Why did my Xbox got rrod?

I haven't played it for two years because I bought a ps3 so I put it a clean place no dust or anything maybe a little small place though but it still fits and when I decide I want to play it I get rrod, can I fix this of or can I sell it ? How much would I get


As of now it's 4 years old btw

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  • Hans
    Lv 4
    7 years ago
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    The question being: which red ring are you getting? [1]

    A lot of the time you can repair it by removing the thermal compound and re-seating the heatsinks. It doesn't matter if you don't know what it means, check out this video [2].

    Sorry, this video's kind of awful.

    A couple things to keep in mind:

    1: DO NOT allow the thermal past (the paste that he's cleaning/replacing in the video) to come in contact with any components, most modern thermal paste is conductive (including arctic silver 5) and can short out the machine.

    2: When applying the new thermal paste (arctic silver 5 is highly recommended) DO NOT spread it around the chip, I don't care what people say, it's stupid. You end up with way too much paste, and it's way too easy to make a mistake. Instead, put small ball of the paste in the middle of the CPU/GPU and allow the pressure from the heatsink to spread it evenly. [3]

    3: The video does not show this (very unprofessional), do not work on carpet, do not wear clothing that generates static electricity (big poofy sweaters are a no-no), and ground yourself to the case (touch a piece of bare metal. This prevents an ESD (electro-static discharge) which can kill certain components, such as the GPU and the CPU.

    Source(s): 1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Xbox_360_Error_c... 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYwFibu_q1E 3: NOCTUA heatsink instruction manual, also I killed an old computer with too much paste.
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