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X-box 360 my console freezes and locks up about 3-5 minutes into the game

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  • anthonyog1 Nov 12, 2007

    the whole system locks up and freezes. only when a game is played... it works fine without a game in it, but freezes about two minutes after the game is started up.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    get 2 red rings when the game is played for a while and the game freezes up

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    my xbox freezes about three mimutes into the game.



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I recently experienced this problem myself and it lead to the red ring of death.

You can either send the console back to Microsoft if you are still in warranty but you can fix the console yourself using the X-Clamp replacement fix, and llamma have tutorials on the fix.

Please rate if at all useful, thanks!

Posted on Dec 08, 2007


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