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Red Rings. cant i just get one of those boxes and send it in?

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    Nathan Schnattle Dec 31, 2010

    it depends on if it is still under warranty or not...

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Hello there

From what you have said it sounds like you have the RED RINGS ERROR

The main causes are Hardware failure, overheating or wear & tear.

You may need to perform simple maintenance, clean or in some cases adjust settings.

To get the best advice on where to start I recommend a GOOD REPAIR GUIDE, From this you can fix the problem at home and avoid any large repair bills. Its easier than it sounds when you have help from the guide.

I used Gamer Fix to get the best guides

The other solution would be to send the console off to its manufacturer, This is free if your still in warranty. If your console is out of warranty then the usual price of repair is $150

I am Glad I could help and You can help others by rating this Post or leaving a comment.
Many thanks

Peter Fix

Posted on Jan 19, 2011

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