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Discussion in 'Xbox Consoles' started by dark samus, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. dark samus

    dark samus come to the dark side....

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    hey, first time in 360 forums, so don't be suprised if i say something stupid or noobish. but anyway a way to repair your 360 if it gets the red ring of doom (without sending it back or breaking it open) is i think, turn it off for 12 minutes then, wrap towels around it :wtf: for 15 minutes.... and presto! it should work....i think, im very tired and lazy and can't be bothered checking but just in case there should be a video on you tube if you want too see it work, type in 'towel trick' in search, if this dosn't work i'm sorry just thought i would share this with you. (im using wii browser so i cant retreive link.)
     
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  2. Jay588

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    i tried the towel thing, worked for 5 minutes. your best bet is sending it back as soon as possible, so u can get it back before christmas, sorry to break the bad news to you, but it will take a month :(
     
  3. el-zilcho

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    Yeah it really cant be a good idea to do that .

    Its hardly a fix job is it?
     
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    ive read that some people use the towel thing and it works for like a week, but what good is that? what if your in the middle of a game and it just freezes without it being saved? i hate how unstable 360 is, i really regret buying one, i am still waiting for my 2nd one to get back from repairs im getting more and more angry by the hour :mad5:
     
  5. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    I've had mine since launch and it's still going strong :lol:

    It's fun to play but I can see why everyone get's so pissed off. What do you expect? It's Micro$oft. Just look at the poor job they did with Vista and the frequent crashes and BLue Screen Of Death's they had with every Windows operating system.
     
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    this is exactly why we are so pissed off, we spent money on vista, win98, win millenium, and even xp, and now xbox and they all have some sort of major problem, i've never had any problems with nintendo or sony..
     
  7. JAKE196

    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    cause it's American. :lol:
     
  8. Prepster

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    Send it back. It will take like a week to return it i think last time i sent my cousins off I got it back in 7 days.
     
  9. samXcor3

    samXcor3 the best kid!

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    vista isnt even finished. they basically released a beta and said it doesnt matter theyd update as bugs came up.
     
  10. chwisch87

    chwisch87 Wii-Convert

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    Basically the towel trick by getting the Xbox 360 to a very very high temp to get the chips to reset themselves.

    It is a temporary fix (a few mins to a few days) that probably causes more problems that is solves in the long term of that unit.
     
  11. dark samus

    dark samus come to the dark side....

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    someone also suggested to put in the fridge,:wtf: but he's obviously a moron.:lol:
     
  12. Prepster

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    Apparently so. :lol:


    Send it back. It'll be back in a week, 2 weeks max
     
  13. Adyli009

    Adyli009 Getting A Wii^^

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    I did the towel trick cuz' M$ wouldn't repair it and It worked for a month, and now it works when it feels like it.:lol:
     
  14. JCpackers05

    JCpackers05 NiNtEnDoFrEakJMC

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    are you crazy. takes a month minimum.

    but yeah ive had mine since last christmas. so almost a year now. i got the red ring of death the day i opened it. however i turned my system off and back on and its worked fine ever since. it was beyond weird.
     
  15. Prepster

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    3 red lights of doom...took me 1 months to get mine back

    My cousins red lights of doom, they repaired, and sent it back to my house in 7 days.
     
  16. zapasant

    zapasant Where is your god now?

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    mine hasnt gotten them yet, im lucky :) im still awaiting the day they com dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
     
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    WiiZero Game Wiizard

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    don't know if I've gotten it for sure, but I'm sure people would be much happier if they only spent about 10 days to fix it and gave you some better consolation than a 1 month LIVE card all it does is make up for the money you spent on LIVE as you couldn't play it not for all the big name titles you missed
     
  18. MRCOOLGH

    MRCOOLGH Naruto Uzumaki

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    Microsoft needs to learn that todays crowd is not going to happily say "we love your products and how crappy and sloppy their made. Heck were even more happier when we get the 3 red rings of death." Todays consumers dont like it when the manufacturer releases an extremely flawed product because not only does it annoy them it really pisses them off when it mal-functions. I think Microsoft needs to take consumer lesson's 101 again because MS forgot how people arent that patient these days.....
     
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    Red Ring of Death

    I have heard a few tricks out there, and youtube has some good instructional videos. But my 360 got the ring of death and I feel that my only option is to send it in, any other suggestions besides doing that?

    Thanks
     
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    Now I know people going on about using the search function to find threads on your topic, but I think you'd be safe to start a new one if the old one is almost 2 years old.

    There really isn't any way to fix the RRoD yourself without voiding your warranty. The Towel trick is a short term fix, but will probably rape your Xbox in the process. I suggest that if you aren't confident in your technical skills, send it in, unless you're sure you would be able to replace the heat sinks yourself without breaking something.
     

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