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    3 lights xbox 360 problem

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    my xbox 360 has finally died, i poped it opened to flash it so the sticker is void, any idea on the most stable fix so that once fixed it lasts as long as possible before 3 red lights comes back?

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    i believe u can do it unofficially you just have to find someone who knows how to do it

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    whats the name of the repair?

    lucas3arts;3367556

    whats the name of the repair?



    xclamp kits are available all over ebay and come with instructions.

    matter of unscrewing the heatsinks, taking all the dodgy poor thermal compound off, replacing it with a very thin amount of good stuff, then screwing it all back together with the new screws and washers provided.:thumbsup:

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    DudeyGeeza;3367638

    xclamp kits are available all over ebay and come with instructions.matter … xclamp kits are available all over ebay and come with instructions.matter of unscrewing the heatsinks, taking all the dodgy poor thermal compound off, replacing it with a very thin amount of good stuff, then screwing it all back together with the new screws and washers provided.:thumbsup:



    how long will it last with this repair?

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    You might as well get a 2nd hand base unit of here, they go for around £60, and sell your old one on ebay. It'll be cheaper than repairing it

    KillFelix;3367771

    You might as well get a 2nd hand base unit of here, they go for around … You might as well get a 2nd hand base unit of here, they go for around £60, and sell your old one on ebay. It'll be cheaper than repairing it



    xclamp kits cost a few quid, but if you plan on doing it on your own, in a non ESD save environment, you could do more damage than started with, some xclamp fixes weather done professionally or not dont fix it at all. All depends how many times it has overheated and weather the chip has melted anyway..

    as a cheap fix, i'd attempt it m8 if i were you. if all else fails then go for a replacement box, the new ones are available on ebay for 80 quid but they are the non moddable lite-on ones.

    Failing that and if you really need a modded or modable one, try to get a first version HDMI, there is still some kicking around and are very easy to mod, but if you even mention HDMI FALCON BENQ xboxes, your price just went up to 130 for just the box!

    DudeyGeeza;3367879

    Failing that and if you really need a modded or modable one, try to get a … Failing that and if you really need a modded or modable one, try to get a first version HDMI, there is still some kicking around and are very easy to mod



    I thought i'd be able to find one of those but i'm having no luck so far, any ideas?

    Did this happen just after you flashed it?

    teambintip;3367920

    I thought i'd be able to find one of those but i'm having no luck so far, … I thought i'd be able to find one of those but i'm having no luck so far, any ideas?



    there is more than you think, it does take patience and a lot of messaging through the ebay system, one seller even has them at a starting of 69.99 plus 12.99 delivery, they do tend to go for near 100 though (for just the box)

    As for a Falcon, again, just persevere asking the same questions, make a question in a text document and just past it in on ones you think could be..

    Best to look for arcades as they were the change over to hdmi, premiums will bring up old ones, elites just far too expensive cos of the carp black plastic wrapped around it lol

    lucas3arts;3367556

    i poped it opened to flash it so the sticker is void



    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Serves you right. Buy your games and get M$ to fix it for free :x

    maggie444;3368522

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Serves you right. Buy your games and get M$ to fix it for … HAHAHAHAHAHA! Serves you right. Buy your games and get M$ to fix it for free :x



    the money saved by flashing it would be enough to buy 20 consoles! hehe

    once my console died, i didnt know bout the razor and hairdryer kit, so i bought a sticker

    strike;3368838

    once my console died, i didnt know bout the razor and hairdryer kit, so i … once my console died, i didnt know bout the razor and hairdryer kit, so i bought a sticker



    k, if you know somewhere to buy a sticker, PM me dude:thumbsup:

    i bought it long time ago so will ask around mate

    strike;3369089

    i bought it long time ago so will ask around mate



    cheers dude, would appreciate it:thumbsup:

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    send back to microsoft to fix?

    M$ have so far replaced 2 modded consoles for me

    teambintip;3369296

    M$ have so far replaced 2 modded consoles for me



    was the seal in tact (even a little dodgy but still there?

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    do ms replace the motherboard with the same generation? e.g. zeypher with a zeypher? or would they just reflow that particualr mobo?

    1 of them had a couple of marks on the seal but nothing too bad

    The other had no seal at all :thumbsup:

    Both belonged to family members but were dealt with by me.

    Think its luck really; I've got no reason to think M$ employees like the company any more than i do, so they probably just don't look / don't care


    These were both about 18 months ago and were replaced with 100% new consoles in both cases

    I had this a little while back

    teambintip;3367920

    I thought i'd be able to find one of those but i'm having no luck so far, … I thought i'd be able to find one of those but i'm having no luck so far, any ideas?



    150307853842

    bit much for a zephyr benq but doable..

    edited. thx

    Cheers matey

    There's a chap on fleabay selling stickers, works out at about £15ish inc delivery, mates have used him several times before, very reliable even though it comes from china.. I'll see if i can find the bay no... much cheaper than buying a second hand one, and microsoft are still sending out repaired consoles with hitachi drives..

    As for the x clamp fix, it does work on 9 out of 10 consoles i have fixed, but you do get the odd stubborn one. They tend to last 6 months at a minimum if its done properly and not just heated to death.. though i'd only advise that road if you want to keep your flashed box, as there's a good chance microsoft will send you a liteon console (though to be honest both the ones i've sent back recently have come back with flashable drives..)
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