The red lights Xbox error, in which a glowing ring of red light appears on the front of your console inside the power button, is one of the most frequently reported errors on Microsoft’s latest and greatest video gaming console. In this article you are going to learn some of the most shocking secrets behind those pesky red lights on your Xbox 360, including what causes the problem and whether you can fix it or not.
As promised, here’s the low-down of the red lights Xbox 360 error-
o Some studies have shown that the problem affects around 1/3 of all Xbox 360 consoles, and that it strikes completely out of the blue.
o There are retailers who have reported failure rates of over 40%, which is just crazy!
o It is believed that at least 12 million consoles have been affected by the red lights Xbox problem, and that more will probably be affected down the track.
o The error is caused by overheating causing your Xbox 360’s graphics processor unit to come loose (the thermal glue which holds it in place weakens due to expanding and contracting)
o This overheating is able to occur due to a crowded internal case layout and relatively inefficient cooling devices, especially the heat sink on the graphics processor itself.
o One way you can fix the “red ring of death” is to send your console back to Microsoft to have them fix the problem. The benefit of doing this is that you don’t have to do any work yourself.
o However, you will have to wait around a month to get your Xbox 360 back, minus the red lights. Also, if your warranty has expired be prepared to shell out around $100 for the pleasure.
o You can also fix Xbox 360 red light errors yourself. This generally takes around 90-120 minutes, and is not that hard to do as it only involves one small tweak to the heatsink on your graphics processor.
o You will need to purchase an Xbox 360 repair guide, which will cost you around $30. Why? Because one of these will provide you with the necessary video instructions for you to be able to fix red light Xbox errors on your console.
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James Philipson has been involved in the electronics industry for a number of years, and has fixed numerous Xbox 360 consoles since the platform’s release over two years ago.