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« on: December 04, 2013, 03:33:28 AM »

About 2 years ago my out of warranty 360 went RROD. At the time I replaced it with a slim model, which I just recently traded in during the Best Buy deal. I never got rid of the old box, and on a lark I looked up some info about reviving 360s. I performed the "q-tip trick", which overheats the box and resets it. This got the box going again, and I've used it the last 3 evenings, for about 4 hours total.

I'm wondering if anyone has had long-term success with reviving their 360, or should I expect it to RROD again in short order?
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 03:34:40 AM »

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until it breaks.  that was easy! biggrin
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 03:44:10 AM »

Mine worked for years after RROD repair... of course mine was done by Microsoft
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2013, 03:47:34 AM »

Yeah, I wouldn't exactly call this a repair.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2013, 03:59:13 AM »

My 6 year old Zephyr series (1st to feature HDMI) has run for over 3 years after it was sent in for repair. Since it RROD'd I've made sure it's been a bit cooler and better vented location.
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2013, 08:53:14 AM »

my launch Xbox was covered under warranty repair... however, it did lock up while playing Two Worlds just this year - and i haven't used it that much...
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013, 03:14:03 PM »

This was not "repaired". I just got it going using one of the DIY tricks. Was wondering if anyone had ever tried that.
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2013, 04:52:09 PM »

I tried it awhile back. Got about 10-15 hours of gameplay, maybe. I was doing a marathon  session of Oblivion when it broke again, so I may have pushed my luck. perhaps with mild gaming sessions of 30 minutes or so, you might fare better.
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2013, 05:33:28 PM »

I'd suggest you get one of the X-clamp fixes and do it yourself, or sell to a small company that does hardware repairs. Since yours is functional, it's worth more to them and they can turn it around.
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2013, 08:45:04 PM »

you can do it Teggster!
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2013, 09:19:22 PM »

i did the x-clamp repair on another xbox. it lasted about 2 months before RRODing again. gonna take a heat gun to the mother board, if i get it back.
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