HOW TO: Fix The Xbox 360 red ring of death


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Yes folks, it is possible to fix the Xbox 360 red ring of death using towels. I had two friends try this trick, and on both occasions, it made the red ring disappear. Unfortunately, this fix will only make your 360 usable for a few days and the red ring of death will eventually reappear. Please take note of the warning in the video and be sure to have a fire extinguisher handy when try this out. If your X-Box is still under warranty, DO NOT DO THIS! Call Microsoft instead and have it fixed by them. And if it’s not, and you’re willing to do this, you’re on your own. You’ve been warned. I suggest that you send in your xbox for repair or get a new one instead.





278 Responses to HOW TO: Fix The Xbox 360 red ring of death

        • i wrapped my xbox 360 in 1 towel and left it on for 20 minutes then after that unwrap it and leave it for 10 minutes then after that it works

      • Microsoft says that they have extended the warranty on all xbox 360 by 3 years for the red light problem. So if you have a xbox with this issue they will fix it for free but you have to call them at 1800-4myxbox

        I'm in the process of doing this now.

        Hope it helps

        • wow and holy crap…. ty ty ty it works! i called microsoft and had the ownership changed.. they exstended the warranty to 3 years and they r fixing it. u da man!

        • I used the website, and had already registered it. The website repair listed no charge, but I don't want to get hit later. Do I still need to use the phone number?

    • I have read about modders fixing the system themselves. It definitely voids the warranty, and there's always a risk of permanently bricking your system. The theory I've read about describes the systems motherboard being improperly affixed to the chassis on the sides only. The motherboard becomes warped when the system overheats repeatedly. Not only does warpage occur, but the non-lead based solder used for attaching the central and graphics processing units (CPU, GPU) to the motherboard can melt at these temperatures. The combination of warpage and melted solder causes the processors nodes to detach from the motherboard. Modders have supposedly been able to re-solder the processors and affix the motherboard in more places. I'm not taking that risk though. I'm sending mine back.

      • That is the point of the "trick" here. You WANT to melt the solder. In an attempt to be "environmentally friendly and do so by an insanely set date for the EU and approaching ones worldwide, Microsoft has used lead free solder which behaves differently and is years behind its lead based counterparts in the electronics industry. The red ring of death is almost exclusively caused by problems related to using lead free solder. If Microsoft had been able to stick with lead solder, there would have been only a minute amount of returns for this general error. Surface mount technology is great and all but when you have poor solder connections to begin with, it is only a matter of time after heating and cooling down, even if you are using liquid cooling as I am, that the connections will deteriorate and become incapable of passing electric current and therefore data along the contacts between the motherboard and CPU or GPU. Tiny droplets are attached to the chips in an oven kept at 220 degrees Celcius and the chip is then placed onto the motherboard where the receiving socket is heated to 220 making the two bond together as it rapidly cools outside of the oven leaving the soldered connections intact. Motherboard warpage does not help but the X brackets are an obvious attempt to compensate for that warpage but can in no way compensate for the bad solder connections. If the ovens had been kept a little bit hotter (the chips and motherboard can handle 240 for up to 40 seconds and even higher for shorter durations), we would not have had these problems even with lead free solder. No doubt, the factories were trying to save money on their power bills by not having to keep the solder ovens as hot all day long. This was a very bad computational error and has cost Microsoft millions as well as individual gamers a ton of grief, money, and satisfied gaming time.

        Lead free solder could have still been used if the cooling solutions had been a little better designed and the initial manufacturing with the wave guide soldering line ovens set at only about 4-5 degrees higher.

        Even with using liquid cooling for the last 6 months and one of the best thermal conductive lacquers on the market, a dual fan cooling base and higher air flow exhaust fan, and even individual heat sinks added on the video memory on the top of the motherboard I still got the red ring of death.

        I would have gone with a better cooling solution from the factory if I had been allowed to design it for Microsoft; like one using R-134a in the heat pipe instead of water under a slight vacuum in a weak attempt to use liquid and phase change cooling on an undersized heat sink with an underpowered exhaust fan pulling air across it.

        Anyway, bad solder compounded by low temps caused bad solder connections which is why it has to be reflowed in order to make the connections good again. If you heat the chip and motherboard locally up to 225 for 10 seconds with a heat gun, you should be able to fix most ring of death problems which is what I will do. I am a trained electronics repair technician and have worked in this field for 17 years at the component level and have found half of the problems I encounter can be found by looking for damaged or cold soldered joints.

        • Y would u want to modify you xbox with a liquid cooling system. granted microsoft have tried to cut corners which has cost them millions and rightly so. however, like a high performance car they have spent millions of pounds dollars wot ever designing and creating the Xbox 360, if you spent £10k on a car would u mess with the engine?! NO you wouldnt its the same with the consoles. if it breaks send it back. and keep sending it back and everytime it has to go back u demand they give u a good will gesture! your still getting the rings of death mate cos u messed with the internal hardware! my question to all of you, if you have a problem take it to professionals, dont ask people who think they are pros just because they have nothing better to do than sit in front of a TV screen getting sqare eye!

          thank you and goodnite!

        • um, dude the reason you dont mess with an ezpencive car engine is because it is made well in the first place…

          Xbox360 is NOT made well. dont defend it, they have never done anything for you as a consumer other than make their product extreemly expencive and poorly made.

          and who are you to judge peoples life choices? they post on this forum to help those who have spent a hell of alot of money, and to provide some sort of hope! as the old saying goes, if you do not have anything nice to say kindly shut your mouth!

        • What an incredible, well thought out, properly worded argument. You've won me over, Jos. I'm going out right now to destroy my 360, buy a PS3, and suck Howard Stringer's d*. It's all thanks to you, Jos. God bless you.

    • I don't know why they don't show the new trick a lot but it only takes 5 seconds. When you have the ring of death turn off the xbox unhook the video cable leave the power cable in and turn on the xbox you will have 4 flashing lights instead of 3 but the 4 lights only last for 2 seconds, quickly plug in the video cable while the four lights are on and the xbox will come on.

    • try this…

      1. if the red ring is showing turn off xbox

      2. unplug xbox from the wall

      3. remove hard drive from the xbox

      4.double check all cords to make sure they are plugged in

      5. plug xbox back into wall

      6. turn it on…if its gone which usually it is then turn off the xbox unplug it and put the hard drive back in and plug it back in wall and you are good to go

      if the red ring is still there than unplug it again put hard drive in and plug xbox in wall and turn it on

      this has worked for me every time i have got the red ring of death

      • You can also try this.

        Go outside naked on a rainy day, but only when there is partial sunshine and a rainbow in the sky. Now go streaking in the middle of a nearby road while yelling 3 times "I love Bill Gate".

        Now, get back inside, turn your xBox on, and Voilà.

        Muhahaha :)

    • The x-clamp replacement works great if you get this problem you can buy the kit on ebay really cheap about 4 dollars or 2 GBP.

      Type in x-clamp replacement on youtube for videos also.

      For detailed info go to http://www.xbox-scene.com select forums hardware forums and look under guides and tutorials.

      Good luck!

    • xbox extend warrenty to 3 yrs so every1 still has and red ring is outside of warrenty anyway cuz it the common problem u dont need warrenty my uncle got given a red ring one then sent it in lol

    • Look on youtube. You have to remove the heatsink and clean it, put some new heatsink compound on it (also called thermal paste, available at radio shack), and run it hot for 20 minutes.

    • My xbox is over 3 years old, even if they would normally fix it for free (I've been told would actually be $100, i don't know), i tried the "towel method" but my xbox just shuts off after it gets too warm anyway. someone is advertising fix it guides "which are often free" but the links all lead to a site which charges $30. ive seen a step by step video by a woman showing how to take the whole thing apart, add artic silver and heat it up to fix it but it looks like a pain. ill try asking a local game shop if they can fix it, if not ill try the blow dryer method. otherwise, it might be good to take a break from games anyway.

    • wrap the xbox in three bath towels disconnecting it from the tv but leave the power lead in then switch it on and put it in the towels for 25minutes and then turn it off and keep it a well ventilated area for 25 mins

    • I don’t know why they don’t show the new trick a lot but it only takes 5 seconds. When you have the ring of death turn off the xbox unhook the video cable leave the power cable in and turn on the xbox you will have 4 flashing lights instead of 3 but the 4 lights only last for 2 seconds, quickly plug in the video cable while the four lights are on and the xbox will come on.

    • try this…
      1. if the red ring is showing turn off xbox
      2. unplug xbox from the wall
      3. remove hard drive from the xbox
      4.double check all cords to make sure they are plugged in
      5. plug xbox back into wall
      6. turn it on…if its gone which usually it is then turn off the xbox unplug it and put the hard drive back in and plug it back in wall and you are good to go

      if the red ring is still there than unplug it again put hard drive in and plug xbox in wall and turn it on

      this has worked for me every time i have got the red ring of death

      • You can also try this.

        Go outside naked on a rainy day, but only when there is partial sunshine and a rainbow in the sky. Now go streaking in the middle of a nearby road while yelling 3 times “I love Bill Gate”.

        Now, get back inside, turn your xBox on, and Voilà.

        Muhahaha :)

    • xbox extend warrenty to 3 yrs so every1 still has and red ring is outside of warrenty anyway cuz it the common problem u dont need warrenty my uncle got given a red ring one then sent it in lol

    • Look on youtube. You have to remove the heatsink and clean it, put some new heatsink compound on it (also called thermal paste, available at radio shack), and run it hot for 20 minutes.

    • My xbox is over 3 years old, even if they would normally fix it for free (I’ve been told would actually be $100, i don’t know), i tried the “towel method” but my xbox just shuts off after it gets too warm anyway. someone is advertising fix it guides “which are often free” but the links all lead to a site which charges $30. ive seen a step by step video by a woman showing how to take the whole thing apart, add artic silver and heat it up to fix it but it looks like a pain. ill try asking a local game shop if they can fix it, if not ill try the blow dryer method. otherwise, it might be good to take a break from games anyway.

  1. Regarding the Xbox 360 warranty, Microsoft extended it to 3 years from date of purchase. However, the extended warranty is only for the red ring of death.

    http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/05/xbox-360-warrahttp://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemuse/xbox3

    Quote from xbox.com:

    REDMOND, Wash. — July 5, 2007 —Microsoft Corp. today announced that it will expand its global Xbox 360™ warranty coverage. Any Xbox 360 customer who experiences a general hardware failure indicated by three flashing red lights will now be covered by a three year warranty from date of purchase. All other existing Xbox 360 warranty policies remain in place.

  2. Regarding the Xbox 360 warranty, Microsoft extended it to 3 years from date of purchase. However, the extended warranty is only for the red ring of death.

    http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/05/xbox-360-warrahttp://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemuse/xbox3

    Quote from xbox.com:

    REDMOND, Wash. — July 5, 2007 —Microsoft Corp. today announced that it will expand its global Xbox 360™ warranty coverage. Any Xbox 360 customer who experiences a general hardware failure indicated by three flashing red lights will now be covered by a three year warranty from date of purchase. All other existing Xbox 360 warranty policies remain in place.

  3. lol i found that video educationel and hillarious at the same time. Robo cop joke..you better thank god it didnt work otherwise the whole beginning would not have grabbed me. great video..i dont have the ring of death since i have boughten it which was in may about. I was wondering..you said something about smaller nano chips, that prevent the ring of death on NEW xbox360’s. What was that about?

    • The “smaller nano ships” is about MS shipping the x360elite machine (and probably the regular ones soon as well) with a smaller CPU produced with 65nm (nanometer) process, that makes the chip smaller, and it generates less heat at the same clock frequency. At least that is what people are hoping for.

      The heat problem on older machines is going to get worse though, as dust starts to collect on the cooling fins, they are going to loose more of what little efficiency they had in the first place, and xbox’es are going to die in droves. The dust problem is only going to get worse over the years, especially after the three year warranty is over.

  4. lol i found that video educationel and hillarious at the same time. Robo cop joke..you better thank god it didnt work otherwise the whole beginning would not have grabbed me. great video..i dont have the ring of death since i have boughten it which was in may about. I was wondering..you said something about smaller nano chips, that prevent the ring of death on NEW xbox360's. What was that about?

    • The "smaller nano ships" is about MS shipping the x360elite machine (and probably the regular ones soon as well) with a smaller CPU produced with 65nm (nanometer) process, that makes the chip smaller, and it generates less heat at the same clock frequency. At least that is what people are hoping for.

      The heat problem on older machines is going to get worse though, as dust starts to collect on the cooling fins, they are going to loose more of what little efficiency they had in the first place, and xbox'es are going to die in droves. The dust problem is only going to get worse over the years, especially after the three year warranty is over.

  5. This doesn't work. Watch the red ring of death when he puts it into the towels then when he takes it out.

    One XBox has 3 quarters lit up.. the one coming out has 2 quarters lit up. And he stops again before booting up for real.

    • When the xbox reaches the overheat point the indicator lights switch from 3 lit to 2 lit. If he had wrapped the xbox in such a way that you could see the lights while it was overheating he could have stopped as soon as it switched to 2 lights instead of waiting 25 minutes.

  6. Josh, that's cuz the 3 quarters are the RROD (red ring of death), and the 2 quarters signify hot components which shuts it down automatically. that's why he had to let it cool down for 10-15 minutes.

  7. hahaha, one of the best unedited “make it yourself” vid’s out there i think, btw. that robocop gun looked like the only thing worthy of being extinguished :P. its great with those guides by amatures for amatures, it provides the necessary info to fix things in the most unusual of ways, i work in the computer repair industry so i’ve encountered a lot of strange problems, and solving them aswell as telling the stories about what was needed to do is all a great pleasure, i even get paid for it HA! microsoft shouldn’t even try to make consoles, let them make OS’s for all types of machines but NOT consoles, besides, the only reason im getting a 360 is to chip it to get past all the crap MS put into that pathetic little box of anti piracy. Well done, thanks for the vid ;)

  8. hahaha, one of the best unedited "make it yourself" vid's out there i think, btw. that robocop gun looked like the only thing worthy of being extinguished :P. its great with those guides by amatures for amatures, it provides the necessary info to fix things in the most unusual of ways, i work in the computer repair industry so i've encountered a lot of strange problems, and solving them aswell as telling the stories about what was needed to do is all a great pleasure, i even get paid for it HA! microsoft shouldn't even try to make consoles, let them make OS's for all types of machines but NOT consoles, besides, the only reason im getting a 360 is to chip it to get past all the crap MS put into that pathetic little box of anti piracy. Well done, thanks for the vid ;)

  9. “Towels are the most useful thing it is possible to have handy in a crisis.” – The Hitchhiker’s Guide on Towels

  10. "Towels are the most useful thing it is possible to have handy in a crisis." – The Hitchhiker's Guide on Towels

  11. Actually this trick does work. I have done it before microsoft extended its warranty. Took the towels off and 360 worked fine. Problem was is that a week after I had done this trick Microsoft extended its warranty for the red ring of death and I now had a perfectly working console. I did everything trying to get the red ring to come back so I can send it in and nothing seemed to get the ring back. Finally after 3 weeks the red ring finally came back. I then sent it in and they sent me a new one 3 weeks later saying my old console could not be repaired and attached a 1 month xbox live card for my troubles.

  12. Actually this trick does work. I have done it before microsoft extended its warranty. Took the towels off and 360 worked fine. Problem was is that a week after I had done this trick Microsoft extended its warranty for the red ring of death and I now had a perfectly working console. I did everything trying to get the red ring to come back so I can send it in and nothing seemed to get the ring back. Finally after 3 weeks the red ring finally came back. I then sent it in and they sent me a new one 3 weeks later saying my old console could not be repaired and attached a 1 month xbox live card for my troubles.

  13. I don’t even own an Xbox 360, but I still watched the whole thing cause it’s funny. Plus the guy is cute, if a bit goofy…I wanna rub his bald head :D =)

  14. I don't even own an Xbox 360, but I still watched the whole thing cause it's funny. Plus the guy is cute, if a bit goofy…I wanna rub his bald head :D =)

  15. I just had my 360 do the Red ring of death, i did the trick and it now works great.thanks for the video.

  16. I friend of mine bought the Elite 3 months ago, and just 2 month after, it showed up the RROD. Microsoft Repeird it, but this told me taht this newer version is as the same of the older ones, just with color.
    We have to wait ot the 65n.

  17. I friend of mine bought the Elite 3 months ago, and just 2 month after, it showed up the RROD. Microsoft Repeird it, but this told me taht this newer version is as the same of the older ones, just with color.

    We have to wait ot the 65n.

  18. This absolutely DID work. Now I have to figure out what to do when it happens again, on the eve of Halo 3 release.

  19. This absolutely DID work. Now I have to figure out what to do when it happens again, on the eve of Halo 3 release.

  20. This absolutely DID work. Now I have to figure out what to do when it happens again, on the eve of Halo 3 release.

  21. That’s the funniest stoner laugh I have ever heard when he couldn’t power up through the towels. I want some of what they get to smoke, all i get is mexican mummy wafers straight out of a ditch.

  22. That’s the funniest stoner laugh I have ever heard when he couldn’t power up through the towels. I want some of what they get to smoke, all i get is mexican mummy wafers straight out of a ditch.

  23. That's the funniest stoner laugh I have ever heard when he couldn't power up through the towels. I want some of what they get to smoke, all i get is mexican mummy wafers straight out of a ditch.

  24. I tried the towel trick and it worked for a little while but the red ring of death came back…Microsoft sucks and are charging like 140 bucks…Any new tricks would be sweat…

  25. I tried the towel trick and it worked for a little while but the red ring of death came back…Microsoft sucks and are charging like 140 bucks…Any new tricks would be sweat…

  26. That is the point of the “trick” here. You WANT to melt the solder. In an attempt to be “environmentally friendly and do so by an insanely set date for the EU and approaching ones worldwide, Microsoft has used lead free solder which behaves differently and is years behind its lead based counterparts in the electronics industry. The red ring of death is almost exclusively caused by problems related to using lead free solder. If Microsoft had been able to stick with lead solder, there would have been only a minute amount of returns for this general error. Surface mount technology is great and all but when you have poor solder connections to begin with, it is only a matter of time after heating and cooling down, even if you are using liquid cooling as I am, that the connections will deteriorate and become incapable of passing electric current and therefore data along the contacts between the motherboard and CPU or GPU. Tiny droplets are attached to the chips in an oven kept at 220 degrees Celcius and the chip is then placed onto the motherboard where the receiving socket is heated to 220 making the two bond together as it rapidly cools outside of the oven leaving the soldered connections intact. Motherboard warpage does not help but the X brackets are an obvious attempt to compensate for that warpage but can in no way compensate for the bad solder connections. If the ovens had been kept a little bit hotter (the chips and motherboard can handle 240 for up to 40 seconds and even higher for shorter durations), we would not have had these problems even with lead free solder. No doubt, the factories were trying to save money on their power bills by not having to keep the solder ovens as hot all day long. This was a very bad computational error and has cost Microsoft millions as well as individual gamers a ton of grief, money, and satisfied gaming time.

    Lead free solder could have still been used if the cooling solutions had been a little better designed and the initial manufacturing with the wave guide soldering line ovens set at only about 4-5 degrees higher.

    Even with using liquid cooling for the last 6 months and one of the best thermal conductive lacquers on the market, a dual fan cooling base and higher air flow exhaust fan, and even individual heat sinks added on the video memory on the top of the motherboard I still got the red ring of death.

    I would have gone with a better cooling solution from the factory if I had been allowed to design it for Microsoft; like one using R-134a in the heat pipe instead of water under a slight vacuum in a weak attempt to use liquid and phase change cooling on an undersized heat sink with an underpowered exhaust fan pulling air across it.

    Anyway, bad solder compounded by low temps caused bad solder connections which is why it has to be reflowed in order to make the connections good again. If you heat the chip and motherboard locally up to 225 for 10 seconds with a heat gun, you should be able to fix most ring of death problems which is what I will do. I am a trained electronics repair technician and have worked in this field for 17 years at the component level and have found half of the problems I encounter can be found by looking for damaged or cold soldered joints.

    • Y would u want to modify you xbox with a liquid cooling system. granted microsoft have tried to cut corners which has cost them millions and rightly so. however, like a high performance car they have spent millions of pounds dollars wot ever designing and creating the Xbox 360, if you spent ¬£10k on a car would u mess with the engine?! NO you wouldnt its the same with the consoles. if it breaks send it back. and keep sending it back and everytime it has to go back u demand they give u a good will gesture! your still getting the rings of death mate cos u messed with the internal hardware! my question to all of you, if you have a problem take it to professionals, dont ask people who think they are pros just because they have nothing better to do than sit in front of a TV screen getting sqare eye!
      thank you and goodnite!

      • um, dude the reason you dont mess with an ezpencive car engine is because it is made well in the first place…

        Xbox360 is NOT made well. dont defend it, they have never done anything for you as a consumer other than make their product extreemly expencive and poorly made.

        and who are you to judge peoples life choices? they post on this forum to help those who have spent a hell of alot of money, and to provide some sort of hope! as the old saying goes, if you do not have anything nice to say kindly shut your mouth!

    • What an incredible, well thought out, properly worded argument. You’ve won me over, Jos. I’m going out right now to destroy my 360, buy a PS3, and suck Howard Stringer’s d*. It’s all thanks to you, Jos. God bless you.

  27. When the xbox reaches the overheat point the indicator lights switch from 3 lit to 2 lit. If he had wrapped the xbox in such a way that you could see the lights while it was overheating he could have stopped as soon as it switched to 2 lights instead of waiting 25 minutes.

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  29. ok, i have an idea for a cooling mod that should keep the red death at bay. (if you do it before the console dies) i wanted to replace the gpu heatsink with a standard cpu heatsink and have the dvd drive exteranl. i just need to know what the gpu socket size is. i can say for sure its not 775 i bought a socket 775 heatsink and it was too big. does anyone know the socket size?

  30. ok, i have an idea for a cooling mod that should keep the red death at bay. (if you do it before the console dies) i wanted to replace the gpu heatsink with a standard cpu heatsink and have the dvd drive exteranl. i just need to know what the gpu socket size is. i can say for sure its not 775 i bought a socket 775 heatsink and it was too big. does anyone know the socket size?

  31. I bought this for my son who is a straight A student and I felt he deserved it. Lot more money than I wanted to spend but what the hec. Had it for around 8 months and OH NO, dreaded rings of death. Sent it in, listened to my son complain for about a month and finally got it back right at a month later. Everything was going fine until…OH NO, dreaded rings of death again!!! Now to a 11 year old this is the end of the world, especially at Christmas when 90% of his Christmas list was XBOX games. Called up support and they are sending us a box AGAIN and this time I demanded to talk to someone so I could vent. Spoke to a Matt, id# 6708 who asked me a question right away…is your unit plugged into a surge protector? I immediatley said yes, because it is and he informed me that that is the problem. Well, needless to say I got a little upset because as usual, somebody is blaming someone else for their problem. I asked why hadn’t anyone told me this before and why isn’t that on any of the sites I have looked at for suggestions on what to do and he informed me that it is in the manual. I proceeded to tell him “you mean to tell me that all of these millions of blogs of people like me complaining about this piece of crap product have all caused it themselves by using a surge protector” and he said yes, that most of them probably were. Well, I owe it to the world to let them in on this secret- that it is your fault, you the consumer who spent your hard earned money, you who wasted hours talking to XBOX support and weren’t told this secret, you, you are the problem!!! When I get this next unit back I vow to not plug it into a surge protector, I vow to leave it in a well ventilated area and I vow to read the owners manual as I was so smartly reminded by the XBOX support man, Matt id# 6708. This isn’t XBOX’s fault, this isn’t an inferior product, this isn’t a huge waste of money since they don’t send you a new unit, they just “fix” the one you have…which by the way, breaks again 3 months later…This is my fault and I accept responsibility…now its your turn!

    • Sherry: You mean that The Xbox, a state of the art piece of electronic equipment, breaks because people plug it in a surge protector, something that everyone should do to protect expensive electronic devices from power surges? Even if it’s true, all of this is still Microsoft’s fault and is caused by bad engineering / electronic design.

    • LOL well I guess I should warn you that the warranty also does not cover acts of god…like power surges and lightning and blah blah blah….I got my xbox sent back to me with a nice note saying we don’t fix acts of god and your warranty is up in 2 months thank you the xbox team. Now I did this towel trick it worked fine for me but I took it a step further I opened up my xbox case and left it open I have it sitting on a laptop cooling pad and covered with a small plastic tarantula tank that I drilled small holes in around the sides and that I modified the top of to hold two small fans that blow down on the unit I am now running quite cool and it has been almost a year since my red rings which have not returned. I’ll fix this damn thing until it dies and then i’ll switch to the ps3 before xbox sees another dime of my money thanks!

  32. I bought this for my son who is a straight A student and I felt he deserved it. Lot more money than I wanted to spend but what the hec. Had it for around 8 months and OH NO, dreaded rings of death. Sent it in, listened to my son complain for about a month and finally got it back right at a month later. Everything was going fine until…OH NO, dreaded rings of death again!!! Now to a 11 year old this is the end of the world, especially at Christmas when 90% of his Christmas list was XBOX games. Called up support and they are sending us a box AGAIN and this time I demanded to talk to someone so I could vent. Spoke to a Matt, id# 6708 who asked me a question right away…is your unit plugged into a surge protector? I immediatley said yes, because it is and he informed me that that is the problem. Well, needless to say I got a little upset because as usual, somebody is blaming someone else for their problem. I asked why hadn't anyone told me this before and why isn't that on any of the sites I have looked at for suggestions on what to do and he informed me that it is in the manual. I proceeded to tell him "you mean to tell me that all of these millions of blogs of people like me complaining about this piece of crap product have all caused it themselves by using a surge protector" and he said yes, that most of them probably were. Well, I owe it to the world to let them in on this secret- that it is your fault, you the consumer who spent your hard earned money, you who wasted hours talking to XBOX support and weren't told this secret, you, you are the problem!!! When I get this next unit back I vow to not plug it into a surge protector, I vow to leave it in a well ventilated area and I vow to read the owners manual as I was so smartly reminded by the XBOX support man, Matt id# 6708. This isn't XBOX's fault, this isn't an inferior product, this isn't a huge waste of money since they don't send you a new unit, they just "fix" the one you have…which by the way, breaks again 3 months later…This is my fault and I accept responsibility…now its your turn!

    • Sherry: You mean that The Xbox, a state of the art piece of electronic equipment, breaks because people plug it in a surge protector, something that everyone should do to protect expensive electronic devices from power surges? Even if it's true, all of this is still Microsoft's fault and is caused by bad engineering / electronic design.

    • LOL well I guess I should warn you that the warranty also does not cover acts of god…like power surges and lightning and blah blah blah….I got my xbox sent back to me with a nice note saying we don't fix acts of god and your warranty is up in 2 months thank you the xbox team. Now I did this towel trick it worked fine for me but I took it a step further I opened up my xbox case and left it open I have it sitting on a laptop cooling pad and covered with a small plastic tarantula tank that I drilled small holes in around the sides and that I modified the top of to hold two small fans that blow down on the unit I am now running quite cool and it has been almost a year since my red rings which have not returned. I'll fix this damn thing until it dies and then i'll switch to the ps3 before xbox sees another dime of my money thanks!

  33. so i have heard about the extende warrenty but before i heard about that i cracked my 360 open to look inside…then about a week after that they extended the warrenty will they fick it even if i opened it or will they say no

  34. my xbox isn,t working when use this trick. i guess i,ll heat up more. I toll my stupid friend playstation is better.

  35. my xbox isn,t working when use this trick. i guess i,ll heat up more. I toll my stupid friend playstation is better.

  36. zomg ok important to add to your STEP LIST.
    I tried this first time for 15 minutes.
    no go
    I let it cool down completly for 20
    I try again for 10 minutes with towels this time.
    no go and I give up. for 2-3 hours before the tv makes me insanely bored.
    Round 3 BABY !!!!
    I use 4 towels this time and I left it on for 20 minutes.
    It was really hot this time and I swear I heard something click?
    I wait 30 minutes for it to cool off and this time BOOM ITS ON AND NO GRAPHIC GLITCHES FREEZES ETC.
    I made sure to unplug it from the wall this time once it was time to cool it off also.
    So if you fail at once or twice get nuts with it a bit add more towels and leave it longer.
    I was sure mine wasn’t getting hot enough once I wanted to try that 3rd time cause even after round 3 I never got the reduction to 2 lights on rrod cause of an overheat but if 20 minutes was long enough without causing the overheat alarm then I’m happy cause I probley fixed it without other parts being at too much risk. And if anyone is wondering MS will still fix it if u use this trick, just obviously dont tell them u tried it lol. This is xbox #2 and the previous one I used trick and they still sent me another xbox so use it at caution only cause u might burn something else up but if u do it right its not risking anything hardware wise otherwise MS wouldve seen i tried on xbox 360 #1 and just sent it back to me.
    Heres the run down.

    ————-
    If it doesnt work at 15 minutes let it cool completly then try 5 more minutes with an extra towel.

    If you get to the point were it is definetly overheating as per only 2 lights on console instead of 3 and it STILL isn’t working THEN you need to stop trying cause thats the limit u reach for damage.

    But if u can fix it without getting to overheat status with 2 lights then your even BETTER off.

  37. in my 2nd try i meant to say i tried with “3” towels this time not just with towels lol.
    And yes its working still WOOT

  38. zomg ok important to add to your STEP LIST.

    I tried this first time for 15 minutes.

    no go

    I let it cool down completly for 20

    I try again for 10 minutes with towels this time.

    no go and I give up. for 2-3 hours before the tv makes me insanely bored.

    Round 3 BABY !!!!

    I use 4 towels this time and I left it on for 20 minutes.

    It was really hot this time and I swear I heard something click?

    I wait 30 minutes for it to cool off and this time BOOM ITS ON AND NO GRAPHIC GLITCHES FREEZES ETC.

    I made sure to unplug it from the wall this time once it was time to cool it off also.

    So if you fail at once or twice get nuts with it a bit add more towels and leave it longer.

    I was sure mine wasn't getting hot enough once I wanted to try that 3rd time cause even after round 3 I never got the reduction to 2 lights on rrod cause of an overheat but if 20 minutes was long enough without causing the overheat alarm then I'm happy cause I probley fixed it without other parts being at too much risk. And if anyone is wondering MS will still fix it if u use this trick, just obviously dont tell them u tried it lol. This is xbox #2 and the previous one I used trick and they still sent me another xbox so use it at caution only cause u might burn something else up but if u do it right its not risking anything hardware wise otherwise MS wouldve seen i tried on xbox 360 #1 and just sent it back to me.

    Heres the run down.

    ————-

    If it doesnt work at 15 minutes let it cool completly then try 5 more minutes with an extra towel.

    If you get to the point were it is definetly overheating as per only 2 lights on console instead of 3 and it STILL isn't working THEN you need to stop trying cause thats the limit u reach for damage.

    But if u can fix it without getting to overheat status with 2 lights then your even BETTER off.

  39. in my 2nd try i meant to say i tried with "3" towels this time not just with towels lol.

    And yes its working still WOOT

  40. and just to elaberate on above comments, these quick fixes like put them in towels if u get the ring of death.. ok they might work for a short while but u still have the same problem as before the fault has not been fixed. the red lights are caused by many problems on of which is the mother board warping due to overheating.. wrapping the console with towels will fix it periodically but use common sense, wrapping it up restricts ventilation which in effect will cause these consoles to overheat more! think of it logically, wen your cold u put on more clothes and when your hot you take them off,, if u wrap ur console in towells wen it gets hot it cant remove them which will inevertably cause more damage taking longer for your console to be repaired cos microsoft repaire center will have to do more trouble shooting to find out the cause!!
    before tryin these medicra techniques ask yourself.. how much do you love your console are u willing to risk it just because one person said it works..
    people lie on here just to uspet ppl… think before u try anything people. i wouldnt do it. !

    • its a different xbox, when he intially leaves the first time to let it settle for the 25 mins you can clearly see different creases in the towels. but who knows maybe it does work.

  41. and just to elaberate on above comments, these quick fixes like put them in towels if u get the ring of death.. ok they might work for a short while but u still have the same problem as before the fault has not been fixed. the red lights are caused by many problems on of which is the mother board warping due to overheating.. wrapping the console with towels will fix it periodically but use common sense, wrapping it up restricts ventilation which in effect will cause these consoles to overheat more! think of it logically, wen your cold u put on more clothes and when your hot you take them off,, if u wrap ur console in towells wen it gets hot it cant remove them which will inevertably cause more damage taking longer for your console to be repaired cos microsoft repaire center will have to do more trouble shooting to find out the cause!!

    before tryin these medicra techniques ask yourself.. how much do you love your console are u willing to risk it just because one person said it works..

    people lie on here just to uspet ppl… think before u try anything people. i wouldnt do it. !

    • its a different xbox, when he intially leaves the first time to let it settle for the 25 mins you can clearly see different creases in the towels. but who knows maybe it does work.

  42. hey guys….I got the ring of death and fixed mine by taking it about, all the way down to the main board and applying thermal paste to the cpu and gpu…. it fixed it for about a month or two! but today I just got the rind o death again!

  43. hey guys….I got the ring of death and fixed mine by taking it about, all the way down to the main board and applying thermal paste to the cpu and gpu…. it fixed it for about a month or two! but today I just got the rind o death again!

  44. hey men ,u pulled off the trick.the video was really educating and quite funny with the robocop gun. how long do i keep doing dis to my xbox360?
    thanks for the video on the towel trick.
    u’re great! keep it up and keep us informed on ant new ways to get the problem solved cos we’ve spent alot acquiring these machines.
    thanks

  45. hey men ,u pulled off the trick.the video was really educating and quite funny with the robocop gun. how long do i keep doing dis to my xbox360?

    thanks for the video on the towel trick.

    u're great! keep it up and keep us informed on ant new ways to get the problem solved cos we've spent alot acquiring these machines.

    thanks

  46. The towel trick is HALF right… you DO need to heat up the solder on the GPU but DO NOT heat up the CPU. Within/near the CPU (not sure were but it doesnt matter) is basicly a thermostat that shuts off power to the CPU & GPU when they begin to over heat. This shuts off the heat before the solder is able to get hot enough to “fix itself”.

    to do this you need to open up the box, remove the cooling fans & shroud. place the fan on the dvd player so that one of the 2 is blowing onto the CPU, but no/little airflow is going to the GPU, located under the DVD player. this will allow the solder on the GPU to get hot enough to mend without the “thermostat” within the CPU shutting off power as its suppost to. I turned it on and let it sit for about 15 minutes, then shut it off and waited about 15 minutes to let it cool back to an ambiant temperature. then re-assembled the box. mine has been working non-stop for 24 hours now.

    NOTE: AS THE “thermostat” WILL NOT SHUT OFF POWER AS IT SHOULD, RUNNING THE XBOX TOO LONG LIKE THIS WILL FRY YOUR GPU, POSSABLY WARP YOUR MOTHERBOARD, AND LET THE SMOKE OUT OF UR 360. AS LONG AS YOU KEEP THIS HEATING PROCESS SHORT (about 15 min) YOU SHOULD BE FINE. (if the 3 red lights change to 2 red lights, this is the code for overheating. SHUT OFF IMMEDIATLY, LET COOL, TRY BOOTING, AND IF IT FAILS, TRY TRY AGAIN.

    Good luck, and godspeed

    • This repair worked for me. Enstead of cooling the CPU and not the GPU, I moved the fan away from both and then waited for the double-red overheat indication, then turned my system off to cool for 15 minutes. It worked! I like this repair much more than the towel trick. At least this way not all internal components are being cooked. It does seem likely that the GPU and or CPU would be the components to creep away from their solder.

  47. The towel trick is HALF right… you DO need to heat up the solder on the GPU but DO NOT heat up the CPU. Within/near the CPU (not sure were but it doesnt matter) is basicly a thermostat that shuts off power to the CPU & GPU when they begin to over heat. This shuts off the heat before the solder is able to get hot enough to "fix itself".

    to do this you need to open up the box, remove the cooling fans & shroud. place the fan on the dvd player so that one of the 2 is blowing onto the CPU, but no/little airflow is going to the GPU, located under the DVD player. this will allow the solder on the GPU to get hot enough to mend without the "thermostat" within the CPU shutting off power as its suppost to. I turned it on and let it sit for about 15 minutes, then shut it off and waited about 15 minutes to let it cool back to an ambiant temperature. then re-assembled the box. mine has been working non-stop for 24 hours now.

    NOTE: AS THE "thermostat" WILL NOT SHUT OFF POWER AS IT SHOULD, RUNNING THE XBOX TOO LONG LIKE THIS WILL FRY YOUR GPU, POSSABLY WARP YOUR MOTHERBOARD, AND LET THE SMOKE OUT OF UR 360. AS LONG AS YOU KEEP THIS HEATING PROCESS SHORT (about 15 min) YOU SHOULD BE FINE. (if the 3 red lights change to 2 red lights, this is the code for overheating. SHUT OFF IMMEDIATLY, LET COOL, TRY BOOTING, AND IF IT FAILS, TRY TRY AGAIN.

    Good luck, and godspeed

    • This repair worked for me. Enstead of cooling the CPU and not the GPU, I moved the fan away from both and then waited for the double-red overheat indication, then turned my system off to cool for 15 minutes. It worked! I like this repair much more than the towel trick. At least this way not all internal components are being cooked. It does seem likely that the GPU and or CPU would be the components to creep away from their solder.

  48. he seems like a prety cool guy. and thats a great trick ive heard. havnt got the red ring myself.

  49. DO NOT BUY A INTERCOOLER FOR YOUR XBOX 360 IT WILL F#@K UP YOUR XBOX REALLY BAD AND SCREW UP THE MOTHERBOARD

  50. when i wrap it up and try to keep it warm for 25 minutes it somehow turns off. i unwrap it a little under a half an hour later and its off???

  51. when i wrap it up and try to keep it warm for 25 minutes it somehow turns off. i unwrap it a little under a half an hour later and its off???

  52. can anyone help me. also as soon as i turn it on it has four flashing red lights of death then after about 5-10 seconds it turns to three. does this have anything to do with my problem?

  53. can anyone help me. also as soon as i turn it on it has four flashing red lights of death then after about 5-10 seconds it turns to three. does this have anything to do with my problem?

  54. Wow…it worked!! I probably shouldn't be surprised, but it does seem like a bit of a far-fetched solution.

    We'll see how long it lasts, but it did the trick in a pinch and my son sees me as a total hero (He was upset he couldn't play his new Lego Indiana Jones game).

  55. hey i my 360 just got the red ring shit, and then after like 10mins the green light came bak, does this mean my xbox is bak to normal or is there more problems to occur in the future with my console

  56. hey i my 360 just got the red ring shit, and then after like 10mins the green light came bak, does this mean my xbox is bak to normal or is there more problems to occur in the future with my console

  57. Apparently the towel trick works because it overheats the console and the joints which have come loose, re solder themselves. This is a temporary fix and is probably not very good for the rest of the xbox. The following article explains more, and has a link to a proper fix which you can do yourself if you have the rrod…

    http://ezinearticles.com/?X-Box-360—Causes,-Tip

    • it actually didn't work if you looked at the towels close enough they were moved. if you didn't notice try focusing on one spot on the towel until he comes back from washing up its different i focused on the bottom before anyone try this i suggest you look at the video closely.

  58. Apparently the towel trick works because it overheats the console and the joints which have come loose, re solder themselves. This is a temporary fix and is probably not very good for the rest of the xbox. The following article explains more, and has a link to a proper fix which you can do yourself if you have the rrod…

    http://ezinearticles.com/?X-Box-360—Causes,-Tip

    • it actually didn’t work if you looked at the towels close enough they were moved. if you didn’t notice try focusing on one spot on the towel until he comes back from washing up its different i focused on the bottom before anyone try this i suggest you look at the video closely.

  59. I just got this stupid red ring today… but lucky me… I bought this xbox from costco in december, and they're still going to let me return it!! Woohoo… pays to be a costco member :)

    Thank god… I was dreading trying this towel thing or sending to MS… Good luck guys…

  60. Microsoft is a bunch of tools! I sent it back to them and since mine was a used xbox and the previous user had fiddled with the microsoft sticker I was s.o.l. The person told me they wouldn’t fix it even if I payed them. Then the jackass had the nerve to ask if there was anything else he could help me with. THATS ASSUMING YOU WERE HELPFUL IN THE FIRST PLACE! Were it not for the fact that I like the 360 better I’d cut my losses and get a ps3…

  61. Microsoft is a bunch of tools! I sent it back to them and since mine was a used xbox and the previous user had fiddled with the microsoft sticker I was s.o.l. The person told me they wouldn't fix it even if I payed them. Then the jackass had the nerve to ask if there was anything else he could help me with. THATS ASSUMING YOU WERE HELPFUL IN THE FIRST PLACE! Were it not for the fact that I like the 360 better I'd cut my losses and get a ps3…

  62. YOUR A GENIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE U!!!!!! THIS WORKS IF IT HAS 4 RINGS THAT MEANS THE VIDEO CORD IS DISSCONECTED AND IF ITS TWO IT MEANS ITS OVERHEATED AND U LET IT COOL OFF. UR THE BEST

  63. YOUR A GENIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE U!!!!!! THIS WORKS IF IT HAS 4 RINGS THAT MEANS THE VIDEO CORD IS DISSCONECTED AND IF ITS TWO IT MEANS ITS OVERHEATED AND U LET IT COOL OFF. UR THE BEST

    • Take your system apart so that you can set your hard drive to the side while still connected. Remove the fan but leave it connected also. Carefully power up system being careful not to touch any internal components so you don’t get zapped. Turn your system on and let it run without the fan blowing on the system at all. Wait for the three lights to turn to two (meaning it is overheating), then turn the system off and let it cool for 15-20 minutes. Try the system now. For me, it worked!

    • Take your system apart so that you can set your hard drive to the side while still connected. Remove the fan but leave it connected also. Carefully power up system being careful not to touch any internal components so you don't get zapped. Turn your system on and let it run without the fan blowing on the system at all. Wait for the three lights to turn to two (meaning it is overheating), then turn the system off and let it cool for 15-20 minutes. Try the system now. For me, it worked!

  64. i work for this game shop sorta by my house and i fix 3 red lights all the time. i’ve fixed like 20 of them already. i gotta open up the 360 and do some work and it takes me a couple hrs but its worth having a working 360. the guy charges like $150 but i guess if it works its worth it.

  65. i work for this game shop sorta by my house and i fix 3 red lights all the time. i've fixed like 20 of them already. i gotta open up the 360 and do some work and it takes me a couple hrs but its worth having a working 360. the guy charges like $150 but i guess if it works its worth it.

  66. I got the Red Ring of death like in day 11 so i tiold my sister to take a look at it. and all she did is unplugged the power cord from the consel and plugged it back in and it was working again so far i havent got the red ring of death so far back to prevent one here are my tips.

    1. Never play or leave the console pluged in during a stormy day. unplug power cord from power jack and also unpluged AV/HD cables from tv
    (Recommended)

    2.Never leave console in place were it gets hot it needs air flow.

  67. I got the Red Ring of death like in day 11 so i tiold my sister to take a look at it. and all she did is unplugged the power cord from the consel and plugged it back in and it was working again so far i havent got the red ring of death so far back to prevent one here are my tips.

    1. Never play or leave the console pluged in during a stormy day. unplug power cord from power jack and also unpluged AV/HD cables from tv

    (Recommended)

    2.Never leave console in place were it gets hot it needs air flow.

  68. wow and holy crap…. ty ty ty it works! i called microsoft and had the ownership changed.. they exstended the warranty to 3 years and they r fixing it. u da man!

  69. I used the website, and had already registered it. The website repair listed no charge, but I don’t want to get hit later. Do I still need to use the phone number?

  70. My understanding is that they used some crappy foil deal in lieu of thermal paste. I'll be cracking open my friend's 360 to give it a whirl.

    Anyone who has upgraded or installed a computer processor should know what a heatsink is. It's a piece of metal, copper usually, which literally pulls heat off of the processor. In PCs, there is usually a fan attached to the side to blow the heat off. As heat leaves the heatsink continues to pull heat from the processor. So the more heat the heatsink pulls, the cooler the processor will stay. Example of a heatsink:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N

    Just as important as the heatsink itself is how well the heatsink makes contact with the processor. This connection is sealed using a thermal compound, or thermal paste. Most processors come with stock coolers and cheap paste ready for assembly. Whenever I build a system I buy fresh, high quality compound and usually a better heatsink. Thermal compound:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N

    There is a method to applying it. You want the surface clean, and just enough to cover the connection. Once placing the heatsink, do not lift as air bubbles can potentially cause hotspots.

    From what I've researched, the 360 was given a cheap compound and some poorly rated foil piece to minimize displacement in shipping the consoles.

    Therefore, you should be able to disassemble the console, clean off the old crappy paste and replace with high quality compound. I will be doing this within the next week or so, since I'm waiting on some Torx 8 and 10 screwdrivers. I'll post again with the results.

  71. My understanding is that they used some crappy foil deal in lieu of thermal paste. I'll be cracking open my friend's 360 to give it a whirl.

    Anyone who has upgraded or installed a computer processor should know what a heatsink is. It's a piece of metal, copper usually, which literally pulls heat off of the processor. In PCs, there is usually a fan attached to the side to blow the heat off. As heat leaves the heatsink continues to pull heat from the processor. So the more heat the heatsink pulls, the cooler the processor will stay. Example of a heatsink:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N

    Just as important as the heatsink itself is how well the heatsink makes contact with the processor. This connection is sealed using a thermal compound, or thermal paste. Most processors come with stock coolers and cheap paste ready for assembly. Whenever I build a system I buy fresh, high quality compound and usually a better heatsink. Thermal compound:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N

    There is a method to applying it. You want the surface clean, and just enough to cover the connection. Once placing the heatsink, do not lift as air bubbles can potentially cause hotspots.

    From what I've researched, the 360 was given a cheap compound and some poorly rated foil piece to minimize displacement in shipping the consoles.

    Therefore, you should be able to disassemble the console, clean off the old crappy paste and replace with high quality compound. I will be doing this within the next week or so, since I'm waiting on some Torx 8 and 10 screwdrivers. I'll post again with the results.

  72. I opened my box last night pulled off the 2 heatsinks used acetone and a q-tip to clean the proccesors. Gave them a mirror shine applied some new artic silver. Ditched the cheap x clamps on the back, replaced with good ol’ washers. Tested it while the case was still off worked fine. Put the case back on fired it up BRRRRRRRR! the red rings were back I’ve voided my warrenty for nothing god hates me. Anyone with some real suggestions please let me know tofineyea@yahoo.com

  73. I opened my box last night pulled off the 2 heatsinks used acetone and a q-tip to clean the proccesors. Gave them a mirror shine applied some new artic silver. Ditched the cheap x clamps on the back, replaced with good ol' washers. Tested it while the case was still off worked fine. Put the case back on fired it up BRRRRRRRR! the red rings were back I've voided my warrenty for nothing god hates me. Anyone with some real suggestions please let me know tofineyea@yahoo.com

  74. below is an add from some guy

    1.The Xbox360 gets stripped down fully (Unlike some other methods).

    2.Your x-clamps are taken off (Which is the main culprit) which then get replaced with a more solid die contact (Bolts & Nuts).

    3.Your GPU + CPU are reflown heat controlled (This the reason Why I don’t want to touch RLOD where other guys has already applied heat to the motherboard. Applying to much heat cause bridged solder balls which is not repairable)

    4.If your motherboard are warped so much that the 3 dies (contact with heatsink) does not make contact anymore, a sim is installed.

    4.5 An even heatsink to processor method are installed as well.

    5.An excellent quality silver thermal compound is used to properly transfer heat off the dies.

    6.Everything is then assembled again.

    7.I can confidently say that your Xbox360 will come to life again.

    8.I am so confident that I’ll give you a 3 month gaurantee.

  75. below is an add from some guy

    1.The Xbox360 gets stripped down fully (Unlike some other methods).

    2.Your x-clamps are taken off (Which is the main culprit) which then get replaced with a more solid die contact (Bolts & Nuts).

    3.Your GPU + CPU are reflown heat controlled (This the reason Why I don't want to touch RLOD where other guys has already applied heat to the motherboard. Applying to much heat cause bridged solder balls which is not repairable)

    4.If your motherboard are warped so much that the 3 dies (contact with heatsink) does not make contact anymore, a sim is installed.

    4.5 An even heatsink to processor method are installed as well.

    5.An excellent quality silver thermal compound is used to properly transfer heat off the dies.

    6.Everything is then assembled again.

    7.I can confidently say that your Xbox360 will come to life again.

    8.I am so confident that I'll give you a 3 month gaurantee.

  76. A very nice article indeed, keep up the good work, I have also gone crazy with this problem but finally found a great solution.

  77. A very nice article indeed, keep up the good work, I have also gone crazy with this problem but finally found a great solution.

  78. i tried this stuff loads ov tymes trust me it wrks you just gotta get yourself to go and do it and stop worrying:)

  79. i tried this stuff loads ov tymes trust me it wrks you just gotta get yourself to go and do it and stop worrying:)

  80. What should i do if the red rings show when i hit the power button, but the console doesnt turn on?? I cant do the towel trick because my system wont power on, it just shows the red lights and sits there :/

  81. What should i do if the red rings show when i hit the power button, but the console doesnt turn on?? I cant do the towel trick because my system wont power on, it just shows the red lights and sits there :/

  82. i bought my xbox 360 of ebay and it has the 3 red ring of death i am doing this trick right now if i sent it to mircosoft to fix it how much will be because gamestop only fixes it if i bought it form them

  83. i bought my xbox 360 of ebay and it has the 3 red ring of death i am doing this trick right now if i sent it to mircosoft to fix it how much will be because gamestop only fixes it if i bought it form them

  84. Hey guys i read most of what u type in here .
    but my prob im in the UAE which is the united arab emirates and my xbox waranty is finished plus i don’t have the receipt and i dont remember that i registerd my xbox , plus when that lights came i was so angry and i opend my xbox and broke the seal that microsoft sticker
    :( , i know that was stupied but any chance to fix its , not in towel way , or i need to buy a new one :( , it’s only a two years old xbox damn . please help and if you can contact me on xboxeliteguyathotmaildotcom
    thanks guys

  85. Hey guys i read most of what u type in here .

    but my prob im in the UAE which is the united arab emirates and my xbox waranty is finished plus i don't have the receipt and i dont remember that i registerd my xbox , plus when that lights came i was so angry and i opend my xbox and broke the seal that microsoft sticker

    :( , i know that was stupied but any chance to fix its , not in towel way , or i need to buy a new one :( , it's only a two years old xbox damn . please help and if you can contact me on xboxeliteguyathotmaildotcom

    thanks guys

  86. i had ring of death to lol and wraped to towels also and left 20 mins , it was like 4 mayby 5 months ago and i havent had ring of deathj anymore , my xbox has been workign since then fine all the time , weird , but im glad that atleast my xbox is not that bad :P

  87. i had ring of death to lol and wraped to towels also and left 20 mins , it was like 4 mayby 5 months ago and i havent had ring of deathj anymore , my xbox has been workign since then fine all the time , weird , but im glad that atleast my xbox is not that bad :P

  88. Many thanks you for this blog which you have made by your patient and thinking power. You really know so much about this matter. You’ve covered so many bases. Great substance from this part of the internet. Thanks again for your creation.

  89. thanks verry much you set my house on fire. this is so fake look at the towels befor he leaves look at the crease in the pink towel and look when he comes back they have been moved this is extreamly fake and im reporting it

  90. i dont know whats wrong with mine. if anyone has any suggestions highly appreciate as i know not what to do. while playing gears last night the picture started turning green/red tint. hours later turned it on and now i have no picture. what is this? av cables? redring?