QUOTE(relaxxx @ Sep 4 2012, 01:28 AM)
X-CLAMPS HAVE NEVER EVER been the CAUSE of ANY Xbox failure!!!!
Also the black screws on the bottom DEFEAT the X-clamp spring balance and should be tossed in the garbage.
Non of these failures have anything really to do with the X-clamps themselves. X-clamps causing failure has always been a sadly misinformed internet myth.
The only reason BOLTS temporarily fix RROD is because they do warp the board and crush the broken BGA contacts back together by brute force.
It's sad that 6 years of internet misinformation is still going strong today.
I got so sick of all those "rrod fixes" topics years ago, I automatically block them out of my view, but it never seems to stick in peoples brain though...
Many paths could have been taken to prevent this disaster, for instance, if you just use a CPU cooler, the GPU never gets hot, not even after 12+ hours running, so then it wouldn't have caused any major warping...