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Xbox 360- The Trouble Somewhat Pic Heavy

Postby DTM » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:12 pm

Well, in the other thread I announced that I got the two red rings of death- overheating. I decided to take apart my 360 to see what in the mother f'n world is wrong with it. I am now stuck at the top of the case. I took some photos of what I did and what it did to me. Yes, I broke the Microsoft seal, but that's because my warranty expired. The fans seem intact though, maybe it's something inside that's making the 360 being a b!tch. Right now I am spewing out blood, and I refuse to clean it up until it is fixed, darn you Microsoft! :|

I'll post pics once they upload...
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Re: Xbox 360- The Trouble

Postby DTM » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:19 pm

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yes, at the pic with the fan, that is my blood, how lovely...
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Re: Xbox 360- The Trouble

Postby A Common Enemy » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:26 pm

Get a PS3. :mrgreen:
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Re: Xbox 360- The Trouble

Postby DTM » Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:39 pm

darn, didn't even let it turn on for 1 second and it sounds like it's about to blow up.

The problem is I don't want a new console, I have all these games I liked, and didn't even beat most of them, so it's a bunch of waste. I guess I'll have to wait and see if it gets better, otherwise, yeah, I still have a Wii and DS I could play with, not to be anti-American, but come on, Sony and Nintendo are killing you guys in sales because of problems that they can't solve. Basically the Xbox 360 should've been put on the back burner until they had a solid fix for it, not ship it out and see how much complaints they can get in one month or a year. They knew of these problems and yet they needed the money, I guess, even with a billionaire CEO they had. Quality over quantity and maybe if they waited to fix the problems, and then sell the console, they'd be making more money than wasting their profit only to produce new ones and give free ones away because they can't fix it. I'm gonna end my rant now, right before I get a gun and commit homicide on my Xbox ](*,)
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Re: Xbox 360- The Trouble

Postby MrBlu » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:06 pm

wait so you have an Elite that overheated?
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Re: Xbox 360- The Trouble

Postby DTM » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:07 pm

yeah, they aren't supposed to overheat right? It's a later model which they "fixed", but I guess not.
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Re: Xbox 360- The Trouble

Postby MrBlu » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:33 pm

Yeah that is crazy I have one and I've never had a problem with it.
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Re: Xbox 360- The Trouble

Postby Darththomas » Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:39 am

it's horrid when that happens, I've had two break on me already. Uh, not to put a dampner on it or anything but if it's less than three years old and has red ring you know Microsoft will fix it for free right?, also check out youtube it's not even funny the amount of repair videos they have on there. I've fixed one using some of the videos so they work. Ignore the towel trick though it never works. My condolences again mate........... I feel your pain.
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Re: Xbox 360- The Trouble

Postby therapist » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:01 am

I dont know if what you did will screw this up but even if not under warranty you can still call and they have to repair it for free if it is beyond repair they must send you a new console. The phone operators are taught to dissuade you and tell you things like we are out of boxes it will take 3-6 months to send you a box or it must be under warranty this is bullocks just stay on them and you will get a new working system.

I have been red ringed 3 or 4 times (but I am a avid gamer I have been on 1 game 27 hours straight before) if all else fails try calling hole n the wall/mom n pop video game stores they normally have a employee who knows how to fix them who will charge 15-20 to fix it (if you provide the piece cost like 10 at radio shack) or they sometimes charge less pocket the cash and dont tell the shop lol .

Good luck I think id die without my 360
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Re: Xbox 360- The Trouble

Postby The Real Question » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:47 am

i share your pain my elite was speacail it was free reagin for gods sake and then rings of doom came i went and got it fixed a bunch of times and it never worked now its in my room and i curse at it for making me use an aracde xbox .
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Re: Xbox 360- The Trouble

Postby DTM » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:15 am

Yeah, I screwed it up anyways, like I said, I ripped that sticker off and it sealed its fate. Oh well, doesn't hurt to experiment, hopefully there is a way to fix it. I bought the Xbox right when it came out, so it's a little more than 3 years, do I guess it doesn't matter.
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Re: Xbox 360- The Trouble

Postby DTM » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:52 pm

BOO YAH!!!

I found a T10 Torque Driver and opened the top of the 360, and it was superbly dusty.

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And look who decides to come back, Mr. Green Light
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I'm deciding to keep the case off, or put it back on. If the case is off, it won't have all that air trapped inside, but either way, dust is bound to get in it. I am now tempted to do mods like LEDs and such...
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Re: Xbox 360- The Trouble Somewhat Pic Heavy

Postby DTM » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:25 pm

I spoke way too soon, new objective, bring the Elite back as a zombie with all new parts...

Yeah, after 10 minutes of play, it starting huffing, so I pulled the plug in it. So, so, sad...
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Re: Xbox 360- The Trouble Somewhat Pic Heavy

Postby leafman343 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:17 pm

Generally the problem with the 360 overheating is insuffienct cooling of the processor and it can be fixed by reflowing the sauder on the cooling fins. So your best option would be to take it to a repair shop that can do it, unless you know how.
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