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3 red lights. what do i do?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by krj15489, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. krj15489

    krj15489 Regular member

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    ok i turned on my xbox this morning and started playing halo. a few minutes in it freezes and the screen looks a little funny. i restart and nothing apears on my tv. then i get the 3 red lights. is there any way i can fix this myself? and if not where would be the best place to get this fixed. i have modded my xbox so i wont be sending it to microsoft. i need all the help that i can get. thanks
     
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    wrap it in a towel and turn it on, let it run for 10 minutes, turn it off, take the towel off and let it cool for 15 minutes, and then turn it on, make sure you dont forget it, it should heat the solder and melt it back they way it should be, most 3 red lights is caused from overheating in some way...
     
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    ok but wont that mess it up even more?
     
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    no, it should fix it
     
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    ok i will try that as soon as i get home from florida. but i was wondering if there were any other ways to fi it like soldering or anythong. thanks for your help
     
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    you can take a heat gun and warm up everything really well and that will do some good...
     
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    mikeismad,

    Have you personal tried this method?

    I never thought my 360 would ever overheat, is this soldering thing caused by overheating. Also I heard it is bad to have the 360 vertical. I never really played too much until I got the firmware done and never had much of a chance to play after because of the 3 red lights. Is the red lights caused by heating or by doing the firmware?
     
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    disregard part of that message, thanks for the Towel trick,

    I must admit that one works, I just tried it.

     
  9. rustyman1

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    yeah but for how long I was doing that too but after a while it was just getting worse it would play for a while but if I played something like gears of war it would freeze so I just swapped it for a newwiee :)
     
  10. pkmastag

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    i would rather wrap it in a towel than doing nothing
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  11. rustyman1

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    that's true but swappings the best plus the thrill of doing it. yeehaaw
     
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    Yeah mine got worse too, wondering if I should open the 360 and solder where it comes loose
     

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