Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

Screen freeze. I have a xbox 360 that had the 3 red ring of death but with the 3redlightfix I was able to bring it back to life. It will boot up but freezes about 1 second. The light indicator stays green. Please help me with any info if you can. Thanks.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • francisco muniz
    francisco muniz Dec 25, 2007

    I can take out the hard drive but it still freezes at startup.Maybe corrupt eprom.

  • francisco muniz
    francisco muniz Dec 25, 2007

    this is the list of things I've done.
    remove X brackets and installed screws and washers.
    clean cpu and gpu with 2 part cleaner and then installed artic silver 5.
    and even (I know it sounds stupid) the eraser trick.
    tape the cooling fan and shrout together.
    Leave the case cover off.
    I got the box to startup but freezes. I think it might something to do with either the eprom or the gpu.The startup dont freeze at the same spot exactly, so maybe the gpu heating up?

  • francisco muniz
    francisco muniz Dec 30, 2007

    No not yet.I narrowed it down back to the GPU.I'm going to reheat the gpu and try to see if will reconnect to the board.



2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has achieved Level 3.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Master
  • 482 Answers

Sounds like the hard drive is full. I belive you can take out the hard drive and hook it up to your computer set the jumpers to slave, start up and take off antthing you dont need on it. scandisk it. and reinstall back in xbox.

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 1,894 Answers

Two work-around methods for those consumers who are experiencing the "freeze" issue: 1) Remove or disable the HDD
2) Load three different Xbox 360 games to the main title screen of each game then load Major League Baseball 2K6 on Xbox 360. All three Xbox 360 games must be completely different before loading Major League Baseball 2K6.

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

  • 7 more comments 
  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 25, 2007

    most popular method for fixing Xbox 360 freeze issues.
    There’s a very simple solution to prevent your xbox power supply from
    overheating. All you have to do is ensure your Xbox 360 power supply
    has proper ventilation. Don’t tuck it away back in a corner under a
    pile of dirty clothes or anything. Keep it out in the open, and let it
    see as much air as possible. Some people have turned to setting their Xbox 360 power
    supplies on top of an open box, that way there’s very little surface
    area touching anything. Setting the power supply on top of an open box
    will allow better air movement and will ensure air is able to move
    under the power supply, an area air wouldn’t normally reach if your
    power supply is just sitting on the ground. There’s some pictures of
    this method at the GameSpot forums, along with some other Xbox 360 Fixes. Unlimited Gamer has some more information on this method also. Blogcritics has a pretty good post covering a couple different solutions to fixing your Xbox 360 freeze problems.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 25, 2007

    i found this coomment from a reader in another forum

    I kind of have the same problem discussed here. My 360
    started out with one freeze during Oblivion when I first got it around
    Christmas time. Nothing really happened after that for a while, so I
    dismissed it as a glitch in the game, or one random system freeze. Hey,
    they all have them. However, as time went on it started doing it more
    and more frequently, and it was getting really annoying.

    Now, I can play a game/movie for about 5 minutes before everything
    freezes up, and I actually have to go over to the console to turn it
    off (controller does nothing). FYI, it even freezes with that game on
    the HDD, Hexic,
    i think it’s called. What’s funny about the last post is my 360 seems
    to work if I leave it on forever. It doesn’t freeze up if I leave it on
    for like 3 hours. So overheating is definitely not the problem. “more
    open air” won’t do ish for me, considering it’s in as open a space as
    it can be, and it hardly gets hot at all. Warm, but OMG overheating
    hot. Power supply same thing.

    I am not about to wrap it up in towels, and leave it on for a half hour though. Scares me.

    @ Neal,
    I have noticed that the games are jumpy when the time/date is not
    correct, it’s never frozen because of that. For instance, in Madden 07,
    when they show you the defense getting ready, it freezes for a second,
    but the whole system doesn’t freeze up. You can try going into the
    console settings in the dashboard, and change it, but I don’t think
    that’s your problem. However, you’ll be surprised at how smooth
    everything is running, if it’s always been wrong. I downloaded the
    update, didn’t do anything. If you don’t have a home network, you can
    plug the 360 directly into your modem to get the update, however, I doubt it will do anything.

    I’ve also never gotten the E71 message, or the rings of light. I
    personally just think it’s a junk part that MS uses, and whatever it
    is, they need to stop using it. The troubleshooting tips on the website
    are a joke, and did nothing for me. I am sending it in for repair, kind
    of mad because I’ve had my original XBOX for 4 years without any
    issues. I guess if MS fixes it properly, and quickly, no harm, no foul.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 25, 2007

    did u try cooling the system? it may also due to heating too

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 25, 2007

    else do one thing. borrow another eprom from ur friend and put in urs and cheack and make sure that eprom is the problem.. it sounds like eprom must be the problem

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 25, 2007

    i found this solution in another forum..

    Its the build of the 360 itself and the locations of the heatsinks to the GPU/CPU.
    I suggest those ppl who are having their games freeze in the middle
    of playing(and you havent got your warranty anymore) to do a couple of

    Firstly, fit new fans at the back of your machine(monsoon whisper fans. they suck out more hot air and are quieter running.

    Also, do the fan shroud mod, which channels the fans airflow through
    the heatsinks rather than completely missing them altogether(especially
    the GPU which is situated under the DVD drive. The heat from the
    heatsink,left unchecked, rises directly onto the DVD drive!). Also, i
    would cut out the back holes of both the plastic face AND the metal to
    allow more air to pass through(almost 15/30% more airflow.

    These mods are detailed here

    If your 360 has the RLOD from 3′oclock to 9′oclock on the power
    button(general harware faliure) You can attempt the x-clamp
    replacement. this has excellect results and WILL fix you 360′ RLOD.

    m$ have extended their warranty to 3 years because of the RLOD, so if you still can, send it back.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 25, 2007

    dont urge while solving the problems.. do it calm and peacefully

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 29, 2007

    did u solve your problem?

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 30, 2007

    ya ya do it.. all the best dude..

  • dewan nafees ahmed Dec 30, 2007

    that link in my previous comment has a link brother.
    it explains many this with pictures.
    see it for your reference.
    thank you



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


Microsoft Xbox 360 Console Logo

187 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

Stormi  Paulk
Stormi Paulk

Level 2 Expert

415 Answers

Stu Morris K

Level 2 Expert

178 Answers

shaun taylor

Level 3 Expert

1527 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides