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Okay, I've been to one of the sites previous to this one where it tells you how to get more detail on your xbox problems. Where you hold the sync button and press the tray button 4 times to find out the specific sequence to try and find a problem. My sequence was 0102. It said it was unknown, but many people think it's something that has to do with soldering in the xbox. What's weird is this only started happening since I downloaded 'The New Xbox Experience.' If I remember correctly, it was only a couple days after that that I started having problems. I had this problem before maybe... 4-5 times. So thinking it was just overheating because it booted up after I let it sit for 10 minutes or so. I bought an intercooler. Now, last night it froze up on me. Wouldn't re-boot all the way without the 3 lights flashing. Now, it wont boot up at all. So now it brings me here. Anything I can do that will not void the warranty or should I just send it in? My Xbox was purchased last Christmas by the way. That'd be December of 2006. Thanks.

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There has been a lot of reports about how the "The New Xbox Experience" update causes errors to appear. If your console has already gotten to the "3-red flashing lights" stage, the best option would be to send it in. Seeing on how you bought your console on Dec. 2006, the three year warranty is probably expired, but call just in case. If not the repair will cost $100 I think. One other option that will not void your warranty is the "Towel Trick". This is where you wrap your xbox in a towel, turn it on, and then let it run for about 30 mins. Afterwards, let it cool down and then boot it up. I don't recommend this as it overheats the entire console and not just the problem you are trying to fix. But if your warranty is up, why not? Just don't tell support that you did it. :)

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