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iSaAc24
04-21-2009, 03:04 AM
Sorry if anyone has already posted about this.......


So Iam happy :)..... I bought this 2 Dollar Game at Gamestop called College Hoops 2k6 looking to boost up my Gamerscore a bit... Halfway towards playing the game 2 Red Flashing Lights appear... Holly smacks :confused: I turned off my Xbox and everything seemed alright... ONLY it happened again and i just ended up throwing the game away... I Thought nothing was wrong because it did not happen to my other games until now... Its happening repeatably in certain games[Halo 3, Metal slug 3, and list continues.... ]... Dunno whats going on... I looked at the Xbox Support website and stuff like that to prevent it but continues to happen.... I already had it for more then a year so cant repair for FREE..:(
Wondering if anyone had the same problem and has fixed it doing something different that i can try that might cost less then the original selling price to fix my Xbox.. Such as intercooler or something
(Sorry So Long :eek:)

Glowin Smurff
04-21-2009, 04:21 AM
source: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907533

The two left quadrants of the Ring of Light flash red on the front of your Xbox 360 console.

The following indicator is displayed on the front panel of your Xbox 360 console and repeatedly flashes on and off:
http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/PUBLIC/EN-US/XBOX/HW/RoL/2RoL.gif

Things to Try:


Let your Xbox 360 console cool. You may have to wait several hours for your console to cool enough. Don't turn on your Xbox 360 console when the console is hot.
Verify that your Xbox 360 console has enough ventilation and that the fans are operating. For more information about ventilation, see the "More Information" section.
If the two lights continue to flash red after you try steps 1 and 2, contact Xbox Customer Support. For more information about how to contact Xbox Customer Support, visit the following Xbox Web site:http://www.xbox.com/support/

More Information:
To try to prevent this problem, follow these precautions:

Don't block any ventilation openings on your Xbox 360 console.
Don't put your Xbox 360 console on a bed, on a sofa, on a carpet floor, or on any other soft surface that may block ventilation openings.
Don't put your Xbox 360 console in a confined space, such as a bookcase, a rack, or a stereo cabinet, unless the space is well ventilated.
Don't put your Xbox 360 console near any heat source, such as a radiator, a heat register, a stove, or an amplifier.


Additional support

If the steps in the previous section did not resolve your issue, your console may have to be repaired. For more information about how to start the online repair process, please visit one of the following Web sites:

U.S. customers - Online console repair
(http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx? redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx? step=repair)

Outside the United States - Online console repair
(http://www.xbox.com/support/)


Note Online console repair service is currently not available in all countries and regions. For more information about how to contact Xbox Customer Support directly, please visit the following Microsoft Web site:http://www.xbox.com/support/contact


EDIT> otherwise you could try fixing it yourself, which will void any remaining warranty such as the 3yr RROD or E74 error coverage, but i believe the fix if Xbox does it is around $150ish maybe i'm wrong on the price though...but i won't go into fixing it yourself as i'm not sure if this might be construed as 'modding' and don't want to risk any trouble.

martnic
04-21-2009, 08:42 AM
Your console is overheating basically.

You can either send it to MS to fix, which will cost you but you'll have a new warranty on the cosole(not sure how long it will be though, 3 months here in the UK).

Go buy a new or secondhand one.

Or the really cheap option of trying to repair it yourself which is very easy to do, although your 3 year RRoD/E74 warranty will be VOID.

And to Glowin Smurf it's not classed as a 'Mod' in the hacking sense your just improving the cooling system, so everything is safe.

iSaAc24
04-25-2009, 06:11 PM
Whats E74?????
Anyway i fixed it.. since my xbox was old i figure that it will be a dust problem... it was......i cleaned it out a bit.. with a vacuum in the inside... and played it for about an hour and it seemed ok.... No overheating :woop:

Jethrow
04-25-2009, 06:25 PM
man, well at least you got it working, but you threw your game out! :(

iSaAc24
04-25-2009, 06:37 PM
ahahahaha ya i did..... i can always by another one though... it was only $2

Just...... i hope it doesnt happen again:rant:.... both things

Evil Demon55
04-25-2009, 09:16 PM
Tossed the game... pfft!

Ok, here is a funny thing... my friend bought College Hoops 2K6 and NFL 2K6 and the same thing happened to him :p

Except, he payed $5 per game.

Jdm
04-25-2009, 10:11 PM
Whats E74?????

An E74 is an error code that's most likely associated to problems with the GPU.

iSaAc24
04-26-2009, 12:08 AM
Tossed the game... pfft!

Ok, here is a funny thing... my friend bought College Hoops 2K6 and NFL 2K6 and the same thing happened to him :p

Except, he payed $5 per game.
oooooo that sucks.. those games are really rigged... im going to buy all my games new or used but $20 and up now

iSaAc24
05-01-2009, 10:29 PM
Whats E74?????
Anyway i fixed it.. since my xbox was old i figure that it will be a dust problem... it was......i cleaned it out a bit.. with a vacuum in the inside... and played it for about an hour and it seemed ok.... No overheating :woop:

I said i used a vacuum and i did... but its not the brightest idea.. i also used an air compressor so in opinion that's better