I just got the Red Ring of Death.

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  1. Starscreamer95

    Starscreamer95 'Civil' Nintendo Fanboy

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    I litteraly just began to freak the hell out as I had one blinking red ring.
    And then, it went away... Should I be lucky?
    I think it's safe to say my Xbox has cancer.
     
  2. joshua

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    Just yesterday mine RROD as well. The fan in the power supply is so loud when I start it up, but then goes quiet. This time, it was still loud, so I moved it to quiet it and it RROD. Three rings, all but the top right. I have proper ventilation, yada yada yada.

    Should I be concerned? The power cord wasn't al; the way in the power supply, but I was a little concerned after the fact.

    Mine is on for about 15 hours a day, netflix for the kids during the day and movies for the wife and I at night. Is this an issue?
     
  3. Master Blaster

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    Fifteen hours a day!? You might want to invest in some external cooling of some kind; addon fan units would be a good shout.


    Even slimlines can red ring- keep the unit cool. If it gets too hot, turn it off!
     
  4. Transquito

    Transquito Reach For The Light

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    Im gonna have to go with Master Blast here.
    Even the new Slim-models cant handle 15+ hours a day..
    You'll end up frying the poor thing.
    Make sure there's plenty of free space around it and wipe it from dust often.

    And while we're at it, the Slim-models dont red ring.. they get the "red dot of death" ;) 
     
  5. Master Blaster

    Master Blaster Banned

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  6. WTDylio

    WTDylio Where is Jessica Hyde?

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    I got a red ring a few days ago, an E74 one (again), annoyingly i'm going to have to wait until A. I'm back from Uni so I can send it off to repair (my parents refuse to send it away despite knowing that i'll pay for it), and B. Save up to buy a new Slim console and transfer the hard-drive because this is the third RRPD i've had in about a year
    But I do remember a few years back I turned on the 360, got a full red ring, quickly panicked and turned it off and on again and it was absolutely fine after that. How long have you had your console, i've had mine for about 6 years now, frankly i'm surprised it lasted this long without a problem :lol 

    Here's a link to show what different lights mean
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_technical_problems
     
  7. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Happens to the best of us. On my 3rd Xbox since 2007
     
  8. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    Enjoy dealing with Microsoft's craptastic customer support! :p 

    But anywho, sorry to hear. Hope you get your Xbox fixed soon.
     
  9. joshua

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    Plenty of free space and it is off every few hours for an hour or two. So maybe 10 hours a day? No problems since I got it two years ago.
     
  10. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    One blinking ring isn't the RROD. Three is the RROD.

    Make sure everything is attached securely and properly.

    Craptastic? The last problem I had with an xbox (read: my second problem) I got it back in one day.
     
  11. joshua

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    I got three. But it works great, no issues since then. The power supply cord was barely plugged into the brick, maybe that was it?
     
  12. biscuits

    biscuits Sin from Genesis

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    Best thing to do is let it air for a day or two, did that with my old one and it worked fine :D 
     
  13. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    Probably because you actually managed to talk to a real human being within a shorter amount of time than I had.
     
  14. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    You talked to a human being? I filled mine out online. UPS picked it up the next morning, I had it back in 5 days.
    No cost, no hassle. They even gave me a free month of Gold.
     
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    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    Well...I had to call them. But my problem was four years ago, I'm sure their support's gotten better.
     
  16. Atomsplitter

    Atomsplitter Needs a new title.

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    I'm on my 7th (8th? I cant even remember anymore) Xbox since launch day, and i've never had any problems with customer support throughout the years.
     
  17. kingnothing80

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    Shut it down for a day and see what happens. My 360 I got on launch day finally got the ring about 2 months ago, right after my son was born (how's that for "1 door closes while another door opens"). I found some people did this and they were fine so I tried it too. It started up, loaded a game up, got started and it lasted for about 20 minutes before another freeze up. As much life as I got out of the machine I figured it was time to move up.
     
  18. Barrett Sturge

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    I got the red ring once at a friends house (it was my Xbox, I brought it with me). I walked home with it in my bag, pissed as hell, plugged it in at my house, worked fine. Hasn't had a problem since.
     

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