QUOTE(LIVE Prophet @ May 12 2007, 11:46 AM)
Ok, before I start Id like to note that I have repaired 2 Xbox 360's before this that had 3RLOD. But now, this one has me stumped.
At first, the console gave 3 RLOD, so I decided before getting into it to do the "Towel Trick" and what do you know, it worked! But the console would only stay on for about 5 minutes before overheating. So in I go, do the X clamp replacement, and now it is giving the 3 RLOD again, even though just before I did this it was working good (just overheating). Weird thing is though, it is NOT overheating now! The heatsinks are staying cool and the fans are blowing normally.
So it seems I have fixed the overheating problem, but now am getting the 3RLOD for some other reason?
Also, I would like to note that I replaced the thermal paste with Arctic Silver paste. Is it possible that the Arctic Silver is shorting out some of the chips on the GPU or CPU? I am wondering because some of the paste has gotten on to the legs of some of the chips, would this cause a short? I dont see how, because the old thermal paste was melted everywhere under there....
Out of curiosity, did you do a careful job of spreading the paste out, avoiding components that do not need it?
That could be your problem. Also, maybe try reseating your heatsinks and adjust the number of washers for them. Somehow, it works.This post has been edited by SonicPower: May 12 2007, 05:38 PM