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Game freezes and dots appear on screen

I turn the xbox on and it runs fine. When i start a game, the screen freezes, makes a buzzing noise and has like dotted lines all over the screen. Is this fixable or do i need a new system

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  • bclark488 May 20, 2009

    Thanks for the help. Will the ring stil show up when playing the game, because i don't remember see it.

  • bclark488 May 21, 2009

    Ok. Thanks for the help.

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I hate to break it to you, but you may have gotten the Red Ring Of Death. It happens when playing a game and it is transmitted through online play through Xbox Live. 3 red lights will appear around the power button when your console has become infected. The Red Ring of Death may have infected your console causing it to shut down. Most Xbox 360 consoles won't turn back on but some do turn back on but they just won't play games, they will freeze up and have the dotted lines and make the buzzing noise. I'm sorry, but I think you may need a new console. You're in luck if it's still under warranty. Hope this helps!!!!

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    natemc May 21, 2009

    The ring only shows up once and it's when it first gets infected. After that it either doesn't turn on ever again, or it doesn't play games properly - in other words, does what yours does. I'm really sorry, same thing happened to my brother's 360.

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Ur retarded, red rings of death are caused by overheating of the gpu, u dont get infected from online gameplay dumbshit

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