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THE Xbox360: 3 rings of death and freezes during any gameply

When ever i am playing a game my console suddenly freezes with little tiny lines going down from it and it makes a disrupting noise the moment it happened. Next problem the infamous three rings of death or code error 0020 well all i can really say is when i turn on the console my screen is black and there is no sign of intelligence from the 360 but the three lites and it might be one of two things: VIRUS or the THERMAL PASTE LOCATED UNDER THE HEAT SINKS ARE NO LONGER GOOD AND NEED TO BE REPLACED.
at this time i am curently trying to fix the problem on my own because customer service does nothing but take your money and hand you trash all over again

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Take out your hard drive and Run the x Box again.this should work.put your hard drive back in and Play your Xbox this should work(nogarenT)sorry Fr spelling

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Put like four shirts over your xbox right then turn it onn and leave it running for almost 10 minutes and then turn it offf then take the shirts off the shrits shold feel warm to touch and the xbox should feel warm too then turn your xbox on and it should work it worked for me

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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Did you open the system up yet? If you didn't DON'T DO IT!!!! The three rings of death is an extremely common error on these things and Microsoft will repair it for free because the problem is so widespread that I think they almost got a class action lawsuit about it. If you remove the warranty sticker then I cant guarantee that they will repair it. The cause is not VIRUS or THERMAL PASTE. The real reason was leaked out by a Microsoft employee. The problem is caused by 1. A serous engineering flaw in the cooling system where the video hardware is under alot of stress and the cooling system cant handle the heat produced by the video hardware. 2. Most of the xboxes were assembled very quickly and not tested properly before leaving the factory and so the 3 rings of death actually mean a serious error in the backbone of the system. The reason this occurred was because Microsoft was so desperate to beat their competitor Sony and their PS3 to market. These days things are getting better because after loosing 2 BILLION on repairs for this piece of junk Microsoft has improved the design of the newer consoles on the shelves now.

Hopes this sheds some light
Thanks for Reading!

Posted on May 01, 2008

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