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  1. Fyterpilot22

    Fyterpilot22 USAFA '13

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    My Xbox 360 had the Red Rings of Death and I did the towel trick and it totally works now. Yay!
     
  2. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    Haha congrats, I don't have to worry bout those silly rings, my ps3 runs great
     
  3. J Collins

    J Collins Founding Member

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    okay..
    whats the difference in a candidate and a candidate appointee???
     
  4. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    One has an appointment and the other is hoping for one :D
     
  5. Fyterpilot22

    Fyterpilot22 USAFA '13

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    Yup yup. Flyersboy is correct. I received my appointment right before Christmas. So before then, I was considered a Candidate.
     
  6. J Collins

    J Collins Founding Member

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    ahhhhhh that is what I thought... but wanted to make sure... so I guess my daughter is a Candidate then too )
     
  7. idahogreers

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    Towel Trick?

    What is the towel Trick?
     
  8. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I would love to know that too, I have the red ring of death at home.
     
  9. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    Take a damp towel and wrap the 360 in it. I only know this cause all my friends 360s broke :yllol:

    My ps3 is still going strong, not one problem since I got it (release Christmas). :thumb:
     
  10. Fyterpilot22

    Fyterpilot22 USAFA '13

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    The Towel Trick.

    Okay here it goes.

    1) Disconnect everything (Hard Drive, AV Cable, and Ethernet cable etc.) except the power cable.

    2) Turn on the 360. Then find 3 towels and simply wrap your 360 up. Keep it on for about 20-25 min.

    3) Unwrap it, turn it off, and let it cool down for about 10 minutes.

    4) Then connect everything again and turn it on.

    Thats all I did, and to my surprise it worked. The first time I heard about this, I was like wow this sounds dumb. Yet, out of boredom and my desire to play the Halo Wars demo, I ended up doing it.

    However, I've heard that this trick will only work for about a week or so. I'm on my 3rd day and it still works just fine :smile:

    The idea is to overheat the inside of the 360 enough to where the "loose" connection between the processor and the motherboard will melt back together.
     
  11. Fyterpilot22

    Fyterpilot22 USAFA '13

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    Oh and I didn't use damp towels. I used regular dry towels. I'm not sure if it would matter but I know that water+360 = no good.
     
  12. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    Eh like I said, I dont own one. So you are probably right. :thumb:
     
  13. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    Call Xbox support and get your coffin for your 360. The towel trick fixes it for a while, but it will soon go KAPUT again. I've had 3 red lights on mine 4 times now :unhappy:

    Oh well, no Xbox 360 next year. I'll be flying real simulators hopefully :thumb:
     
  14. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    Yep, here it comes. School is canceled for in anticipation for up to 8 inches.

    Now it has to melt off the baseball field again :thumbdown:
     
  15. Fyterpilot22

    Fyterpilot22 USAFA '13

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    oh no

    my xbox is acting like it might be getting the RROD soon again.... oh well... sounds like i'm gonna be doing the towel trick every week.
     
  16. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    Buy a Ps3, my friend sent his 360 back 9 times. HAHAHA!
     

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