Found 27th Oct 2009
Don't know if i can ask this but here goes...Basically my 360 stopped working, no video coming through on tv, although i can get audio. Tried different cables and different tv's. MFR was 2006 so no warranty left, although i can get it fixed for free if it has RROD. I've been trying the 'towel trick', had it on for over 10 hours today but still no RROD. Any other ideas.

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Get your towel son keep it on over night

My friend had exactly the same problem, cant remember what it was. He put a towel on his for about 20 hours and it killed it

I've managed to RR all of mine by playing them...

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Flodd;6710193

I've managed to RR all of mine by playing them...



Lol, sorry bud

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Starr;6710177

Get your towel son keep it on over nightMy friend had exactly the same … Get your towel son keep it on over nightMy friend had exactly the same problem, cant remember what it was. He put a towel on his for about 20 hours and it killed it



Ta mate, will give it a go

put it in a bin bag and leave it on with a disc spinning with no air

Starr;6710177

Get your towel son keep it on over nightMy friend had exactly the same … Get your towel son keep it on over nightMy friend had exactly the same problem, cant remember what it was. He put a towel on his for about 20 hours and it killed it



People usually go to sleep overnight.
I wouldn't advise someone to wrap a towel around an electrical item and leave it on overnight.

Maybe i'm a bit over cautious.

Starr;6710177

Get your towel son keep it on over nightMy friend had exactly the same … Get your towel son keep it on over nightMy friend had exactly the same problem, cant remember what it was. He put a towel on his for about 20 hours and it killed it



iNSOMANiAC;6710205

put it in a bin bag and leave it on with a disc spinning with no air



Put it in a bin bag, then some towels over, then stamp on the dam thing :thumbsup:

thesaint;6710219

People usually go to sleep overnight.I wouldn't advise someone to wrap a … People usually go to sleep overnight.I wouldn't advise someone to wrap a towel around an electrical item and leave it on overnight.Maybe i'm a bit over cautious.



This is true :?

note: if you want to do that (put the disc in) it might scratch the disc as your moving it

Just fill out the form on xbox.com for 3 RROD, in the comments, say it is intermittent. Say sometimes E74, sometimes Nothing, Sometimes 3RROD... No problems, it will be repaired/replaced.

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Chiptivo;6710259

Just fill out the form on xbox.com for 3 RROD, in the comments, say it is … Just fill out the form on xbox.com for 3 RROD, in the comments, say it is intermittent. Say sometimes E74, sometimes Nothing, Sometimes 3RROD... No problems, it will be repaired/replaced.


this seems like the easiest way, might try it. hope they dont just send it back ;-)

Why not instead of causing the RROD just tell them it has it!

Chiptivo;6710259

Just fill out the form on xbox.com for 3 RROD, in the comments, say it is … Just fill out the form on xbox.com for 3 RROD, in the comments, say it is intermittent. Say sometimes E74, sometimes Nothing, Sometimes 3RROD... No problems, it will be repaired/replaced.



Yeah give this a go, suppose they can't really prove that it doesn't (or can they......) :thumbsup:

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So when i send it back to microsoft -
1.do i have to pay for the shipping myself?
2.do i have to find my own box to send it in?

lfc_08;6710511

So when i send it back to microsoft -1.do i have to pay for the shipping … So when i send it back to microsoft -1.do i have to pay for the shipping myself?2.do i have to find my own box to send it in?



1. not if it has rrod
2. yes. don't use your original box if you want it. they sent it back in a different box.

P.S. most console repairs are actually replacements (refurbs) these days...

keep on holding in the eject button loads of times and it will eventually get RROD after about 2 mins - works for me

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dandoc2;6710723

keep on holding in the eject button loads of times and it will eventually … keep on holding in the eject button loads of times and it will eventually get RROD after about 2 mins - works for me



will try it bud, seems too good to be true :w00t:

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J_B;6710711

1. not if it has rrod2. yes. don't use your original box if you want it. … 1. not if it has rrod2. yes. don't use your original box if you want it. they sent it back in a different box. P.S. most console repairs are actually replacements (refurbs) these days...



Ta bud :thumbsup:
So the label they send you is prepaid?

lfc_08;6710511

So when i send it back to microsoft -1.do i have to pay for the shipping … So when i send it back to microsoft -1.do i have to pay for the shipping myself?2.do i have to find my own box to send it in?



Goto xbox.com

sign in with your windows ID

goto support

register your console (you will need the serial number)

log a repair

click the check box that says 3 red lights

fill in the details

You will get a email with a UPS shipping label print it out and click the PICKUP link in the email select the date/time you want it collecting. Box it up and attach shipping label.


You will get email progress of collection, arrival at repair centre (Germany) and dispatch.

All free of charge, normally takes 5 working days.

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Chiptivo;6710979

Goto xbox.comsign in with your windows IDgoto supportregister your … Goto xbox.comsign in with your windows IDgoto supportregister your console (you will need the serial number)log a repairclick the check box that says 3 red lightsfill in the detailsYou will get a email with a UPS shipping label print it out and click the PICKUP link in the email select the date/time you want it collecting. Box it up and attach shipping label.You will get email progress of collection, arrival at repair centre (Germany) and dispatch. All free of charge, normally takes 5 working days.



thank you :-D
Rep left for your help

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