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Windows 7: First RROD...asking for advice

12 Sep 2009   #1
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 
First RROD...asking for advice

Wasn't sure where to put this, so I figured the Chillout Room would be a good place. I just got my first RROD from my June 06 Xbox 360.

I used canned air and blew it out (without taking it apart) and it booted up once. However, after that, I would get the RROD again. So, now I am sitting here with it fully taken apart. I have blown out the case and mobo, and in the morning plan on putting some Arctic 5 thermal paste on the GPUs and CPU. Hopefully that will fix the problem.

Anyone have any advice on what else I should do before I throw it back together?
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12 Sep 2009   #2
Geralt

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

  1. Sit all of the pieces on the floor side-by-side.
  2. Get hard-bottomed boots on.
  3. Crush the **** out of all the pieces.
  4. Throw them in the bin.
  5. Burn the bin.
  6. Send the burnt bin to MS
  7. With a note saying: "**** You!"
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12 Sep 2009   #3
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
  1. Sit all of the pieces on the floor side-by-side.
  2. Get hard-bottomed boots on.
  3. Crush the **** out of all the pieces.
  4. Throw them in the bin.
  5. Burn the bin.
  6. Send the burnt bin to MS
  7. With a note saying: "**** You!"
lol, 2 hours ago, I might have done that. If they made Madden 2010 for the PC, I would do that. As it is, though, I'm broke and missing playing Madden.
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12 Sep 2009   #4
z3r010

 

Remove the clips holding the CPU and GPU heat sink and replace them with bolts, this has worked for me on every RROD 360 that has passed my test bench.
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12 Sep 2009   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Remove the clips holding the CPU and GPU heat sink and replace them with bolts, this has worked for me on every RROD 360 that has passed my test bench.
What type of bolts John?

I have a friend who has a 360 that RROD on him
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12 Sep 2009   #6
AlexT2889

Windows 7™ Home Premium x64/Sony PS3 XrossMediaBar™ FW 3.30/Sony PSP XrossMediaBar™ FW 6.20
 
 

PS3 vs. 360 as of September 2009:

PS3:

PlayStation Store
Folding@Home
PlayStation Home
Web Browser w/ Flash Player/Java Environment
Plays: PS3 Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray-R, Blu-Ray-RW, PS1 CDs
Built-in WiFi
Upgradable HDD
Customizable UI
FREE PSN Online Multiplayer
PSP Connectivity/Interactivity
Control PS3 w/ PSP from anywhere in the world with WiFi connection to view Photos/Videos

End price: $299

Xbox 360:

Xbox Live Store
HD-DVD (dead)
Xbox Live Gold ($60 a year)
Restricted HDD size
Less content on games due to lack of HD-DVD format size (Rockstar confirmed this problem)
Outdated PowerPC CPU (3 cores compared to 8 on PS3)
RROD/E74 Error
No WiFi ($100-$79 for external adapter)

End price: $459

Save cash and go with PlayStation 3 Slim
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12 Sep 2009   #7
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Remove the clips holding the CPU and GPU heat sink and replace them with bolts, this has worked for me on every RROD 360 that has passed my test bench.
What type of bolts John?

I have a friend who has a 360 that RROD on him

Just google RROD bolt size, I just have a big bag of the bolts and washers that a mate bought for me when I first tested the method out a few years back.
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12 Sep 2009   #8
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Lets refrain from the "Kill the 360 for good" or the "Move on to another System"

blackrose wants advice on how to remedy his situation...not to disregard it altogether
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12 Sep 2009   #9
z3r010

 

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12 Sep 2009   #10
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Lets refrain from the "Kill the 360 for good" or the "Move on to another System"

blackrose wants advice on how to remedy his situation...not to disregard it altogether
Thanks Zid...I have invested enough in games, peripherals etc. that I am not going to jump to Sony's system.


Thanks for the advice and walkthrough John. Most of what I've found so far does seem to point to those X-shaped braces being a major issue because they aren't solid enough to stand up to high heat conditions.

I think before I put this system back together, I am going to have to take a trip to the hardware store. Barring any further advice, I will report back tomorrow on my success, or lack thereof.
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