2 Rings Of Death Question

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by Donato_Dobango, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Donato_Dobango

    Donato_Dobango GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 13, 2008
    United States
    Hey all, quick Xbox 360 question to get everyone's 2 cents on.

    I bought my 360 (elite, 20 gig) back in November of 2007. The following November (2008) it gave me the 3/4ths of a circle RRoD and I sent it in to get fixed.

    Flash forward to last month when the system started giving me the half circle of death for overheating. Obviously I'm out of warranty at this point for everything but the 3/4ths RRoD.

    So here's my question: if there anyway for me to push this Xbox over the edge into a full Red Ring of Death so it's covered by Warranty? Obviously I'm looking for non-warranty breaking suggestions. My original thought was to not let the system cool down when it shuts itself off and, as quickly as it'll let me, turn it back on and wait for it to shut itself off again. I'm just not sure that'll actually do anything.
  2. Livin in a box

    Livin in a box Livin' in a cardboard box

    Jul 18, 2008
    Wrap it in towels and leave it. I'm in the same boat, lol, I just have a Pro refurbished system. If you want to, you could put cotton buds in where the fans are to prevent them spinning and this causes 2 red rings, keep doing this an eventually the motherboard will warp (which is what the RROD is, essentially).

    Or, plug in your 360 into the wall socket on its own and switch the switch on and off. Quickly. You'll have RROD.

    Though it won't stay.
  3. BlackDave

    BlackDave Official GBATemp "Cleanup Guy"

    Aug 27, 2009
    United States
    The Promised Land...
    Talk about over heating i'm holding a hair dryer up on my xbox motherboard while typing this post with my right hand

    Edit: still holding the hair dryer lol. don't use the towel trick.
  4. The Pi

    The Pi Lurker

    Mar 18, 2010
    just cover the holes where the heat comes out

    if i remember correctly 3/4 ROD happens when a pin connecting the graphics card to the motherboard melts and disconnects

    had it twice
  5. sweenish

    sweenish GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 16, 2008
    United States
    or just clean out the insides of the 360 and let it cool down. then it won't overheat.