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Xbox360 Frezzes after i put games in and start playing. Everygame every time

Xbox 360 overheating?
Overheating is unfortunately an extremely common problem. The console's fans whurr so loudly that you'd think it would be fine, but whilst drowning out a lot of the sound from your games you need to ensure that it is in a well ventilated area. Try to make sure that there is nothing surrounding it and that it is not too close to a heat source.

The problem is with a heat sink on the video processor, the heat sink (the cooling unit) that sits above it is too small. This means this chip gets very hot. Heat is not being pulled off the processor by the fans in the back and by the heat sink extension. Even the accessory fans that clip on the back are not enough. A solution if you don’t mind the Xbox all opened up is to open the Xbox to access the DVD ROM (do this only on systems that no longer carry a warranty). The DVD Rom is covering the heat sink. Remove the DVD ROM from its normal location and set aside still connected. Either using CP cooling fans or even a small electric fan point it at the heat sink. The system will no longer freeze.

There are many cause's & solutions to this very problem. if your problem persists please don't hesitate to ask for help again

The reason I suggest this is it is the most common problem for the Xbox360 freezing.

If this fails as well I suggest one last thing.
If you can surf threw your xbox360 console I would suggest going threw the memory of the xbox to see if anything has corrupted, there will be a caution/warning sign letting to know if said/file is corrupted.

Clearing the xbox360 cache afterwards can also help

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Xbox shuts down when playing game, when playing nuts and bolts, everytime I enter a gameworld the xbox 360 freezes on loading and fan shuts off

This i have seen before and it tells me the machines is displaying the signs of lead free solder failure (85%sure). you could strip the machine down and replacing the x-clamps at the same time do the heatgun fix if you dont have access to an IR oven.
To me it will just get worse and will definately need the x-clamps replacing AND the solder re-seating.

Its probably the GPU which is at fault, the 360 will happily run ok normally but when you start a game which requires HEAVY gfx it will just pack in

hope that helps in some way

Sep 25, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Playstation 3 19 blade fan

It's best to contact a PS3 repair shop nearby for
the fan's product code, use google then to find
the store that sells the fan.

Sep 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The console will not turn on, the fan does not run...nothing, the power supply light is orange and the power supply is fine ( had it checked at a game store) the wireless controllers blink green running...

This i have seen before and it tells me the machines is displaying the signs of lead free solder failure (85%sure). you could strip the machine down and replacing the x-clamps at the same time do the heatgun fix if you dont have access to an IR oven.
To me it will just get worse and will definately need the x-clamps replacing AND the solder re-seating.

hope that helps in some way

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Fan cables not attached to fan main.

under the disk drive *******looking at it from the front*********on the left in the back under the metal case is the plug-in for the fan.....yes you need the fan to keep the heat sink cool the fan blows out not in

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this can be one of two things, if the fan blades are chipped in anyway then the fan will be out of balance and wreck the bush that the fan runs in, i would say that its more likely to be dust thats worked its way into the bush and its running advise is to buy a replacement fan that are not expensive, give the unit a good blow out before you fit a new one
a "get you out of trouble" remedy would be to gain access to the fan spindle and put a drip(and i mean a very small drip) of light oil to lubricate the fan..ive done this on pc fans for years but its better to replace them in the long run.

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Make sure you have set your tv to the right channel or video mode.

  • HDMI televisions usually have several HDMI ports and can be accessed via HDMI-1, HDMI-2, and so on.
  • Regular AV usually has a game channel/video mode you can access from the menu or the button itself on your remote.

Please let me know if this helps. Good luck!

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Bottom right ring light flashing red and E 74 appears on the screen.

There are a ton of errors that can occur what error did you get E45-E79 there are about 15 total errors for the bottom right light flashing but generally it is Hardware failure. Could be DVD drive Hard drive. Would help more if you havd some numbers or something.

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Hi JerseyJohnny, I think you may need to go to tolls and delete cookies and files. Your PS3 is very similar to internet explorer, and store cookies and files while you are surging the web. I hope this helps you so that you can continue to enjoy your PS3 Your Playstation Specialist at

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