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PostSubject: Red Ring of DEATH!!!!!   Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:48 pm

sigh..............I finaly got the legit one. I had 1 b4 but that was only a hard drive prob, now i got da real deal.
No No No No No

and thats not even the worst part.......it happened durring an online game where this guy was talking heavy $hit!!!!!! I was owning him....3 INts (user of corse) for 2 Tds. And my 4-3 was killing his run game;he had like 25 rushes for 55 yards

Now he is prob taking the lead in the 4thQ as I type......All he had on O was the verticals play out of the trips set. Rolling Eyes .....owns zone, but is ok vs man.....I can see him now, working that play every play down the field to score on my cpu in 4 plays

I will now lay down in the corner and cry
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PostSubject: Re: Red Ring of DEATH!!!!!   Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:29 pm

dude that sucks so bad. if you wanna fix it temporarily use the towel trick. i did this all the time when my 360 did this. you have to do it everytime you want to play unfortunately.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31tvXu34T8Q
here's the link i used
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PostSubject: Re: Red Ring of DEATH!!!!!   Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:41 pm

thanks man, ill try it out later
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PostSubject: Re: Red Ring of DEATH!!!!!   Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:45 am

sorry to hear that Colonel. now, here's a few things you could do:

1st...if you send it in to be fixed...as you know...it may take 2 wks before you get it back.

2nd...the towel trick works....but not for long!

3rd.....i took my defected "red ring of death" xbox (along with old controllers, games, headsets etc.) to gamestop and traded it all in on a brand new xbox system! and like trading in an old car for a new one....all i had to do was pay the price of the difference and i was back playng online within 1hour. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Red Ring of DEATH!!!!!   Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:15 pm

do what these guys did, supposedly it will fix it.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ3pgTvqntE&feature=related
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PostSubject: Re: Red Ring of DEATH!!!!!   Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:06 pm

I got the ring 3 weeks ago and finally sent it in last week, if you do the towel trick correctly it works for 1-3 days each time for about 1-2 weeks, depending on your xbox.
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PostSubject: Re: Red Ring of DEATH!!!!!   Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:51 am

If it's still under warranty then just send it to microsoft and get it fixed up. The towel method is only a mickey mouse quick fix, it's only making your xbox worse by overheating it.

Trust me I've had 2 RROD now (thanks microsoft) and the first time I tried every method out there... until I discovered the absolute best way. This has worked for me twice and If you are in a bind with no warranty remaining it is what I would recommend. HOWEVER, some people will have a moral objection to this since technically it is fraud... but hey, Microsft screwed you out of 200 dollars and now your xbox is a paperweight!

First of all, I don't know your current financial situation. I see that you are 17 and I'm just going to assume that you don't have a shitload of money kickin around, but you are going to need enough money to buy a new xbox ($129 for the arcade?) Secondly, I do not condone this method and only recommend it because I know what it is like to get raped by Microsoft.

You are going to have to pull a Wally Swap my friend. If you are not a pussy and have enough nerve to pull it off then you will have a brand new xbox for free. What you want to do is go and buy a brand new Xbox from Walmart, their extremely liberal return policy is going to come in handy for you. Pay with cash. Just get the cheapest one, the arcade insides will fit inside any of the other model's cases. You are also going to need a Torx 20 and Torx 10 screwdriver (google it if you don't know what those are).

Take it home, take everything (everything) out of the box, unwrap it as if you were going to keep it. Take the controllers, batteries, power cords and manuals out of their bags. This makes it look legit (if you took it back without opening anything it would look suspicious obviously). Now you want to follow THIS instructional video on opening the xbox case. I used THIS method to open the actual case itself, I found a knife much more effective than anything else for opening the little tabs on the back. Watch when you pull the case open, there are metal tabs on the inside that will slice the sh!t outta your fingers if you aren't paying attention. Personal experience.

Basically you are going to open both Xbox cases, and switch the innards, put em back together. Now you have your old case, but brand spankin new guts! Be careful and take your time, and make sure to not damage the outer case of the xbox because if it is all scratched to hell, they're going to know what you did. I found the knife method to leave absolutely no marks on the case. When you take it back they will open the box and make sure all the original materials are still remaining (which is why you want to open and unwrap them all), then they will check the serial number on your receipt to match the serial on the back on the xbox. Take apart the dead xbox first because if you make a mistake and mark the case, you are keeping that case anyway.

I personally buy the xbox, wait a day, then take it back and tell them that the GF and myself were watching a dvd and some blinking red lights happened and the screen froze. They ask if I want to exchange and I say no thank you, I'd like my money back, I think I'm gonna buy a playstation 3 Wink

So hopefully you have decent motor skills and a good poker face, and are not a terrible liar. Don't get nervous in line, just relax and stay calm. They aren't going to call the cops or anything like that, and you aren't going to get busted unless you are acting a fool. The walmart returns people never suspected anything and people returning xbox's is not an uncommon thing. In fact the manager lady told the other lady that was checking the xbox to "just check the serial to make sure its the right one". Walmart's return policy basically entitles you to return anything that you've bought there as long as you have a receipt and all the original goods. Walmart just sends it off to Microsoft, they don't eat the cost of returning it. Just make sure you dont leave any marks on the case when you open it and you'll be fine.

Again I do not condone this method whatsoever, just providing an alternative method for you to consider.

BTW I will not be doing this again, twice is enough and yes I felt a little guilty but hey, I need my xbox. Hopefully I don't get the rings again. The one huge downside to this is that taking the insides out immediately voids your warranty, so if you get RROD you will have to wally swap em again.
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PostSubject: Re: Red Ring of DEATH!!!!!   Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:00 am

Send it to microsoft. My xbox has been to texas 3 times now and while it sucks it they do fix it up

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PostSubject: Re: Red Ring of DEATH!!!!!   Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:58 pm

My cuz let me use his xbox until mine comes back so everythings cool now, I just got 2 migrate my xbox live.
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