February 6, 2007 8:15pm CST
A while ago my Xbox system got overheated because it was plugged into a foreign oulet. Does anybody know how I could fix this. I ttried sending letter to Microsoft but they just said that since I had an unauthorized person tamper with it they cannot do anything. The mechanics and shops for fixing things couldn't figure it out. Any ideas?
7 Feb 07
i've heard about this in the papers, they are having problems like this with a lot of xbox 360s, it's not just you, they are actually trying to correct ths problem in the new manufactured consoles. You shouldn't have let anyone else open it, cuz then you lose your warranty. i don't think there's much you can do now, except wait till microsoft comes up with a solution, where you can do something about it yourself. i read up on the net that these problems can be fixed like so, try these things and see if they work. #don't place the AC adapter in a closed small area #someone wrapped their console in a towel, turning the console on, letting it run for 10 minutes then removing the towel(dry towel), for some it fixed the problem permanently and for some only temporarily #also, do u place it vertically or horizontally, i've heard that placing the console horizontally can help solve the problem. Try these things and let me know if it works.
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7 Feb 07
Yeh i place my xbox horizontily. Also I didn't understand what you meant about the towel. How would wrapping a dry towel around it make it become fixed? What does the towel do to it. Thanks for the information you have given but I still need more help please.