Xbox 360 – PS3 – Wii

Xbox 360 disassembly and repair guide

 

Microsoft xbox 360 red light of death disassembly and repair
guide.

Xbox360 with 3 red light. This is the most common problem with the Xbox360.

Your system will show 3 rig lights on the power button and nothing on the TV.
This is also know as :
Red ring of death
2 red rings
RROD
3ROD

In some case you will get the E74 error on the TV a 1 red light on the
console.

Use the following guide to fix your console with the issues mentioned above.

 

Stick a finger through the USB cover.

Gently pull from the top the remove the front cover.

There you go, the front cover is off. You can remove the warranty sticker
with a heatgun and razor blade if you want to keep it.

Unlatch the top cover with a small screwdriver.

Move to the middle and poke through the hole to unlatch the middle section.

Do the same on the right then move on to the other side.

You can remove the rubber feet to reveal the hole or just poke the
screwdriver from the bottom of the rubber feet. The hole is in the middle.

Move to the middle and poke through the hole to unlatch the middle section.

Remove the top cover.

Top cover removed. Pretty dusty.

Now you remove the bottom cover just like you did with the top cover.

Move to the middle and poke through the hole to unlatch the middle section.

Poke screwdriver through hole to unlatch.

Now one side is out move on to the other side.

Poke screwdriver through hole to unlatch.

Move to the middle and poke through the hole to unlatch the middle section.

Poke screwdriver through hole to unlatch.

Bottom cover is removed. Very dusty on this side.

At this point you’ve removed front and side covers.

Unlatch the 4 latches on the front.

Unlatch the 4 latches on the front. Now the front is open you can move on to
the back.

User a flat-head screwdriver and poke through the slots above the power jack
to unlatch the left side. There are two latches here on the left side.

Press down on the middle section to unlatch the bottom case for the top case.

Split the case with your left hand.

Unlatch the right side with a small flat screwdriver like you did earlier on
the left. The last clip could be challenge.

You can unlatch the last one from the back if needed.

Bottom case is off.

Remove all screws with your torx screwdriver.

Remove the eject button with a small screwdriver.

Now you can remove the top case cover.

Case is now removed. As you can see the heatsink and the side both covered
with dust.

Now you know why it gets overheated easily.

Remove the tape in front of the DVD drive.

Remove the the light cover from the front cover.

Remove the three screws.

Remove the light panel.

Unplug the DVD drive cables to remove the drive.

User your small flat-head screwdriver to unlatch the cover.

Drive and cover now removed.

Lift up the board from the front.

Disconnect the fan from the board.

The board is now out of the case.

On the back you’ll see two x-clamps.

Use your small screwdriver to remove both x-clamps.

Now you see the CPU and the GPU.

These are the heatsinks.

Remove the standoffs from the GPU heatsink.

Add two on washers on each hole.

Align the board and add two washers on each hole then screw the heatsink on
the back of the board.

It should look like this on the back.

Clean off the old thermal paste with a razor blade.

User your heatgun on low temp to heat the GPU for 1-2 minutes. Keep the
heatgun moving above and around the GPU at an 30 degree angle.

Gently add 8 quarters on the GPU. Now set your heatgun to high and continue
to heat it for another 1-2 minutes.

Keep the heatgun moving above and around the GPU at an 30 degree angle. Let
it cool down for 30 minutes before removing the quarters and the heatsink.

Clean off the old thermal paste with your razor blade.

You can also clean it with rubbing alcohol.

Add new thermal paste to the GPU.

Clean off old thermal paste on CPU and apply new thermal paste.

 

Remove standoffs and old thermal paste from CPU heatsink.

Flip board over to the back. Use 4 screws with 2 washers each.

Put a game case on the screws to keep the screws from falling out when you
turn the board over.

Hold game case and the board together then flip it over.

All 2 washer to each screw.

Add heatsink, make sure you have it face the right side. The side with the
heat pipe to the left. Otherwise you won’t be able to fit the DVD drive.

Now hold everything together and flip the over to the back.

Do the same for the other heatsink.

Plug in the fan and put the cover back.

Hook up your power and A/V cable. Put the light panel back. Power on your
console to see if it’s fixed or not.

Put everything back in reverse order.

 

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