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Tips To Avoid the RROD and RDOD

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Yeah, this video features the "Overheat" trick, which repairs the soldering in the 360. That doesn't PREVENT the RRoD, and it doesn't always fix it either. As a matter of fact, that can actually CAUSE the RRoD. I should also point out that the towels in those videos are dry.

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I dont think there are RROD issues with the newer consoles but nice and informative thread

 

oh and a bottle of compressed air works for cleaning unreachable places

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I dont think there are RROD issues with the newer consoles but nice and informative thread

 

oh and a bottle of compressed air works for cleaning unreachable places

In the newer consoles it's actually the "Red Dot of Death" or RDoD. They can be avoided in pretty much the same ways. And thank you :D

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My xbox once got the feared RROD, so I wrote a letter of complaint to the CEO of game and gamestation, and got a free Slim, £50 in Cash, and 4 games :D

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My xbox once got the feared RROD, so I wrote a letter of complaint to the CEO of game and gamestation, and got a free Slim, £50 in Cash, and 4 games :D

FREE slim??? 110 US DOLLARS??? 4 GAMES!!! AAAUUUGGHHHHH!!!!!

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FREE slim??? 110 US DOLLARS??? 4 GAMES!!! AAAUUUGGHHHHH!!!!!

D:< Why doesn't America have awesomeness like that happen! >.<
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D:< Why doesn't America have awesomeness like that happen! >.<

The funny thing, was, after I wrote the letter (I was complaining about 1 specific store), that store shut down a few weeks later :D My friends hated me after that lol!

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Does setting the Xbox on a shoebox work? Cuz that's my current situation.

It's cardboard, which in and of itself has decent airflow through it. You should be fine :) Although, try to find a wood surface sooner rather than later. The dust from the cardboard could clog your vents.

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It's cardboard, which in and of itself has decent airflow through it. You should be fine :) Although, try to find a wood surface sooner rather than later. The dust from the cardboard could clog your vents.

 

I'll try wood, but it has one of those polishy finishes on it. And its a quite sturdy, large box. So I should be fine for a while.

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I'll try wood, but it has one of those polishy finishes on it. And its a quite sturdy, large box. So I should be fine for a while.

A decent finish is a good thing to put your xbox on. It will help with the dust, but a downside is it heats up a little quicker. No worries though, just don't leave your xbox on for a super long time :D

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A decent finish is a good thing to put your xbox on. It will help with the dust, but a downside is it heats up a little quicker. No worries though, just don't leave your xbox on for a super long time :D

 

Ok. Thanks!! :) Great info, D!

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yes it is quantum...director and i have been working VERY hard...lol jk haha :D

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Ok. Thanks!! :) Great info, D!

Oh, and an update for you (didn't think of it before) is to try putting your X-Box on coasters on the wood finish. You need one coaster for each corner (to prevent it wiggling and throwing the disk). You can pretty much use anything as a coaster. I've done the same for my laptop but with Monster cans xD

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Oh, and an update for you (didn't think of it before) is to try putting your X-Box on coasters on the wood finish. You need one coaster for each corner (to prevent it wiggling and throwing the disk). You can pretty much use anything as a coaster. I've done the same for my laptop but with Monster cans xD

 

That's smart. What about glass coasters? We don't have any wood ones.

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That's smart. What about glass coasters? We don't have any wood ones.

That will work, just as long as you put them on the corners rather than in the center lol

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My first Xbox 360 got the RROD five times. Every time it happened, I would just push the power button twice and keep on playing. I wonder why this doesn't work for other people. Lol. Now I have a 250GB Xbox 360 S.

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Mwahahahaha! I attacked my Xbox because of it's ignorance. That's in the 10 commandments of video games. #1: Xbox, thou shalt work! It did not work, so I attacked it. Lol.

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My first Xbox 360 got the RROD five times. Every time it happened, I would just push the power button twice and keep on playing. I wonder why this doesn't work for other people. Lol. Now I have a 250GB Xbox 360 S.

There are tons of ways that people have gotten their x-box to stop red ringing, but those are after it started, which isn't the point of this thread. This thread is to teach you how to not let it happen. :D

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Yeah. I was just saying, because if one of you got it, you would know something that you can do to get rid of it.

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one of the most problems that gives the xbox the RROD is when the xbox is powered on and a CD is in the xbox it is constantly moving and heating itself up

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