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    Xbox knackered again

    before i was getting the e73 error. Did the towel trick and it worked again for about a week.
    did it again tonight, towelled it.

    Now after let it cool completely (before anyone says :P) it has a full flashing red circle and the green centre light is on, all cables are connected properly etc etc.

    whats up with it, is there anything i can do? should i just buy a new xbox?
    (im considering the £140 deal with the WEP, the saboteur and L4D2)

    11 Comments

    What's the towel trick?

    Original Poster

    adp;7194347

    What's the towel trick?



    wrap the box in towels 'till it overheats.

    How about warm the towel up and then wrap it on it again?
    failing that bye bye xbox.

    ps3's are cheap now......

    Original Poster

    J4GG4;7194488

    How about warm the towel up and then wrap it on it again?failing that bye … How about warm the towel up and then wrap it on it again?failing that bye bye xbox.ps3's are cheap now......



    I was considering it as i really like the idea of blu ray and the interface, however i have all my xbox peripherals + games.

    Not to mention i HATE the PS controller, its just horrible.

    Jetpac;7194552

    I was considering it as i really like the idea of blu ray and the … I was considering it as i really like the idea of blu ray and the interface, however i have all my xbox peripherals + games.Not to mention i HATE the PS controller, its just horrible.



    Could use a third party controller if you want.

    Original Poster

    DarkKnight;7194584

    Could use a third party controller if you want.



    go they go any shaped like th xbox controller? fits my hands perfectly.

    update to the problem: if i try to turn it on, i get half a seccond of fans turning on. then absolute silence.

    any suggestions folks?

    Get a PS3 and get ThrustMaster PS3 controller, Xbox 360 excellent online service... but come on now !!!
    GT5, Killzone, Uncharted 2 (best game existance), Infamous, Singstar, and Little Big Planet....and got to mention the great Buzz....

    Jetpac;7194598

    go they go any shaped like th xbox controller? fits my hands … go they go any shaped like th xbox controller? fits my hands perfectly.update to the problem: if i try to turn it on, i get half a second of fans turning on. then absolute silence.any suggestions folks?



    Its dead dude. The towel "trick" causes as many problems as it solves. Could try a 3rrod fix (ebay) but its only delaying the inevitable I'm afraid

    Original Poster

    damnit. looks like im spending that £140 then

    on the plus side new games.. silver lining and all that!

    Jacob_Kreed;7194840

    Get a PS3 and get ThrustMaster PS3 controller, Xbox 360 excellent online … Get a PS3 and get ThrustMaster PS3 controller, Xbox 360 excellent online service... but come on now !!! GT5, Killzone, Uncharted 2 (best game existance), Infamous, Singstar, and Little Big Planet....and got to mention the great Buzz....



    Definitely the best idea of the thread.

    Original Poster

    DarkKnight;7195007

    Definitely the best idea of the thread.



    as ive said i would consider it if i didnt have to replace all my games, my guitar hero world tour set, not to mention its not far of twice as expensive and as stated the controller sucks ass.

    i would love the interface and the bluray though
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