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Question Xbox Problems!

Alright, Ive fixed this xbox a couple of times from the rrod. Well The previous times itll work for a moment, say i wanna watch a movie. Well Itll play fine, but as soon as i try to play a game it freezes. I went over tho my friends house last night to fix it, we plugged it up to his tv and played guitar hero for several hours and nothing went wrong. Worked perfectly. Well i bring it home and it does this shit. It seem to work fine at his house all the time but not mine? lol. Whats the deal here???

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Is yours in an enclosure? If so, it will overheat and freeze up.

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When you say "fixed", what did you do to fix it?

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Took the x-clamps off and cleaned the shitty paste off and applied the stuff from radioshack, along with the bolts and nuts thats needed for it. My friends works great. But idk Why mine is having such problems. It works fine with movies and it just being on the dashboard. But games make it freeze. But like I said it worked for several hours at my friends house with no problems.

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Is yours in an enclosure? If so, it will overheat and freeze up.
What ya mean enclosure? Its an xbox elite. Just normal havent modded or anything except the rrod fix.

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What ya mean enclosure? Its an xbox elite. Just normal havent modded or anything except the rrod fix.
He's asking if it sitting in the open or inside an entertainment center?
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Sits out in the open. Sometimes i sit it right by my window unit and have it on 65 degrees and the bitch still freezes.

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The "clamp" fix isn't always a guranteed fix, and sometimes actual solders can break from the heat.
Bring it to a professional to repair. One that has soldering knowledge, not just screw and clamp knowledge.
I had my PS3's board repaired at a place in Lewisville. Can't think of the name right now. i'll post back when i do.

Edit: Notice i said repaired, and not duct taped and super glued.

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Haha. This isnt duct taped or super glued.

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Haha. This isnt duct taped or super glued.
It's an exagerration of what the clamp-fix really is. It's not a fix, it's a band-aid on a gaping wound.
Sometimes it works because the unit hasn't gotten to the point of physicaly failure, it's just overheating and the thermal compound is gone.

Sometimes it doesn't work because you have physically broken solder points, and all the good clamping is doing it just making those points rub each other on their broken ends.

Again, go get it professionally fixed, or deal with the problem.

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Haha. Well i cant even really play the damn thing. I can only watch movies on it now. Its just weird how itll allow me to watch movies and not play games.

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Haha. Well i cant even really play the damn thing. I can only watch movies on it now. Its just weird how itll allow me to watch movies and not play games.
http://www.wiredextreme.com/

They fixed my ps3 pretty quick and good.
They even warrantied the repair work to the board even when it broke a second time and it was determined my powersupply was the problem. Swapped in my powersupply (which is incredibly easy to do) for free, and repaired the board a second time for free.

If your xbox is out of warranty, they'll do a good job with fixing it for you. I think it's somewhere between $50-$80, should be on their page.

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I got a solution, buy another one to play games on.
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Well i want the new one. I dont have the $400 to fork over right now.

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Hey Coupe, I did the xclamp mod on my first gen Xbox and it lasted for about 3 months... I even reapplied the goop a second time with no improvement... I ended up getting an elite. SOrry bro.

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Yupp, I got the elite and it rrod with the warranty still applied and i shipped it off and got another xbox. Well it happened again so i took it to my friend that does this all the time and he fixed it. It ran for about a month an half and then did it again. Well ever since then its been doin it non stop. Think something fucked up with the vga or w/e it called cause itll play movies all day long but it doesnt like games anymore.

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