Tip & How-To about Video Game Consoles & Games
So, in an earlier post I stated my Xbox 360 had a “Red Ring of Death.” As I posted and worried in many forums, Destructoid, hell, even the official Xbox forums.
Choices were coming down to ending up selling it off used @ $150 and
using the money to get a new Core system, then mention of the towel
trick came up. I remember a while ago reading about someone thinking
about using the Towel Trick, a great user on DToid named Grim. At this point, I was willing to try anything (it had only been a day without my 360, and already I was getting the shakes)
I get home from work (5:20am or so, I instantly grab some towels, as
per the good “FAQ” I read on the subject of the towel trick [source]
I did the directions perfectly, so here I shall share with you all.
Before starting, take out your hard drive, and controllers, have a nice
surface where you can put your 360 down on.
1- Put one towel down, put the 360 on top, add another towel on top, cover all sides/backs/etc. This is key, you have to have that Xbox covered. When you can’t see it, finger around to find the power button and turn it on. Wait 10-15 minutes. I started at 5:22am, and then started to do **** on the computer to kill time.
2- Then I got so into other stuff, I ended up turning the system off at 5:37am, so I did the full 15 minutes, no biggie. Now it was..
3- Cool down time. I waited 15 minutes before turning back on the system as recommended.
Turned back on, I got a chubby when all I seen was green lights. I turned off the system to put back in the hard drive and throw in a game.
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