How to "FIX" the Red Ring of Death 9 replies

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#1 10 years ago
ikyojo

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#2 10 years ago

yeah this will help alot of people but 1 thing if you get the red rings of death microsoft will give you a new xbox 360 now




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#3 10 years ago

I can see why his was broke in the first place, they way he was bumping it around in that video.

The Red Ring is caused by one of the components coming out of its socket, using towels only melts it back in ...and actually damages the machine further.




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#4 10 years ago
AdmiralHocking;4252783I can see why his was broke in the first place, they way he was bumping it around in that video. The Red Ring is caused by one of the components coming out of its socket, using towels only melts it back in ...and actually damages the machine further.

Actualy their was a problem in the graphics/video card i believe and something was soddered wrong, or something, and what this does, is it softens the metal up, fixing the problem for an elongated amount of time.




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#5 10 years ago

No.

Instead of pining down the components inside the 360, like you do with computer parts, Microsoft opted to use something called edges.

Which theoreticly is better than Pins. However when the edges get hot they move away from the component they are holding in place, which allows it to lift up out of it's correct position.

By using a towel, the edges melt around the component preventing it from leaving the slot. However this also damages the component.




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#6 10 years ago

It's only a decent temporary way of fixing it. It comes back pretty quickly and you have to do it again.




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#7 10 years ago

What I've heard about this is for whatever reason the mainboard gets too hot and warps. The combination of the warping and the solder softening causes some components to unseat from their contacts. I've read that MS "fixed" this by gluing the mainboard in place so it cannot warp. If so that is a very cheezy "fix". There are no doubt other problems that should have been looked at like lack of proper cooling and ventilation. A neighbor of mine whom is an Xbox fanboy of sorts says he's read that a cooler running chip was used in later models which he says is called the "Falcon" chip. When I told him I haven't found anything on the net that verifies that he said it is seen on customer reviews on Amazon. I'm thinking if that's the only place you can read about it it's more likely a hack than a MS fix.




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#8 10 years ago

It's only from Wiki, so how reliable it is I don't know.

Early Elite models shipped using the Zephyr motherboard, though newer models now use the Falcon 65nm chipset instead. These Elites (and other Xbox 360 models using the Falcon) can be identified from earlier versions by a re-designed power connector and a power supply that runs at 175w. The motherboard layout is also different.

There's some more info on the page for the CPU used in the 360: Xenon (processor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)




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#9 10 years ago

I've never had this problem, but thanks it will come in handy if I have a accident or my xbox goes crazy.




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#10 10 years ago
Bs|Archaon;4253462It's only from Wiki, so how reliable it is I don't know. There's some more info on the page for the CPU used in the 360: Xenon (processor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Ah ha, thanks for that Bs, I must have been looking in all the wrong places. It's rather vague as to which ones have the Falcon chipset though. I thought all Elites were supposed to have it, but apparently not. This is how Wiki states the date the Falcon chipset is used: "65 nm process upgrade in 2007[3] (codenamed "Falcon")" Sometime in 2007, that could be a lot of 360s or very few. Something tells me MS didn't want to piss off a lot of existing 360 customers and/or didn't want to get involved in a massive recall by making it clear which ones have the Falcon chipset.