Apparently it was a bad design on microsofts part, the Optical DVD drive is placed too closely to the GPU. The DVD drive needs to be removed, placed externally. A fan needs to be placed on the Heat sink over the GPU this cures the problem.
Its great if that works on an out of warranty Xbox. Though that looks terrible.
wtf? tht looks like their was a parasite attached to it
here come the RROD news waves again on the internet!
Here's a better solution albeit much more costly. http://www.koolance.com/wat...
Microsoft engineers, the best and brightest minds on planet Earth. .........
They'll say it is a Net360, digital download only like the PSPgo, but it really is a way to "recoup" on all those RROD'd 360s they have in a warehouse in Jersey.
The best solution was for Microsoft to have never released the 360 so early at the expense of its consumers. That way they could have product tested the console before they released it. Yeah I know many people may argue that paid off, because they wanted to beat Sony to the market. However that was at the expense to the end user. I know what I would rather at least and that would have been for Microsoft to delay the release of the 360 for at least 6 months perhaps longer.
simply buy a ps3 and voila!
@likedamaster - how's that a solution? add another 10 bucks, you can buy a new elite with the cost of that beast! @MmaFanQc - WTH? buying a PS3 won't play you any Halo Reach nor Gears2!
Really? No way! I thought it was like swine flu! Glad somebody figured it out in the end.... 4 years later. I seem to recall having a 10 year old GFX card for my PC that had a bloody fan on it. Did MS think the 360 would just be too loud with one more fan?
Would have not been an issue if they used one of those small laptop type dvd drives. Then the gpu would have a normal heat sink and could have probably fit another fan in there.
True lol. I recall the Riva TNT 2 from Nvidia was about the time Gpus started coming out with fans that was back in 1999. How could Microsoft releasing a system in 2006 ignored the inclusion of a fan.
Fact is fans cost money!!
True... But a lot less than Extended Warranties.
Good point Corrwin, I was going to say the same thing...
Why not just put your 360 in one of these? http://images.techtree.com/...
But where would the beer go? WHERE WOULD MY PRECIOUS BEER GO ;_; Sorry... I get worked up when something happens to my medicine :|
The 360 was badly designed ? Wow, what a revelation
The sad thing is this might work. But it's against Microsoft TOS and they will ban your console when it's connected to Xbox Live in the next Ban Wave.
No way! I thought the Ban-Waves were for Piracy, not for Console Mods, WTH?
Actually if you open your 360 and do whatever mods but make sure NOT to turn it on at any point with anything disconnected you would be okay. So if you do the whole mod and put everything back together with the drive outside you would/should be okay. If my 360 dies once more it would be #6 and I would HAVE to do something as drastic as this as I have done at least 5 different mods over the course of it's failures.
dam that 1500usd spent just on getting 360's why no warranty? i could build a monster rig for half that ammount lol.
No, you misunderstand. It would be RROD #6, NOT Xbox 360 repurchase #6 (I am not a fool like many you read about here on N4G). I have fixed my 360 every time because I am one of the REALLY unlucky ones who had a launch 360 that only had a 90 day warranty and it failed just after that when RROD wasn't very well known and MS didn't cover it by the warranty back then. So I had to wait until a fix came out and open it up myself but then later MS extended it to 1 year warranty...which still didn't help me because a) it was again AFTER my 1 year anniversary & b) because I had already opened it to fix it so I violated my terms as it was. But wait there's more ~ because to top it all off, when they extended it to 3 years I still got screwed because of my prior explanations. And I absolutely REFUSE to buy another OR spend a single dime on ANYTHING like LIVE!, Accessories, bigger HDD, WiFi, HD-DVD (back then), memory cards and etc. People love to play down what/how MS has done to screw over their "customers" all for them to be able to say they "beat" Sony to market and have supposedly "more" consoles sold than the PS3...which is true I agree...but not exactly TRUTHFUL in the essence of WORKING & USABLE installed base due to RROD re-purchases OR bannings.
Well yea i find microsofts count of having near 40million xbox's out there as bogus. Even if we consider 30% had RROD then that 40million is all of a sudden Sub 30million.
^^ but also an increase in attach rate, lol...sorry, im just an optimist
so if Halo: Reach comes out before the slim, I can fire up the 'boX for that; but until I hear what's what, I can play my cousin's 360 while mine is hibernating.
a 360 from killing itself. :/
Buying a PS3 is a better cure for RROD.
Man you PS3 fans are like Jehovas Wittnesses, trying to "convert" us to PS3 fans Well Boo hoo! We like trying something new (not using the same controller in 15 years)!
halo ce = 2001 halo reach = 2010 same games in 9 years and you believe in trying new things...
If you recall it was a fine design and "failure rates are within industry standards".... MS openly lie and rip off gamers..no way btw.. I am on my 3rd launch 360
and used these launch consoles one by one until they died?
Or.... You could just put the CPU and gpu on one chip like thier planning on doing and shouldve done in the first place....
That tech must first evolve on the PC before it comes down to consoles. Currently the Tech is just not ready. There are many limitations which currently hold this tech back. I see Memory Bandwidth as being one of them. Though a Fan on the GPU is not so hard.
''That tech must first evolve on the PC before it comes down to consoles. Currently the Tech is just not ready. There are many limitations which currently hold this tech back. I see Memory Bandwidth as being one of them. Though a Fan on the GPU is not so hard. '' i dont remember the cell being in a computer
Yes, you can add extra cooling to help your old model 360 last longer. The real problem was not the design, the GPU was designed to with stand that kind of heat. The problem was finally traced back to a material supplier for the GPU. They were suppling a material that would not transfer the heat like it was suppose to, causing the GPU support board to warp and break the solder joints. The problem took a long time to track down and was corrected for the 65nm GPU, (Jasper).
looks like its gonna tip over the damn xbox. anyways i have more confident in a cure for aids than the cure for rrod
well considering that at least evryone has had 4 rrod happen to them, why not take a chance
'We like trying something new' Like DVD9, lack of in built hard-drive on base model and Natal a ps-eye toy wannabe from 2002. Micro$haft and their fans are living proof that evolution can go in reverse.
blah blah blah cure for rrod riiiight. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzz.............
Dam Ps3 Fans are Great!!!!!!!! you just cant fck with em.
Talk about total denial. It would be the same as, "Apparently, fire burns."
tumor? well...MS got beat by some modder...lolz
MS cut corners. This mod is terrible, you can fix the overheating with AS5 paste on the heatsink and replacing the back fans with quiet high airflow ones. Additionally you could buy two low profile (Server) heatsinks/fans and get them to fit and attach them via poxy. Why would this guy take the hard/ugly way to fix this?
I still don't understand why people still support the Xbox360 with this kind of crap... Take for analogy: If you knew the first xbox/ps2 is going to suddenly break, would you still buy it? Not just once, twice, 3 times, and so forth as I am seeing people doing now...
It isnt an issue with systems today, old makes sure. But thats why we all get a free Three Year Warranty ;). It isnt an issue for me personally; and its about the games- Multiplayer and to me the Xbox has the best Multi-Player between the two. Xbox Live and the extras that brings is why I own an Xbox. PS3 = Blu-Ray Player + Amazing SP games.
Warranty is not valid all around the world. Its just the USA. I know 2 ppl personally who have had the xbox die on them 2 times. Imo why take the risk with a broken system.
This just proves how dumb Xbots are. They just keep on rebuying 360's or coming out with dumb and crazy mods to fix MS's problems while bending over to take whatever else MS wants to shove up there. I find it funny how people still defend MS while they released a piece of crap console that has the workings of a laptop computer and still uses DVD9 for games. I have a idea. Why don't you Xbots just mail all your money to MS ahead of time so you do not have to bother going out to the store and wasting your money there? Enjoy your RROD piece of junk.
being on #8? even I forget how many I own... but I wouldn't f**k up this bad!!!
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