XBOX RROD Repair

#1. Post Posted: 01-11-2019, 01:19 AM
I have an XBOX that i have had sitting in its box for about 8-9 years now. It ran great and i kept it clean and had a external fan helping keep it cool but it RROD like 8-9 years ago and I have been too busy until now to try to look into doing something about it.


Its on default firmware.  Is there anyone on here that has repaired RROD XBOX that is interested in getting paid to help me get it back up to speed.  I am decent with computer repair so if there are detailed instructions with pictures  I'd appreciate those as well.


Thanks in advance. I love me some retro gaming and am trying to get all my systems back up and functional.
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#2. Post Posted: 01-11-2019, 06:53 PM
Personally for me it would just be good scrap, maybe I'm wrong but it isn't really worth repairing.

They are at there cheapest now, certainly in the UK where I am. You havn't said which model it is so I presume it's a 360 PHAT, get another the same but a Jasper, the last PHATs or even a Falcon which are OK too and start over with your old HDD, ccontroller etc.

Another tip would be to be aware of which DVD drive your RROD unit has as this could be used in the future, you can tell which brand with a guide online, most have a visible wire viewable through a hole which tells you what it is before you try and open it.
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#3. Post Posted: 01-11-2019, 09:36 PM
thanks for the info. my xbox is a usa launch xbox. i bought preordered it and got it on launch and probably played it maybe 100hours. i was too busy at the time to get good use out of it besides rocky and fusion frenzy with some friends. it is in mint condition besides the rrod and ive heard over the years that the condition that causes the rrod can be fixed by paste and clock changes of some sort. thats why i think it is worth repair as it shouldnt really be damaged much and one of the simpler repairs from what ive heard about the causes of rrod

if they are cheap and i can find one with custom cfw on it then id be interested in just buying one instead of repairing mine then figuring out how to throw custom cfw on it.
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#4. Post Posted: 01-12-2019, 03:19 PM
I was talking 360 so sorry about that earlier reply but it's still good advice I guess !?!

There's loads of videos on Youtube on what to do as it's definately worth fixing up but again it may be worth getting another OG XBOX and using all your original bits and pieces, a pre-modded one with a larger drive will cost more I expect especially on ebay and other places, you might get one from someone close to you on here.

I've bought XBOX's in terrible condition and just fixed them and chipped them as the chip is £3 from ebay, I've never had any luck at all with soft-modding so stick to what I know.
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#5. Post Posted: 04-02-2019, 08:22 AM
If you're talking about the original Xbox try changing the thermal paste, it might have dried up.

On the 360 if you get 2 red lights its definitely paste related, the fans will rev up really loud then the Xbox shuts off to prevent overheating. Where as with the full red ring it will remain on until you turn it off.

Even if it was fucked dont throw it out, everything can be fixed or you can use it for parts, even the fuses, caps, etc
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#6. Post Posted: 04-02-2019, 03:36 PM
Another issue with the original Xbox is the models that had clock capacitors that like to burst. Opening the system up and checking for any obvious damage is the first step.
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#7. Post Posted: 04-02-2019, 04:00 PM
I'm with SC, i think this ones a 360 request as it RROD and i think Fusion Frenzy was a 360 thing.

In which case i would say a re-ball is what is actually needed and that's just not cost effective and some say even that's not a permanent fix on this crappy consoles. I have heard of people managing temporary fixes on 360s (see youtube for all kinds of whacky goings on) but they dont last. I could of course be wrong as i haven't looked into it much but thats my two cents checked in.
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