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Woww i had the same problem..i was going to try the x-clamp fix but didnt have the tools at the my brother and i decide to try that towel fix..although it did sound retarded, but amazingly it in shock!!! wowww

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It only works for a temporary amount of time be sure to call microsoft repair services and see if your under warranty before EVER opening your console.

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You have an overheating problem. The quickest and easiest and least risky way to fix it is to do an X-clamp fix. If you don't want to open your 360 DUE TO WARRENTY, then send it to microsoft. IF YOU HAVE NO WARRENTY, do the x clamp fix. Or you could try the towel trick. All these methods can be found on google.

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The towel trick and penny heat sink is a temporary fix for the Xbox 360. The red rings of death is a general hardware failure which means it needs a permanent fix. If your console is out of warranty it will be $99 through Microsoft, you check your local service centers for the system to be fixed and it might be cheaper.

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No it doesn't mean the console is ****. This could be related to several different issues and hasn't necessarily been pinpointed to one problem in particular. Two of the most common problems are with the x-clamps and cold solder points.

The x-clamps could be putting too much pressure on certain parts of the board now from all the wear of constant heating and cooling. This can be fixed using the X-Clamp fix and is fairly easy with the right tools.

Cold solder points basically means that points in the solder holding the chips on have cracked from rapid heating and cooling. This can be fixed with the simple "towel trick".

I would suggest trying the towel trick first as it is free and the simplest. Next I would suggest the X-Clamp fix. You can find guides to all of these with a simple google search. If neither of these works then it may be time to call for a new xbox, as it usually goes downhill from there. Good Luck!

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Towel Trick This part is more for reference. I don’t recommend doing this method.
I read about the towel trick before I found out about the X-Clamp replacement, so thought I would give it a try. At the time, it was either this or the heat gun trick, which seemed a bit more risky, so I went with the towel method.
This method basically involves wrapping your xbox 360 up in a towel to prevent any airflow from getting in, or out, of the xbox 360. This in turn forces the xbox to get really hot. You must leave the video plug attached, so that the xbox does not auto shut off. I left it running for about 15 minutes. It got pretty warm...
I’m not sure on the specifics, but I believe this just allows the solder on the cpu/gpu/ram to reflow, and fix the bad connections. As the x-clamp is still in use, this method generally will fail, and it did for me after about 2 days (and I wasn’t using it heavily).

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If it's under 3 years old and you've never opened it up then Microsoft(1-800-4MY-XBOX) will fix it under warranty. Otherwise you'll need to do the x-clamp fix. I've used the kit from to fix this problem for a friend. Good luck

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Judging by how calm you sound it's likely a drainage or vent pipe and not a supply pipe which would be spraying all over the place the moment your drill pierced it. You'd have little choice but to cut the pipe and solder a coupling in there. If it's just a drainage or vent pipe you can buy an MJ (Mechanical Joint) coupling at Home Depot....these don't require fancy tools or torches to use.. The MJ coupling comes in two parts...a rubber part that joins two pipes and a stainless steel band with a couple of gear just tighten the gear clamps and the compression does the rest.

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try the towel trick.wrap the console in 4 towels or a blanket and turn it on for 30 minutes,then let itt cool downn for about 15 really works.if this was helpful please leave a feedback rating

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