Jump to content


Photo

High Speed Fans Then 2 Red Lights


  • Please log in to reply
24 replies to this topic

#1 Drjones

Drjones

    X-S Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 100 posts
  • Xbox Version:unk
  • 360 version:unknown

Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:43 PM

I have the strangest problem that I can find on any forum.
My 360 when you turn it on does the blink 4 xbox lights, then the fan kicks up to turbo speed, and the xbox shuts off with 2 red lights on the left. This all happen within 10 seconds.

Things I'm done to try to fix it:
thermal paste
X-clamp

I even left it alone overnight, came back, start it up, and same crap high speed fan off in 10 seconds.
what the hell it can't over heat that quick!
blink.gif


#2 SimianEtza

SimianEtza

    X-S X-perience

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 329 posts
  • Location:Holland
  • Xbox Version:v1.3
  • 360 version:v2 (zephyr)

Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:33 PM

It can overheat that fast if the heat sink(s) aren't making good contact with the chip(s).

#3 Drjones

Drjones

    X-S Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 100 posts
  • Xbox Version:unk
  • 360 version:unknown

Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:28 PM

dang, maybe I'll just go back and screw them in he-man style again...
anyone reading this, if I don't reply... it went on ebay mad.gif

#4 Vendeta

Vendeta

    X-S Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 85 posts
  • Location:Durban, South Africa
  • Xbox Version:none
  • 360 version:none

Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:00 PM

If you screw them in he-man syle, you might cause more damage then what there already is. But screw the heatsinks down a snug, not tight. Then take them off again and check if there is a thermel paste imprint on the bottom of the heatsink. If there is, then there is contact. wink.gif

Vendeta.


#5 Drjones

Drjones

    X-S Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 100 posts
  • Xbox Version:unk
  • 360 version:unknown

Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:12 PM

you think if there is too little paste on the heat sink, I did not put enough on??
then again... what do I got to lose. biggrin.gif
I did put a thin strip of paste on there... maybe too thin?

#6 josiah1992

josiah1992

    X-S Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 187 posts
  • Location:united kingdom
  • Xbox Version:unk
  • 360 version:v1 (xenon)

Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:50 PM

just make sure that the heatsinks are making contact with chip. to do this you basically do what vendeta said to do. also you dont need a lot of thermal paste, put on a blob that is about the same size as a grain of rice.

#7 Wilhelm_I

Wilhelm_I

    X-S Hacker

  • XS-BANNED
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,818 posts
  • Location:Germany
  • Interests:Fixing n modding 360s<br />Playing online with my clan<br />Having fun with my mates<br />Coding stuff...
  • Xbox Version:v1.4
  • 360 version:v2 (zephyr)

Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:55 PM

QUOTE(josiah1992 @ Sep 6 2008, 12:26 AM) View Post

just make sure that the heatsinks are making contact with chip. to do this you basically do what vendeta said to do. also you dont need a lot of thermal paste, put on a blob that is about the same size as a grain of rice.

Ye thats just perfect but in your case the thing isnt making any contact at all.
How many washers are you using and how thick is each one of them?

#8 Drjones

Drjones

    X-S Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 100 posts
  • Xbox Version:unk
  • 360 version:unknown

Posted 05 September 2008 - 11:12 PM

metal washers(1mm thick)
nylon/plastic washers(1mm thick)
spring washers

I have screw, spring washer, motherboard, nylon, washer, and heatsink. (starting from underneath of course)

I guess 3 each screw

Edited by Drjones, 05 September 2008 - 11:14 PM.


#9 Wilhelm_I

Wilhelm_I

    X-S Hacker

  • XS-BANNED
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,818 posts
  • Location:Germany
  • Interests:Fixing n modding 360s<br />Playing online with my clan<br />Having fun with my mates<br />Coding stuff...
  • Xbox Version:v1.4
  • 360 version:v2 (zephyr)

Posted 05 September 2008 - 11:41 PM

QUOTE(Drjones @ Sep 6 2008, 12:48 AM) View Post

metal washers(1mm thick)
nylon/plastic washers(1mm thick)
spring washers

I have screw, spring washer, motherboard, nylon, washer, and heatsink. (starting from underneath of course)

I guess 3 each screw

Hmm
Wont be the washers then most likely unless your GPU is flexing badly...(previous X-Clamp replacement?)

What about the secondary error code of the overheating by the way?
Did you check if there is an imprint of thermal compound yet?

#10 jimbobjim

jimbobjim

    X-S Freak

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,275 posts
  • Location:Yorkshire, England
  • Interests:Sniffing farts under the covers.
  • Xbox Version:v1.4
  • 360 version:none

Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:54 PM

What have you done with your CPU? maybe that isn't getting good contact.

If both chips are getting good contact and it's still doing the same thing then you probably have a different problem. Maybe the thermostat is fried or shorting, or telling the console it is too hot when it isn't.



#11 bonzof.pl

bonzof.pl

    X-S Senior Member

  • XS-BANNED
  • PipPip
  • 160 posts
  • Location:Poland
  • Interests:Poland
  • Xbox Version:unk
  • 360 version:none

Posted 06 September 2008 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE(bonzof.pl @ Jul 4 2008, 10:40 PM) View Post

Monitoring temperatur CPU.


http://forums.xbox-s...mp;qpid=4302145
like problem

IPB Image

Edited by bonzof.pl, 06 September 2008 - 06:43 PM.


#12 Wilhelm_I

Wilhelm_I

    X-S Hacker

  • XS-BANNED
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,818 posts
  • Location:Germany
  • Interests:Fixing n modding 360s<br />Playing online with my clan<br />Having fun with my mates<br />Coding stuff...
  • Xbox Version:v1.4
  • 360 version:v2 (zephyr)

Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:49 PM

QUOTE(jimbobjim @ Sep 6 2008, 04:30 PM) View Post

What have you done with your CPU? maybe that isn't getting good contact.

If both chips are getting good contact and it's still doing the same thing then you probably have a different problem. Maybe the thermostat is fried or shorting, or telling the console it is too hot when it isn't.

Ye then you will have to cut the CPUs temp sensor, this fixed the overheating problem for some other guy but rule out everything else first...


And what the fuck is that bonzo, this scared the shit out of me lol

#13 Drjones

Drjones

    X-S Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 100 posts
  • Xbox Version:unk
  • 360 version:unknown

Posted 07 September 2008 - 06:49 AM

I actually added more thermal paste to the gpu and cpu. I played for a good 4 hours last night..
Then tonight I had to kick the fans up to 12v or the xbox would lock up and I would get 0102...

any ideas? cut out the back frame of the xbox.... stupid holes...

#14 Wilhelm_I

Wilhelm_I

    X-S Hacker

  • XS-BANNED
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,818 posts
  • Location:Germany
  • Interests:Fixing n modding 360s<br />Playing online with my clan<br />Having fun with my mates<br />Coding stuff...
  • Xbox Version:v1.4
  • 360 version:v2 (zephyr)

Posted 07 September 2008 - 05:46 PM

QUOTE(Drjones @ Sep 7 2008, 08:25 AM) View Post

I actually added more thermal paste to the gpu and cpu. I played for a good 4 hours last night..
Then tonight I had to kick the fans up to 12v or the xbox would lock up and I would get 0102...

any ideas? cut out the back frame of the xbox.... stupid holes...

Hmm try tightening/loosening the screws a bit, there is a cold solder joint somewhere

And 12Volting the fans is never a bad idea so do that as well

#15 Drjones

Drjones

    X-S Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 100 posts
  • Xbox Version:unk
  • 360 version:unknown

Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:46 PM

just as an update, I cut out the metal mesh and plastic mesh in the back. There must be alot more hot air coming out now, because I only run the fans at 5v. Ran for 4 hours last night, no problems.

Thanks everyone for your input.

Edited by Drjones, 08 September 2008 - 09:47 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users