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System error it says. a red line appears at bottom left of the console green light. A messege appears with black backround telling me to contact customer support what do i do to fix it?

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  • lgfrem Oct 19, 2008

    I dont know if i did it wrong or not but it didnt work i unpluged all cables took out the hard drive pluged the 360 back in but it still appeared and i did this several times and it didnt work. ):

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    xbox360 memory system error no 0110 do you have a solution

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    one red light



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NOTE: I did this with my X-Box with the E74 Error. However, it is usually the source for all of the Red-Ring problems with one or three red lights.

Send it in to Microsoft if you don't want to risk breaking it. Remember the 3 year warranty for any Red Ring affected X-BOX 360.

I had the same problem and fixed it myself as an educational experience.
SUPPLIES YOU NEED To fix it you are going to need a T10 and T8 screwdriver. (Torque) and a very small flathead screwdriver. In addition you will need a drill, 8 bolts, 24 steel washers, and 8 nylon washers and 4 suitable nuts. Also you need Arctic Silver and Heat-sync Puddy. And a heat gun plus a few scrap towels and tin foil.
1) The first step is to take it apart. You can find a lot of tutorials on YouTube. Then, remove the X-Clamps holding on the heat-sinks. Clean off the grey puddy with Arctic Silver. Find the GPU, CPU and HANA/ANA chips. Take Towels and cover every part on the mother board except for those chips. Put tin foil over the towels. Take the HeatGun and go in curcular motions for 4 minutes over all of the chips. Wait long enough for all of the melted solder, (if any) to solidify. After, say 5 minutes. Remove the Towels and the Tin Foil. Reapply the heat sinks with the new washers and bolts and nuts.

2) You will have to drill 8 holes in the Chassis large enough for the bolts to go through. After you have it all together, try it out without the outer casing or disk drive. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE FAN ON. Don't play it in this state. Just test it to see if it works.

3) If it works, put the case back on. If not, tough luck. You can no longer send it in to Microsoft. You just killed the warranty opening the case.

I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGES TO PROPERTY OR PEOPLE DUE TO THE FOLLOWING OF MY INSTRUCTIONS.

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This problem is typically caused by a hardware failure. Turn off your Xbox 360 console, disconnect and then reconnect all cables. Turn your Xbox 360 console on again. If an Xbox hard disk is attached to your Xbox 360 console, turn off your Xbox 360 console, and then remove the hard disk. Turn on your Xbox 360 console, and then test for the error message. If you don't see the error message, turn off your Xbox 360 console, and then reattach the hard disk. Alternate testing with the hard disk attached and removed to see whether the error message occurs only when the hard disk is attached. If an Xbox Memory Unit (MU) is plugged in to your Xbox 360 console, turn off your Xbox 360 console, and then remove the memory unit. Turn on your Xbox 360 console, and then test for the error message. If you don't see the error message, turn off your Xbox 360 console, and then reinsert the memory unit. Alternate testing with the memory unit inserted and removed to see whether the error message occurs only when the memory unit is inserted. If you continue to experience this problem, contact Xbox Customer Support. For more information about how to contact Xbox Customer Support, please visit the Xbox Support (http://www.xbox.com/support/) Web site.

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