You can learn how to fix xbox 360 red ring of death here. Xbox 360 Red Ring Of Death is a serious problem and more than 500000 people are facing the same. The Worst thing about this problem is or other Xbox 360 errors, they will not go anywhere until you fix it. Red ring of death or RRoD is a sign of “general hardware failure”, It is indicated by 3 red lights or 3 red rings near power button. It occurs, when GPU (graphics processing unit) becomes loose. GPU is fitted on motherboard, when ever mother board heats up GPU become loose and green light turn into 3 flashing red light. The vibration of system usually loose the soldering of the GPU this will freeze up your system.
Basically, this red ring of death error has been a major problem with XBOX system devices. In the case if you have warranty remaining you can contact a store or Microsoft support center to fix red ring of death. The only drawback is to send support center is the time; it usually took 2 months to complete whole procedure. Now if you don’t have warranty remaining or don’t have to wait too long, I will give you a step by step instruction by which a novice person can even fix this error in one hour.
1) Disassemble Xbox 360 Case
Obtain your case separately. By a fine tip screwdriver, poke the grayed out holes and back of poke the small rectangle holes. Get the Faceplate Off and move the latch up on the DVD drive up as you remove it. Unscrew metal case which is under the plastic case.
2) How To Remove Motherboard Safely
Unplug all cables connected to motherboard and associated small devices and take DVD drive out. After DVD, get the fan and motherboard out of the xbox case. Make sure you do this gently.
3) Crucial Motherboard Disassembles.
Turn the mother another side, using the screwdriver take off the X-clamp which you can find under heat sink. I will suggest you to do this step very gently.
4) Heat Sink Unscrewing.
After removal of X-clamp you have to unscrew heat sink to obtain CPU and GPU. I will advice you don’t hurry to finish this work, please follow all steps else it will damage your xbox 360.
5) GPU And CPU Cleaning.
Next step is to clean GPU, graphic processing unit, and CPU, central processing unit. If you do this step right it will help to stop your system from freezing. This is very important and critical step so just make sure you do it right.
6) Appling Arctic Silver
Now you have to apply arctic silver thermal compound gently over GPU. You will get this arctic silver thermal compound in any computer hardware shop for $1-$2. Set it for 15 to 20 minutes then place 2 nylon washers on each screw on the heat sink then place the screws back in motherboard then add two more nylon washers to screws.
Then, place the heat sink on the peak of screws then push them down slight, finally screw them up. Try to make it reasonably tight. Get everything back together and see everything is fitted properly. Now, Turn your system on and everything should work again. Now, you know how to fix xbox 360 red ring of death so let’s make it happen.