If it’s one thing owners of the Xbox 360 do not to see, it’s the Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death. Every Xbox 360 owner knows of it, but not all know about how to spot it and what actually causes it.
What each situation means:
1. A single red light showing: This indicates a general hardware failure.
2. Two red lights showing: This indicates overheating of the Xbox. A common solution is to turn the Xbox off to cool down.
3. Three red lights showing (the red ring of death): This indicates that the motherboard has bent with the heat. Basically, the CPU chip and the GPU chip get over heated with excessive use. When you turn the Xbox off, this cools the chips down, which is a cause of the Red Ring of Death. With the chips cooling down, this bends the motherboard. There are two ways in which to repair this problem. I will go through both after this list.
4. Four red lights showing: This indicates that your AV cable isn’t working properly. There could be two reasons for this. Either the cable doesn’t work or the cable just isn’t in the slot properly.
With regards to fixing the Red Ring of Death problem, you have three choices. Either send the Xbox off to Microsoft. Send the Xbox off to get it repaired locally, or repair it yourself.
The two big disadvantages for getting it sent off to either Microsoft or a local repair store is that:
1. It will cost a lot more than doing the repair with yourself and,
2. You won’t be able to play your Xbox if it’s sent away.
There are many Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death fixes on the internet. The problem is, there are a lot of different theories to repair the Xbox. I would say, stay away from the free methods. The towel trick will only damage your Xbox further. The majority of methods won’t repair your Xbox. No common theory I’ve heard online repairs the Xbox, I’ve even heard of people dropping their motherboards onto the floor to repair it! What you need is a quality Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death Fix guide! I’m an avid gamer and I’m fed up with the amount of people ruining their Xboxes because of free methods which do not work at all!
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