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Xbox 360 red rings of death!

Dear support staff, My x360 started to freeze during games,Then when i switched it off and then on again i found the three rings of red lights flashing.From what ive read,the system has undergone a major sysytem failure.I saw a lot of solutions on your site and im particularly interested in the pencil eraser solution.My warranty has run out.I would be extremely grateful if you would advise regarding a useful solution or how to do the eraser solution. Hisham A lover of games,game music,well....adored the x360 till this happened.Waiting for your reply. Thank you.

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To fix the 3 red lights what you will need to do is stop the heat getting to the GPU and the CPU and to do this you can use a good Xbox 360 Repair guide or of course you can send it in.

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When someone say that his/her Xbox is having 3 red lights problem, It means it needs to be repaired. If you are using Cooler than it is not a cure but a prevention. You could have used cooler before acutally having the problem just to prevent your Xbox. But now you will have to either get it repaired from Microsoft (in case your Xbox's warranty is not expired, but one thing to note is that you will have to wait for at least 3-4 weeks to get back your Xbox) or you can Fix your Xbox's 3 Flashing red lights problem yourself with the help of DIY Video guide available on Internet. You can fix yourself without any technical knowledge.
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I suggest using three copper pennies per Ram chip. Use a slight amount of reusable adhesive to stick the pennies together and then to adhere to the ram chips. Note: Do not screw the black screws back onto the bottom of 360, just the silver screws. Also use pennies made before 1983, they're %100 Copper and make better heat sinks.

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High hisham, i dont think its a maor ailure beacause if it was a maor failure then your xbox 360 can"t work . pencil eraser i think it is a nice solution for this please go further and do it . and we are there to help you . if your warranty is over then give me that pencil erasers serial no. so i can activate it send your serial no. on this email id. my email adress is purple_purpleoo7@yahoo.ca and if you have any problems more than we can solve it.

Posted on Oct 01, 2007

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Turn on your "dead" xbox. Wait for the 3 red lights. Once you get them hold the "Synch" (for the wireless remote) button and the eject button down simultaniously. All four lights flash. (0) Press the eject button again and only one light (1) press again and all four light up (0) press again and two lights (2). Error code is 0102. compare this code to the table below to find out what is wrong with your X360. Is it overheating? Power Cord? Hardware? what ever the code is refer to this list for the reason it is flashing...

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