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Old 07-05-2013, 19:47
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Got that dreaded RROD nonsense. Arse.

It's a few years old - one of those ones with removable hard drives. Don't know if they still do that or not.

Can anyone suggest any cheap places to get another? Not too fussed if its used.
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Old 07-05-2013, 23:16
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Have you not considered fixing yours first? If it's the first time your console has rrod, try cleaning the gpu/cpu and re applying thermal paste and replacing the xclamps with washers and screws. I did this with my old non hdmi xbox and it is still going to this day.
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Old 07-05-2013, 23:53
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Have you not considered fixing yours first? If it's the first time your console has rrod, try cleaning the gpu/cpu and re applying thermal paste and replacing the xclamps with washers and screws. I did this with my old non hdmi xbox and it is still going to this day.
As easy as that huh?
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:28
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To add an unhelpful anecdote, I once thought that my Xbox 360 had suffered the RROD after about two years. It turned out that I just hadn't reconnected it to the power supply correctly!
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:40
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As easy as that huh?
Yeah, dead easy.

As I'm sure you will already know, make sure you first access the prefabulated amulite base plate, and ensure it's surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the two spurving bearings are in a direct line with the pentametric fan.

A handy tip: When reapplying the thermal paste, make sure the paste is a mixture of high S-value phenylhydrobenzamine and five percent reminative tetryliodohexamine, measured with the aid of your trusty metapolar refractive pilfrometer. If for some reason you don't have one of those, try Wicks or B&Q.

Once you've completed the task, simply check your six hydrocoptic marzul vanes are securing fitted to the ambaphascient lunar wain shaft, so as to ensure that future side fumbling is effectively prevented.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:24
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^ You forgot to mention the proper alignment of the flux capacitor.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:04
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Years ago my Xbox had the RROD. Found out the 'towel trick' online and thought it worth a try. I wrapped it up in towels and let it overheat. Sure enough it worked and I havent had a problem since.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:05
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To add an unhelpful anecdote, I once thought that my Xbox 360 had suffered the RROD after about two years. It turned out that I just hadn't reconnected it to the power supply correctly!
This happened to me once ... My GF at the time came running down stairs after hearing a blood curdling scream to see me on my knees in the living room. I was inconsolable, she just walked up to it turned it on and it worked fine ...she then casually walked away mumbling 'What was all that fuss about'
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:27
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My xbox done this to MS sent me another one which also later died.
I then got an 80gb PS3 ages ago don't really game much now days mainly use it for blu ray but its still going fine unlike 360.
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Old 08-05-2013, 17:30
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Make sure it is the RROD as the red rings can corespondent to all sorts of errors not just a hardware failure. There could b a USB pin touching the inside, power failure. Most RROD are not he hardware failure at all. I've had the RROD 4 times on the same machine only to look on the net and find twice it was a power failure and once USB problem and once I took it apart hit it with a hammer and put it back together worked a treat.
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Old 08-05-2013, 23:43
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Years ago my Xbox had the RROD. Found out the 'towel trick' online and
thought it worth a try. I wrapped it up in towels and let it overheat.
Sure enough it worked and I havent had a problem since.
Absolutely NOT recommended! It's usually only a short term solution if it works, not to mention extremely dangerous.

Is it really worth the risk of potentially burning your house down for sake of some extra time with a games console?
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Old 12-05-2013, 17:43
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Absolutely NOT recommended! It's usually only a short term solution if it works, not to mention extremely dangerous.

Is it really worth the risk of potentially burning your house down for sake of some extra time with a games console?
No it isn't. Which is why you would supervise it 100% of the time, and have a fire extinguisher handy.

I'm aware this is a bit of a rant, but there is too much of this 'not doing things that are the slightest bit dangerous' mentality in the modern world. People need to understand and learn to manage risk.
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Old 13-05-2013, 02:10
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Got that dreaded RROD nonsense. Arse.

It's a few years old - one of those ones with removable hard drives. Don't know if they still do that or not.

Can anyone suggest any cheap places to get another? Not too fussed if its used.
GAME

http://www.game.co.uk/en/hardware/xb...sCatalog_EN_GB

100 quid for an 250GB Elite.....95 for a Halo special edition...amongst others


Pretty sure you get a 12 month warranty with them

http://www.game.co.uk/en/info/Static...ownedGuarantee

Do preowned consoles come with a guarantee?
Yes, the same 12-month guarantee that comes with new consoles




Cant complain about that
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Old 13-05-2013, 12:47
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GAME

http://www.game.co.uk/en/hardware/xb...sCatalog_EN_GB

100 quid for an 250GB Elite.....95 for a Halo special edition...amongst others


Pretty sure you get a 12 month warranty with them

http://www.game.co.uk/en/info/Static...ownedGuarantee

Do preowned consoles come with a guarantee?
Yes, the same 12-month guarantee that comes with new consoles




Cant complain about that
Yep! I'd just buy another rather than risk burning my house 2 the ground! ***thumbsup*** #commonsense
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Old 13-05-2013, 20:26
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This thread made me laugh. Thanks CapricaChris. Good luck OP. Just a shame it happened so close to what is perceived to be the release date for new console.
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Old 15-05-2013, 01:16
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Absolutely NOT recommended! It's usually only a short term solution if it works, not to mention extremely dangerous.

Is it really worth the risk of potentially burning your house down for sake of some extra time with a games console?
I really wanted to play Fifa and I thought was a risk worth taking. Besides it was my parents house and I think they have the necessary insurance and although I didnt have a fire extinguisher handy I did monitor the Xbox for most of the time.

I did go downstairs to watch Downton Abbey and if I smelt something burning I would have phoned the fire brigade.

It worked however and my repair was a lot quicker than waiting for Microsoft to have send me a returns label.
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Old 15-05-2013, 14:43
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I really wanted to play Fifa and I thought was a risk worth taking. Besides it was my parents house and I think they have the necessary insurance and although I didnt have a fire extinguisher handy I did monitor the Xbox for most of the time.

I did go downstairs to watch Downton Abbey and if I smelt something burning I would have phoned the fire brigade.

It worked however and my repair was a lot quicker than waiting for Microsoft to have send me a returns label.
I hope to god you are being facetious........... you really think it was ok because your parents had insurance?? That you could potentially burn THEIR (nevermind you weren't paying for it) house down overnight, and possibly kill yourself and your family, so you could PLAY FIFA!!!


You could have bought a new one and been back home with it within the hour



Honestly! Some people!
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Old 16-05-2013, 18:30
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I hope to god you are being facetious........... you really think it was ok because your parents had insurance?? That you could potentially burn THEIR (nevermind you weren't paying for it) house down overnight, and possibly kill yourself and your family, so you could PLAY FIFA!!!


You could have bought a new one and been back home with it within the hour



Honestly! Some people!
iv done it and no fire, console worked. some people cant just go out and get another so things like this are seemingly worthwhile doing.

you are being a tad dramatic
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Old 28-05-2013, 19:10
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Years ago my Xbox had the RROD. Found out the 'towel trick' online and thought it worth a try. I wrapped it up in towels and let it overheat. Sure enough it worked and I havent had a problem since.

In the future, I'd recommend just sticking two screw drivers in each of the back fans, that will do the same job.
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Old 28-05-2013, 19:16
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That you could potentially burn THEIR (nevermind you weren't paying for it) house down overnight, and possibly kill yourself and your family, so you could PLAY FIFA!!!

Honestly! Some people!

Yep! I'd just buy another rather than risk burning my house 2 the ground! ***thumbsup*** #commonsense

Absolutely NOT recommended! It's usually only a short term solution if it works, not to mention extremely dangerous.

Is it really worth the risk of potentially burning your house down for sake of some extra time with a games console?
Sorry guys, but you're all wrong.

Once the 360 overheats enough and reaches a certain temp, it will switch off power to the CPU and GPU. They won't just keep getting hotter. There is no risk. Calm down.
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