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Still not working

I have tried nearly everything, my warranty was already expired so i tried the "penny trick" i thought that it would work and that i could play my games again but no, my xbox is still showing the rrod

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Have you called the company usally even if the warranty has expired they have to fix the ring of death

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Xbow 360 shows a red ring of death, what should I do?

You need to call microsoft if you have a warranty and if you dont have any warranty or it has expired than i did i precedure called the penny trick. You can find it on youtube

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I tried the towel trick and the penny heat sink. The console worked for 3 weeks then the red ring of death showed up again. Nothing I've tried will work. Any suggestions/

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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I have the ring of daft

if u have a warrenty use it if not and ur brave enough try the penny trick on youtube How To Fix the Red Ring of Death #1 (Penny Trick)

Apr 11, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red light on will not play games

Either your AV cable is not plugged in and it will be flashing 4 red lights. Or you have the infamous Red rings of death, in which case you could send it to mircosoft to fix it. It might be free, depends if your still under warranty, or you could try some at home remedies such as the "towel trick" or the "penny trick" which you could look up on youtube. However doing these things gives you the possibility of messing up your xbox even more and voiding your warranty. You could go to a Play N Trade and try to get them to fix it. Be aware this will probability void your warranty too. Or you could send it to mircosoft and wait 3 weeks to get a new one.

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Xbox 360 has 1 ring of death on it and I cant get it off.


Use two of these three steps (Use the third step at your own RISK)

1.The penny trick works for three red lights thn you might get a 074 error (video below)
Penny Trick:

2.Use after the Penny trick (Also for other errors such as 074 and maybe other errors)
The towel trick:

You can keep using step two FOR 074 ERROR or use the step below at your own RISK!

3.Here is another way to fix 074 if it reoccures
(Never tried because of the x clamps i'm to scared of wrecking the 360 motherboard but i bet it fixes the 360 074 by taking the heatsink off and putting it back on)
074 fix:

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sorry to say that is the Red ring of death your gonna have to send it to microsoft and they will repair it for free

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penny trick is when u tape 3 pennies together and put them on bottom of memorychips on the mother board total of twelve pennies for four memory chips on bottom this is done to fix the 3 red lights just a temp fix but i would recommend doing the x-clamp replacement better success

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