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XBOX 360 keeps resetting itself

Hi Guys, Had my 360 for about 18months an had no problems. Was playing Bioshock yesterday and it reset itself and started up again. I carried on an played again and it kept happening. I put Halo 3 in and it stopped, so went back to Bioshock and carried on playing for hours. Today i went to play again and now it resets itself after about every 5-10 seconds. Any ideas?

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  • tfu rob Oct 01, 2007

    Cheers for the advice,

    I have moved house a week ago and its since then its gone wrong.

    I have taken the plate off and put it back on but it didnt help. Strangely it worked yesterday so i tried again today and after about 10mins it did it again!

    I have taken the hard disk off and put it back on so i will see how i get on and let you know


  • tfu rob Oct 04, 2007

    Ok, took the hard disk out and reconnected it. have now pushed the xbox up against the side of my table so the hard disk being held in place.

    ever since then its worked fine!

    Thanks very much!!!

  • wilson07 Jan 03, 2008

    xbox keeps reseting & dont have a clue why ??? i recently moved xbox onto a speaker next to my TV and it wasz workin untill this mornin when it started reseting again and i dont know what to do now .. i took hard drive out and back in a few times and even waited it down

  • Greway Nov 23, 2008

    I have my xbox just 4 months now but today while i was playing COD 5 it just went off and restarted,so i unpugged it then turned it back on and it just keeps restarting.
    I can load up the game somtimes if im quick enough.

    Any ideas whats up with it???


  • ryman7387 Dec 29, 2008

    my xbox 360 keeps on resetting itself. what should i do

  • LiiKEaNiiNGA Jan 04, 2009

    i have a famiky timer on my xbox 360 and i only have 4 hours a day but it is supposed to reset itself evry day but when i turn it on i the morning it hasent reset!! please help

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    My X-Box 360 only restarts when i am playing CoD5 online. It will randomly restart once and then after i reload and start a game, it will restart again. It usually will only restart twice.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    My xbox 360 resets on itself when i play nba 2k9 but when i put a different game in it works fine...

  • FOXY3281 Mar 08, 2009

    We are having the same problem we start to play then all of a sudden the xbox resets itself, it does not turn off though. Has anyone solved this problem? can anyone give us any advice?



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Hey there guys i know this reset thing is sucky i havent resolved this but i have a weird solution i myself moded my xbox after the warrenty was long gone ive had my same xbox for almost 5 yeaars im always opening it checking it out and like a pc when i work on it i ground myself or where dish gloves (it reduce chance of burning the chips on the console ) anyway i went to my friends house and my console fell down a flight of stairs ever since it sometimes shows the 3RRoD or resets i noticed the hdd makes a noise when i pull it out (lose connecter)then and the fans got slower i guess the lose connecter sometimes make it reset from the pump and the fans slower make it over heat so i got a mini house fan, placed my xbox flat(not standing ) and it lined up right on the right side as a result it hardly ever resets and keeps it cooler i havent opened my xbox since it fell im going 2 ill keep you guys posted
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There is a Microsoft KB article on this: I would try that and see if that helps. Also try removing and reapplying the faceplate. Did you recently move/bump your 360? If so, I could see the KB article applying to your situation. BTW, what makes me think its user error is the fact that you specify that important 5-10 second window. If a button or something is pressed down permanently, it has a tendacy to be like clock-work, while hardware errors/failures with the 360 seem to be more towards random restarts and failures. If all else fails, just call MS and see what they can do. You may want to repost with exact details of what is going on, your Xbox's condition (dusty?), and what changed to make the event begin.

Posted on Sep 30, 2007

  • Anonymous Oct 01, 2007

    If you gave those couple of things in the KB article a run, then you probably have some strange hardware failure going on. I've not seen anything like that before. How far does it get in the boot? To the game menu, or not even past the Xbox 360 splash? Can you access the Xbox 360 menu?



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