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What you need to understant is that the towel trick overheats the unit to reflow the solder to the chip. This unit gets too hot alowing the solder connections to became undone. If you keep the unit cool, keep it out in the open so it gets good air flow and put a fan on it to help with the cooling you stand a good chance of keeping it running for a long time.

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Until it turns off and do that 2 times

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I have a red ring


Try the towel trick, it worked for me. Get a damp towel and cover the X-Box with it. Or you can try putting it in the freezer for a bit, apparently that worked with a friend of mine, I would recommend the towel trick.
Guide: http://www.wikihow.com/Do-the-Xbox-360-Towel-Trick

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Red Rim of Death when I switch on my XBOX360! It's no longer covered by warranty! Please help


Log into the xbox.com site and register your xbox for a replacement, after entering your serial number on your xbox you can check if the xbox is really out of warrenty, because of the regular accurance of Red Rings of Death Microsoft has extended warrenty on xbox's that fail because of this

if your xbox is even out of the RROD extended warrenty
the only things you can do is buy a new one or do the towel trick

please check your extended warrenty before attempting the towel trick as it will void your warrenty

the towel trick overheats your motherboard so the thermal paste melts back onto the motherboard, please note this is a completely temporary trick to get your xbox working again

to do the towel trick, unplug everything from your xbox (hdd, Video cables) just have the power cable plugged in, wrap your xbox in 3 or 4 towels and turn it on, either by pushing through the towels or by using your controller, leave the xbox on for 5-10 mins

unwrap your xbox and turn it off
leave the xbox off with everything unplugged for 2-3 hours if not longer (the longer the better, you want to make sure your xbox has completely cooled down) then after it cooling down completely (remember, 2-3 hours minimum) turn your xbox on and it should work, it may experience a fault or two, but a couple of resets generally fixes this, remember this is temporary, might get another month or so out of your xbox

Mar 21, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox has no picture or sound, its not the cables.


Alot of people have had success with the towel trick , If its out of guarentee id reccomend doing this. Some people wouldnt but hey what have you got to lose! :)

Any red rings?

If your unsure what the towel trick is check you-tube

Basically you take out the hard drive wrap your xbox in 2-3 towels make sure it stays on for about 20 mins unwrap, leave for 10-15 to cool should work.

Dec 31, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 keeps freezing after a few minutes how can i fix it?


The same thing happened to me and then i got the rrod. :(. But then i did the towel trick and now its works again. the towel trick is where you unplug every thing included the hdd but leave the power cable in. then you wrap the xbox in towels and let it cook for about 20 min. then when its done let it cool for 15 min then it should work again.

Dec 30, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I did the towel trick and it worked but every time i turn it off then go to play it again it goes back to 3 rings of death


the towel trick is only a temporary fix, i believe microsoft recalled certain xbox 360's. It would be worth it to call them

Jul 25, 2009 | Buck Legendary: The Box for Xbox 360

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My xbox 360 has no picture, screen went red, now does not work.


I have the same problem. It is a hardware malfunction.

Nov 09, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I got the red ring of death and did the towel tirck and now my xbox freezes up


The tower trick is only a temporary fix, you will need to replace the xclamp or modify it to fix it for good. See pictures and replacement kit on the following site.

xbox 360 repair kit

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Oct 01, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 Red ring of death


If it still under warranty, contact Microsoft for a replacement.
There is no permanent fix for the Red Ring of Death.

Sep 01, 2008 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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X-box 360 problem


Your lucky, one person on YouTube had the same message(E64)

Some people commenting on the video had this to say about it:

1) "I think this happens when you start a corrupted file (a demo or somthing) because thats what happened to mine. I took off the hard drive when I was downloading BioShock demo. the 360 was off though"

2) "hey buddy, had the same problem... just dont put it in such an area... there is not enough air! hope it wont break another time!"

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Then there is someone who says to try this trick:

"BUDDDY. try doing the Towel Trick. it works on mine"

Here's the towel trick:

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