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Nov 9, 2008
My Xbox 360 had the Red Rings of Death and I did the towel trick and it totally works now. Yay!
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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.
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.
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:
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:
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.