The old out of warranty XBox 360 of mine is just collecting dust, so was thinking I might as well get it fixed. Microsoft want $168 to repair it, which is stupid as I bought a 2nd hand one from cash converters, with the HDMI output (& a free carry case to boot) for $145, & its still going strong after 2 years.
Anyway my old one is getting the an error where the display mode is not supported by monitors / TV as it appears there is a fault with its display output (note I have tried 2 component cable plugs & 1 RGB monitor plug, same issue)
I recall someone on these forums repairs Xbox 360's.
Anyone in the Brisbane area got one fixed here locally? Any quotes available? As no one answers their phone on this site
All 4 lights red means the AV cable is not connected correctly. Have you checked this?
I just did the xclamp fix on my brother's out of warranty 360 a couple of weeks ago. Working great so far. That was a standard 3-light RROD though, I thought 4 lights was just an AV cable error? have you tried using a different AV cable to run it?
Oh really, I just swapped the power to see what RROD it was, stupid site just said "ALL ERROR code",
Ill retry with the A.V. cable also. Brb as I have to do tv cabinet surgery to swap xboxes, & I hate physically moving my xbox... :P
Got a hair dryer ?
ahhh now I remember what the issue was, the "graphics card" died in the xbox. I remember the colours went to like 16bit when I was playing a game. Turned it off for a while as I thought thought it was overheating, turned it back on & TV would say "mode not supported"
Ill update the thread now.
Got a hair dryer ?
This was stupid and a waste of everyones time. The guy is trying to address the issue of the thermal paste no longer being effective by reheating it. F*****g take the heat sinks off and do the job right FFS.
Nah, it's not usually just the thermal paste, it's cold solders. A lot of people use hairdryers, heatguns or even wrapping the whole box in a towel and leaving it on for hours as a method to remelt them. The proper method though, is to just reseat the fan temporarily so it's cooling the CPU and not the GPU.
I used to use the towel only trick, different error to GuVna's though. I've pulled it apart, applied new paste, it already has some fancy X-clamp and stuff. But I haven't seen these hairdryer methods before. I might give that a shot. The Xbox has been dead for about a year now so maybe that might bring it to life.
Sure can't hurt it worse.
Nup, didn't do s***.
have you tried it on another TV?
A guy at work has had a few xbox errors fixed by this computer guru. I can't find his website but have his mobile in my phone which is all I have with me (in P***et ATM). Dunno if I'm allowed to post a mobile number so PM me or whatever. He has a shop northside a little south of chermside IIRC.
It does sound like a hardware issue like a cold solder. You could try the hairdryer method to fix it or a hot air rework station, or you could just pull it all apart and look at the display section of the board with a magnifyng glass to fix problem. If that is what you are into or you could throw it my way ;)
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