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xbox360 red ring of death

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by bodza, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. bodza

    bodza Member

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    About a month ago i bought a 2nd hand xbox 360 which is out of warranty. Now i have got the red ring of death. the ring is top left, bottom left, bottom right. Does anybody know what i should do.
     
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    Its fuc** they say you can try the towel trick wrap a towel round it and switch it on let it get warm for 10 mins they say it re warms the solder joints if you Google search it or go on you tube and watch the video you can do the same thing with a hairdryer I haven’t tried any of them been lucky so fare mine still works
     
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    M$ has started to offer a three year warranty on the 360. Call them and see if the 360 is registered yet, if it has not been it should be under warranty if it is with in the three years :)
     
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    the towel trick may work for a bit but will probably do more damage to your console!
    there are other things to try, searh google for xclamp replacement

    thats if you can't send it back to m$
     
  5. killalot

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    That’s only if it hasn’t been moded flashed etc
     
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    as above, if you mean out of warranty simply because it is more than a year old, then you are in luck as MS has recentlt extended the hardware failure warranty to 3 years. So they will fix it for free if it is under 3 years old.
     
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    If you modded it then I would suggest the X-Clamp Replacement...

    It has worked for the majority of people and will only set ya back

    $15 to $20... otherwise if not modded like everyone says

    call M$ and they will send ya something to ship it to them and fix

    it for free...
     
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    Seeing how the warranty is now 3 years for the red ring errors and the Xbox 360 was originally released in November 2005, every single 360 is covered. Unless you void it, of course.
     
  9. killalot

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    Be interesting to know how many people on this site have had the ring of death cant some kind mod start a thread so we can get a rough idea i.e. how long you had it before it went tits up
     
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    Oner Moderator Staff Member

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    That is fine but I would ask that people don't reply with comments and just reply with pertinent info. I would actually make a thread so I can keep count and being the first post it would make it easier to see the numbers.

    If anyone would like that then post a yes or whatever HERE IN THIS thread so I can see if it would be "sticky" material.
     
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    Nice one just the figures I’m interested in cheers
     
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    Yes, i'd be interested to see how many have had the red light issue.
     
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    Yes im interested in seeing the figures.
     
  14. bodza

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    thanks guys, i will try the x clamp coz my 360 has been modded.
     
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    Like its been said though just the numbers we want not the story
     
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    I got the 3 red lights the other day on my modded xbox , i opend it up and unpluged everything like dvd drive and its working fine now.
     
  18. funky22

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    where i can register xbox 360 i was looking for it on xbox site but i cant find it
     
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    I've had mine for about a year, and i got the 3 red lights yesterday. I dont know if its just a coincidence but i upgraded to media center edition on my pc which is connected to my xbox in the network and i was having problems with MCE crashing and not working properly on my PC, a few hours after that i turned on my xbox and was listening to music and halfway through a song the xbox froze and i had to turn it off with the power button, tried turning back on and it would get to the startup screen and then freeze, after about 4-5 more times of trying to turn it on i finally got the 3 red lights of death, now it wont even display the xbox screen, and about 2 seconds after i try turning it on you can hear a weird noise coming from inside the xbox. Do you guys think its a coincidence that my xbox kicked the bucket a few hours after installing MCE?
     
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    btw, i barely even play the piece of crap, and yes it is modded with firmware upgrade, right now i think my best bet is to pull a switch
     

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