This video depicts a poor, unfortunate man in Brazil whose Xbox 360 has decided to go the way of Sinatra. Not giving up hope, he found an ingenious way to fix the problem.
Thats nothing...Russians Fix ALL their problems like that...Women,cars,tvs,VCRs...E TC...
Hahahaha! Best post in a while on here. Nice fix, I bet he's one of the only people who had the guts to hit his Xbox 360 after the red lights of death. Then again, after you try everything, I guess it wouldn't to just hit it a little and see if it helps. :)
umm what does he do? its totally dark. silly brazilians
he smacks it 3-4 times
Hey, I have that technique copyrighted! :P Used to work magic on my PS2 and original xbox, lol.
that'll smack some sense into it!
hit it. If it still doesn't work, hit it again until it does work. I was half expecting this to be a joke vid posted by a Sony fanboy where the dude pulls out a shotgun and blasts the 360 to bits.
i fix my lawn mower that way all the time. i kick the hell out of it until it starts.
dented in a little...but it runs better than ever since the last beating.
I love it! Why not? You would have to send it in anyway?
He probably gets the red ring over and over again though!
that he gets the red ring, hits it and it works for a while until the red ring appears again, that says to me something is loose inside and jarring it with a whack on the side is moving it back into place. Someone who is outside of warranty should open one up and see what is inside there that might be causing the red ring to light up. It may be something simple that we can all fix on our own without having to send the machine back to MS for repair.
I have heard that it could be a bad DVD-drive, or a bad solder point.
Either way like you said, someone should open one up and check it out.
But if it does happen to be a faulty DVD drive, I am sure the only fix is to replace it.
The old 360's had Hitachi drives from what I understand. They have so far been replaced by Samsung drives. Don't quote me on this because it could be the other way around.
All I know is that my 360 has a build date of April 2006 and I have a Samsung drive.
o sh%t wait... an xbox 360 can mess up as well, what i thought only sony POS machines gave the consumer problems. OMG this is like a crazy ass idea, but all consoles no matter the maker can have issues. I hope word doesn't get out that this even occured or sony can have a field day with this one."my fellow followers sony makes machines that break on you, but so do our competitors". You know what i think happen this guy had a playstation 2 in the same room and the PS2 put a hex on it. Fk sony stupid voodoo casting bastards. See all machines can have defects, make sure you to take that into consideration next time you want to bash on a console you don't own. No matter the number of defective products if your the unlucky owner of a defective machine it just plain sucks 00's. 360, PS3, wii it doesn't matter it sucks all the same.
i call this "when 12 year olds attack!"
Anyone know if there is any relation to using your 360 lying flat or standing up, because I had this excact problem, I lay mine flat because it won't fit standing up in my shelving. I had it repaired through extended warranty.
This guy also appeared to play his 360 laying flat.
Had it since it launched in 2005. Not once have i had the rings. Have had one or two game freezes in the past 3 months. Honestly system works great. I never even considered standing up my system given the tray drive. For whatever reason it just doesn't strike me as a good angle for that drive. the disk rests in there a little shakey and given the reports of the inner ring on discs being cracked by 360's I just figure its the best way to place your 360. Even with the PS3 I would not keep it vertical.
I play mine laying flat since day one and I'm cool, knock on wood, and yea this is what I wanna do, HIT my $400 console if it breaks, that makes sense, send it in for a repair geesh some people
if it's already broken....
Right, if it's broken and you'll have to call them, why not try hitting it a little... :) Not sure if I would have the guts to do it if it were my console, but I was seriously laughing at work when he hit it a few times. Like someone said above, probably a bad connection inside.
I play mine standing and it got the red ring about a month and a half ago, so I think it doesn't really matter how you play it.
I just unpluged it and it went back to normal. It keeps freezing without the Nyko cooler even though I hate using it and MS had me on hold for like 15 Min yesterday and no anwser. And the online CS cant do anything about repairs.
and it's still going strong, except for 1 incidence of the ring of death like 8 months ago. I just turned the system off and it started right up again. No problems since.
I play mine vertically because there's less surface area touching the ground, which allows for more air flow. when it's on it's side, i think it's easier for the hot air to get trapped beneath it. I think OXM recommended that as well in one of their issues a while back.
and for the record... I also had my original, day one xbox work pretty much right up to the launch of the 360. I've gotta hand it to microsoft for making reliable consoles (either that, or i've just been really lucky!)
Though I wouldnt do that
Keep it horizontal = keep it working ! Maybe if I piledrive my PS3 it will cough up resistance ?
lmao to funny. If mine breaks im so trying it lmao!! Stupid 360.
if he treats his ladies lika that too? some xbox dominatrix.
lmfao, imma try that next time, hit it like an old tv.
Throwing your controller, kicking your console, blowing in the cartridges, scratched CDs-DVDs, Overheating, Patches, and crapy games all around. Yup welcome to console gaming and it will never change.
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