Originally Posted by Fuzz_Nuts
The real reason for the 3 red lights of failure is a result of long term heat of the CPU and the GPU against the motherboard that caused it to “bow” or “warp”. This warping issue causes the lead-free solders that were used to mount the motherboard to have lots of tension on them. After it too having long exposure to elevated temperatures, the solders become brittle and develop hair-line cracks that are almost irreparable. It isn’t until the hair-line cracks form that you get the red ring of death.
My friend's 360 RRoD'd and had to buy a new one. He'll donate me his old one so I can fix it. Basically the X clamp on the heatsink is too tight and cause the wrap when it gets overheated. By putting on new bolts and washers you can rescue your dead 360. Over 900
people have succeeded rescuing their xbox so that's a pretty good odd
Viols warranty obviously but with new faster and quieter fans it'll probably have a longer life than the 'repaired' ones M$ send back.