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Okay so I recently decided to replace the thermal paste on my console. I have done it before on plenty of PC cpu's and another xbox (older model). So I get all of the old stuff off, put a dab (pea size) of Arctic Silver 5 on there, and put everything back together. Now all I get is the red dot. I didn't have any problems with the console before doing this. The only reason I decided to do this is because I know I've had it for 2 years already, so why not? It should be good, right? If anyone can help, that would be MUCH appreciated!
 
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You probably knocked a component(small resistors underneath the cgpu) off while removing the x-clamp.

Look for some missing components or damaged traces.
 
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You probably knocked a component(small resistors underneath the cgpu) off while removing the x-clamp.

Anyway you could show me what you mean? (where)
 
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NO don't throw it in the bin... it might not be that. Remove carefully the x-clamp and scan the area underneath the x-clamp to see IF there is any missing parts or damaged traces.
IF damage there is... it's an easy fix. Just send it to a pro for repair.

If you could take a close up picture of this area and post it here then I could tell you if everything look as it should.
 
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NO don't throw it in the bin... it might not be that. Remove carefully the x-clamp and scan the area underneath the x-clamp to see IF there is any missing parts or damaged traces.
IF damage there is... it's an easy fix. Just send it to a pro for repair.

If you could take a close up picture of this area and post it here then I could tell you if everything look as it should.
So many poor consoles lost to people being daunted by actually simple things...
 
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If its the 250 gb console all you have to do is take the hard-drive out blow on it and put it back in... thats what Microsoft meant when they said Xbox slim cant get RROD.
 
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NO don't throw it in the bin... it might not be that. Remove carefully the x-clamp and scan the area underneath the x-clamp to see IF there is any missing parts or damaged traces.
IF damage there is... it's an easy fix. Just send it to a pro for repair.

If you could take a close up picture of this area and post it here then I could tell you if everything look as it should.

Don't worry I haven't done this! I had to work so I couldn't reply, I'm sorry about that. I see the picture, but I can't find that part on the board... I bought this console around April 2011, idk if that helps you know what type of board it has etc. It's also the 4gb model and I have been using an old 120gb HDD with it.
 
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If its the 250 gb console all you have to do is take the hard-drive out blow on it and put it back in... thats what Microsoft meant when they said Xbox slim cant get RROD.

lol no. It's not. You can cause a Slim to error with missing components or a bad solder joint in the GCPU. I've done it before.
 
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lol no. It's not. You can cause a Slim to error with missing components or a bad solder joint in the GCPU. I've done it before.
Well Im just saying, that its most of the time works when I get this problem.
 
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