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Fix red ring of death on xbox 360

Place a warm towel over xbox for 34 hours

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Red Rim of Death when I switch on my XBOX360! It's no longer covered by warranty! Please help

Log into the xbox.com site and register your xbox for a replacement, after entering your serial number on your xbox you can check if the xbox is really out of warrenty, because of the regular accurance of Red Rings of Death Microsoft has extended warrenty on xbox's that fail because of this

if your xbox is even out of the RROD extended warrenty
the only things you can do is buy a new one or do the towel trick

please check your extended warrenty before attempting the towel trick as it will void your warrenty

the towel trick overheats your motherboard so the thermal paste melts back onto the motherboard, please note this is a completely temporary trick to get your xbox working again

to do the towel trick, unplug everything from your xbox (hdd, Video cables) just have the power cable plugged in, wrap your xbox in 3 or 4 towels and turn it on, either by pushing through the towels or by using your controller, leave the xbox on for 5-10 mins

unwrap your xbox and turn it off
leave the xbox off with everything unplugged for 2-3 hours if not longer (the longer the better, you want to make sure your xbox has completely cooled down) then after it cooling down completely (remember, 2-3 hours minimum) turn your xbox on and it should work, it may experience a fault or two, but a couple of resets generally fixes this, remember this is temporary, might get another month or so out of your xbox

Mar 21, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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xbox will not read disc, keeps saying open tray

i know this may sound stupid but .... i want u to go get a warm damp towel not wet just damp. then wrap your xbox 360 into the towel. (if it has a harddrive then take the harddrive off before doing this ) then wait for the towel to dry out this should work

Jan 04, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Have all in one 2500. "Cartridges not compatible" error. I have 34 (18C0034) and 35 (18C00035). Are those the wrong cartridges? Thanks Terry

Hi. The 34(18C0034) and the 35(18C00035) are compatible with your printer. The printer may not be recognizing the cartridges properly. Make sure the protective blue sticker on the nozzles are already removed. If you have done so but problem still persitent, try cleaning the nozzles of the cartridges. To clean, place a damp and a dry paper towel on the table. Grab one cartridge and place it on damp towel first with the nozzle facing down like how you are placing it in the printer. Draw about 2-3 lines. Then do the same thing on the dry towel. Do the same sequence with the other cartridge. Place one cartridge only in the printer then close it without the other cartridge. Check for any error. If there is, replace that cartridge. If no error, proceed inserting the other cartridge. If there is an error, replace that cartridge. Hope this helps.

Mar 16, 2010 | Lexmark X2500 All-In-One Printer

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E74 on my xbox with one red light

your scaler chip on the xbox has gone out. i would recommend sending it in for repair, or you can just do the towel trick, leaving it on for a hour or so with a towel rapped around it and see if that works. i really would not do that and recommend sending it in, but it's not my xbox. your choice.

Dec 11, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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try towel fix for half the recommended time 20 mins so half is 10 mins

Aug 20, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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