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How to get rid of red ring of death xbox 360

  • turn on xbox 360
  • cover it in towels
  • lots of them
  • make it nice and warm
  • make sure it is still flashing red
  • make sure it is all covered
  • leave it 30-45 minutes
  • it will work

  • if it dont work try again but with more towels
hope i helped

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Help.. My xbox has 3 reds lights


Hello.
This is a common problem from the Xbox 360.

The only way to fix this problem is to call Microsoft or email them. Its something to do with the hardware failure. Its over heated. Their is one way to fix it but temporary.
Its called the towel trick.

First, Unplug your xbox.
Then wrap it around with Heavy towels dont expose anything on the xbox 360. Cover everything.
Then plug in the xbox 360 while the towels are around it. After you do all that you wait 15 minutes. Then unwrap the towel from the xbox 360. It should be very hot. Let it cool down for 2 minutes then plug everything in and it should work.
But I hope this helps you.

Good luck!

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If it still under warranty, contact Microsoft for a replacement.
There is no permanent fix for the Red Ring of Death.

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if you mean the 3 red lights, simple. You will need to have the xbox 360 running, 2 or so towels, and some time. First keep the xbox 360 running, then put the towels over the 360 (make sure to cover the vents). Keep it on for around 20 mins. Then after take off the towels, and let the system cool for another 20 mins. This should let it run for atleast another 2 hours.

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xbox shuts down during a game 3 red lights


hey johnny you will have to call microsoft and get it fixed there is one thing you can do in the mean time to temp fix it.

what you need is two towels just normal bathroom towels take everything out of your xbox e.g harddrive,controlers etc only things to leave in is the av cable and power supply as you wanna turn on the xbox lie a towel flat on the ground and lie the xbox on its side ontop of the towel turn the xbox on, you will see the error message and the red lights flash. wrap the towel around your xbox covering the air vents and then the 2nd towel put over the top. leave it on in the towels for about 20 mins then after that take all the towels off turn off the console and leave to cool down for 15 mins. turn the xbox on and it should restart again fine but only lasts for a couple of days then you have to do it again. wont fix it but will let u play while microsoft gets it.

hope this helps please rate me

regards grant

Nov 23, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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HELP


will be a hardware error
will have to contact microsoft there is a temperory fix for this problem. what you need is two towels just normal bathroom towels take everything out of your xbox e.g
harddrive,controlers etc only things to leave in is the av cable and power supply as you wanna turn
on the xbox lie a towel flat on the ground and lie the xbox on its side ontop of the towel turn the
xbox on, you will see the error message and the red lights flash. wrap the towel around your xbox
covering the air vents and then the 2nd towel put over the top. leave it on in the towels for about
20 mins then after that take all the towels off turn off the console and leave to cool down for 15
mins. turn the xbox on and it should restart again fine but only lasts for a couple of days then you
have to do it again. wont fix it but will let u play while microsoft gets it.

hope this helps please rate me

regards Grant

Nov 22, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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