QUOTE(kissmyshu @ Aug 12 2008, 06:50 AM)
I'm going to pull my hair out. This xbox is driving me crazy.
First, I got a red light in the bottom right quadrant. Screen showed an E74 code. Okay, onto google to research what the hell that means. After extensive research, I decided to take apart my xbox and check the ana chip, GPU, and CPU for unsoldering. I did nothing more then take the heat sinks off and clean out the fins, and clean some of the extra compound off the GPU. When I put the heat sinks back on and put the x clamps back on, I proceeded to try powering the xbox again. When I hooked the power cable up to the motherboard and pressed the power button, I got three red lights (the notorious rrod). I noticed that when I turned the xbox "on" nothing actually came on. The only thing that actually came on was the RROD.
I did notice, as well, that when I pressed the power button the LED on the power brick flashed from orange to red for 1/2 a second then back to orange.
I tested for error codes and got the dreaded 0001. I know this is supposed to mean a short on the board...but I didn't even do anything that would cause a short on the board, did I?
I'm so sick of this thing, and I'm ready to throw it out of the nearest 3rd story window. But...being the ever cheap bastard I am...I'm not going to drop another dollar on a new 360. Hopefully you guys can help me out.
Thanks in advance!
exact (repeat after me : EXACT) same problem here!!!
E74 and then crappy 0001!
PSU light goes to red and then orange again.
The only difference is that I saw sparks near the two yellow cap above the GPU. Did you too?
Man this box is like killing me!
Hope at least it could return to its E74 state.
This kinda' sucks!