GENERAL Xbox 360 phat rrod error 0031


Full Member
Jun 20, 2016
I have a Xbox 360 giving me error 0031 and I don't know why.
I recently did the xclamp fix and when I went to try it out,it instantly shuts down and 3 red lights.

I know that the xclamp fix is a noob repair but I don't see the point in paying 90 dollars to have it reflowed.

I tried turning it on without dvd drive cable and I get the same thing.

I put the nylon washers first then the metal.
Is that what's shorting out the board?

So it can't be the dvd drive cable because I get the same thing but I think I fried either the mobo or the processor.

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I'm guessing the power-brick but it does turn green and then orange instantly .


VIP Member
Nov 11, 2013
That's a stupid error to be honest. It's been anything from a cut trace, bad southbridge, dead GPU, and a mosfet power issue. If that console is a falcon or older, it's best to move on and just salvage parts.