Thermal Compound-CPU&GPU

May 24, 2010 at 17:38:15
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I am trying to fix my Xbox 360 from the 3 red rings. I have fixed it before but it only lasted a week but that was because I used the wrong thermal compound. Didn't know it until I had already bought a new one, anyways this one broke also BUT when I opened it and got to the CPU and GPU the Thermal compund that was on there was every where around the CPU and the GPU. I got it off the best I could with out doing damage but there was still some, didn't think much about it and I continued on using Dynex Silver Thermal Compound. It came out white so I already had the feeling it wasn't going to work but I tried any ways with no avail. So this time I got Artic Silver 5 but as I was cleaning off the old stuff I noticed the old original thermal compound again on the surrounding circuits things that I hadn't gotten off. So I guess my question is will the old thermal compound that is on the circuits things effect the whole system working or not at all??? What can I do to get it off?? I already tried using 70% Isopropyl Alcohol with cotton swabs.

Sorry about the lengthy explanation but I wanted to include all info.

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May 25, 2010 at 22:24:44
A step-by-step guide to repairing your xbox 360 when it has the Ring of Death -

Llamma's Xbox 360 3RLOD (three red light error) X-Clamp Fix Tutorial -

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May 26, 2010 at 12:25:30
thanks for the links it looks like it will help some what. =D

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