okay so my friend gave me his xbox and told me i could keep it if i could fix it. first of all, what i did was try turning it on to see what would happen. it gave me the one ring of death with an error code of e 74 i think. anyway i googled how to fix that, once i did the fix for that, it gave me the two ring of death (which was to be expected). seeing that it did not go back to normal, i googled the fix for the two ring of death. i performed the fix for that. then it gave me the three ring of death. i looked up the fix for that (which was pull the whole damn thing apart and put a thermal compound on the main chips on the motherboard located underneath the heat syncs) i did that and put everything back together and its still giving me the three ring of death. i have no idea if this helps or not but when i try turning it on, the fan starts up for a half a second then shuts down and gives me the three flashing rings of death. is there any hope for the sucker or can i look forward to sighting in my gun?