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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Red Ring of Death towel trick

The Xbox 360 video game console is subject to a number of technical problems and failures that can render it unusable. Many of the issues can be identified by a series of red lights flashing on the face of the console; the three flashing red lights (nicknamed the "Red Ring of Death" or "RRoD")

The xbox lights have  many different meanings. Here is a small diagram.



If you have a Xbox360 which currently is flickering 3 red lights try this

Wrap your 360 in a towel (completely covered), turned on the system for about 10 minutes or more (not too long), turned it off, then back on again and your system should worked again!

Many people tried it and it worked !



20 comments:

  1. I'll remember it for when I get a 360, but I'm skeptical and hopefully will never have cause to use it.

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  2. no way that really worked..I bet it broke down another 5mins later or so :P

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  3. Good tip.

    Gotta sucks when you see those colors, it´s the way that the console says "you are fucked now haha"

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  4. My friend tried this and it didn't work for him :/

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  5. I guess every playing station has its own form of the blue screen of death. :D

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  6. just read one on putting it in the oven... think id try this first. thanks for the tip, will give you a follow.

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  7. One friend told me about that trick but I never believed him, and now that I see it's true... wow!

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  8. will try when RDR will be there :d

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  9. I'm so glad I never bought this system.

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  10. Wow I think I'll try this. Although I just ended up buying a new system when the first one crapped out on me.

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  11. Haha, heard about that one ages ago, thought it was a joke.

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  12. i hope i dont need to do this :P
    following you'r blog

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  13. i used to do this all the time lol. good blog

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  14. I had the two ring problem a while back, a few months after Microsoft's coverage would give me another xbox for having this problem. I used this trick to force the three red rings, as they had a three year warranty for that rather than a one year warranty. Sent it in, got my new 360, haven't had a problem since.

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  15. aww man worst thing ever gettin red ringed

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  16. I was already going to buy a PS3, but this seals the deal. I don't want a system that needs voodoo towel tricks to work.

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  17. dammit i dont need to put it in towels i live in SC where you can make a egg on the street (dead serious did as a project) but it the fucking half ring of death (overheated) that i get all the time! I put a fan on the highest speed and i still get red ringed!

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