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Whats Wrong With The Penny Fix?


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#1 X4life3

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:36 AM

Hey, i hear a lot of people say that the penny fix will mess up a 360, however they never say how it messes it up. Just curious to why it isn't recommended logically it makes sense i think.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:58 AM

it bends the motherboard

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 06:59 AM

it doesnt actually "fix" anything.

All it does is temporarily apply enough pressure to the ram chips to get the console to *maybe* boot.

The root cause of the failure is still there and will, most likely, be back even worse after the penny fix as you have now added a warping of the motherboard to the equation.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:12 AM

Ah, I thought it was used as a heat sink for the Ram. Thanks for the knowledge.

Edited by X4life3, 08 May 2011 - 07:13 AM.





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