The Red Ring Of Death: How To Fix An Xbox

The Xbox 360 has always been one of the most popular video game systems. Everything costs so much these days and so if there is a task that you can take on yourself rather than paying someone to do it, why not? The Xbox 360 video game system is one of the most popular out there today, but at some point you are probably going to need to learn how to fix an Xbox so you can do it yourself. You can learn to fix an Xbox in no time at all and save yourself money.

Most computer repair stores will charge at least $150 and take a month to fix, so you will not be able to play your games that whole time. However if you fix your game on your own you can get right back to playing. If you see this red ring you do not worry because it does not mean that your Xbox 360 is permanently damaged. What it does mean is that you are going to need to open the console up and give pieces a good cleaning.

Of course if you just bought the game recently it will be under warranty and you can get it fixed for free, otherwise get yourself a fine tip screwdriver and disassemble your Xbox. Be very careful as you lift the motherboard up and out, because this is the main part of your Xbox system. You drop the motherboard and break anything and you are going to see a lot more than just a red ring when you turn it back on. Snoop the X-clamp then unscrew the heat sink so you have access to the CPU and GPU.

Be patient when you are unscrewing parts off the motherboard because you do not want to bend or dent anything. Clean both parts and then you need to use some Arctic Silver thermal compound. This should be applied gently over the GPU, and be careful that you do not drip it on any other parts of the motherboard. This is really the only supply that you will need for this repair, and it only costs a couple of bucks.

This stuff is only going to cost you a couple of bucks so there is no worry. Now you just let this sit for about twenty minutes and place two nylon washers on each screw. Add two more nylon washers and then you can piece the system back together. Now you are finished and you can start playing your favorite games again, all for just a bit of your time and a couple of dollars.