As you may be able to tell, I haven't updated this site in quite some time so I figured thats its about time I tried to breathe some life into it. And to celebrate this I thought I would try and revive my long dead Xbox 360.
If you owned a Xbox prior to the slim version you will have undoubtedly encountered the red ring of death (RRoD) by now.
My original white 360 was struck down by this affliction years ago and was duly repaired by Microsoft and returned good as new. This gave me about another years worth of good service until the inevitable happened again, but this time outside of the 3 year warranty extension. It's a story I am sure we are all familiar with, in fact I have yet to meet an Xbox 360 owner who has never encountered the RRoD.
At this stage I decided that rather than paying for a repair job I would shell out for the Elite version instead and since then I've never encountered any issues (still waiting for an excuse to grab a 360 slim).
I never threw out my old white 360 though. It's spent the last couple of years sat in a cupboard. I've spent quite some time trying to decide what I could do with it (I couldn't bring myself to simply chuck it away) and started looking for things to do with a dead 360.
These ideas ranged from some kind of fancy book end to a goldfish bowl (of sorts) but none ever got off the ground.
Given the newest offerings on Xbox live such as Netflix, Love Film, 4oD, and soon to be available BBC iplayer I decided that an older Xbox would be perfect for the lounge now (I deliberately keep my Xbox setup in another room, when the other half starts watching rubbish on TV I retreat to my haven).
So over then next few posts I aim to document the fix attempt. So far all I've done is power it up and confirm it hasn't magically fixed itself during it's hiatus in the cupboard. I should stress that I've not tried this before so it will be a little experimental and may not actually result in a working 360. I've viewed a few guides online but yet to find one that is as detailed as I would like. Thats not to say this will be perfect either, but the aim is to post a number of images throughout the stages in the hope that it will help someone else at some point.