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“ Xbox 360 Fixes And How to Prevent Other Things ”

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Hey everybody. Originally I wasn’t going to ever post an egg, but then I decided "Eh what the hell".

Anyway, a little introduction of me before I start this egg.

I’ve been on this site before, under the name Banned. I used to come here a lot but shit got pretty hectic around my neck of the woods, had to take a break, never really got back on. But now I’m back; and done being a douche bag.

On with the egg.

I’ll teach you how to fix:

1. R.R.O.D. (Red Ring Of Death)
2. Power Brick failure (Red L.E.D. is on)

I’ll teach you how to prevent:

1. Terrible scratching of discs.
2. R.R.O.D.
3. Power Brick Failure

Number One: Fixing the R.R.O.D. -

Okay, red ring of death is when the circular L.E.D.S. around the power button, three of them are red and blinking. To get rid of this:

Step 1: Remove game if one is in the drive.

Step 2: Unplug your system of all wires. This includes power cord and A/V cables.

Step 3: Turn on your air conditioning to as low as possible.

Step 4: Lay XBOX 360 system on floor over an air vent, cover with towel, let sit for 30 minutes to an hour.

It only took about 30 minutes to fix mine. This will work if your system is over heated.

Number 2: Fixing a Power Brick Failure -


If you XBOX 360 Power Brick’s L.E.D. is red, that means it is over heated or a fuse is loose.

Technically, though it is time consuming and very easy to break your power brick permanently, you can take the stoppers (rubber circles) off of the bottom, revealing screws, unscrew them, crack open the brick, and solder the fuse in place. I do not recommend this.

I do recommend trying one or all of the following -

(Unplug brick before doing any of these things)

Option 1: Try shaking it. Yes this actually worked for me. If it’s a loose fuse, shaking it can shift it back into place. This is what fixed mine.

Option 2: Slap the brick. This too can shift the fuse back into place.

Option 3 (if the brick is warm): Lay on an air register vent, with the air condition on, lay towel over brick. Leave it sit for twenty minutes.

If these options do not work, call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and ask them how to send in your brick in exchange for a new one.

How to Prevent terrible scratching of discs -

Don’t lay your XBOX 360 down horizontally. Stand it upright, this will minimize how often your disc touches the tray at which it sits. Thus preventing any severe scratching.

***If Your disc does get scratched, or already is, take it to your local video store and they will clean it for a small price.***

How to Prevent R.R.O.D. -

Option 1: Purchase an XBOX 360 intercooler. It plugs right onto the back of your system, works like a charm.

Option 2: If Intercooler is not an option for you, be it price or just not wanting one, do not keep your XBOX 360 inside of anything like an Entertainment System, a Cabinet, under anything, leave it out in the open. This will prevent over heating.

How to Prevent Power Brick Failure -

Unplug your power brick after every use. It can be frustrating, but it will save you the stress of trying to fix it or having to purchase a new one.

Thanks for reading. I hope this helps.


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