Strange Red Ring Encounter

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by Mars, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Mars
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    Mars Radioactive Propaganda Minister

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    So I just came back from vacation and I decide to try out my then unopened 360 elite. Immediately, I receive three red rings. However, after waiting a while,
    I come back and the starts normally. It has been fine so far, but does anyone have an explanation for this? Forgot to add, I did have the package in my luggage.
     
  2. light_kun

    light_kun GBAtemp Regular

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    Sometimes that happens to me too, I just turn it off and turn it back on. Somehow it magically works.
     
  3. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    RROD isnt always over heating, its general hardware failure... which isn't good, get a replacement at a store.
     
  4. 754boy

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    Same thing happened to me last week. Started of with the mysterious sudden RROD. Then it escalated to full time RROD a day later.
     
  5. Mars
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    Mars Radioactive Propaganda Minister

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    Ah well I can't return seeing as though it's a gift.
     
  6. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    Go to Walmart, say you lost the receipt, and want an exchange.
     
  7. deathfisaro

    deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

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    One of the most frequent non-permanent RROD is power problem. They can range from electrical surge to contact being loose.
    I guess your console could have picked up some charges from static electricity, 360's ground isn't a true ground AFAIK.
     
  8. GN-001 Exia

    GN-001 Exia Banned

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    LOL I am still on my launch X360 and haven't had any kind of problem with it.
     
  9. MC DUI

    MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    This is true, whenever I get a power surge at home my 360 shuts down and starts flashing the 3 reg rings.

    Just a reboot and everything is normal again, hopefully this is what happened to you.
     
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