Xbox 360 SMC Error: 0011, 0012, 0013

ERROR_THERMAL

0011: ERROR_THERMAL_CPU
0012: ERROR_THERMAL_GPU
0013: ERROR_THERMAL_EDRAM

Thermal Runway in CPU, GPU, or eDRAM


  1. Determine Thermal Runway Source
    • 0011:
      • CPU die is overheating
      • Phat: Focus on CPU heatsink
    • 0012:
      • GPU die is overheating
      • Phat: Focus on GPU heatsink
    • 0013:
      • eDRAM die is overheating
      • Phat: Focus on GPU heatsink
    • Slims only have one heatsink for the combined CGPU

  2. Thermal Transfer
    • Check thermal paste is wet and applied properly
    • If the paste is dry or poorly applied, clean the paste completely and apply new paste
    • If a damaged heatsink is suspected, try another heatsink

  3. Corona/Winchester Resistors
    • Skip for Phat or Trinity
    • Corona/Winchester boards have 0 Ohm resistors on the thermal sensor lines
    • If the resistors increase in resistance, the thermal sensors will read high
    • Check the 0 Ohm resistors on the thermal sensor traces:
      • 0011 - CPU:
        • R4D7
        • R4D8
      • 0012 - GPU:
        • R4D5
        • R4D6
      • 0013 - eDRAM:
        • R4D3
        • R4D4

  4. ANA/HANA/Southbridge
    • Replace thermal sensor control chip:
      • Xenon: ANA U4C2
      • Zephyr, Falcon, Jasper: HANA U4C2
      • Trinity: HANA U3B1
      • Corona/Winchester: Southbridge U3D1

  5. CPU/GPU
    • Assume thermal diode has failed
    • Warning: Do not attempt to circumvent the thermal diode, doing so will cause the console to be dangerous to operate
    • Replace the chip containing the faulty thermal diode:
      • Phat:
        • 0011: CPU U7D1
        • 0012: GPU U4D1
        • 0013: GPU U4D1
      • Slim: CGPU U5E1