Frustrated with Xbox 360 RROD (Red Ring Of Death)?

the red ring of death - This is what the red ring of death looks like. Notice that when three of the four quadrants are lit up, this is the "ring of death". If all four quadrants are lit up it just means you havent plugged in your AV cable. When only two quadrants show up it means your xbox is overheating and you should allow it to cool.
August 1, 2008 8:03am CST
I've had my xbox 360 for almost 2 years now and just two weeks ago i got the dreaded red rings of death. At first i wasn't too worried with it because i simply put it off and on again and it started working. Three days later i was about to start a game of gears of war to be greeted by the three lights again. I tried putting it on and off once again but it failed to work, and continues to not work today. I am currently waiting on my orders from amazon so i can fix it. Has anyone had the same problem, and how was it fixed? . I've heard about the towel trick but don't want to risk it.
3 responses
@bunzor (303)
2 Sep 08
DO NOT DO THE TOWEL TRICK. If it does even work, it's only temporary. Just contact Microsoft and send it off to be repaired.
• United States
30 Aug 08
Mine got the RROD about a month or two after I got it. I was playing Rock band, and the screen froze. I didn't think anything of it, turned off my Xbox and came back later, and I had the rings. Tried everything to get it to working, but I ended up sending it in. At least it was under warranty.
@j31lee (5)
7 Aug 08
I got the RROD after just over a year of owning my 360, I tried the towel trick and it does work, Albeit it is only a temporary fix as i got the RROD about a week and a half after. I don't recommend doing the towel trick as it is potentially dangerous and can cause lasting damage to the 360 (completely overheating it). After mine RROD agained I decided to do the x-clamp replacement. Rather than having someone do it for me for like $60+ i looked up the instructions on how to do it online and went out to my local home depot to buy the needed screws and washers to replace them. Total cost for doing the repair myself; $8 on screws and washers, and $8 on a screwdriver set cause I didn't have any at the time. It took only about an hour for me to do the repair (not bad for a first time) and my 360's been working fine every since about 2 months now. My advise, if your still underwarrenty just get microsoft to repair it, less hassle on your part. But if your looking for a good weekend project or arent covered by warranty go for the x-clamp replacement.