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How to get rid of xbox 360 red rings of death

  1. turn on x box
  2. let it sit for a hour or two
  3. shut it down wait a few second
  4. turn on xbox
  5. fixed
  6. if this dosent work follow next set of tips




1. turn on xbox
2. let it set on for a day or two
3.turn off wait a few seconds
4.turn on
5. fixed



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three-quater red power button


This is called Red Ring of Death or RROD by the community, it means that the CPU or GPU or both have a bad solder joint, that is caused from rapid heating and cooling from poor cooling design of the xbox 360. To fix it is pretty simple. Follow these instructions to take apart your 360: http://www.rrodfix.com/how-to-take-apart-the-microsoft-xbox-360-game-console.html Stop once you've removed the dvd drive. Now Remove the fans from the back, and set them on the heatsink on the right the flat one, and make sure they are pointing where the air is going up. Put a peice of of carboard or plastic something non conductive in between the heatsinks to prevent airflow from the fans. Turn on the 360, and leave it til it goes from 3 rings to 2 rings, wait 3 minutes, then switch the fan over to the other side. Wait about as long as you did for the other one then turn off the 360. Wait 1 hour for the 360 to cool off. DO NOT move the 360 while it is cooling down durning this period or you will permantly ruin it, the solder is being reflowed. After an hour, put the fans back, and turn the 360 on, it should work. Once its working, I recommend doing a 12 volt mod on the fans to prevent RROD from happening again, and changing out the thermal paste with artic silver 5.

Oct 24, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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i can watch dvds but cant play games....whats going on ??????


Try laying your Xbox down horizontally then insert the game that normally makes mine work. If that doesn't work call Microsoft and let them know your getting error e74 they will probably get your Xboxfixed for free because they extended the warranties for this problem since it happens so often.

Mar 03, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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In the Viet Nam section, what is the solution


Just shoot the guy(s) in the bunker, make sure you have enough ammo and the guns you want, relaoad and knock off a few of the soliders in the position to the right of the trench at the bottom, then concentrate on the guys in the trench to the left of that position - then run down to the two barrels, get behind the sandbags and pop up and do the same again but don't sit still for too long. Then wait for your teammate to tip over the first barrel, then run up to the one on the right and hit X to tip it over. Then just work your way around. The tip is to not stay too static for too long, COD single player will just keep respawning the enemy until you die so you need to pop some rounds off, knock them down and work forwards to get behind cover until the next sequence is triggered.
hope this helps

Nov 13, 2010 | Activision Call of Duty Black Ops for Xbox...

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I have the unlock code for my 99 saturn sl2 but i need the radio layout


Hello, you will need to enter your radio unlock code using these instructions.


  1. Press SEEK DOWN, SEEK UP, TUNE DOWN, or TUNE UP. The radio display should show 0000.
  2. PRESS SEEK DOWN to set the first digit.
  3. Press SEEK UP to set the second digit.
  4. Press TUNE DOWN to set the third digit.
  5. Press TUNE UP to set the fourth digit.
  6. If the code was entered correctly, the radio will display SEC (SECURE). The theft deterrent system for the radio is now active and normal operation may be resumed. If the code was entered incorrectly, the radio will display Err for 5 seconds and the LOC (LOCKED) will be displayed again. If LOC is displayed, repeat 1-6.
  7. If the correct code is not entered in 8 attempts, follow the next steps:
  8. 7.1. Turn ignition to ACC position. 7.2. Turn radio power switch OFF. 7.3. Wait one hour before repeating steps 1 through 7. If attempts to unlock the system are made before the one hour period is up, the radio will display INOP (INOPERATIVE). Continue to wait. If the ignition is not in the ACC position, power will never reset internally to allow itself to be unlocked. 7.4. After one hour, repeat steps 1-7.

Jul 03, 2010 | 1999 Saturn SL

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