November 2nd, 2011 in Daily

xbox killed itself from under use. 2 red lights, phantom overheating, but not actually overheating.

removed the flawed "x-clamps", cleaned the core surfaces, applied some arctic silver, then put it back together

… no dice

But after a little help from my friends, I tried to help reset the solder points (which is a known issue) by heating up the entire area with a hair dryer.

it worked... for about 20 minutes. I think it's still salvagable, but it's gonna take some more heat to get things settled in there... And yeah, I've still got the inside joke Fast & Furious theme on there. I see no reason to change it.

Tags: , , , , , ,