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Old 12-17-2010, 03:03 PM   #14591
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Going to get a PS3 today at Walley World. I am so dreading this...




I'm going to be cutting the case for project GhettoBook tomorrow. Any tips?

Okay, I'm at Wal Mart. There is no system in place, and one of the cashiers told me that they only have a couple PS3s in stock. Ugh.
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:10 AM   #14592
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I was at my local Best Buy the other day, and they had a lot. I would say almost 100, not sure if they are empty boxes or what. So maybe check there.
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why dread getting a PS3?
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:37 AM   #14594
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I was at my local Best Buy the other day, and they had a lot. I would say almost 100, not sure if they are empty boxes or what. So maybe check there.
It's $125 after free gift cards at Wal Mart. I would never spend $300 on a console.

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Wal Mart was doing one of those Black Friday-type sales where they only have a few in stock, and you have to get there really early and hope they are organized enough to get one. I got there at 7:00, didn't get out till almost 10.




I wonder if this PSU can supply all the ATX voltages. It would be really useful if it does.
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Has anyone here repaired an XBOX 360 with RROD? I did one yesterday and it seems to be running fine. I just hope it lasts.

I've got two more to fix now.
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Has anyone here repaired an XBOX 360 with RROD? I did one yesterday and it seems to be running fine. I just hope it lasts.

I've got two more to fix now.
Which fix did you use?
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Which fix did you use?
Modded both heatsink clamps to increase the pressure on the die's and some new paste. The originals barely closed down on the CPU/GPU.

Just done another one and it's been sitting at the dashboard screen for an hour now...
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:10 PM   #14598
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Awesome. Where did you get all these Xboxes? I might have to find one and give it a go.
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Awesome. Where did you get all these Xboxes? I might have to find one and give it a go.
My friend has three of them he wanted me to have a go at. To be honest I didn't think I could do it but after the first one it's pretty easy.

The hardest part is breaking one open. Also each of the three I looked at had different 'previous' fixes which weren't great. The third is un-fixable though; someone seems to have messed up the re-flow on the RAM, CPU and GPU.

Overall the Xbox has a serious thermal design flaw. I wouldn't own one unless I completely modded the cooling on it.
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The new black kenect box's have better cooling I think.
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