Rrod 0102. Which Is Better Reball Vs X-clamp?
Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:38 PM
rrod kit is like 30$ and reball is going to cost like 50-60$
Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:48 PM
Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:59 PM
Posted 18 August 2011 - 12:33 AM
When I was shopping for a Jtag last year, I got a great deal on a Jasper bundle. It was the best investment ever, and has not failed me once after a year of rigorous use.
If you're dead set on buying that Xenon, go for it. Just know that you may rescuing it from RROD on a regular basis I'd start out with a proper reflow. They're not too expensive, and if done right, will last a while. Hopefully, that one you're looking at is a "virgin" box, meaning nobody has messed around with it yet. The more fix attempts that are done previously, the lower the chances that you'll be able to bring it back to life.
Edited by digipimp75, 18 August 2011 - 12:42 AM.
Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:57 AM
Posted 18 August 2011 - 03:31 AM
After the reball, put a cpu cooler on the gpu and your Xenon now runs (almost) as cool as a Jasper
If the dash is too new, then it's much better to put the money towards a jtag...
I have a Xenon samsung unit that I use as a Live console, got it for free so I just re-flowed it and put a cpu cooler on the gpu and an extra 120mm fan, and it's been running flawlessly over 2 years now...
Posted 18 August 2011 - 04:11 AM
Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:36 PM
But if it's already jtag'd, then it worth a reball, imho...
Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:35 PM
i wouldn't trust a $50 reball, one that i did trust would cost more than it's worth, and xclamp is pure junk. invest your money where it will count, get a jasper ~$100 or a slim $200. i prefer jaspers, easier to mod, solid built and now dirt cheap.
interesting advice, i personally charge $50 for reflow and $70 for reball some people charge more or less
x clamp is junk, get it out of your brain
however when people praise jaspers as if jesus blessed them is very wrong
they are the latest released model aside from valhalla so give them 3 yrs and they will fail
slims are already failing
want to know why its the lead free solder
when a skilled professional puts a new GPU and uses lead solder that is better than anything microsoft will put out
this is an article i published which explains
skim through it, cause its long lol
Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:40 PM
Get a reflow or a reball. I got my Xenon reballed with a new GPU for £35 with leaded solder (I think that's somewhere around the $60-70 mark). It's been running fine for a couple of months now at the very least, which is good considering summer has been VERY warm over here!
Posted 22 August 2011 - 12:15 AM
Posted 22 August 2011 - 12:50 AM
I know there is no love for the x-clamp fix, but the nylon washer and bolts cost about $2 total. I have had alot of success fixing xbox's I pick up for free. I bought a flux pen, heat gun and a laser temperature reader and have never had 1 red ring on me again.
I think the most important thing I do is install a 70mm fan in the side of the case, I'd guess it cuts heat in the case by about 50% and blows fresh air directly on the GPU and CPU heat sinks.
I've fixed maybe 10 or 12 xbox's and with the supplies I've purchased I would estimate it has cost about $7 per xbox and it's been about a year and a half since I did my first one and it's still going strong.
I just don't see the purpose of paying $70 for re-balling when you can buy a replacement xbox for about the same price.
Posted 22 August 2011 - 01:37 AM
Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:03 AM
Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:04 AM
its not a fix, it is a trick to separate fools from their money. if you are doing this professionally, do yourself and your clients a favor and get real equipment. it was one thing to sell that fix years ago when no one really knew better, but now the data is out and anyone selling this fix is honestly ripping people off.
Indeed, the parts you need for a proper x-clamp fix wouldn't cost mroe than $5-$10. The technique on implementation is very important thu. If you are not sure what you do, just leave the MS clamps on and do a PROPER Professional reflow or reballing. Replacing the old crappy thermal paste with high perfomance one like Arctic Silver 5, is a MUST at any solution you might choose.
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