Sunday, 4 July 2010

XBOX 360 Red Ring of Death Woes

My son's old XBOX had the RROD and I'd heard of the towel trick but there is a much simpler solution. I fixed it with Cotton wool buds!

  1. Put two cotton wool boards in the rear of the XBOX half way in to jam the fans.
  2. Turn on XBOX if you can't hear the fans turning then you've done it correctly.
  3. Wait until three red lights turn to two red lights
  4. Disconnect Power and leave for 20 minutes for it to cool down.
  5. It should now work.
This isn't my video but...

I then striped it down and gave it a good clean with the vacuum cleaner and then used a laptop cooling board whilst using it (this is powered by USB so used the rear XBOX USB port).

So far it's been stable. The DVD drive is playing up though, early XBOX 360 pretty shoddy all round from Microsoft.

Still we'd written the dam thing off so quite happy.

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