How to understand if the GPU and the CPU is burnt

Saturday 7th of May 2011
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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 4RLODYES

Hi everyone, it's so easy to understand if a CPU is burnt or not.
Take a multimeter, set it to ohm.
Measure the two red point...the measure should be around 3.8ohm.
If the measure is 0.5 ohm or around the 0, the CPU is burnt :)
If the CPU is still attached to the mainboard, you can measure the resistance between one of the capacitor on the right of the CPU (there are 35 capacitor on the right of the cpu of a XENON...choose one and measure it)

Here is the photo:
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For the GPU it's the same...
the resistance between the two points should be around 2 ohm...if it's 0.5ohm or around 0, it's burnt.
If your GPU is still attached to the mainboard, you can measure resistance between that capacitor.

a pic

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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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