Originally Posted by spyder696969
No video is a lead-in to RRoD, particularly when preceded by graphic failure as you described. MS isn't going to fix this one for you, given the date you posted. I'd recommend doing LawDawg's (original, not "shimtastic") X-Clamp repair. Costs about $10 and should buy you 6-18+ more months, depending on how well you do the repair and how lucky you are.
Ok, I am going to attempt this fix. I am following this PDF
, which from research is the best, most detailed one regarding his fix.
Technically, I am not RROD yet (just no video), so a little concerned about step 7 which relies on lights. Guess I assume without the fans on, I'll get the 2 red lights once it overheats (and fixes the solder joints).
Well, off to Lowes I go. I have all the parts but the nylon washers. Figures. Wish me luck!
EDIT: Well, apparently I've made it through 38 years of life without buying a #8 torx drive. That's the first time in like a decade I've needed a tool I don't have. And Lowe's is closed! Guess I'm stuck til tomorrow. The wife is thrilled I have xbox parts all over the kitchen table