Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Our xbox 360 keeps overheating every 5 minutes. We have an intercooler on it and it still overheats. Is flashes red rings when it overheats and the screen turns off. Any suggestions on where we can get it fixed, we live in the GTA area, Ontario.
For all crawling the web with this same problem, and taking it back is not an option, you will prob have to take it apart, put new thermal paste on the heat sinks, and put it back together making sure you tighten the little black screws on the back of the case real good, as these will secure the heat sinks tight on the cpu and the gpu, alowing better heat flow. If that doesnt work you can always try and replace the x clamps, and you can also raise the motherboard with erasers, etc there are many vids on youtube for this so good luck all
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
Unfortunately this sounds way to similar to all the people out there who are complaining about their system crashing. Before calling it quits I would check out one last thing, has the protective foil on the heatsink been removed. I read a pretty interesting article out of fan boy that found two consoles had this problem.
If it has been removed then I have the unfortunate job of telling you that you may want to trade it in. Some may suggest the towel trick, but I am not sure how effective it is going to be in this case. Sorry man.
Here is the link to the article if you are interested: http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2006/03/10/achtung-xbox-360-overheating-explained/
Posted on Mar 06, 2008
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Red Ring of Death: Red Flashing XBOX 360 Lights Explained Common Xbox 360 Red Ring Errors The XBOX has a reported 54.2% failure rate which makes the XBOX 360 gaming consoles' worst "lemon" to date. If you find yourself with the red flashing lights error, --> follow this guide to try and pinpoint the problem with your XBOX 360.
1 Red Ring = Serious Hardware Failure
I f your XBOX 360 has a 1 red flashing light error, you're more than likely in big trouble. The 1 flashing red ring of light can be due to GPU or CPU failure, RAM overheating, a DVD drive error, or some serious problem with your Xbox 360's internal components. The most common 1 flashing red ring lights error is the E74 error. The E74 error is no easy fix for the Xbox 360 and usually has to be repaired by the manufacturer [though some have managed to repair it with the heat gun trick - but be careful]
2 Red Rings = Overheating
Mostly all red flashing lights on the Xbox 360 rings are due to overheating in some way or other, but the 2 red rings singles out overheating as the main issue. When doing the X-Clamp fix the 2 red rings are required to fix the Xbox 360 by overheating the CPU. If you get this Xbox 360 error without doing the X-Clamp fix, you probably just need to let your Xbox 360 cool down for a few hours. Make sure that all vents aren't blocked off and that your Xbox fans are working properly in order to repair this problem.
3 Red Rings = Basic Hardware Failure
The most common error on the Xbox 360 is the 3 red rings - also known as the Red Rings of Death (RRoD). This flashing lights problem is the main cause of Xbox 360's 54.2% failure rate. The 3 red flashing lights can be due to lots of different errors but is mainly due to the X-Clamps in your Xbox 360 and overheating. Fortunately, lots of people were able to fix this issue using the X-Clamp and heat gun fix. Follow this list of error codes to find out the real issue with the 3 red rings because there are quite a few of them.
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