Cleaning heat sinks

Tuesday 19th of June 2012
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Error codes that can be fixed with this method:
PrimarySecondary Error code 
1 red light 1RLOD
2 red lights 2RLOD
3 red lights 3RLOD
4 red lights 4RLOD

This isn't much. I just wanted to share what I found when trying to clean the heat sinks in preparation for whatever repair I was doing.. I was having trouble getting the thermal paste off entirely with alcohol and acetone so I tried my luck with this stuff called Sea Foam for cleaning carburetors and gas engine things. Some of the xbox's have this great thermal paste that is really difficult to remove. This stuff for like $8 in America would clean many heat sinks and I believe should be safe since it's designed for delicate metal. NOT FOR CHIP DYES. Anyway I just thought I would share

Notice: The Tutorials have been done many times and were often successfull, however we cannot guarantee the success and so dont take any responsibility for any damages that might be caused by it, you do it on your own risk!!!



Xbox Repair Guide

Please select the number of (red) lights that your ring of light shows:

0 red lights
1 red light
2 red lights
3 red lights

4 red lights


Error codes

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