Xbox 360: The Red Ring of Death…Cure Found

So, in an earlier post the blogger stated that his Xbox 360 had a "Red Ring of Death." As he posted and worried in many forums, Destructoid, hell, even the official Xbox forums.
Choices were coming down to ending up selling it off used @ $150 and using the money to get a new Core system, then mention of the towel trick came up.
He remember a while ago reading about someone thinking about using the Towel Trick, a great user on DToid named Grim. At this point, he was willing to try anything (it had only been a day without my 360, and already he was getting the shakes)

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snoop_dizzle4482d ago

i still wonder how someone came up with this idea.

ThaGeNeCySt4482d ago

I've never had the red rings of death (bought my unit at launch) but i don't know how the colors work... some pictures i see 3 rings red + power led red, and in this picture I see 3 rings red, and power LED green... how does it work?

Bathyj4482d ago (Edited 4482d ago )

If you get that you're screwed.

gta_cb4482d ago

good point, i never noticed

snoop_dizzle4482d ago

i dunno

none of my friends have had issues with theirs either.

This could be a regional thing. It would explain a lot.

Anego Montoya FTMFW4482d ago (Edited 4482d ago )

but it`s still not right.
large % of regions customers are getting screwed over.
and that`s not cool.
but i do agree.

Nik4482d ago

Users finding the cure. I don't get it. Why issit that MS couldn't fix them?

Shadow Flare4482d ago

1- Put one towel down, put the 360 on top, add another towel on top, cover all sides/backs/etc. This is key, you have to have that Xbox covered. When you can’t see it, finger around to find the power button and turn it on. Wait 10-15 minutes. I started at 5:22am, and then started to do crap on the computer to kill time.

2- Then I got so into other stuff, I ended up turning the system off at 5:37am, so I did the full 15 minutes, no biggie. Now it was..

3- Cool down time. I waited 15 minutes before turning back on the system as recommended.

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Bottom line - I'm so glad i don't have an xbox 360

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Skizelli4481d ago

I'm so glad you took the time to let us know that. Thanks.