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My xbox 360 has the 3 rings and we really want to fix it because we are always bored

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It is a poblem you can fix yourself( well maybe not yourself depending on technical expertise but can be repaired if out of warranty) Get a ROD (ring of death) repair kit and an online guide to how to repair the issue. Please read all instructions carefully and get a technician to do it if you are unsure as you dont want to damage it further. Good Luck.

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Hi best thing to do is look on youtube for a step by step fix video as they are really helpful and not that hard to do

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yes plenty of ways to fix it try youtube and if ur really desperate to fix it then go to ebay and buy one of theyre cheap xbox 360 red ring of death fix kits ive never tried one but whatever works

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Another sign of RROD coming..... First get or have someone service your console. Replace the xclamp's with M5 bolts and recoat the cpu and gpu with AS5.Clean REALLY well first! Heat will cause corruption in GPU's It is a sign your console is not transfering heat to the hatsinks efficiently. You will be good as new once you do those easy steps.Hope this helps. P.S Do it before it red rings on you!

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I need help with my 360. I'm 11 years old i have the 3 rings of d


The best advice I can give is having it sent in to microsoft. While you might be without your xbox for a few weeks, your xbox may still be under warranty and be fixed for free. Its not the quickest method of repair, but its the most certain and reliable. I've repaired xbox 360's myself and its not worth the hassle nor is it always a sure thing, for some red ring errors it can require soldering, which can be very difficult for the  average person.
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It's probably just the red ring, you can fix that with almost ALL 3 red ring fixes.

Cause there both CAUSED by the motherboard shifting.

Google PENNY TRICK, it doenst always work UNTIL the box is completely screwed back in.

Xclamp trick. Google taht too, it costs money for the kit, but it works like everytime and there are TONS of tutorials online for it.

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yes m8 that is called the ring of death now if you got the xbox elite it can sometimes fix its self but if it dont you will have to take it back to where you got it from and tell them what has happed they will either give you a new one or they will send it of to get fixed but will cost you i cant say how much becouse i have always been insured but ive had this problem 4 times now in 6 weeks i have had 4 new xbox elites and they have all done them same gave me the ring of death(3 red lights) so your better of taking it back and telling them m8

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Towel solution wouldn't make sense if unit is overheating.

Best bet is contact microsoft and send it in for repair.

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