ok hi pplz i was playing sme cod wit my cousin and my 360 froze and made weird noises so i turnded it off panicd and turnded it bk on and bam RRoD couldnt believe it i looked on a website and it said i could reheat the chips or heat them up or smething and i was wondering how should i do i saw on youtube tht u stick 2 q-tips 2 block the fans and w8 and it should work but im not sold on it if anybody coyuld help tht would be great bc i been having a horrible week bc i cnt play xbl
After stripping a couple of 360s I put them in a electric oven after I covered the cpacitor with aluminium foil then baked it for 20min at full power, after the 20min I turned off the oven and let the 360 motherboards cool off gently, after reassembling the 360s have worked fine, so far they've been going strong for a year and a half, plus I fitted a water cooling kit to my nefews one and it really cool and silent.
but most of these heating methods would require you to open up your 360. Skip this if you're uncomfortable openning it
the qtips thing you mentioned and also the towel trick (if you run across it) let's you heat it up without opening your 360 but they're both UNSAFE so try to avoid them. These methods heats up the whole system, while the other methods (heat gun, oven) would require you to "protect" some parts so only certain parts are fully heated
IMO you should just find out if you still have a warranty and just send it in. If you no longer have warranty, if it'll cost you $50 or so just pay for it.