I realize that the subject problems are all common but has anyone had a combination of all the above? The problems I am experiencing with my console is are as follows:
1. A couple of days, I was playing Stranglehold and in the loading screen, the game froze. I restarted the console and got the 3 red lights. I shut the power and restarted the console and it worked perfectly. I let out a sigh of relief and continued playing.
2. Next day I hook it up again. I turn on the power button on the console.....and I wait..and I wait...and I wait...and for a good 30-40 seconds, the only light on was the middle power button. After that time, the console started and worked perfectly. Later the same day..I turn it on again..and again after the same 30-50 second delay..the red lights appear.
3. Now basically, what is happening is that once I turn on the console..it takes a good minute for something to happen. It can either be the red lights (3 reds) or the system works perfectly or...the green lights circulate..a couple of times and die out leaving only the middle green light on.
Any idea what is happening? If this was a hardware failure, the system would not start on a few occasion. All suggestions would be most appreciated.
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Re: Red Ring / System Crashes / Doesn't Start
The industry is trying real hard to come up with a solution. Microsoft has extended the wrranty for people like you. Problem is that I hear they just send you a refurbished unit that will do the same thing eventually. Best plan i have heard is to do things to keep the Xbox as cool as possible. Currently I am not sure what to do with the Slow boot up. Keep it in open air area and out of sunlight. It helps to allow a fan to blow on it during play.
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Try going to http://www.ollies.us/registration/ and register. Once you have an account there should be a place within your account to add your card number. At least that's how I read the instructions here:
The e74 is an overheat issue. It's also know as the red ring of death (rrod). It is very, very common. The link above covers the entire disassemble and re-assemble of an xbox.. That is if you chose to go that route to repair.
If you have a local Gamestop, they may be able to repair it for a fee.
The most likely the TV has a power supply related problem. The most common thing to go out is the circuit board that supply power to the screen. Commonly called a Backlight Inverter Board. I can't say it's 100% the problem because I can't actually look at the tv over the internet. If by chance the TV is still under warranty, go that route. If not under warranty and If you have some electronic experience, you can purchase a Service Manual over the internet and diagnose the source of the problem and fix it by soldering in the new part. The Service Manual will give you circuit diagrams, test points, and part# lists. Usually, cost under $20.
how many miles has it done?is it remapped? we have had the same problem and done the same repair as above and the next stage for us is to remove the turbo and strip it down and clean the veins inside the turbo as these can stick and give a loss of power,this is on a 2002 gti tdi pd with +-130000miles and its remapped.my car is gt tdi 130bhp stock 140000miles no faults
It's very possible that you got a bad DIMM of RAM if this started right after adding more.
If you have RAM from different manufacturers, even though it might be the right specs, and should work I've seen situations where the 2 DIMMS just don't play nicely together.
You can use a Linux LiveCD to test the RAM for defects. Just boot the LiveCD (holding the Option key after the chimes) and when you get to the grub screen select "memtest86". there are a ton of LiveCD's available. I would suggest Ubuntu.
If it turns out that the RAM is fine the tech will need more info to help although he/she should have asked some probing questions.
Doesn't anyone know how to give specific details about their issue instead of broad generalizations (it crashes) anymore...? :) Just playing...
"When" does it crash? Right after you turn it on? After 3 hours of usage every day (possible overheating)? What apps are you running when it crashes? Tell him "exactly" what it says on the screen when it crashes as it could be a kernel panic or a specific application causing it from the description given
I realize to a non-tech the perception can often be "This didn't start happening until you touched my computer" but realistically adding RAM, unless it's bad, won't cause that behavior as long as it's seated properly and the tech didn't forget to reconnect any fans, etc.
It would not be out of line to ask the shop to double check that the above isn't the case. Unless all of the above had already been double checked and confirmed they can't determine that "nothing's wrong".
I really do hope this helps anyone how has a similar issue and reads this.
well you blue screen is called the blue screen of death in the computer world it is like the red ring of death for the xbox which usually means that there is a system error or software error im not sure what it could be right now but if youll hang in there for a day ill have an answer for you
That has absolutely nothing to do with the Hard drive. The red ring of death is a standard misfunction with the Xbox 360. You will have to contact your local game stores to see if they do Red ring of death fixes, send it in to microsoft, or attempt to red ring fix it yourself.
This is quite a well known problem called 'back focusing' there is little that can really be done about it, except if the camera is under warrnty you can send it in and they will do some laser alignment that fixes the problem, it would be worth a call to canon and getting a price quote on a service. Also it seems to be worse with some particuar lenses,
If you have an XBOX (judging by the "Red ring of death" phrase), you'll have to contact Microsoft. They should be able to help you with this issue. Certain combinations of lights in the ring can even get you a free replacement, as they have an extended warranty out for some of the kinds of errors that this ring means.