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Xbox freezing my xbox freezes playing any game or when online, can you help

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  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2007

    plays about 10 minutes and then freezes

  • erock4321 Dec 01, 2007

    same here, my 360 freezes with any game. but i DO NOT get the 3 red lights.

  • ARSES Mar 21, 2008

    when I try to play a game xbox 360 work with no problem and I can see the screen of producer of game but when the go begin in the satart screen it freezes.

    I have no problem with demo game on console

  • mininut Jul 12, 2008

    my ******* xbox is now freezing sometimes befor i can even play the game. and it all happened after i put in GH aerosmith.

  • lambchop14 Aug 22, 2008

    I have the same problem, my 360 starts good and 15-30 min into the game it freezes but it doesn't freeze when im playing online for some reason only on 1 or 2 player campains and stuff like that if you can help in any way e-mail me at

  • alsiya May 11, 2010

    Solution Link . . .

  • harry_best4u May 11, 2010

    You might check out the Informative article to fix
    the freezing problem as the articlegives the information about a DIY
    guide, (though i don't remember thename of the site) but you can check
    the article from



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Sounds like the the processor is over heating and its causing the system to shut down before it burned up the board. basicly your thermal paste between your processor and the heatsink isnt doing its job. there could be a crack on it might have just degraded over time.

this can cause the system to freeze or see things ont he screen. it needs to be repaired before more issues happen. for help

Posted on May 19, 2008

  • Kenneth Nowacki May 19, 2008

    sounds like the the processor is over heating and its causing the system to shut down before it burned up the board. basicly your thermal paste between your processor and the heatsink isnt doing its job. there could be a crack on it might have just degraded over time.

    this can cause the system to freeze or see things ont he screen. it needs to be repaired before more issues happen. for help


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So, i pulled off this "Switcheroo Method", as i like to call it. but it was a bit more complicated than originally stated. See, when you go to buy a new xbox 360, there is a tab on the box that the cashier lifts open to scan its serial number. if you just plain old switch the old xbox with the new one and go to return it, then games up; they've caught you.
fortunately, as with all problems, there is a way around it. the serial number is stamped onto a sticker on the back of the xbox. All one needs to do is swap that little sticker onto their old xbox and their set

now their are two ways to do this:
1)use a hairdryer on the sticker until it falls off
2)pull off the side of the case with the sticker and swap that with your old xbox.

return your old xbox in the new case. i know its illegal and all, but it really is justified. when xbox 360 released, it was estimated to have a lifespan of ten years. mine died in less than two. Its up to you to decide if this is right or not. I'm just putting the word out that it does work.

If you do attempt it : good luck!...and didnt hear this from me:)

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

The 1 above works but dont take it out the box just incase they clue and u have to send it microsoft..because microsoft will refuse to fix lol..

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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Ok, i gave you the "thanks for trying" vote.

my box has been freezing up in games for a while now. long enough for me to give up hoping for the red lights of death(bit ironic, huh.) the only way i can temporarily fix it is buy strapping an intercooler fan to the back, and another fan to the bottom.

but luckily, ive found a solution i like. i copied and pasted this from another user at this site:

"1. Go to xxx-mart and buy a new xbox
2. Open box and remove new console
3. Place old console in box
4. Return it and tell them it does not work!
5. Call microsoft and tell them THEY SUCK!!!"

So basically, microsoft has reduced me to petty theivery. nice

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

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The freezing could very well mean that your consoles are heading for the 3 red light error. Call Microsoft and explain your situations, though I would say that the 3RD is on it's way. X-Clamp fix's work for these situations, xbox-scene have loads of tutorials on this or you could try my own 'pressure' fix http:/

Please rate if at all useful, thanks!

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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SOURCE: Freezing

Hey niKKiK,

Here's some things to try.

Remove the hard drive from the console, (while it's off of course), and then turn the console on without it. See if it freezes during gameplay.

There's a common issue with the 360's where the cache size (cache is just a fancy word for storage for data) gets too large, and the read/write speed between hard drive and dvd-rom gets too long, and causes the system to hang.

IF this is the case; where it doesn't freeze while the hard drive is out, you can do something simple to "clear the cache".

Turn the console back off, and put the hard drive back in.

Turn the 360 back on.

Locate the system section in the 360 dashboard.
select Memory, and then hard drive, and then press Y. (device options screen).

At this screen press these buttons in sequence:

X,X,left bumper, right bumper, X, X.

This brings up a maintenance screen. Press A for Yes.

Since you are playing a game, and there is no error message. I'm 86% sure this will solve your issue.

the other 14% that is unsure, is because it may in fact be a faulty system. If this advice doesn't help you out, I advise you to contact microsoft for further support. But you know what they'll do. They will surely have you send it in, and we all hate that. So I wish the best of luck with the issue.


Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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SOURCE: When playing games my xbox 360, the screen will

try this. unplug everything (power cord, av cables, wireless adapter, controllers) and take off the hard drive. dont plug anything in for about 1-2 minutes. when the time is up, put the hard drive on first then plug everything else in.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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SOURCE: xbox 360 freezing

The freeze ups normally happen before the red lights of doom and they are caused by the GPU and the CPU getting too hot and the soldering snaps off so they lose connection.

If you stop the heat build up you will be fine.

You can do this yourself using a good repair guide or you can send it in and they will fix it for you.

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