Xbox 360 Repair

Posted by Weezer | 9:51 PM

Only a short while ago, the infamous Microsoft company released their upgraded version of the Xbox and called it the Xbox 360, along with its super graphics and killer network connections that connected players from around the world, it also came with a series of problems as well.

If we only knew then, what we Xbox 360 owners are experiencing at this point, we probably wouldn’t have even bought the frigging thing and ordered the Nintendo Wii as an alternative.

On top of the Xbox 360 3 rings of death problem, many 360 owners complain of extreme overheating problems and a multitude of different hardware failures.

7 out of 10 people that own the Xbox 360 are going to experience the 3 red tings of death, it’s become quite unavoidably, in fact almost 40% of new Xbox 360 owners expect it to happen and know it might happen before they even make the purchase, but because their loyal customers and absolutely love the Xbox, are willing to take a chance.

Fresh Air is Always Good

One major issue is the overheating problem that 80% of all Xbox 360’s will indefinitely happen and the number 1 reason for overheating to happen is lack of air flow.

The Xbox 360 has a set of small fans located on the inside of the console that are continuously sucking in fresh cool air allowing the main circuit board (motherboard) to breath and function at a normal level. You can find the vents located along side of the console.

The other problem the Xbox 360 is notorious for, is the AC power supply bar, (little black box) that has one cord connect to the Xbox 360 and another cord on the other side of it, that plugs directly into your electrical outlet. This to, has small fans located on the inside, that allow a constant flow of fresh cool air in to keep cool.

On a recent press release, Microsoft stated that their power supply for the Xbox 360 had a energy deficiency, that causes the Xbox to actually take in to much power at once, now I don’t know if this is actually true or not, but I do know, that as long as you don’t leave your console on 24hrs a day and everything is getting air as it’s suppose too, you won’t have any major issues.

Up until recently, Microsoft serviced broken Xbox 360's under the 90 day warranty for zero cost and charged $120.00 to repair out-of-warranty Xbox 360's. July, 2007 Microsoft extended the warranty of all Xbox 360 consoles with common hardware issues to the new 3 year warranty service plan.

So let's go over what you can do to prevent the 3 rings of death happening to your Xbox 360

1. Routinely clean the breathing holes on the outside of your Xbox

2. Place Xbox 360 in its upright position

3. Place the power supply cord in a location where it can breathe correctly.

4. Make sure your power supply block is in a position where it too, can breathe properly to keep cool.

5. Don’t mess around, if you’re Xbox 360 is still covered under you’re warranty, let Microsoft fix it for you.

Last but not least, if the info above provided you with absolutely no guidance at all, and your Xbox 360 is already flashing 3 red lights (3 rings of death) then you have 3 choices you can make to get your Xbox 360 repaired.

Your 3 Choices of Xbox 360 Re-Birth

1. You can send it to Microsoft and have them fix it for you, (takes anywhere from 4-6 weeks and cost as much as $160.00)

2. If you're Xbox 360 is still covered under its warranty (LET THEM FIX IT FOR YOU)!!!

3. Let a pro show you how to fix it yourself? Not just any ordinary Joe blow, but an ex-Microsoft Xbox 360 technician who knows the machine inside out and has repaired nearly 60,000 Xbox 360's over the last year and half. (Sounds like the best choice to me)

Please take a moment to visit our Xbox 360 Repair recommendation by visiting here, because we both know, it's not going to fix its self.

  1. Steve December 6, 2008 at 12:32 PM  

    Great article on the dreaded red ring of death.