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I got a 2006 core edition Xbox 360 for free from my brother-in-law because it didn't work.
It had been stored in his basement for the last 6 years when he offered it to me.
I like tinkering with computers and similar electronical devices, so I thought that it would be interesting to attempt to fix it myself.
I followed every step in the guide carefully, replacing the two x-clamps and removing old thermal paste and adding new thermal paste instead. After that, I reassembled the console and fired it up. The 3/4 RRoD was still there. So I asked for some advice on the internet. There it was suggested that I needed to overheat my console first. But a few days later, my Xbox came back to life for some unknown reason, so I didn't need to do that, I thought. It has worked for nearly 3 weeks now, but when I turned it on and started a game yesterday, it froze. I turned it off and then on again and the 3/4 RRoD was back.
So I took the advice, and disassembled it, removing the dvd tray and the plastic lid covering the fan.
I removed the fan, but I didn't unplug it. I placed it on the outside of the console so that it wouldn't blow cold air into the console or suck the warm air away from it. I turned it on and waited for about 5 minutes and the 3/4 was now reduced to a 2/4 (overheat warning) RRoD. I turned it of and waited for 20 minutes until it had cooled down before I reassembled it again. The RRoD was now gone. I booted up a game, but after a minute or so, the console froze. I turned it off and on again and the 3/4 RRoD was there again. I repeated the overheating process once more without luck. Some times it starts, but never gets past the xbox startup logo but most of the time it just blinks its 3/4 RRoD lamp. I'm not sure what to do from here...
Concider if you're willing to pay for someone to repair it for you instead. Or if your console still has it's 4 years warranty before you start. Even if you follow the guide, there's no guarantee that your console will work after the fix.