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    My console? or ICT GUY?
    My console is coming up on two years old

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    It's still in warranty; all RROD errors are covered by an extended 3 year plan regardless of the 1 year standard warranty.

    Just send it back - there's no point in beating around the bush.

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    I've done the towel trick a couple of times and it's worked fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful View Post
    It depends.

    If it's out of warranty, you're pretty much limited to buying a new one or trying to fix it.

    I did the overheating trick (wrap in a towel, tuen on for half an hour, unwrap and let it cool) and that worked for a week or two then it went again so bought a new one.

    Or you can look up on the internet and there is some kit for about 20 that you can use.
    RROD warranty is 5 years now, iir. The towl trick works but only short term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwendes View Post
    I've done the towel trick a couple of times and it's worked fine.

    i have a 2 year old 360 premium with ring of death ,

    how long would you say to leave it on with the towel trick ?

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    The XBOX 360 is a poorly designed console from scratch unfortunately. The problem Microsoft had (ultimately) is the success of the Playstation2, so they rushed to get the XBOX 360 out before PS3. Ironically, PS3 arrived about a year later and is a much better console design.

    On refurbished consoles Microsoft are/were definitely putting larger heatsinks on the GPU to keep it cooler. How much difference this makes in practice, I really couldn't say.

    Finally however, Microsoft have started shipping new consoles based on the "Jasper" motherboard and comes with a 65nm processor. This should reduce the running temperature significantly and should hopefully mean far less XBOX 360 returns.

    I'm sure Microsoft have learnt their lessons on this one. Hardware isn't as easily fixable as software bugs, so it's important to get it right first time!

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    doing the towel trick and then replacing the fan helped my mates ( also made it little quieter, tho not much.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    i have a 2 year old 360 premium with ring of death ,

    how long would you say to leave it on with the towel trick ?
    It started happening to me after the nxe update. Wrap it in a towel for about 20 minutes then turn it off. Leave it off for about 20 minutes and then try a boot. It lasts, for me, about a week before I needed to do it again. It has though started doing this again last night and while the towel trick worked it only lasted a hour or so before it happened again so for me its not a permanent solution.
    I have registered my console and submitted it for repair now. All you do is fill the form in, they email you a sticker to use and you tell UPS when to collect it.

    BTW it is still only a 3 year warranty for RROD so if you have the issue on a launch console submit it now for repair.

    I will post how I get on with my repair but I am hoping the replacement has HDMI and the silent drive.

    TBH no one should complain about 3 years and the console dies. PS2's were terrible for failing according to my friends that had them. Most of them literally had 2-3 ps2's because the cd drive would stop reading discs and there was no 3 year warranty there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    How old is your console if you don't mind me asking?
    It was 13 (unlucky for some) months old when it all started to go wrong.

    Gets very little use, in fact my 4 year old son spends more time on it than me.

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    I've got one of these on order for my fella. Am slightly worried about all this now. Do you think its possible mine will be one of the new ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    I've got one of these on order for my fella. Am slightly worried about all this now. Do you think its possible mine will be one of the new ones?
    OMG Little-Miss you didnt let me sort you one out tut tut , no love anymore hun lol

    The newer models arent as prone to red lights so dont worry and the new models are covered under a 3 yr warranty as standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    I've got one of these on order for my fella. Am slightly worried about all this now. Do you think its possible mine will be one of the new ones?
    I wouldnt worry tbh. Its not a big deal if it happens as you have the 3 year warranty anyway and they have got more reliable anyway since the launch batch configuration. There have been other changes other then jasper that are in all the current xbox's so it should be less likely. Jasper will just reduce this rate anyway.
    I know lots of people still on launch xboxs without issue as well.

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    The first generation PS2s were terrible, particularly for scratching the discs. I was working in MVC at the time and we had loads back. The second generation would die but I can't remember the reason why now.

    My Xbox decided to give me a red quarter of death and error code E-73 a couple of days ago, UPS are picking it up today. Not happy as I had just started playing Left 4 Dead! The odd thing was, was that the dvd tray got caught on something for 2 seconds while it was coming out. I moved the object out of the way and then this error code came up which apparently is linked to the ethernet port :|

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    Mine Red ringed and was out of warranty but is working fine now.

    I did the X-Clamp replacement off the internet,

    You can buy a set of screws for about 3 off ebay then all you need is a Torx screwdriver and some good heat sink paste.

    You basically take it apart, remove the x clamp from the board and clean the graphics and main processor. Using the new screws you then loosly fit the hs again and power your system up with the fan on the CPU only not the GPU so the gpu overheats. When its done you get 2 red rings, you then quickly tighten the bolts on the gpu up and reassemble.

    Mines worked fine for about a year since

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    Quote Originally Posted by pagelad View Post
    Mine Red ringed and was out of warranty but is working fine now.
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    Mines worked fine for about a year since
    You were never out of warranty? All console came with 3 years RROD warranty so you could have had it replaced I would have thought.

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