Xbox 360

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All major revisions of Xbox 360. From left to right is the original Xbox 360, the Xbox 360 S, and the Xbox 360 E.

This page applies to the Phat (Xenon, Zephyr, Falcon, Jasper) and Slim (Trinity, Corona, Winchester) models. The Xbox 360 uses a grid layout system with letters and numbers to identify parts. For example, U4D1, the GPU, is an IC in section 4D. See the edges of the board for the sections, they are printed on.

No Power[edit | edit source]

Board is unresponsive to power button

Red Ring of Death[edit | edit source]

Ring of light quadrants flashing red/center light red

  • To diagnose, hold down the sync button and press eject 4 times
  • Each time you press eject, a certain number of the quadrants of the ring will flash
    • 4 lights signify 0
    • 1 lights signify 1
    • 2 lights signify 2
    • 3 lights signify 3
    • On Xbox 360 E consoles, the ring will flash an amount of times then pause, count these to get the numbers
  • After pressing it 4 times, you will have the secondary error code
  • Example: seeing 4 lights 3 times, followed by 1 light once, means you have error code: 0001

System Management Controller (SMC) Errors[edit | edit source]

Error Code Name Explanation Possible Repair Actions
0001 ERROR_V_12P0 ANA_V12P0_PWRGD negated unexpectedly Replace Power Supply, Check V_12P0 rail components
0002 ERROR_V_CPUCORE VREG_CPU_PWRGD negated unexpectedly Replace Power Supply, Check V_CPUCORE rail components
0003
Phat
ERROR_V_GPUCORE VREG_GPU_PWRGD negated unexpectedly Replace Power Supply, Check V_GPUCORE rail components
0003
Slim
ERROR_V_3P3 VREG_V3P3_PWRGD negated unexpectedly Replace Power Supply, Check V_3P3 rail components
0010 ERROR_NO_HANA/ERROR_NO_ANA HANA/ANA is not responding to reads or writes Replace HANA/ANA or Southbridge
0011 ERROR_THERMAL_CPU CPU temperature overload Detailed Diagnostic/Repair Actions
0012 ERROR_THERMAL_GPU GPU temperature overload Detailed Diagnostic/Repair Actions
0013 ERROR_THERMAL_EDRAM eDRAM temperature overload Detailed Diagnostic/Repair Actions
0020 ERROR_GPU_RST_DONE GPU_RST_DONE signal missing after seqUnReset time passed Detailed Diagnostic/Repair Actions
0021 ERROR_NO_PCIE PCIE link did not enter L0 after seqUnReset time passed Detailed Diagnostic/Repair Actions
0022 ERROR_NO_HANDSHAKE CPU did not send GetPowerUpCause to SMC Detailed Diagnostic/Repair Actions
0023
Phat
ERROR_NO_CLOCKCHIP Clockgen is not responding to reads or writes Replace ANA_BCKUP (Xenon), ANA/HANA, or Southbridge
0023
Slim
ERROR_V_CPUEDRAM VREG_VEDRAM_PWRGD negated unexpectedly Replace Power Supply, Check V_CPUEDRAM rail components
0030 ERROR_NO_TEMPERATURES HANA/ANA temperature registers read as zero Check for shorted resistors, replace HANA/ANA
0031 ERROR_V_5P0 VREG_V5P0_PWRGD negated unexpectedly Replace Power Supply, Check V_5P0 rail components
0032 ERROR_V_CPUVCS VREG_CPUCORE_VCS_PWRGD negated unexpectedly Replace Power Supply, Check V_CPUVCS rail components
0033 ERROR_V_MEM VREG_VMEM_PWRGD negated unexpectedly Replace Power Supply, Check V_MEM rail components

Xbox System Software (XSS) Errors[edit | edit source]

Error Code Name Explanation Possible Repair Actions
0100
E 16
ERROR_NBINIT_MEM_VENDOR_ID RAM Vendor ID wrong, or not detected Replace GPU or RAM
0101
E 17
ERROR_NBINIT_MEM_READ_STROBE_DATA_WRITE Could not write data for RAM read strobe training Replace GPU or RAM
0102
E 18
ERROR_NBINIT_MEM_READ_STROBE_DELAY_TRAINING Memory read strobe delay training failed Replace GPU or RAM
0103
E 19
ERROR_NBINIT_MEM_WRITE_STROBE_DELAY_TRAINING Memory write strobe delay training failed Replace GPU or RAM
0110
E 20
ERROR_MEMORY_ADDRESSING Memory address line failed or unresponsive Replace GPU or RAM
0111
E 21
ERROR_MEMORY_DATA Memory data line failed or unresponsive Replace GPU or RAM
0300
E 48
ERROR_MFG_COMM_FAILURE Unknown Unknown
0301
E 49
ERROR_MFG_UNABLE_TO_CONNECT Unknown Unknown
0302
E 50
ERROR_MFG_CONNECTX_FAILURE Unknown Unknown
0303
E 51
ERROR_MFG_GATEWAY_ERROR Unknown Unknown
0310
E 52
ERROR_MFG_BAD_RESPONSE_DATA Unknown Unknown
0311
E 53
ERROR_MFG_CHALLENGE_REFUSED Unknown Unknown
0312
E 54
ERROR_MFG_BAD_VAULT Unknown Unknown
0313 ERROR_XSS_MANUF_TEST Manually triggered error code Unknown
1000
E 64
ERROR_XSS_CDROM_TIMED_OUT Kernel DVD drive communications timed out Replace SATA cable to DVD drive, replace DVD drive PCB, replace Southbridge
1001
E 65
ERROR_XSS_CDROM_NOT_DMA_CONFIGURED Kernel could not configure DVD drive for DMA mode Replace SATA cable to DVD drive, replace DVD drive PCB, replace Southbridge
1002
E 66
ERROR_XSS_CDROM_COULD_NOT_CREATE_DEVICE Kernel could not create DVD drive instance Replace SATA cable to DVD drive, replace DVD drive PCB, replace Southbridge
1003
E 67
ERROR_XSS_HDD_TIMED_OUT Kernel HDD communications timed out Replace HDD, replace HDD port/cable, replace Southbridge
1010
E 68
ERROR_XSS_HDD_NOT_DMA_CONFIGURED Kernel could not configure HDD for DMA mode Replace HDD, replace HDD port/cable, replace Southbridge
1011
E 69
ERROR_XSS_HDD_COULD_NOT_CREATE_DEVICE Kernel could not create HDD instance Replace HDD, replace HDD port/cable, replace Southbridge
1012
E 70
ERROR_XSS_HDD_NOT_FOUND Kernel couldn't find HDD Note: This error does not show up because a HDD is missing, it shows up when a HDD is detected, but can't be found Replace HDD, replace HDD port/cable, replace Southbridge
1013
E 71
ERROR_XSS_XAM_NO_DASH XAM could not find dash.xex on flash Unplug HDD, if error clears, format or replace HDD, else Rebuild and reflash NAND
1020
E 72
ERROR_SMC_FLASH_CONFIG_CORRUPT SMC configuration corrupt Rebuild and reflash NAND
1021
E 73
ERROR_HSIO_TRAINING_FAILED GPU to eDRAM High Speed Link failed, eDRAM faulty or unresponsive Replace GPU
1022
E 74
ERROR_HSIO_CALIBRATION_FAILED GPU to eDRAM High Speed Link failed, eDRAM faulty or unresponsive Replace GPU
1023
E 75
ERROR_UNEXPECTED_ETHERNET_PHY_VENDOR Southbridge could not communicate with Ethernet PHY over MDIO/MDC Replace Ethernet chip, replace Southbridge
1030
E 76
ERROR_ETHERNET_PHY_RESET_FAIL Ethernet PHY failed to reset correctly or complete reset Replace Ethernet chip
1031
E 77
ERROR_ETHERNET_PHY_READ_WRITE_FAIL Could not read or write to Ethernet PHY Replace Ethernet chip
1032
E 78
ERROR_UNSUPPORTED_GPU GPU is down revision, not supported on this board Replace GPU with correct revision for board
1033
E 79
ERROR_XSS_FLASH_NO_XAM xam.xex not found on flash Unplug HDD, if error clears, format or replace HDD, else Rebuild and reflash NAND
1100
E 80
Unknown Unknown Unknown
1101
E 81
Unknown XeKeysSecuritySaveSettings failed Replace NAND
1102
E 82
ERROR_HSIO_CALIBRATION_FAILED CGPU to eDRAM High Speed Link failed, eDRAM faulty or unresponsive Replace CGPU

Capacitor Plague[edit | edit source]

Many Xbox 360 units are affected by capacitor plague. However, most systems do not contain these defective caps. These caps are likely to fail:

  • Sanyo WF series (most common)
  • Nichicon HM and HN series
  • Rubycon MFZ series

Replace affected capacitors with Low ESR or Ultra-Low ESR capacitors that have the same capacitance(uF), Voltage(V), temperature rating(e.g. 105°C), and dimensions(mm).

Credit[edit source]

Original article credit: Octal450