RIP My 360 :( Towel trick?

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  1. jaxxster
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    jaxxster The Heretic

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    So the other night i tried playing my 360 but it wasnt putting a picture on the screen so i left it then last night i tried again and nothing, now this morning it was giving me 3 red lights [​IMG] I had it for a year and brought it 2nd hand so i cant moan cos i had a good year out of it but i dont know wether to try the towel trick? A mate of mine has done it and its worked so wanted to see if anyone else has tried it?
     
  2. lagman

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    Why don't you call MS? The 360s have a 3 years warranty in RROD cases, give it a try, you might end with a new console.
     
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    Its flashed so i wouldnt really want a new console. I dunno how old the 360 is, im guessing 2 years old. Just it had no sign of this coming at all, it was all working perfectly the other day.
     
  4. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    wats the towel trick?
     
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    wrapping the 360 in a towel for about 30 mins whilst turnt on to overheat it to heat the solder up to allow it to reset.
     
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    The towel trick does more harm than good.
     
  7. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    i would suggest wat lagman said, and contacting ms. purposefully overheating something doesn't sound like a good idea lol
     
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    fk it, its cookin away in a bundle of towels, we'll see. Nothing to lose really, if it dont work then i can just buy a new 360 for 100 odd.
     
  10. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    where?
     
  11. raulpica

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    I fixed mine without using the X-Clamp fix, it isn't really needed. Just search for the Cent Fix.
     
  12. Prime

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    X-Clamp fix is a great way to fix you RROD 360, it does truly work.
     
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    well ok

    I wrapped the 360 in a 2 towels, left it on for 25 mins, turnt it off, unwrapped it, turnt it on and its working again [​IMG] At least its a fix that works even if only for a while
     
  14. Prime

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    yes, it will work for a while
     
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    just send it back to ms, i also send back a flashed 360 and got a brand new one.
    it didnt even have the silver sticker behind the faceplate [​IMG]
     
  16. SavageWaffle

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    Towel Trick= Crap. Please don't do it.
    It harms it. Why?:

    Its a system failure, thats what the 3 rings mean. But when u wrap a towel around the 360, ur blocking all vents, thats bad right there. Air cant circulate, hell, not proven but it may rise high temperatures. And, if you got high temps, u can *not proven* melt the soldered wires. So try NOT to do the towel shit. You dont have any choice, either:
    Call up MS
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    Well you can always buy new internals.
     
  17. hankchill

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    Might as well shove your 360 in the microwave while you're at it, I'm sure it's got the same effect [​IMG]
     
  18. The Teej

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    You do realise the the towel trick is designed to re-melt the solder that's actually broken in 2, right? That's WHY it's designed to cause intense heat. The towel trick isn't designed to have a towel wrapped around the 360 the entire time, just for 30 minutes or so while the solder melts.
     
  19. Armadillo

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    It doesn't melt the solder. Who ever thought of the trick is an idiot. Lead free solder tends to melt at 200C (few are lower than that) , wrapping the 360 in a towel won't get it any where near that , and even if it could get that hot , it would melt the damn case.
     
  20. deathfisaro

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    But towel tricks DO work (temporarily).
    I'm guessing if people have enough knowledge to mod a 360, they can fix RROD but for some reason the towel trick is quite widely used. I don't know why