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Xbox 360 freezes while loading

My Xbox 360 console worked fine for the first few days I had it. However, after using it without a problem for several games, I found that the game Madden 2009 was freezing during the loading screen almost every time I tried to use it. While loading, music plays and it give you facts about teams. What should happen next is that the music should die down, the screen should jolt, and then it should take you to where you're going. But with mine, although the music dies down and the screen jolts, it then just continues showing the loading screen. The facts will continue so I know that it is not broken and the loading bar says that it is still loading. This problem didn't happen with other games like Halo 3. Then I noticed that the same problem did happen for NHL 09. This makes me think that the problem is only happening for EA sports games. If I turn off my Xbox and try again, it will load properly on average once out of 2 or 3 times.

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  • ginge3000 Jan 07, 2009

    i have the same problem with beijing olympics most times that it tries to load, the loading circle starts to spin and then it stops and completely stops loading but that is a SEGA game so it isnt just EA games, but hopefully someone will find a solution to this problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    same thing happens to me with madden 09 and half life 2 but then i installed half life to the hard drive and it works fine.

  • datagogo Jan 21, 2009

    For anyone who is interested, my local game store told me that the intercoolers were not worth it, because they weren't that effective and by drawing air into the console it got damaged by dust and other particles. They suggested placing both the console and the power brick in a spot where there would be adequate air flow underneath and on all sides--not on the floor, a shelf, or on top of a TV. (You can buy something that does the trick for $30 at any store that sells laptops.) This seems to have fixed my problem. The store also told me that for xBox 360's, Microsoft will refurbish or replace units that aren't working for three years, and you don't even have to have your receipt, just the serial number (although they'll argue with you and you have to insist). Good luck!



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Try Installing it to your hard drive, it stopped the freezing for me but just took up some space.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009


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SOURCE: Ea Games NHL 09 and NHL 10 won't play

I would recommend going back to the shop you got the game from and asking for a new copy, it seems more likely to be a disc problem than a console one, and just check that it is the correct format for your region.

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

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