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XBOX 360 - FAILED 3RROD REPAIR - NOW WHAT?

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
I have a 3+ year old Xbox 360 which I have had a 3RROD on and I 'fixed it'. Sadly it now freezes up. The method I used was via a kit on ebay, spring washer - nylon washer - metal washer with conductive paste used. I have redone the mod a few times with new high spec paste but it still freezes :(.

My questions are -

1. Is there anything else I can do on the cheap to fix my machine?
2. Is it as simple as just putting my hard drive onto any new machine?
3. What are the best offeres at the moment?
4. Do ppl think offers will be better now and the run up to Xmas or after?

Thanks, Mark
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
do the towell trick, wrap it in a bath towell for 15 minuted sealing it all, leave it on then reset and that should fix it. Look at videos on youtube for a guide :0)
#2
Sell the box as spares / repair. Use the money to fund the purchase of a new console with a new warranty, i.e Arcade, can be purchased for under £100.

Keep your hard drive and pop it on the new console.
#3
I'd sell it on ebay, Gamestation have got some good deals on at the moment, Just slap the hard drive in your new machine when you get it, It should work fine.
#4
Nickb91
do the towell trick, wrap it in a bath towell for 15 minuted sealing it all, leave it on then reset and that should fix it. Look at videos on youtube for a guide :0)



But try not to burn the house down.

The towel-trick went out with ration books
#5
Nickb91
do the towell trick, wrap it in a bath towell for 15 minuted sealing it all, leave it on then reset and that should fix it. Look at videos on youtube for a guide :0)


That can cause more damage than it's worth, It could damage other components.
#6
just as gow2 comes out, i feel for u man, hope u get it sorted
#7
Hang on a sec - The Xbox360 didn't launch until 2nd December, that is just under 3 years ago.

Get on the phone to Microsoft and get it returned - At worse they'll send you it back un-repaired.

You have nothing to loose.
#8
Oops got my dates wrong did I!

I think I am going to go for a new machine anyway but I quite like the idea of senind it back to Microsoft for a free fix!

Does anyone know the number I need to call etc, and will they really take a machine back then has been taken apart a few times and had the Xclampl mod carried out?

Also I dont have any proof of when I bought it etc.

Thanks, Mark
#9
Warrenty has been voided, they may want to charge ...
#10
That's a good question............................ if your warranty sticker has been removed it'd be pretty obvious that it's been opened, esp. since you've altered the internals.

Do they care? *shrugs*
#11
Nickb91
do the towell trick, wrap it in a bath towell for 15 minuted sealing it all, leave it on then reset and that should fix it. Look at videos on youtube for a guide :0)


Why are you using my avatar! :x :)
#12
I've read loads of reports of Xbox360's that have been sent back and have been previously opened. Even some that have been modded and returned.

As I say, worst that can happen is they'll send it back un-repaired.

Info on returning to Microsoft here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907534
#13
Open the 360 up again.

Cut a WHITE eraser (not orange) into150mm squares. Dab a tiny bit of AKASA thermal grease on them and attach to the GPU RAM chips on the underside of the board and carefully slide back into the metal housing. (so the board is propped up by the eraser).

Flip it over and screw and ONLY screw four of the short screws in, pulling down the Video output and the front USB ports (it will feel tight, but this is good).

Connect the power button and DVD drive (NOT THE FAN) - then stick the video and power cables in (Without the switch on the wall being on!). Flick the switch on the wall and turn the 360 on. Leave it for a maximum of 10 minutes OR until you get 2 red lights*. This will reseat the GPU / GPU RAM BGA (which is what is causing your frozen screen and no doubt high pitched screeching).

Attach the fans and put the rest of the 360 back together then leave it for a few hours (making sure you've left the eraser pieces in there! - don't take them out!) until it's perfectly cool at the back. Boot her up and you should be fine :)

(*if you get 2 red lights you'll have to turn the plug switch off as the 360 power button will no longer respond)

Whilst the console is cooling also making sure to clean the PSU. Dust the outside and blow through the exhaust holes on either side to dislodge any overheating dust.
#14
Well I have tried to repair it a couple more times but still no luck :(

I rang Microsoft tonight and I have a repair booked - now do I have the balls to just send it off with it blatently looking like it have been taken apart a few times and with the heatsink mod inside?

Has anyone sent any attempted repairs back to MS?

markluk

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