Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Hi you have got the dreaded red ring of death, this is very common with all xboxes and their are people out their that will fix them for you for a fee.
their is nothing you can do yourself to solve this problem as its a case of taking the xbox apart and removing the heat sinks and the x clamps and fitting new parts and new heat sink paste, this is a big job and requires special tools. so its not for the novice to do.
i do the repairs to these on a regular basis and 8 out of 10 i fix work again but others tend to be to far gone.
any way the reason you are getting this warning light is due to it over heating, check the date on the sticker on the back of the xbox as it is covered by warranty for 3 years for this exact fault so if its less than 3 years old go to the xbox website and get them to replace it for you, if its outside this time then you have 2 options you could either repair it or sell it.
you can buy repair kits and get the instructions off the net but without having done it before it can by really hard to do and you could do more harm than good.
when they built these they used cheap parts and cheap heat sink paste now over time this causes it to over heat and then you get the dreaded red ring of death and this shows you the either the gpu or cpu chip has over heated.
now the repair involves taking the xbox apart which is not easy but can be done you need to then remove the x clamps and then remove both heat sinks. once their removed you need to clean them up and remove all the old heat sink paste and use new paste, you also need to get xbox rrod repair kit as you wont be using the cheap x clamp bits anymore these will go in the bin as this is what caused the problem in the first place.
let me know what you would like to do or if you need further assistance ok
i also be damaged xbox's but im based in UK
you can find a repair guide on line if you google it, its not an easy job to do and you could do more harm than good if you have never tried it before, even getting the case off is a nightmare, you can also buy the repair kits off ebay for next to nothing but doing the works isnt easy so bare that in mind.
let me know if you need further assistance ok
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 360 Xbox problem Three red rings
Unfortunately there is nothing that you can directly do to fix this problem.
You have a hardware failure. Microsoft will repair your unit for you under warranty / recall.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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Posted on Nov 16, 2007
SOURCE: xbox 360
that means that it is realy broken you have to contact the company expersts in order to fix it or return it for a new one it might cost you a little but thats the only way i think possible
Posted on Mar 29, 2008
It was a faulty powersupply that caused this problem faulty used error codes from llamma.com as posted by CTF1800. Futhermore I am using a modified PC PSU - cut the cables from the old Xbox PSU and soldered them onto the PC PSU and I did not need to strip the Xbox. Power Pinouts available on LLama.com
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
SOURCE: xbox 360 2 rings
One red light signifies a major hardware failure or system error , depending on which hardware failure or system error it is depends on how the problem can be fixed but in some cases there is no easy recovery and the console must be repaired or replaced. Two means the console is overheating and must be switched off and left to cool. Three, the infamous 'Red Ring of Death', means a general hardware failure and the console must be sent to Microsoft for repairs. All four red lights simply means that the console cannot detect its AV cable.
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
the 3 red rings are the worst and there is no way to fix it, i tried wrapping a towel around it and leaving it for an hour or so and that worked for me... the is a good old xbox remidee, but if that dosnt work then call the hot line and you will have to send it off.. the usually have it back in about a week
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
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