So there I was in the middle of a super intense online death match when it happened. My Xbox 360 completely froze up with the three red rings of death. I couldn’t believe it. I sat there dumbfounded for about a minute. I heard the stories about how unreliable the Xbox 360 can be, but I didn’t think it was going to happen to me. I couldn’t even tell my buddy what had happened because it froze solid.
So I called him up on his cell phone and told him what just happened. He told me that it had happened to him also and that he had to wait over a month as he sent his console back to Microsoft to be repaired. Apparently, the Xbox 360s have a huge issue with overheating. And now, the current word is that Microsoft isn’t even going to send you what they refer to as a “coffin”, a shipping box, to send your unit back in for repair. Unbelievable. You have to go down a shipping box yourself. Thanks Microsoft!
So here are some things that you can do to avoid getting the three red rings of death on your Xbox 360.
The biggest problem I found with my unit was where it was being placed. I had put it inside an enclosed entertainment center and it didn’t have the proper ventilation that it needed. When I opened up the door to where my Xbox 360 was located it was very hot. So, I recommend that you locate your Xbox 360 in an area that has adequate ventilation to avoid overheating. That was my biggest issue.
If you get the three red rings of death, try turning your unit off and let it sit and cool down for at least an hour. Unplug any cables or devices that you may have plugged in. After it has cooled down for a while, try plugging everything back in and turn it back on. This may keep you up and running for a while longer.
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