How To: Fix the 'ring of death' on the Xbox 360 with a towel

Fix the 'ring of death' on the Xbox 360 with a towel

Have you ever had a problem with a Xbox 360 and the infamous ring of death? Learn how to fix with problem by overheating the system and letting it cool down. This should alleviate the problem and allow you to play games worry free.

Fix the 'ring of death' on the Xbox 360 with a towel

Fix the 'ring of death' on the Xbox 360 with a towel Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com

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excelent tip. thank a lot.

it actually works! i tried it and my xbox360 works now! thanks

thanks for this info..if my 360 every gets the rings of death ill be sure to try this..

Why bother?
MS will fix your broken XBOX for free or reimburse your expenses if you paid someone to repair it.. see
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemuse/xbox360/resources/warrantyupdate.htm

And further links at bottom left of this page.

Do you people not understand that if you do this, your screwing up your motherboad even more!!! Your frying the thing! Why the hell do you think there is a fanon your 360?!?! To keep it cool!
You need to eithersend it into microsoft (if warrenty is still good), or rip it apart, replace the thermal compound on the CPU and GPU, then bond it for 4 minutes, then tighten down the new X-Clamps, then let it sit for 30-45minutes!!! This will permently fix your 360 forever, it will never have the RROD again.... or if your too lazy then go ahead and destroy your motherboad with the towel trick.
Oh, BTW, it all cost me about $25 to fix it on my own. I'm not a computer guy.

wrench is right and the towel trick only fixes the towel trick temperarely u have to do it again when the ring comes back and thats wat overheats the motherboard take mine and wrenches advice send back or fix it ur self

wrench is right and the towel trick only fixes problem temperarely u have to do it again when the ring comes back and thats wat overheats the motherboard take mine and wrenches advice send back or fix it ur self

or you can fix it easy with washers and new screws the x claps are a pain and this has fix several of my rrod consoles cleaning the cpu and gpu is a good idea seeing as you already have it down to that point and new compond never hurt anything but those steps arent nessicary for repairing the rrod but i will say the e74 code does require those steps for sure.
anyone know anything about this rare e73 and e71 code i really neewd help on these two and actualy i want a real fix not just a temp. please reply to xbox360console.repair@yahoo.com

you could just take out all of the wires and plug them back in

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