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3 rings of death

My console will not work . I get the 3 rings.

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Re: 3 rings of death

Okay, i feel your problem, wrap the 360 in three towels while it is on. Wait for about 30 mins, take the towels off and then wait another 15. Works 40% of the time

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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Re: 3 rings of death

Hey cpawlina, and Guest,

I understand exactly how you guys feel, believe me.

The only fix I have ever seen for this, (which usually co-incides with an act of god), is to remove the hard drive, and turn on the system without it. Sometimes this will make the 360 work.

The reason why this sometimes will solve the issue, is because the read/write times between the dvd-rom and hard drive become way too laggish, it will cause this red-ring to occur.

But if that doesn't help, then there is no easy fix to it. It has to be sent to microsoft, and get it fixed. I apologize for no other advise. I hope this works, and if not, I hope the guys at microsoft can be of better service then they're known for.


Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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SOURCE: XBOX 360 3 rings of death

i just got the 3 rings of death today and didnt get a warranty but i heard there was a 1 yr warranty on it
and if there isnt can anyone help me please ?

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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SOURCE: 3 redlights aka ring of death

HI there, This is usually caused by the system over heating. What happens is the Graphics Processing unit, Central processing unit, Produce to much heat and warp the motherboard causing the Lead free solder to crack/break looking there connections.  If you're still under the 3-year warranty please contact microsoft for Repairs...  Things to keep in mind with the 360 console would be...  Console has to be kept in an open area with good air flow and not on carpet or in a place that will slow ventilation (inclosed entertainment centers).  Power supply also needs good air flow and vents should be kept clean of dust. I hope this helps and good luck

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Ring of Death/Red Ring

if you call ms they will still fix it for free

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Ring of death on original Xbox

An indicator light that is flashing red indicates that there is an Electrically Erasable Programmable
Read Only Memory (EEPROM) error and that Xbox cannot start. EEPROM is a memory device that does not lose the information programmed to it when power is lost.
This is where items such as language setting, video modes, audio modes, and game region are stored.
Back to the top THINGS TO TRY
1. Remove all discs from the Xbox console.
2. Turn off the Xbox console and leave it off for thirty seconds.
3. avoid overheating and other problems.
Make sure the Xbox console is not located near a heat source.
Heat sources can include TVs, computers, monitors, and other electrical devices.
Make sure the vents are not blocked. There are vents on the left and right side,
and on the rear of the Xbox console. Make sure each vent has at least six inches
of clearance and space for air to circulate. If the Xbox is inside a cabinet, move it to see
if this prevents heat problems.
4. After the Xbox console is set, turn it back on and make surethat you see a steady green indicator light on the front.
5. If the console continues to flash a red light, the console may need repair.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I tried the towel trick and the penny heat sink.

The towel and the penny trick are just that a trick.
The primary problem with your console and most others
is the G.P.U. has detached it self form the main board.
There are a few solid fixes that you can probably preform
yourself. First the G.P.U. will need to be reconnected ,easier
said then done . The x clamp hardware does not produce sufficient
or even compression vital to keeping the G.P.U.connected
so you will need a hardware up grade ie G.P.U. clamp ( C.C.A.)
Conformal Compression Assembly .This easily installable clamp
does one thing, it reconnects the G.P.U. and Keeps it connected.
and is available form www.allxboxrepair.


Posted on May 22, 2010

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