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#1 Kloud

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 07:36 AM

Here is a system a friend of mine brought to me. If I'm not mistaken, he bought it off a friend who was selling it about 6 months ago. I don't know how long this fix had lasted.

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How does this fix compare to one such as this? I've performed this fix countless times on friends and familys systems. I use the Llamma.com method that involves 12mm cheese head screws and drilling of the chassis.

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#2 ashfungo

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:53 AM

there is no difference i think maybe just the mobo wont warp as much when you drill and it just uses smaller screws i think like 10mm instead of 12mm or whatever you used. dont take my word for it though just logical guess...

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:12 PM

QUOTE(Kloud @ Aug 24 2009, 07:36 AM) View Post

Here is a system a friend of mine brought to me. If I'm not mistaken, he bought it off a friend who was selling it about 6 months ago. I don't know how long this fix had lasted.

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How does this fix compare to one such as this? I've performed this fix countless times on friends and familys systems. I use the Llamma.com method that involves 12mm cheese head screws and drilling of the chassis.

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both of those fixes are valid and would last just as long as the other...just different methods.

i have been repairing with the first method, and xbox's have been lasting quite a while. i have come across a few people xbox's that they brought to me that already had this fix, but still got the RROD again...turns out they used a cheap thermal compound that dried out. just the arctic silver with that fix just like any other, and you're good to go.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:29 AM

QUOTE(Zeeshan @ Aug 24 2009, 02:12 PM) View Post

both of those fixes are valid and would last just as long as the other...just different methods.

i have been repairing with the first method, and xbox's have been lasting quite a while. i have come across a few people xbox's that they brought to me that already had this fix, but still got the RROD again...turns out they used a cheap thermal compound that dried out. just the arctic silver with that fix just like any other, and you're good to go.


Personally, I prefer the second fix because of the ease of access to the screws for adjustment purposes. I've had systems last from weeks, to months via "fine tuning" of the X-clamp replacement.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:06 AM

QUOTE(Kloud @ Aug 25 2009, 08:29 AM) View Post

Personally, I prefer the second fix because of the ease of access to the screws for adjustment purposes. I've had systems last from weeks, to months via "fine tuning" of the X-clamp replacement.


Yes, it is personal preference. With a fix, you never know how long it will last. could be 30 days, could be 300 days. depends on conditions of use.

I personally do the first one, havent had any problems really yet.




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