QUOTE(Rufus Patrol @ Apr 16 2006, 12:36 AM)
I'm getting the 0102 error as well.
There are 2 possible causes that I think would be a factor for this error for me. I opened my 360 and changed my ring of light LEDs to blue, and red for the error. This was about a month ago. I couldn't restrain myself from pulling the heat-sinks off the processors, though.
Ever since that, the fans seemed to be at full blast and I'd get those annoying artifacts on Halo 2. So I figured it was overheating because I'd muffed up the heat stuff that goes between the processors and the heat-sink. (my console has tons of breathing room, is open on the front and sides, with tons of space behind it to vent.)
I opened it up again and re-did the heat-sinks, and it returned to quiet as a mouse, and worked perfectly. Then came the Halo 2 live updates (about a week or so ago, April-5-2006 ish) There were 2 updates within a couple days.
After the 2nd update, Every time I'd enter a MM game, the whole screen would pixel and freeze, and my speakers would make a horrible buzzing sound. This repeated about 5 times, so I deleted all H2 content from my HDD, and downloaded the updates again.
During the updates it froze (without the pixelizing or noise) and when I reset it It would freeze & pixel during the bios introduction. Some times it would load the Dash and I once got E79 (I think?) with no hdd connected. If its connected I get nothing.
Now I can't get any video, and I getting code 0102. M$ won't help because I opened my box.
I think the 0102 code is a fried video processor, or possibly problem with the bios. An interuption of the H2 update is a possible cause, but I don't see how that could be a factor when my HDD is disconnected.
I really dont think that your modding of the xbox has anything to do with it...MS are just bein queer. A lot of people are having the same problem like ......me...i get the 3 sector red lights aside from the 4th quad. Iv had the 360 since uk launch day (2nd dec), and it frooze like a few days ago...Then started working ok again after i tried a few things...ie...fan/moving it/smacking it/changing av cables and every thinkable other thing...
Then it died completely and new i only get 3 lights all the time as opposed to being able to play for a bit and then .........FREEZE!!!! thats the most annoying one though!!
I think the answer is simple in that MS had only done batch testing....which is normal still blows!!
I feel anyone who is having constant freezing issues should be prepared to be a bit bummed...coz it WILL eventually freeze up completely...giving u no option but to send them back.
Called MS, they are gona send me a 'sticker'...in the uk we have to provide our own boxes!!!!!!bull!! 10-14 days the idiots said!!!
Oh another thing!!!- customer support try to act as though they dont have that many calls concerning this...'we sell millions and only a insignificant minority have come back'...