I'm so eager to play Alan Wake and I just gave up the idea it'll ever be released for PC.
With Alan Wake's upcoming official release on May 18, I've decided to try and fix XBOX 360 console having a RROD, since I don't have any other friends with a working console that can borrow it to me.
A friend from work mentioned that he has a XBOX 360 console with RROD problem lying around at home, so I suggested him to give it to me and I'll try to fix it. And, in case I'll manage to fix it, in favor, he'll borrow it to me, so I'll be able to play Alan Wake.
So...I did a long research over the net for the ultimate RROD fix, since I never owned XBOX 360 console before, nor tried to fix the RROD, so it was the first time for me in dealing with a Console fix.
I was a bit skeptic, but after I followed all steps in the internet, explaining how to open up the console and apply the fix, I was ready to go...
For those of your who are familiar with the RROD fix, I've applied both the X-Clamp fix (replacing the original clamps with bolts that attach the Heatsniks directly to the chassis of the console) and the 'Pennies' fix (applying pressure on the RAM chips).
Suprisingly, after I finished the fix, the console it BACK TO LIFE.
I know the fix I did is a 'temporary' fix, but if I'm lucky enough, it might last long.
In case I'll see the fix is lasting for more than a few days (currently running for a few hours), I might order a copy of Alan Wake from eBay and who knows...I migth be able to play the game afterall...
Anyway, I'll keep you updated ...I justed wanted to share with you my satisfacting of successfully fixing my first XBOX 360 with a RROD problem.
WHY NOT TRY FIXING YOUR XBOX 360 THE SAME WAY I DID:
For the X-Clamp fix, I've mainly used these tutorials:
For the 'Pennies Trick' fix, I've mainly used these:
For the 12V fan mod, I've used this one:
Edited by zachig, 19 May 2010 - 09:37 AM.