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 Hybrid eXtreme X-Clamp Fix Tutorial(Repair Kits)
 
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official resellers for extreme hybrid uniclamp™ repair kits thank you for buying one of our kits and thereby supporting us in keeping xbox-experts.com running, it is very well appreciated, thank you at this point i would like to warn again, if you did buy your kit from a company called x...

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 Wilhelm's improved X-Clamp Fix
 
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wilhelm's improved x-clamp fix/replacement tutorial (1.2) last update: 29th august 2008 notice: this version is outdated here is the link to the new version in which a lot of improvements were made and newly discovered design flaws were fixed...-> notice(ban-update 3/1/2009): as ...

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 ALL about Reflowing/ Heatgunning/ Building a Custom BGA Rework Station/ Oven Reflow/ Flux usage etc
 
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this is a collection of all reflowing related tutorials reballing section xbox 360 reballing videos in hd recorded by pure3d2 quite nice and detailed videos on how to reball a 7-part reballing guide another member found on youtube thanks to apothocary for submitting the tutorial and a...

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 Southbridge "X-Clamp"-Fix
 
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then take your southbridge plate and position it on top of the southbridge chip(thats the one on the picture above, on jaspers+ the chip looks a little different it is black) then stick the first screw through the bottom of the mainboard apply a nut on top and screw it down so that...

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 Secondary error code
 
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pics/e74.jpg how to get the secondary error code the specific type of hardware failure can be determined by a \"hidden\" error code * turn the xbox 360 on, and wait till the 3 red lights are flashing. * press and hold the sync up button (the small white one), while holding that button p...

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 Cut the CPU temp trace
 
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cutting the cpu temperature trace is the last resort to get rid of error 0011 (cpu overheating). in 99% of cases this error is caused by an improper application of thermal compound or an incorrect number of washers. only in a very few cases is a faulty temperature sensor causing the error, so double...

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 How to replace MOSFETS to fix 0001 etc.
 
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here is a nice tutorial on replacing mosfets for the xbox 360. this is often the only way to get rid of power related problems that are indicated by error codes like 0001, 0002, 0003, 0020, 0021 etc. if a console suffers from any of these errors you can try this as a last resort it often works a...

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 How to disassamble an Xbox 360
 
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pics/pic02990_x.jpg 1) first remove the faceplate by carefully pulling it towards you. pics/pic02992_x.jpg 2) after that you have to remove the grey covers on the top and bottom. each of them has 6 clips which you do first have to loosen with the help of a thin screwdriver, a toothpick or some...

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 Oven Bake
 
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minor insulation (suitable for providing protection for temperatures up to 90c/ 195f): you will need foil and tape (masking tape, electrical tape, duct-tape). i have used masking tape twice and it has never left a sticky residue. wrap the capacitors and plug sockets in foil and seal it with t...

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 How to tweak the DVD-drive laser
 
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/pics/xbox_360_philips_liteon_benq_16d2s_16d4s_vad_6038_dvd_drive_pot_tweak_laser.jpg then you need to take off the outer casing of the dvd-drive in question this method works for all the newer phat and slim drives. phat consoles: for the 16d2s and vad6038(phat dvd-drives), you only hav...

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 Fix Stuck Tray Issue/Error
 
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this is a fix i have been using for dvd drives that got this open tray issue, like when you open it it gets stuck and doesnt open. i didnt "develop" this fix though someone said it on xbox-scene a while ago, i cant remember his name though, so all credits go to this guy... this especially happens ...

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 Reflowing with Thermo Couples(Reflowprofiles incl)
 
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this is the recommended reflow profile for a setup with a bga rework station a preheater and thermo couples. note the temp readings are from the thermo couples on top of the board you are meant to place them with kapton tape close to the chip you are going to reflow so that it touches the mainboa...

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 Xbox 360 Components List(caps etc)
 
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here you can find a quite good list for possible components that you need replacements for like resistors, capacitors, transistors etc. it lists all the specific values that you need to know to buy replacements online. what's inside the xbox 360...

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 an easy way to fix 0001/0002/0003
 
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here is a nice tutorial on testing and replacing mosfets for the xbox 360. this is often the only way to get rid of power related problems that are indicated by error codes like 0001, 0002, 0003. if a console suffers from any of these errors you can try this as a last resort it often works and i...

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 How to identify the Xbox 360 Mainboard Revision
 
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this here is a nice resource to identify your mainboard revision which is always handy for many tasks. general walkthrough to identify it in different ways: another with a lot more detailed information: general information on the xbox 360 hardware and the technical differences mainly: ...

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 7-Part Reballing Guide (video)
 
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these videos are not mine, but i found it on youtube recently. whilst a few details are missing over the duration (almost 1hr) of these vids, this is easily the best video guide i have found so far. it's a very detailed, step-by-step, no music how-to. as a heads-up, he uses a jovy re-7500 reflow...

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 Noob Guide to Xbox 360 Repair
 
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a basic introduction to xbox 360 repair if you're visiting xbox experts, then you probably have a broken console and you are attempting to learn more about repairing it yourself. this guide is intended to introduce you to repair concepts and methods that you should know about. most of this guide ...

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 Replacing the laser of the DVD
 
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how to replace the laser of the dvd-drive in these two tutorials is shown how to replace a faulty laser for the samsung and the hitachi dvd-drive. here is the one for the hitachi and for the samsung. all credits for this tutorial go to rdc. ...

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 Clean/ prepare your 360
 
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how to properly clean/prep an xbox 360 (motherboard, chip dies, and dvd drive) ------------------------------------------------------------------ motherboard cleaning start by looking over the board to determine what kind of contaminants are present and need to be removed, in order to select t...

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 How to understand if the GPU and the CPU is burnt
 
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for the gpu it's the same... the resistance between the two points should be around 2 ohm...if it's 0.5ohm or around 0, it's burnt. if your gpu is still attached to the mainboard, you can measure resistance between that capacitor. ...

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 Best XBOX 360 Oven Reflow Tutorial
 
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this is a tutorial that i found online that uses wilhem's method with a little bit more added. here is the link. ...

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 Xbox 360 Laser Lens Repair
 
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 Xbox 360 Laser Drive Repair
 
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below is one of our video's demonstrating how simple switching a xbox 360 laser drive is. we used a philips benq laser drive for example. enjoy and come visit us after at game repair ...

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 Reusable Heat Shield for an Oven Reflow
 
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first thing's first: i am not responsible for what you do. simple as that. i made a reusable heat shield and tested it out on 2 junk boards, an hdmi (zephyr) and the non-hdmi xenon. as far as i can tell, both trials went great. no swollen or leaky capacitors. what i used: foil and plaster clot...

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 Identify your xbox detailed
 
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 Xbake360
 
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here's a complete idiot-proof guide i created to show how to fix rrod on xbox 360 consoles. while there are other guides available for this i feel mine is the quickest and easiest to replicate....

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 Cleaning heat sinks
 
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this isn't much. i just wanted to share what i found when trying to clean the heat sinks in preparation for whatever repair i was doing.. i was having trouble getting the thermal paste off entirely with alcohol and acetone so i tried my luck with this stuff called sea foam for cleaning carburetors a...

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 15 dollar BGA working Camera
 
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make the assembly for the lense make a hinged support you must make this support in order to make fine focus adjustment assemble the webcam on the zoom first result with a bad quality webcam 640x480 and with a 2mp camera from china(7$) if you need help or answers, send em...

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 How to resolve Xbox 360 Update errors
 
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i will walk you through how to resolve any xbox 360 related update errors you maybe encountering. there are many possible causes as to why your xbox 360 console will not install a system update, please follow my guide to find out why and how to resolve your particular problem. please comment i...

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 Intro to bga reworking
 
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i will start this thread to have pertinent information about getting involved with reworking ie; reflow reball the company i work for has been in reworking for 3 yrs now, it is the bulk of our business the benefit of reworking is fixing things that would otherwise be unfixable or too expensive...

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 Hybrid Homemade X-Clamp Fix Tutorial(Free)
 
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pics/schematics/zones_x.jpg the following is a graphic comparing the flexing schematics of the stock setup versus our newer hybrid fix. pics/schematics/schematics_complete_x.jpg these flexing issues are only part of the problem and as you read on will find that in conjunction with the follo...

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Modding

 

 Flash Your Lite-On for Free
 
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so to build the circuit you will need: 1x 10k resistor (marked brown black orange gold) 1x 1k resistor (marked brown black red gold) resistors are 1/4 watt (any power rating will do.) 1x npn signal transistor (eg: bc546 bc547 bc548 bc337 bc338 c945 2n2222 see top image for pinouts) 1x db9 f...

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 Assembling a liteon probe pictorial
 
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trim the transistor leads and bend up the base lead, then fit the transistor so that the collector sits in pin 2 and the emitter sits in pin 5 when soldering the transistor, heat up the joint while applying solder, don't leave the iron on the joint for more than a few seconds. solder ...

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 How to 7V, 9V or 12V the fan
 
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this is a nice tutorial in which is shown how to increase the fan speed to cool the 360 efficiently. here is the link. here is another tutorial with a switch to swap in between temp regulated fanspeed and 12v, without a talismoon fan: all credits for this tutorial go to grim187. ...

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 Xbox 360 JTAG Tutorial
 
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 Burning XGD3 Games Properly with iXtreme BurnerMax
 
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first of all download imgburn and install it, if you have used it before, now reset all settings to default. select burn image file to disc(top left button) and insert a blank verbatim dvd+r dl dvd.(only use verbatims all other media is crap) when you get this dialog, do the followin...

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 Burning XGD3 with a Payload Burner Max DVD Writer
 
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first of all download imgburn and install it, if you have used it before, now reset all settings to default. afterwards download the payload tool, unpack the zip file and open the folder like on the picture above. now insert a blank verbatim dvd+r dl dvd, do not use any other type of disk ...

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 How to flash the DVD-drive
 
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this is explained in this nice tutorial, works for all drives(hitachi 32, 46, 47, 59, 78, 79..., samsung ms25/28 and benq vad6038/ lite on) choose one of the mirrors to download it: mirror i: 360mods.net - textbook.2008.pdf. mirror ii: arcor.de i - textbook.2008.pdf. mirror iii: arcor.de ii ...

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 RBJTechs Fanshroud Mod
 
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this is a nice tutorial rbjtech made. it improves the cooling tunnel so that more air is sucked through the fins of the heatsinks. additionally, the tunnel is divided up in such a way that the gpu gets more airflow. here is the link. all credits for this tutorial go to rbjtech. ...

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 Easy 12v Fan Mod
 
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img_20110417_091011 by carlos2295, on flickr leave the other two wires alone as they are the ground. take your electrical tape and seal the end, i used heat shrink tubing. now we need to splice into the dvd drive power cable to power the fans. splice it in the middle!!!! the cable will be the b...

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 Flashing and Modding the NAND to run Linux etc
 
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lately there has been new information on that topic: here you can figure out how to prepare your mainboard, where to solder which wires and how to build the connector for your pc: here another by free60.org: here is a nice tutorial on the actual nand flashing process with a video: ...

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 JTAG Tutorial for the USB NAND Flashers
 
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here you can find all you need for it. schematics etc if you need help or got any questions come on the chat there usually is always somebody around: chat -> tutorial/wiring etc -> ...

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 FULL Guide to Backup/Stealth/Write Xbox 360 Games
 
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full instructions on how to correctly backup/stealth verify and write your xbox 360 games - full instructions provided as is all necessary software! please comment and advise if you would like anything added to the guide and i'll be more than happy to update as necessary. enjoy :) http: //...

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 Rheostat 5v - 12v Fan Mod
 
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the key to where the hole goes is you need to basically drill the center of the hole right where the 2 pieces of the plastic outer case come together, this way when you put the case back on it snaps on on either side of the knob. it also provides perfect spacing above the av out. i put the top...

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 Sources of power on the mainboard
 
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where you can find which voltage and if it is a standby voltage or not can be found out here.(1.8v, 3.3v, 5v, 12v) here is the link. all credits for this tutorial go to rdc. ...

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 Jungleflasher Tutorial
 
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here you can find a nice tutorial for jungleflasher as well as program downloads. discussion page ...

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 another way to retrieve the lite-on 9xxxx key
 
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 jtag alternate wiring
 
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step 2) install the 2 resistors as shown. allow the excess legs to stick through the board. we will use them in the next step. step 3) flip the motherboard over. fold the resistor legs over so they pass by each other. add a quick dab of solder to join them and then trim off any...

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 Streaming videos to your Xbox 360
 
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just like to post my tutorial on how to stream divx/xvid on the xbox 360 using tversity! divx/xvid streaming...

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 Add RCA jacks and get better sound...
 
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info: the points shown on the motherboard are the nearest available without soldering directly to the pins of the dac chip. these points are on the input side of the coupling capacitors. the purpose of coupling capacitors is to prevent dc voltage getting into your preamp. they are other...

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 Reading Out Games(XGD3) with a 0800 DVD-Drive
 
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first cut out a little rectangle of the size 6x3cm. (2.36" x 1.18") afterwards you cut out a little corner of the size 2,25x0,75cm (0.88" x 0.3") like on the picture and round off the remaining corners a little bit. the bit you cut out should look like this in the end. ...

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 Swapping Circuit Boards of an Xbox 360 DVD Drive
 
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1) open up the dvd-drives, your original and the new drive, unscrew the 4 screws and take the metal chassis off, then turn on the back so you see this: 2) desolder the 6 wires from the circuit board(like on the picture above, r, b , yellow: 1 & 2 and white 1 & 2 do that for both drives....

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 How to Replace Xbox 360 DVD-Drives
 
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before you buy a dvd-drive you must find out which dvd-drive you need. since one of the later updates you can only use exactly the same type of dvd-drive. that means the manufacturer and model of your original dvd-drive must match the manufacturer and model of the new drive you want to replace the ...

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 gkyale
 
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getting lite-on dvd key without xecuter_s tools - youtubehttp://www.youtube.com/v/ky-_lf7vxxa&feature=related...

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Casemodding

 
 Change the color of the ROL
 
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how to replace the smd leds of the ring of light this is explained in this nice tutorial... here is the link. all credits for this tutorial go to 360mods.net and deak phreak. ...

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 Using AMD Coolers/Heatsinks in the Xbox 360
 
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hi :) i have been playing around experimenting with a amd stock cooler and thought i would share it with you guys. its nothing special or ground breaking but i figured it might be of interest to some of you. this is the cooler i have been using, they are dirt cheap. i got mine for £1.70 o...

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 Cooling mod to get better GPU cool air inflow
 
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most of us are using hdd's so do we really need the mem ports? i dont so i removed them. this enabled me to mod a vent into the front panel under the dvd drive right in front of the gpu heatsink. why this is good thing is obvious but look into it we see it could be a significant help to gpu cool...

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 Case Fan Modification and Additional vents
 
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this is a tutorial for modifying the xbox 360 case fans adding extra vents and thereby improve cooling performance. the language is romanian, however it can be translated using google and there are a lot of pictures: racire xbox.pdf author: alex cyoby, thanks!...

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