Ok, so I was applying a new coat of thermal paste (Arctic Silver 5), didn't get any on the board just on the CPU and GPU, a very thin layer so it wouldn't flow over onto the board, then i put a small piece of plastic just under the xClamp plastic to make the xClamps tighter, put everything back together, and it won't turn on at all. I was trying to fix my buddies red ring, and I got it working a bit when i took some of the old thermal paste that was on the board and put it onto the chips, but it RRoD shortly after. So I went to pick up some thermal compound today and I cleaned the chips, and the heatsinks, applied the Arctic Silver 5 as stated, and bam... It won't even turn on. Is there something I could of done wrong? It's not the power supplies because I tried 2 and they both work on the other xbox's I have. Please if anybody can help i'd greatly appreciate it.
crap wrong section of the forums.. I'm sorry guys.