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Rrod clamp repair

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
Just done my first x clamp mod to repair a rrod, when I switched it back on to overheat it for 20 mins(?) I got the green lights straight away, do I still need to overheat it?
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Anyone?
#2
did you disconnect the fans?
#3
OP - Depends what the secondary code was on the original RROD to be honest. As you have "fixed" (and I use that term very loosely) you wont really know.

Oh, depends on your definition of "overheat" but if you "overheat" it for 20 mins you will most certainly fry the GPU.
#4
shanecr
did you disconnect the fans?

No, fan fitted but not the fan shroud. Fan was placed on top of DVD drive
#5
Simon_G
OP - Depends what the secondary code was on the original RROD to be honest. As you have "fixed" (and I use that term very loosely) you wont really know.Oh, depends on your definition of "overheat" but if you "overheat" it for 20 mins you will most certainly fry the GPU.

Picked up the xbox360 cheap so I thought I would play around with it, didnt know about faults codes until after I stripped it down, the YouTube videos that I watched both said overheat for 20 mins, the video showed you still have the red rings at this point, let it cool/ rebuild, power up and then you get green lights. Is there a way of looking at the secondary code or will that be erased now? I'm waiting for a hard drive to arrive so that I can test it, is there any I could do with out a hard drive fitted? I would be grateful of any input. Cheers
#6
If it works on first bootup after xclamp wouldn't bother mate as you only overheart it to make it stick and reset the xbox so it doesn't think it has rrod anymore. Fixed quite alot before and once it works, its good to go.

Edit: Have you already titened up the screws fully?

Edited By: Pauladin91 on Mar 04, 2011 10:53
#7
Yes screws tightened, is that good or bad?
#8
thats fine mate, what I would do is just use it for say half an hour before putting it back together just to test it. Just so that you dont assemble it back together and then its not done right and it just rrod's again! Massive hassle.
#9
Should have spoken to you yesterday, it's all back together and I been informed that the new hard drive has arrived today, so it's a case of fingers crossed. Thanks for your input.
#10
If it works on first bootup after xclamp wouldn't bother mate as you only overheart it to make it stick and reset the xbox so it doesn't think it has rrod anymore.


Codswallop. The overheating is a poor mans way of trying to get the solder under the chips (specifically the GPU) to liquidious state so that whatever bad solder joint that was causing the RROD is recreated as a good solder joint.

The XClamp fixes on Ebay and the like are only good for general overheating problems. The thing with RROD is that it could be due to a whole manner of things, which is why the secondary code is so important to try and work out what part of the machine to fix. As we don't know the secondary code, we cannot be sure if its the GPU, CPU, memory, ethernet port or whatever part of the motherboard which was at fault in the first place. Overheating the console may have created a problem that might not have been there in the first place.

As for tightening screws, many problems can be and usually are caused by over tightening of screws when doing these "cheap" fixes. You want to make sure they are just pinch tight, any more than that and you run the risk of damaging the CPU and GPU themselves.

Oh and for the record you do not need a HDD to test a 360 out.
#11
Thanks simon, I went in a bit blind on this project, thanks for the additional information, it's all back together, and I played it for about 90mins last night with no problems. As I said earlier I wil
Just have to keep my fingers crossed and hope that I just got lucky.

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