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the towel trick is def only temp. i called xbox and they want 100$ to fix it. I am going to either threaten to call bbb ( better business burough) of actually file a report if they won't do anything about their faulty hardware. I think that everyone else should do the same.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Aug 12, 2020


Turn your Xbox off for like 3 hours..... Turn it back on, if ERROR 74 shows up then you have RROD "Red Ring Of Death".... https://myservice.xbox.com/en-us/Pages/Welcome.aspx If you haven't had it for three years yet, you can send it in to Microsoft and they will fix it free of charge... Next time, try to use the Xbox less.... The more you use it the more it is prone to overheating melting a motherboard chip thus causing error 74

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Aug 11, 2020


2 red lights is overheating, try giving it a dust out and if this does not work you will need to stop the heat build up inside.

To do this you can send it in or use a good Xbox 360 Repair guide to fix it.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Aug 11, 2020


You might need a new disc all together, the one you have may have just a couple of scratches. (same thing happened to me!) all i simply did was buy a new disc (fifa) and it started working again. Hope this helps DIGMAN

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Aug 11, 2020


If your controller is not assigned a position, and pressing the sync buttons on both the console and the controller don't fix it (i.e. they both spin for a bit, but then the console's lights turn off and the controller's return to a pulsing pattern), the the problem is actually likely to be your TV, believe it or not. The issue is HDMI -- it's a secure connection between the Xbox 360 and the TV, and if there's an issue with that connection, the Xbox won't even be able to turn on since it'll be unaware of the TV's resolution, color capabilities, etc. Try turning off the TV and then turning off the Xbox. Keep the TV off and turn the Xbox console back on. You'll see the same behavior; but now turn the TV back on and you should see the controller get assigned a position. As soon as the Xbox is aware of what it's connected to via HDMI, things start to work again.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Jul 26, 2020


2 red lights mean its getting overheated i noticed this was happening 2 mine whilst i was playing halo 3 so every 30 - 40 mins i saved and quited and placed a fan infront of the back pannel for about 5 - 10 mins this cooled it down and could be played for longer without thret of over heating

p.s saveing and quiting can be frustrating every 30 mins so do it after that level 30 mins through. :)

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Jul 24, 2020


Do you have xbox live?

If you dont theres an update required in order to play it.


Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Jun 07, 2020


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To access your Xbox Live account, you must know both the email address and password that you use to sign in to your Microsoft account. If you have lost or forgotten your password, you will need to reset it in order to create a new password.

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Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on May 26, 2020


You will not be able to play the game since it is region locked since it is from Europe so you will either have to return it or you can set up an Xbox live account and say you live in Sweden bit I'm not sure if that will work or if it will be worth it because you will only beable to play that one game. Your beat thing ro do is to just return the game and buy it from a us retailer.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Mar 23, 2020


Unfortunately there is not. Games, DVD's, ect, are all region coded and can only be played in the region they are specified. There are some devices that allow you to change the region code 1, maybe 2 times before being permanently locked on that region. Xbox is not one of these types of devices. Hopefully the game that he bought from America is available in the UK or coming soon.

On a side note, there is one expensive option to getting his game to play, but that would require you buying and having an xbox 360 shipped to you from the US. Then he could buy games from either UK, or America and use the appropriate region coded xbox!

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Mar 19, 2020


Its because the dvd scanner is scratched or broken

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Mar 13, 2020


The videos may be in the wrong format. Try WMV with no DRM on it, or an AVI with no DRM. If that works, than the file format may be un-streamable or the Xbox doesn't like it because of DRM protection.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Mar 12, 2020


Wow, so many replies!

The open tray issue is normally linked to the laser itself. You do NOT have to replace the entire drive, as doing so may cause you further problems.

If your 360 is under warranty, send it in to be replaced.

If not, then there are things to try!

Open the console (using the various online tutorials) and remove the DVD-ROM drive. Open the drive and you'll have access to the laser. Get a Q-tip (cotton bud) and moisten one end with some boiled water. Rub gently over the lens of the laser, then use the other end to dry. Try the game again.

If the above doesn't work, purchase another drive assembly, matching what you already have. You could just buy the laser, but there's no point if it's something other than the laser (and you get one with a new drive). If you have a Hitachi drive, make sure you buy a Hitachi. The same with a Toshiba-Samsung. Keep the same drive type. New drives can be purchased from Ebay. For Toshiba Samsung's, either the MS25 or MS28 will be fine as the insides are exact. Hitachi's are likewise: any version will do.

Here's the good part: you don't need to mess with the firmware on your drive, since the problem is mechanical. Carefully remove the DVD logic board from your faulty drive (the circuit board inside the DVD-ROM itself) and get a Sharpie/Marker and tick it/sign it/etc. Something which you can distinguish one from the other. The boards will look the same and you don't want to mix them up!.

Set your board to one side and get your replacement drive. Open it up too and remove the board in the same way. Now put your board in this new drive, carefully replacing the cables (there are guides online for this too). Close the drive and try it.

Because you're keeping the PCB from your drive, your DVD key will match still and you won't have any configuration problems!

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Feb 14, 2020


There isn't anything you cab really do without opening the xbox up.
ll DVD's have what is called a region code. this is a code that is specific to 5 regions. in North America, we are region 1, and Japan, they would be region 5. If the Xbox is purchased in North America, the DVD drive in the Xbox, is imprinted with region code 1. This mean it will only play region code 1 movies, and games.

The only thing you can do is to either mod your xbox, or replace the DVD drive with a drive from a different region, but this will make it so you can play dvds from your region.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Jan 08, 2020


You cannot lock the 360, all you can lock is xbox live, you can also lock game ratings so if you have a 10 year old you can do this so they cant play halo.

to lock xbox live you have to go to the system settings and then parental controls.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Jan 06, 2020


To listen to music files encoded in Apple's AAC audio format, your Xbox 360 console will need the AAC codec (a processing file), which is available as a free download from Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

Go Here: Instructions

http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/gamesandmedia/sharingmedia/ipod/useappleipod.aspx


Hope this helps.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Dec 26, 2019


The 360 wont play protected aac files, the kind you get from iTunes, but you can work around that if you burn the songs to mp3 using your computer, if you got them from itunes, they are protected and until apple and microsoft come to a conclusion on how to fix that, it wont let you do it, if you can change them to a format that will work with xbox, then you can play them, mp3, you can put the music on a disk and save to xbox or from computer to x box, there is also a patch that might work to if you download to your xbox.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Dec 26, 2019


- ensure Netflix account is good
- ensure internet connection is good
- ensure neflix app is updated
repeat

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Dec 20, 2019


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Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Nov 11, 2019


I'm not sure but i believe that you need more memory. Tell me, what kind of storage do you have?

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Oct 29, 2019

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