XBOX 360 red ring of death

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  1. mat88
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    OMG [​IMG]
    My Xbox360 start today with the red ring of deaht [​IMG] for no reason ... my brother tryed to open the console and it was the red ring [​IMG]
    We depluged all and repluged, same thing. The power supply is green, so the problem come from the console :'(

    The powersupply is green!

    HALO 3 is coming tuesday and my console is not working [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Is there some people who had the same problem? what did you do? I mailed microsoft to get help ... but i want to play halo 3 tuesday :'( [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  2. adgloride

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    Is this the first time you've opened up the 360? If it is you've just expired your warranty. You got 3 years on the red lights. You could always do a search on google and look into the x clamp fix.
     
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    ok, my console is legit no mod. Yes it's on waranty. I have my console for 1 years. I just found the good website after calling microsfoft, they told me to go on http://service.xbox.com. Then I can request a repair there ...

    I would like someone who had an experience with the support of microsof to know how many times it will takes!!

    Dam ... halo 3 is coming tuesday :'(
     
  4. dice

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    it's a pretty common problem you know, if you'd done your research (e.g. google) before opening it up (etc.) you should know what you need to do.

    Oh and sorry about the halo thing, it's just bad timing [​IMG]
     
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    My 360 is on the waranty, I called the support team, they gonna send me a box to send my xbox ... that's gay for Halo3 :'( it's gonna take like 1month ... maybe less if they are fast 2-3weeks ...
     
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    Try doing the towel trick.
     
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    towel trick?
     
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    Wrap the 360 with 3 towels and turn it on. Leave it turn on for about 5-10 minutes. Turn off and take out the towels. Let it cool for 10 minutes. Then turn it on. It's temporary fix and will not work all the time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w4OnKCX6Nc
     
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    hum, that looks dangerous, i think i'm gonna send it to microsoft ...
    Isn't risky too broke other piece ...?? i'm not sure overheat is a good fix.
     
  11. aslacker55

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    Your 360 is already dead, Why not try it?
     
  12. MC DUI

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    Don't do the farking towel trick it will do more damage than good. Just send it in to get repaired the turn around time is fairly good.

    If you can;t be bothered sending it to Microsoft you can take it to a local repairer, or do it yourself.
     
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    I'm waiting the box from microsoft! The woman told me it gonna take 1 week to reserve the box, then i can put my xbox in the box and send it back to microsoft ... but how much time will it takes before it come back? i don't know ... why 4 days before halo3 :'(

    It's true that they have a good support departement ... I just told the robot xbox 360 repair, then they redirected me to a nice woman, she take my adress and give me an RMA number ... like 10mins on the phone ... [​IMG]
     
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    It usually only takes like 2 days to repair then the posting time to get back to you.
     
  15. cubin'

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    send it to microsoft!!! I don't know why people are suggesting opening up your console and destroying your 3 year warranty, not worth it.

    yeah just send it into microsoft.
     
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    that's great ... but I will miss the 3 free days of xbox live [​IMG] (yeah i know i'm a cheap ass [​IMG] )
     
  17. cubin'

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    where did you buy it? some places let you swap it for a new console while they send your console to microsoft...might be worth a try asking about it
     
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    Send to microsoft. I thought you meant open it, as in "open it" [​IMG]
     
  19. mat88
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    no open it with the wirelless controller [​IMG] turn on the console [​IMG]

    I didn't buy it [​IMG] I won it in the contest "Win every hour" last year