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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: noticeofeviction]
    #12670621 - 06/02/10 05:04 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

Get used to it with 360's

Even the new ones get red ring after a few months


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: DeathCompany]
    #12670638 - 06/02/10 05:10 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

Here is what the buttom of the heatsink looks like after I removed the thermal paste:


Same on the other heatsink... scratches? :facepalm:


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: noticeofeviction]
    #12670650 - 06/02/10 05:17 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

yah prolly because its had about 200 people on ebay try to fix it and been resold, and then another couple hundred times on craigslist, and prolly been sent in to microsoft to be fixed about 10 times, your lucky number 402 but got sold at working condition for 3x as much as it was worth.  Broken xboxs go for $40


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: makaveli8x8]
    #12670657 - 06/02/10 05:21 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

I this even worth trying to fix?


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: noticeofeviction]
    #12670660 - 06/02/10 05:22 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

makavell you're probably right. the bottom of the motherboard looks... dirty. exactly as if what you described happened


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: noticeofeviction]
    #12670670 - 06/02/10 05:27 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

you could give it a go at least once i guess, worth a shot if it turned on once.

When i would do is stick the heatsink's in the freezer for a couple hours, then slap them on real quick and see if it works.  Then turn it off real quick due to condensation, leave the top uncovered so you can watch it, if you see any drops unplug asap and let dry for 72 hours.  Ive never tried this before but it sounds like a decent plan considering what your working with

Then if it worked, then you know its a heating issue, next i would strap some watercooling on the bitch and be done with it.


If all that fails, then i would sell it for scraps...assuming the dvd drive works and is the original:lol:  All the parts sold seperate and in working condition should net you about $40-$50 i guess, dvd drive is worth about $20, powerblock $5-10, controllers, etc.  Altho i believe with the dvd drive you have to unlock it first which requires your xbox to work, so that might be a no go on that sale.


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: noticeofeviction]
    #12670673 - 06/02/10 05:30 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

you could try replacing the heatsink paste or just go through the proper steps for a full rrod repair so you make sure to not miss anything. Or just send it to the site I suggested. They will tell you if they cant repair it before charging you.


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: DeathCompany]
    #12670682 - 06/02/10 05:33 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

Isn't a proper rrod fix mainly just replacing the heatpaste and getting rid of the x clamps?


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: noticeofeviction]
    #12670687 - 06/02/10 05:36 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

I'd do a gut swap but I feel bad :shrug:


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: noticeofeviction]
    #12670688 - 06/02/10 05:36 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

i think its the paste and changing the x clamps with better ones or something along those lines

The reason it RROD is due to heat, due to the heatsink being fucked up.  The problem is the heat can also damage the board as well.  Thats why i suggest doing a freeze, its a quick test to rule out a motherboard fried.

You can easily do the fixes at home, just like the website you were referred to, just do a search on youtube, there's got to be a ton of walkthroughs on there.


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: makaveli8x8]
    #12670698 - 06/02/10 05:40 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

The thing is the time it lasts before crashing varies... so I'm unsure the freeze test will work because it can potentially play games for 10 minutes


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: noticeofeviction]
    #12670721 - 06/02/10 05:53 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

sounds like it could just be a heat issue then, i wouldn't use it anymore until you fix it.  Sounds like it can potentially be fixed.  Altho there is still a chance this is related to a partially fried chip

The freeze test would prolly be a bad idea then since you would have to run it for a while to find out if it improves, and by then you could have a few drops of water and your system will really be fried then

Get you some good thermalpaste like artic silver, make sure you don't get the permenant bonding kind tho, otherwise you'll never get the heatsink off


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: makaveli8x8]
    #12670726 - 06/02/10 05:55 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

Fuck, I wish I just had it in me to do a gut swap and enjoy a new game

I just feel bad fucking people over like that cuz I know how it feels to get fucked over... even though no single person will suffer because of this


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: noticeofeviction]
    #12670788 - 06/02/10 06:55 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

if your talking about swapping it at gamestop or something, they'd prolly catch you.  Pretty sure walmart cards you when you do returns.  Plus it screws over the buisnesses that really arn't at fault for this. plus some little kid could end up with it on there birthday or something


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: makaveli8x8]
    #12675158 - 06/02/10 11:37 PM (10 years, 11 months ago)

I spent the day fixing this Xbox.

It appears to be working now :thumbup:


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: noticeofeviction]
    #12675194 - 06/02/10 11:43 PM (10 years, 11 months ago)

Sweet, man!
Good to hear it worked out in your favor and wasn't all bust
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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: RiverRat427]
    #12675333 - 06/03/10 12:04 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

I was gonna say, who needs an xbox anyways? You shouldve just bought a fat sack and some books!


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: misfitdeviate]
    #12675355 - 06/03/10 12:08 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

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I was gonna say, who needs an xbox anyways? You shouldve just bought a fat sack and some books!



That would have been my route
I'm not big on video games, myself

Just good to hear the guy didn't get completely fucked over


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: RiverRat427]
    #12675566 - 06/03/10 12:44 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

video games are bad ass today dudes

how'd you end up fixing it? penny trick?


and you have to do the towel trick to reset the xbox or else the xbox thinks its still broken every time it gets turned on. i know someone said the towel trick was dumb


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Re: Bought a broken Xbox 360 on craigslist [Re: the human abstract]
    #12675766 - 06/03/10 01:13 AM (10 years, 11 months ago)

I did the penny thing as well as replace the x-clamp using llama's tutorial.

Did not do the towel trick or overheat it


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