    XBOX 360 RROD Red Ring of Death Fix

    Post  Peppies™ on 15th January 2011, 12:11

    Contents


    * 1 What is RROD (Red Ring of Death)?
    * 2 Remove the motherboard
    * 3 Remove X-Clamp
    * 4 Remove existing thermal compound
    * 5 Add thermal compound to GPU/CPU and heat-sinks
    * 6 Replace heat sinks
    * 7 Switch XBOX 360 on

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    What is RROD (Red Ring of Death)?

    If you are reading this page, it means you already know what RROD is. Basically, your XBOX 360 is overheated which caused some hardware failures.

    These are most common symptom of RROD is freeze-up while you are playing. You can also see 1/2/3 red rings on your console:

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    We have developed this kit which allows you to fix the RROD problem quickly, and RROD will never come back!

    This kit includes all the hardwares required to fix your RROD console:

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    Let's get started!
    Remove the motherboard

    Everyone should already know how to do it, if not, google it. We also have the opening tool for sale, with this tool, you can easily open your xbox 360:

    Open the case:

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    Remove DVD drive:

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    Remove RF module:

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    OK, you can safely take the motherboard out:

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    Remove X-Clamp

    Use a flat screw driver to carefully remove 2 x-clamps on the back of the motherboard:

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    X-Clamps removed:

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    Closeup of the CPU and GPU. You can see the thermal compound on both units are uneven distributed, which blocked the heat distribution and caused your xbox 360 to overheat.

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    Closeup of the back of heat sinks:

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    Remove existing thermal compound

    This step is very important, you need to remove existing thermal compound. Do it in a very gentle way. The existing thermal compound is very hard to remove. DO NOT use a screwdriver or any hardware to scratch the compound, it could damage your CPU or GPU. Use something soft, for example, your fingernail, tissue, Q-tips or cotton wool. You can also use nail polish remover to polish the surface. You end goal is to make remove all existing thermal compound on the surfaces of your CPU, GPU and heat-sinks. The surface must be nice shine and also flat, no dent or scratch. The more time you take to remove all the old compound off the more chance your xbox 360 will work. You many need to speed as much as 1 hour to remove the existing thermal compound, don't expect to get a nice shine surface in a few minutes.

    OK, we have it removed on the surfaces (we spent 1 hour :) )

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    Add thermal compound to GPU/CPU and heat-sinks

    Add a thin layer of Shin-Etsu X23-7762 Thermal Compound to the surface of GPU, CPU and heat-sink. Remember a very thin layer. Also make sure it covers all the surfaces.

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    a picture wasn't taken of the other heat-sink, but you need to do the same thing, apply a thin layer thermal compound to the surface of it.
    Replace heat sinks

    You can discard the x-clamp from your original xbox 360. Instead, you use the supplied screws/bolts and washers to attache the heat sinks to both CPU and GPU.

    This is how you should place the washers:

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    Put 2 flat washers on each hole on the motherboard for the heatsink, do it on the GPU first:

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    Then carefully attach the heat-sink on top of GPU, and on the back place the split/spring washer first and then insert the screw/bolt to the heat-sink. When you tight the screw/bolt, do it one at a time and hand-tight it, don't force it. The best way is to tight one bolt a little and tight the next bolt, do it multiple times. You want to make sure the forces on the GPU/CPU are evenly distributed.

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    Switch XBOX 360 on

    Place motherboard to the xbox 360, put the DVD drive in, plug the RF module back in, attach all cables including AV cables, put the fan shroud on top of heat sinks and then turn on your xbox 360:

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    Let it run 6-10 minutes, if no RROD, then you are good, put everything back in and you are done.

    If not, you will have to do it over again, so tighten the bolts and try again :)





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