I took everything apart...did the X-Clamp fix and tried it. Nothing. My brick actually ended up going to permanent red. I went to my brothers, re-did everything at his house (he did the fix a few days ago as well - his worked), and tried it on his brick. His brick...never bricked. So anyway...we ended up getting 2 RRoD (overheating).
I took it home cause it was late, and over the course of that 30min drive it cooled down considerably.
I tried it again at home after reading that I should bake the machine for 15 minutes by putting pretty much everything back together and setting the fan ontop of the DVD-ROM (one fan cooling the CPU, the other cooling nothing). This was supposed to keep the XBox running so the GPU would bake, while keeping the CPU running so the XBox woudn't shut off. Great, I baked it for 13 minutes...let it cool for 15 minutes..and tried. Sure enough, my XBox fired up right away....but that only lasted for 20 seconds.
This is where I'm stuck. I have cooled it over night, and when I fire it up the same way as the paragaph above (article suggested baking the GPU more than once for some systems), I immediately get 2 RRoD. Why won't it let me run the system like before? I've tried loosening and tightening the screws on the back of the heat sinks as per the X-Clamp article, but no luck.
Some help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Here are some pictures. I had a thin layer of AS5, small credit card pieces, two washers, etc. Everything was done pretty much to a T. What am I missing? I know what I'm missing...my stinkin XBox!
*** NOTE: The heat sinks DO NOT get any cleaner than this. I tried everything. I work in IT with PC's every day, this is the best it gets. ***
Edited by IlyaK, 14 August 2008 - 05:23 PM.