What exactly causes an RROD?

  1. I got one the other day while playing Call of Duty 4, so I'm sending it in for repairs. I'd like to know what causes it to happen, though.

    User Info: DLSkywalker

    DLSkywalker - 9 years ago

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  1. The RROD is caused by a general fault in the system. It could be one of a hundred things. All the RROD tells you is that a fault has occured which redures your console unusable.

    User Info: roboshi

    roboshi - 9 years ago 12 1

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  1. An overheating issue in the chipset of the Xbox 360.

    User Info: BrokenEchelon

    BrokenEchelon - 9 years ago 6 1
  2. The RROD is caused by a general fault in the system. It could be one of a hundred things. All the RROD tells you is that a fault has occured which rendures your console unusable.

    User Info: roboshi

    roboshi - 9 years ago 3 3
  3. I'm under the impression that it's where the heat of the console is so great, and the air circulation is so poor that it causes the Solder Joints to warp and disfigure and thus rendering it inoperable untill it gets repaired.

    User Info: Focian

    Focian - 9 years ago 4 1
  4. As roboshi says it is a diagnostic tool if you have a quick search through google you will be able to find what each code means.... still can't fix it tho...

    User Info: CovertJellyfish

    CovertJellyfish - 9 years ago 1 1
  5. Depending on which parts of the ring are flashing red, it can mean different things. The true RROD is a problem related to overheating which can warp and damage some of the X-Box 360's internal parts. I believe that with a true RROD, the Player 1, Player 3, and Player 4 parts of the ring are the ones that are actually red.

    User Info: Syloww

    Syloww - 9 years ago 3 1
  6. It's caused by a hardware failure; specifically the soldering that holds the motherboard in place. Newer chipsets help prevent the problem, but early launch consoles (2006/mid2007) have it the worst.

    User Info: DDRMonkie

    DDRMonkie - 9 years ago 2 0
  7. it is a hardware failure you can fix it by either sending it to microsoft or opening you 360 taking off the xbox clamps and soldering the chipset.I personally have never done this but jhave seen it done and it works.

    User Info: squijy

    squijy - 9 years ago 3 1
  8. There is parts in the system that get very hot. These were placed too close to crucial parts and eventually these crucial parts will melt, causing RROD

    User Info: Flammable34

    Flammable34 - 9 years ago 1 0
  9. OVERHEATING of each or all or mix of:Chipset, GPU, CPU, RAM, WARPED MOTHERBOARD
    Basically The Heat warps the Motherboard and Makes SOLDER joints Snap/Break
    If you need a Fix I can Try to Help
    Email me At Joesscoobydoo@hotmail.com Subject:XBOX 360 Help

    User Info: ShaggyE2

    ShaggyE2 - 9 years ago 0 2
  10. wiki's answer "One possible cause of the General Hardware Error is cold soldering. The added mass of the CSP chips (including the GPU and CPU) resists heat flow that allows proper soldering of the lead-free solders underneath the motherboard. This causes cracking and voids in the solders themselves from prolonged constant temperature changes inside the console. Lead-free solders, however, might be the cause of this because, when properly soldered, they take on a dull appearance that professionals take as a cold solder joint in older methods, thus leading to confusion. Lead-free solders also require a greater amount of heat (213 degrees celsius) to solder properly when compared to older lead/tin solders (185 degrees celsius)." basicly improper manufacturing

    User Info: snakeslay444

    snakeslay444 - 9 years ago 0 0

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