So lately I've been getting the 3 rings of death. Rather than freak out and post a million threads I did my reading and found pretty much the easiest way to fix it other than swapping it with a new one or sending it to MS was to do the "towel method". I told my friend's who were over at the time about it and they laughed. I say how I've read that tons of people have tried it and most of the time it works. So I go ahead and turn it on, wrap it in a towel for 10-15 minutes, unwrap it, turn it off then back on and voila, fires right up. We start laughing and dancing around at the mysteries of towels, wondering what other magical powers towels have. This was last week or so and I wasn't getting any problem until yesterday. So I did the towel method again, 3 minutes later freeze. Repeat that last sentence about 5 times. Then I start getting frustrated. I jiggle the power cord in the back, thinking maybe it's loose some how or something. So I really press it in there and sorta pull up on it, turn it on and it stays on for around 15-20 minutes before it freezes. So then I start thinking "crap is it the power cord?!" I get a rubber band and stretch it from the end of the cord to the front of the system, so that it's like pulling up on the cord. I turn it on and it played perfectly until I went to bed (about an hour). So then I wonder if maybe the towel method was working because when I wrap it up it'd be really tight, most likely applying pressure to the cord so maybe that's why it was working when I unwrapped it. Anybody else have red light problems and do what I have done, or anything similiar to what I've done? Is the towel method really not what's fixing it?