Submitted by Pixel Gamers 2960d ago | news

Your 360 can be saved after all

We all know someone who has experienced the dreaded "red ring of lights", but now it seems there is a cure for those brave enough to venture into the insides of their Xbox 360. (Xbox 360)

Gh0stDrag0n  +   2960d ago
?
I wonder what thermal paste he used? Artic Silver 5? That stuff is the best. When my warranty runs out I'm going to try a liquid cooling mod!
USMChardcharger  +   2960d ago
what is a liquid cooling mod?

you do know the 360 is liquid cooled?

or maybe this liquid cooling mod you are talking about is to improve upon that,right?
Gh0stDrag0n  +   2960d ago
What is Liquid Cooling.
Liquid Cooling is where you pump a liquid (antifreeze) through a water block mounted on the CPU and/or Graphics Chip. Usually a computer that is liquid cooled has a pump,liquid resivor,waterblocks on CPU/VGA/NB, and a heat exchanger/radiator. It works alot like A cars Engine coolant system.
In liquid cooled computers, overclocking is more stable due to the more effecient cooling.
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The BS Police  +   2960d ago
Faulty system my a$$!
This is exact proof that the 360 is not a fualty game system. But I'm sure Sonyfans will ignore this proof anyways and countinue to spead rumors.
Fuzz McDeath  +   2960d ago
Man - Love how news gets recycled - Guess people who write it....
...don't have time to read it. This story cropped up way back in March - It was quickly debunked as bullshot....www.xbox-scene.com /xbox1data/sep/EEuEAykVuZXMIPE a SP.php...and here is MS's response via GamerScoreblog.com: gamerscoreblog.com/team/archiv e/2006/03/10/533618.aspx

So now the guy at Ars Technica has done it. Let's all wait and see how long it lasts before the lights come back. Not to be a pessimist (well, I am) but I got another few days out of my first 360 just by unplugging the cables and replugging them (not the most technical of fixes).
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OutLaw  +   2960d ago
I have a year warranty
I have a year warranty with Gamestop. If anything should happen to my system they will replace it with a new one. But I guess this is good news for people that their warranty has expired.
USMChardcharger  +   2960d ago
hate to tell you this but...
i did the same thing. but when i got home and opened my new 360 up i noticed that M$ was offering a two year warrenty for the same price Gamestop sold me a one year.
i went back to gamestop and got my money back the next day with no problem and then sent the same amount to M$ for theirs.
OutLaw  +   2960d ago
USMChardcharger
You tell me this now? Some friend you are.

Just kidding

I knew about the warranty with the company. I just figure instead of sending my system out. I could just take it to the store and replace it right then and there.
THELANDSOFSAND  +   2960d ago
i don't think we should take this as light advice
i'm not sure your average 360 user is going to want to open up his xbox, remove the heatsink, peel a thin layer of plastic from a chip and then cover the chip with paste.

These things freak out the average person, and will lead to a lot of screw ups.

oh and i don't know anyone with the 'ring of death' so thats just BS.
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USMChardcharger  +   2960d ago
yeah, i noticed it started the article with, "every one knows someone who has recieved the red ring of light"...like you, i do not know of anyone that has either.
FamoAmo  +   2960d ago
I didn't until
My friend placed his in a cabinet and closed the doors and in the next hour the red lights appeared but they were b/c of his retarded a@@ not opening his cabinet. His never broke and he took it out of the cabinet and it works just fine now.. So all the retards placing their 360's next to heaters or in bad spots is all it is!! Nothing faulty except the retard that bought the console!!
PS360PCROCKS  +   2960d ago
I third the fact I have known NO ONE to have a faulty console
Lucidmantra  +   2960d ago
Mine died, I sent it in... got a new one 8 days later. End of horror story. The system has a pipe yes, not a fully liquid cooled system that is being talked about above.
Marriot VP  +   2960d ago
so do you have to remove the GPU and then put new coolant on the inside. Just curious, mines great in 90 degree humidity but there may come a day.
Lucidmantra  +   2959d ago
no you remove the heatsink (big aluminum thing off the chip... peel off the plastic apply some artic silver cooling paste and reapply the heatsink. Just like putting a new heatsink on a CPU in a PC.
Madmax1281980  +   2960d ago
how could the guy in the articles xbox360 have ran out of the warrenty when the system hasnt even been out for a year yet?
Marriot VP  +   2960d ago
good point, he probably made that up to sell his article. Exposure usually isn't without foul play.
MadMax  +   2960d ago
Toecutter Rageeee!
Nightriderrrrrrrrrr!
MadMax  +   2960d ago
Mandatory March Update Crashes
What about the whole mandatory update back in March that was causing all these 360s to crash. Was that ever resolved?
Gh0stDrag0n  +   2959d ago
Crash?
I have never had that problem. My 360 runs like a dream! All updates (game and system) have been great. And I also do not know of anyone having update or heat problems with their 360s.
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user9422077  +   2152d ago
awesome!

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