Step by step instructions on fixing RROD (Red Ring of Death)

This is the second part of my RROD post. So we already know that the Red Ring of Death is a hardware failure. You can see 3 red lights on the power button and this happens because the Graphic Processing Unit or GPU is loose that’s why the light becomes red. There is usually something wrong with the vibration system that the Xbox 360 freezes up. So how do you actually fix it? Follow these simple steps:

1. Open up Xbox 360
You have to disassemble the Xbox 360 case by a fine tip screwdriver.

2. Remove the motherboard
Safely remove it by unplugging all the cables connected to it. Take the DVD drive out then the fan and motherboard. Do this carefully because you don’t want to make things worse.

3. Take note in motherboard disassembles
Turn the board on the other side and you will see the x-clamp. Snoop it off and you can find there the heat sink. Do this gently.

4. Unscrewing the heat sink
If you already unscrewed the x-clamp, try to unscrew the heat sink under the x-clamp.

5. Cleaning the GPU and CPU
This is a very critical step so make sure you do it right. This will help stop the freezing.

6. Apply Arctic Silver
You can get this from a computer hardware shop and it’s very cheap. You need to apply it over the GPU. Wait for 15 to 20 minutes then after that, place each screw on the heat sink and close the mother board up again.

If everything is back on its proper places, turn your Xbox 360 on.

So there you go… I hope you solve your RROD problem. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to ask and I’ll try my very best to answer.

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