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The penny trick

So let me get this right...instead of using the tape and eraser you use 3 pennies??

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I wouldn't they'd probobly fall out of place, and might even cause some further tech problems.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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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.

May 20, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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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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Still get 3 rings after xclamp fix and applied arctic silver 5


Take your metal case, and drill holes big enough to fit 5m diameter x 16mm tall screws. Put them all up through the holes and add 3 steel washers to each post. then add 1 nylon washer. >>>make sure you do the penny fix or replace the thermal pads before you place your motherboard inside the case<<< Place your motherboard inside of the case ( you can use tape on the back side of the metal case to hold screws in place; may want to do that before you add washers) add 1 nylon washer then 1 steel washer to each. Take off microsoft's bolts from the heat sinks and re-apply a ssmmmallll amount of thermal paste (size of a piece of rice for the big ones). Attach everything and you will be good to go.


Penny Trick- Take 2 pennys, wrap them one way with electrical tape, then turn 90 degrees and wrap them again so no copper is showing. >>You will need 4 sets of 2 pennys<< Flip your motherboard over and peal off the white things with band-aid looking squares on top of them. Peal the band-aid looking squares off and apply your tape-wrapped pennys.

Note: If you do not have these puddy-looking things on your ram chips, Use some hot glue, not a lot though.

You may also need to "bake" your 360. When you are all said and done with applying and bolting things. Take your 360 and put everything in except the fan. Take the fan plug it in its spot, then lay it diagonally from its plug, ontop of the tall cpu heatsink. Turn your xbox on for about 15 minutes. Let it over heat good so it can reset itself flat. Turn if off and let it cool down for about 20 minutes. Put everything back together and enjoy your console as your paid for it! smile.gif

Aug 20, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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


ONLY USE THESE TRICKS IF YOUR WARRANTY HAS RUN OUT!

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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsz0lNJ6JrQ

2.Use after the Penny trick (Also for other errors such as 074 and maybe other errors)
The towel trick:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31tvXu34T8Q

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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdmjdFlrESs&NR=1


Jun 15, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 red lights, but nothing turns on


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

Jun 14, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I cant see anything on the tv and i have 'the ring of fire' HELP!


your 360 is suffering from the "red Ring of Death", and will need to be sent away for repair or replaced outright.

Jun 12, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Four red rings on my xbox


my xbox 360 has four red rings

May 01, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Motherboard support


A: Its not the cpu/gpu but actually the ram.

B:I used 3 copper pennies instead of an eraser and it works 10X better.

May 29, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Pennies


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

May 25, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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