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Xbox 360 RROD or GPU Repair

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Xbox 360 RROD Repair. Is this the right repair for you?

>Xbox shows 1/2 or 3 red lights on the power button
>Error message (E74 is most common)
>Xbox freezes
>Xbox shows distored image 

The Gamer-Tech Service

>Courier collection available
>3 - 5 working day standard tunraround
>Online tracking to keep you up to date

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£ 29.99 tax incl.

  • Standard Turnaround Time - 3-5 Working Days
  • Express Same Day Repair (+£10)

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What causes the Xbox 360 Original RROD, Red Ring of Death or GPU fault?

There are many contributing factors to this fault. The first is the use of lead-free solder. Much has been documented online about how lead-free alloys are not as durable as leaded solder. The GPU is bonded to the motherboard by a BGA (Ball Grid Array) method which is a grid of tiny solder connections. Over time the solder deteriorates through heat stress. Also, the motherboard itself slightly warps over time through the heating up and cooling down process and this can cause the solder connections to break. When the connections break the Xbox will show a red light.

You may also experience an overheating message or the Xbox may turn on and operate normally for a short period of time before it fails. This can be due to the fact that as the Xbox heats up the motherboard expands with the heat and then pulls the connections apart. The Xbox may also freeze when this happens. 

Poor ventilation can be another cause. Keeping the Xbox in a TV cabinet can restrict the airflow and cause it to overheat. We have seen before that just moving the console out of a TV cabinet or away from a radiator can allow the console to run like normal. 

How do we repair the Xbox 360?

The first thing we do before any repair is test the console to confirm the fault. We then strip the Xbox down, cleaning the dust out as we go. We then clean up the motherboard and remove all of the old thermal paste. We use a controlled machine that remelts the solder and straightens the motherboard so the connections are reformed.  

We rebuild the console and the repair person carries out an initial test before the console is passed over to our saturation test bench. We test all functions and run the console through a number of heat cycles to ensure the problem doesn't return. All GPU repairs are tested for a minimum of 8 hours. 

Reviews

Grade 
30/06/2015

Problem resolved

The following scores out of 5 where given (0 = lowest / 5 = highest)

Response Time : 5
Helpful : 5
Knowledgeable : 5
Competitive : 5
Likely to Recommend : 5

Tony Jones's enquiry was :

X Box 360 has the red ring of death according to my son

Tony Jones's comments about your service are :

Excellent service, fingers crossed problem resolved.

Grade 
29/03/2015

Great customer service

Courier picked it up, Xbox got fixed and was delivered back very quickly. No problems at all so I'm very happy.

Grade 
14/01/2015

Excellent company

Response Time : 5
Helpful : 5
Knowledgeable : 5
Competitive : 4
Likely to Recommend : 5

Ahad Miah's enquiry was :

red rings about 2

Ahad Miah's comments about your service are :

Excellent company

Grade 
14/01/2015

Don't break your Xbox for the sake of £40

I've delayed writing this review to ensure the fix wasn't just temporary.

Having got the red ring of death on my Xbox 360 a few months ago, I followed the advice on YouTube to block the fans and overheat the unit. This worked for less than a few days and can't possibly be good for the internal motherboard. Rather than do this continually and probably wreck it I emailed Gamer Tech.

They rang me back and despite being a little reluctant to provide my payment information over the phone I paid my money. The courier arrived as agreed, they called me to say it was fixed, and it was couriered back.

The whole process was brilliant, completed in 5 days, and I've had no problems since. For the sake of £40 use Gamer Tech rather than breaking your Xbox!

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Xbox 360 RROD or GPU Repair

Xbox 360 RROD or GPU Repair

Xbox 360 RROD Repair. Is this the right repair for you?

>Xbox shows 1/2 or 3 red lights on the power button
>Error message (E74 is most common)
>Xbox freezes
>Xbox shows distored image 

The Gamer-Tech Service

>Courier collection available
>3 - 5 working day standard tunraround
>Online tracking to keep you up to date