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Xbox 360 freezes before dashboard

Hello how about this problem have not seen anyone with this problem yet no flashing red light but freezes on xbox globe hear sound and see globe till it freezes in less then 7 sec ethernet is picked up by my lap top and seems to connect but thats it any clue on what to do with that problem. Thanks in advance

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  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    Well you know how the x globe comes on the screen then spins and move further out to the middle of th screen well mine makes it 3/4 way to the left of the screen then video freezes the sound go on further but thats it nothing else happens!

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    Mine makes it to the dashboard maybe once or twice then wont get past the globe, would like a free solution before gears 2 please.

  • chuckster033 Oct 12, 2008

    Yea, my x box gets to the globe screen with the X but then stays on that initial screen for about 2 minutes, then jumps to the dashboard, where i have no freezes at the dashboard...any solutions?

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    gets to the dashboard then i cant sign in

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    3 red lights no display

  • bigm609 May 11, 2010

    xbox 360 freezes before dashboard or on intial startup hear sound then freezes im wondering if its because i changed the startup in console settings to go directly to dashboard whether game is in console or not because before this freezing problem you can hear the game try to start, loud fans running and then fan stops to go into dashboard. and i also had recently sent this same console in for repair for three red lights problem please help spare me another three long weeks with out gaming.

  • ericworfolk
    ericworfolk Nov 28, 2012

    same here!



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Thanks #3 my xbox was standing vertically on a rug, and it would get to the spinning x and freeze. Well I decided to take a shot and see if it got more air by horizontally putting the xbox and it worked! within 5 seconds it turned right on and worked perfectly!!!!!

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Hi Jambenzman. The xbox 360 suffers from overheating, and different symptoms can be seen after the board has 'warped', from overheating. Basically, the video processor chip and/of the video memory chips gets disconnected from the main board from overheating. The behavior of the console can be many things, from the '3 Rings of Death' which consists of the console not even starting up with the 3 front lights flashing, to occasional freezing, lockups, video artifacts and lines. You might notice a difference in the console's behavior depending on the actual temperature of it. If it freezes on each startup, even on a 'cold' boot, the board is probably bad enough now. The only options that you have to get it working again, is to return it to the store, or to microsoft if the warranty is still valid. Either ways, you might wanna call Microsoft to check if they will replace it. They've done favors to many out there, even with out of warranty systems, offering a refurbished console as a replacement. Hell, they even provide the packing box for shipping to you. Hope that helps, cheebster.

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Hey this happened to me, but what you can do is stick the power source (the black rectangle thing) on to an open box or something so the entire thing gets air. If its on a rug or something, it will overheat and cause the thig to freeze

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