Red Ring needed

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#1  Edited By Graymalkin

Hello everyone,

I'm having trouble with my Xbox 360. The console just hangs after a couple of minutes of gameplay.
Talking to Microsoft support, they told me my console isn't eligable for a repair under warranty anymore. To get the console repaired under warranty I'd "need" the Red Ring of Death.
Can anybody here tell me how to get the dreaded RRoD?

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#2  Edited By TheDarkSlayer

Wrap some towels around it and keep it on for a day or two maybe?

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#3  Edited By twenty0ne

Maybe you can overheat it by wrapping it in a bunch of cotton towels.

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#4  Edited By twenty0ne
TheDarkSlayer said:
"Wrap some towels around it and keep it on for a day or two maybe?"
Bad idea. If you keep it on for too long, it will literally catch fire. Wrap it in the towels for no longer than a half an hour, and then go from there.
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#5  Edited By Hexproof

Close the vents with towels and leave it on. You'll get it in no time.

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#6  Edited By Riddler

wrap it with a WET Towel, and turn it on and go on a vacation.


.............or just wrap it in a sweater/jacket/blanket and leave it on for like 3 hours

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#7  Edited By TheDarkSlayer
twenty0ne said:
"TheDarkSlayer said:
"Wrap some towels around it and keep it on for a day or two maybe?"
Bad idea. If you keep it on for too long, it will literally catch fire. Wrap it in the towels for no longer than a half an hour, and then go from there."
Hah yeah  probably, but he should watch it while he's doing it, he'll probably get it in an hour or two.
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#8  Edited By Wolverine

Your going to hurt you Xbox, how could you.

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#9  Edited By wefwefasdf

I wish I could do that to get an HDMI box...

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#10  Edited By Graymalkin

Thanks for your replies. I'll try the towel trick later on and will report back.

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#11  Edited By Graymalkin

So I wrapped the console in towels and turned it on. After about fourty minutes it showed two blinking red lights and turned itself off.
Unfortunately after turning the console back on it didn't give me the RRoD.
The console still freezes of course.

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#12  Edited By suneku

You might have to keep trying it, the RROD is caused when the console gets too hot, so try leaving it on longer.

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#13  Edited By LightYagami245
suneku said:
"You might have to keep trying it, the RROD is caused when the console gets too hot, so try leaving it on longer."
I think this is the most effective way to get it.
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#14  Edited By Rowr

open it up and change the green leds to red ones.

the technicians wont be able to figure out how to get it to work and theyll give you a new one.

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#15  Edited By AndrewGaspar

This thread made me lol. Getting RROD on purpose FT... W?

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#16  Edited By Graymalkin

Hmm, this doesn't seem to work. The 360 shuts itself down after approximately fourty minutes, showing two blinking red ligths (overheating, I guess).

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#17  Edited By samcotts

Strangely enough, I would like to know the same. Keep us updated if you succeed on forcing the RRoD.

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#18  Edited By Rowr
Graymalkin said:
"Hmm, this doesn't seem to work. The 360 shuts itself down after approximately fourty minutes, showing two blinking red ligths (overheating, I guess)."
can you like, turn it straight back on again? so the heat has no time to dissipate?

otherwise, do you have access to a dry sauna?

also
im not accountable for you taking any of my (generally stupid) advice.
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#19  Edited By Graymalkin

Yes, I can turn it back on straight away. Left it on for two "rounds" of this so far to no avail.

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#20  Edited By LuckyWanderDude

Put a box over it and play away!

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#21  Edited By Graymalkin

Well I mentioned earlier, the console freezes after a couple of minutes. No play!

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#22  Edited By OmegaPirate

Put it in the bath?? (dont know if that would help but it certainly cant be healthy for it)

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#23  Edited By OmegaPirate

Btw  - best topic name - EVER

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#24  Edited By Graymalkin

Maybe if I could find a flamethrower...

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#25  Edited By logson
twenty0ne said:
"Maybe you can overheat it by wrapping it in a bunch of cotton towels."
The "towel trick" does NOT give you three blinking red lights (the RROD.) An overheating box blinks only two red lights, and will only last as long as the box is hot.
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#26  Edited By JohnDudebro  Online

Put it in the oven and broil it for an hour.

No, really, it totally works.

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#27  Edited By Graymalkin
BananaKid said:
"Put it in the oven and broil it for an hour.

No, really, it totally works."
Maybe a little cheese on top?

I have the Xbox wrapped in towels now for a couple of hours. Don't think this is working.
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#28  Edited By brukaoru

I hope it gets a Red Ring for you... (Sounds so strange saying that, lol). I find it hard to believe that the 360s weren't recalled, because there have been more than RROD issues, there's been graphics card issues, etc. I don't believe it's only 30% failing, it seems like it's a much larger amount has been failing.

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#29  Edited By mada81

just call ms and tell them that it gave you the 3 red flashing lights.

i had a friend that did that and he had a dvd-drive problem and they gave him a new one
worth a try

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#30  Edited By BlindEffekt

Try ripping the power cord out while its still on.
I got a temporary RROD from a powercut once.

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#31  Edited By Graymalkin
mada81 said:
"just call ms and tell them that it gave you the 3 red flashing lights.

i had a friend that did that and he had a dvd-drive problem and they gave him a new one
worth a try"
Talking to MS support they told me if I claim the problem to be the RRoD and it isn't they'll just send the console back without fixing it (as mentioned above, no warranty left)
Not sure if this is always true though.
Maybe I can tell them I had it once and now it just freezes again. Or is the RRoD always permanent?
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#32  Edited By Arkthemaniac
Graymalkin said:
"mada81 said:
"just call ms and tell them that it gave you the 3 red flashing lights.

i had a friend that did that and he had a dvd-drive problem and they gave him a new one
worth a try"
Talking to MS support they told me if I claim the problem to be the RRoD and it isn't they'll just send the console back without fixing it (as mentioned above, no warranty left)
Not sure if this is always true though.
Maybe I can tell them I had it once and now it just freezes again. Or is the RRoD always permanent?"
One word.......blowtorch.
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#33  Edited By Graymalkin

Okay, on the MS Xbox RMA form it says that they will check if the console has the RRoD upon arrival. If it doesn't and I claimed otherwise, they'll just send it back without repairing it.
Think I'll cough up the 87 Euros for the repair.

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