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My Xbox360 keeps locking up while playing. It doesn't happen with all the games. For instance, madden 2009, tiger woods 2011, crackdown 2. No problems. This is starting to become very frustrating. Please advise.

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  • vollersnd Aug 01, 2010

    I had the same problem with Red Dead Redemption. I finally used my free 1 month login voucher to XBOX live and the update immediately fixed the problem.

    I can't believe the football games are that much more graphically enhanced than crackdown 2 or GTA3. You know, full world graphics games.

    An external cooler would sure get me angry if I bought it in vain.

  • vollersnd Aug 01, 2010

    I feel you. I will check on an external cooler first. see how that makes it run.



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Does it happen after a certain amount of time? Or anything like that? I would need more information on when this happens. some games are more graphic intensive and tax the system more which creates more heat. You may want to invest in an intercooler. but do NOT purchase one that uses the xbox's power supply. get one that has it's own power supply as it will shorten the life of the xbox's power supply in the long run. Also what is the manufactured date of your 360. If it's under warranty still you will want to have it serviced by microsoft.
Thank you,

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    Lee A. Aug 01, 2010

    Ok, and how old is your xbox? if it's under warranty have it sent in under warranty. a cooler can be found on ebay and the likes for as little as 10-15$ not a big investment and no matter what extends the life of your xbox. Also make sure to reconnect your cables as well. Beyond that you would need to get it repaired by microsoft.


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Hi! You may want to run a cd lens cleaner for the optical lens may be dirty causing all the malfunctions. This may resolve the problem and please write back on the progress. Hope this helps and have a good one!

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    Hi! HOws it going?



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