Repairing the ring of death on your Xbox 360 can be frustrating and a hassle. Especially when you have no clue as to what to do or how to do it. So, what I’m going to do is share with you some Xbox 360 ring of death repair tips.
That way, you can fix the red lights yourself and won’t ever have to worry about it becoming a problem again.
The Xbox 360 ring of death repair tips are:
1. The first way to fix the ring of death is to deal with the overheating of your Xbox. This is why it is having problems. Your Xbox 360 lacks an effective cooling system which makes it easy for your game system to overheat.
2. The next way to fix the ring of death is to send your Xbox to Microsoft. If your Xbox is still under warranty, it will be free. However, it will take them a long time to fix it. So be prepared to wait a while. If it’s not under warranty, you will have to pay over $100 to get it fixed.
3. The third Xbox 360 ring of death repair tip is to fix it yourself. It’s easy to do. And I recommend you do it this way. Once you fix it yourself, you won’t have to worry about the red lights ever coming back on again. It will take about an hour to fix and you will need some household tools.
To fix the problem: Take the case off and remove the DVD drive. Take off the heat sink and x clamp. Next you should clean the GPU and CPU. After doing this, you will need to put some thermal compound on the GPU. The thermal compound costs about $1. You can find it at any electronic or computer store.
After applying the compound, put the two washers below and above the heat sink screws on the motherboard. When you are done doing this, put everything back together. And you’re done. It’s simple. And I highly recommend you fix it yourself.