The Xbox 360 ‘Red Ring of Death’ is the biggest Xbox 360 fault, causing around 30% to 33% of all Xbox 360s to completely fail. The user is indicated of the problem when the mystical Xbox 360 “Ring of Light” on the front of the Xbox 360 console changed from its usual green colors to three quadrants of red (shown right).
Thousands of consoles, already out of their 1-year standard warranty, were thrown out by customers who believed there was no way to fix them.
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What causes the Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death Problem?
Various rumours have spread around the Internet regarding why the Red Ring of Death actually happens. Long story short, the three light problem is caused generally by an overheating system, usually after the console has been played for an extended time or in above moderate heat, usually at no fault of the user. There’s a more specific reason, which you can find out about on this website.
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Can I fix my Xbox 360 console myself?
Many websites around the net have offered ‘affordable’ solutions to the Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death fault, such as eBooks explaining how to fix the problem and the offer to take in the Xbox 360 console and fix it themselves, privately. Both options produced more risks for the Xbox 360 user as well as the extra cost associated with something that really had little or no guarantee.
On this website you’ll be able to read a number of solutions from all over the Internet in one place, making it a whole lot easier to make your decision regarding which road you take to fix your Xbox 360 console.
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Can I prevent the Xbox 360 console myself?
If you haven’t experienced the Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death fault yet, you’re one of the lucky ones! You need to make sure this doesn’t happen by taking some extra precautions (nothing too drastic!). We’ve created a small list of steps to help you prevent the Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death!
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The Microsoft Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death Warranty
Realizing that they had released a faulty product, Microsoft eventually released a statement formally announcing the problem and offered a 3-year warranty for this specific fault. The only downside of this was that the console had to be sent back to Microsoft, who would then send a new one “within a few weeks”.
Some criticists have exclaimed that Microsoft have been re-using the faulty parts brought in from Red Ring of Death plagued consoles in the newer “refurbished” consoles, but this is probably just a web myth and there’s little if any credibility to it.
You’re getting a free Xbox 360 console with free shipping so really there’s no real harm in choosing this option. We recommend this option highly as this is a guaranteed, free fix! If you ever do face the Red Ring of Death problem again you can just send it back again!
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