On start-up, the fan runs quietly, but after a few moments, perhaps 30 seconds, the speed (and noise) increases, and then a b...
No guides for fixing an xbox 360 power brick? Not worth fixing or not possible to fix?
Could be the laser, could be the motor that rotats the disk. If you can hear the disk spin up to speed it is probably the laser. Both are fairly easy jobs, the guides on here are a big help.
HDD usually stands for Hard Disk Drive. My wii doesn't have one, only the DVD drive. But I also have a wii that doesn't give sound or video, and wondered how hard it is to replace the relevant audio-video encoder chip, which is available on-line.
It could be worth checking the TV settings in the wii menu.
" Replacing a defective optical drive with a replacement optical drive does not work. The replacement will have a different DVD drive key, which the game console will not accept."
Not entirely accurate, that statement.
Having fixed a PS3 blu-ray drive by following the excellent guide on here, tried the same technique.
I had a bad drive in my xbox, and I replaced it with a new drive (of the same type). I took the daughter-board from the faulty drive and transplanted it to the good drive. It involved stripping down both drives, disconnecting 2 ribbon cables and unsoldering about 8 wires, transplanting the daughter-board - and resoldering the wires. Then reassembling. It worked for me, anyway.
I have a heat gun with lo (300 C) and hi (600 C) settings. I've fixed 2 PS3 YLOD (excellent IFIXIT guide for that, by the way) and have just tried to fix an XBOX using this guide. Within 2 minutes of starting , using the hi setting and keeping the gun moving , one of the dark areas around the small chips started to bubble. I haven't tested the result, yet, but suspect the worst....
I think the guide should be more informative and precise about the heat requirement.
Next time I'm going to follow the settings (lo) and timings the PS3 guide suggests.
Though the internals are quite different - especially the way the heatsink (fan unit) joins to the mobo, no card reader, no separate control board - following this guide as closely as I could seems to have fixed a YLOD on a CECHG03 PS3 - at least it has fired up and is now updating.