Official 360 Repair {Help} Thread (ALL TOPICS INVOLVING HW FAILURE IN HERE PLEASE)

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 07-02-2007, 09:31 PM         #81
502forLife  OP
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^^^Most likely it permanent..better call microsoft now. Quicker you do quicker you get yo 360 back.
 07-02-2007, 11:52 PM         #82
jnikz04  OP
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Does any one kno how to fix the 3 rings thing with out me sending it in to microsoft.
 11 years ago '04        #83
BKStyles 
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My Xbox 360 Elite, got the "Three rings of death" within an hour of playing it on the day it was released. I returned that sh*t right back to circuit city and they gave me a new one no questions asked.

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 11 years ago '04        #84
Tikyle2 4 heat pts
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Don't do this sh*t. I'm just warning you. If you want to fix your 360 do the X-Clamp replacement. I did it and can walk you through it if you want to try it. If you don't want to void your warranty (if your 360 is still under warranty just ship the thing back to M$ for free) then you're out of luck but this just hurts the 360 more than helps it. I can tell you what the towel trick does internally to your 360.

Basically you are super heating the system and it resolders any points that might have come undone and it also melts the thermal compound that goes from the chip (graphics and CPU) to their respective heat sinks. Then when it cools supposedly the connection is re-established. But in doing so you can fry your chip or other components in the system. Basically you're putting the inside of your 360 in a oven (as the plastic exterior doesn't melt w/ the towel trick). That sh*t can't be good.

If you have the 3 rings you have 3 safe options.
Return to M$ for free if under warranty.
Return to M$ for $150 if outside warranty.
Do an X-Clamp replacement fix (I did it and my 360 is running better and cooler).

Otherwise just sell your broken 360 for parts or try and trade it in and pray it works when they test it at the store.

I've been modding systems since 1997 hell I was famous at FAMU for the sh*t back in '98. I've taken apart damn near every console since '97 except the Wii and PS3 so I know what I'm doing.


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 11 years ago '04        #85
Tikyle2 4 heat pts
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 jnikz04 said:
Does any one kno how to fix the 3 rings thing with out me sending it in to microsoft.
Yes but you'll void your warranty doing so. So if it's still under the 1 year warranty then ship it back to M$ that's the logical thing to do. Otherwise if it's outside the 1 year you'll have to pay them $150 to fix it or you can do my method that'll cost you about $20-$30 tops if you have none of the tools needed and less if you do have the tools but it involves openinig up your system so if you're not comfortable with that then ship it off or you can sell it for parts (try xbox-scene forums BST if you want to sell it for parts).
 11 years ago '04        #86
Tikyle2 4 heat pts
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Here's the method I used:

Read that twice and feel free to ask me questions. I bought all my parts at Lowes (except 1 screwdriver T8 at Sears for $3).
 11 years ago '04        #87
Tikyle2 4 heat pts
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fu*k everything I said. Send your sh*t back to M$ and the bill is on Bill's tab.
 07-06-2007, 06:47 PM         #88
moe3161  OP
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I dont even play my XBOX enough for it to break down
 11 years ago '04        #89
latin_linx 349 heat pts349
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my 360 just broke today i did the towel trick and it worked i only did cuz when my job get some in on tuesday i returning it for a new one


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 07-07-2007, 11:32 AM         #90
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ROFL

In these three years, everyone will have at least turned in 1 console.
 11 years ago '05        #91
JaiMega 
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lol how does MS release a different kind of 360 with the same problems? At least try and fix something, sh*t.
 11 years ago '04        #92
DJKromeX 39 heat pts39
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ayo my 360 isnt showing any video just playing audio what to do?
 11 years ago '05        #93
Jai-O 
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Got a question too, looking for some help.

Got the 3 rings problem this morning (not my first ). This time, the 360 won't recognize the wifi adapter, even after plugging it in/out, resetting, stuff like that. I gotta send it in?
 11 years ago '05        #94
clarence1986 
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my 360 doesn't read any discs until I play around with the disc in the tray and sh*t...any help?
 11 years ago '05        #95
GLOCKN SKIMASK 90 heat pts90
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yall both need to send yall in i called last night they say i wont have mines back for 2 to 4 weeks thats fug up my shi wont read disc and it make a grinding noise and scratch my disc up a damn month without my damn game is fug up
 11 years ago '05        #96
Chuck_Remixed 288 heat pts288
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yep my sh*t has begain the freezing faze now. It started happening as i tried to download the stuntman ignition demo. Deleted and its still doing it Yep will not be long now.
 07-12-2007, 04:38 PM         #97
luda06  OP
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 Chuck_Remixed said:
yep my sh*t has begain the freezing faze now. It started happening as i tried to download the stuntman ignition demo. Deleted and its still doing it Yep will not be long now.
Muhahahahahhahahahah

Join the club, join the club....
 11 years ago '06        #98
jayvivz 8 heat pts
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The "Owners of 360s Only for Halo 3" Club?
 11 years ago '05        #99
Chuck_Remixed 288 heat pts288
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 luda06 said:
Muhahahahahhahahahah

Join the club, join the club....
This is about to be my second go around, this time, i get the new heat sinks
 07-12-2007, 04:43 PM         #100
luda06  OP
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 jayvivz said:
The "Owners of 360s Only for Halo 3" Club?
I pre-ordered Mass Effect. Leave me alone now.
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