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sounds like the dreaded red ring of death.  There are many hack fixes for RROD where you use a heat gun, hair dryer, oven, etc.... but if it comes back, its a question of when the RROD will return  (I had around 6ish? xbox 360 consoles I had aquired.... 2 or 3 had RROD.... I did not bother to 'hack fix' them.... as they'd just fail again anyway.... they became partts donors).

 

google red ring of death and compare the documented ring configurations with the 3 lights you are seeing to be sure, but it sounds like RROD.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, cwilbar said:

sounds like the dreaded red ring of death.  There are many hack fixes for RROD where you use a heat gun, hair dryer, oven, etc.... but if it comes back, its a question of when the RROD will return  (I had around 6ish? xbox 360 consoles I had aquired.... 2 or 3 had RROD.... I did not bother to 'hack fix' them.... as they'd just fail again anyway.... they became partts donors).

 

google red ring of death and compare the documented ring configurations with the 3 lights you are seeing to be sure, but it sounds like RROD.

 

 

It’s general hardware failure, I believe the gpu or cpu has become desoldered from the board, I think I need to reflow it, and add new thermal paste

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Update: the xbox let its magic smoke out, and started to smoke out of the vents. It made a loud hissing sound. Most likely a capacitor died. At least i have another xbox.

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16 minutes ago, Leeroy ST said:

RROD is 4 red lights

RROD can be 1 - 4 lights. 4 lights means that your A/V cable isn’t plugged in, or failed. 3 lights means general hardware failure (one or more components failed). 2 lights is overheating. 1 light is hardware failure

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31 minutes ago, Intellivision_II said:

RROD can be 1 - 4 lights. 4 lights means that your A/V cable isn’t plugged in, or failed. 3 lights means general hardware failure (one or more components failed). 2 lights is overheating. 1 light is hardware failure

No RROD was originally given that name for the four ring error. Hence "ring" in the name. 

 

I feel like people forgot that overtime. It was later changed to include 3 in 2006. 

 

 

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Just now, Leeroy ST said:

No RROD was originally given that name for the four ring error. Hence "ring" in the name. 

 

I feel like people forgot that overtime. It was later changed to include 3 in 2006. 

 

 

The 4 ring is an A/V cable error. Also, each ring has a different meaning, 1 - 3 rings are the most common.

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Just now, Intellivision_II said:

The 4 ring is an A/V cable error. Also, each ring has a different meaning, 1 - 3 rings are the most common.

I'm talking about historically. The term Red ring was for 4 rings first. Then 3.

 

This "all red lights are RROD" seems to be a recent thing.

 

But anyway you have an extra Xbox so you at least have a backup.

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360s are cheap to pick up right now.  I just picked up a working white one and two controllers and four games for $50 and a newer black one (these don't usually have any RROD issues as the hardware has been revised by then) with two controllers and 30 games for $135.  So they are somewhat easily replaced right now.

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On 9/15/2021 at 4:38 PM, joeatari1 said:

360s are cheap to pick up right now.  I just picked up a working white one and two controllers and four games for $50 and a newer black one (these don't usually have any RROD issues as the hardware has been revised by then) with two controllers and 30 games for $135.  So they are somewhat easily replaced right now.

Elites are generally good. Pro models depend on when they were produced.

 

The models with the huge RROD issues are the core and arcade skus. There are some places I saw them for $50 with a bunch of games. Even around 2009 retailers wanted to rid the stock of those. They are the ones most stay away from.

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