While chatting with a friend of mine, I stumbled upon this cool thing about the Xbox 360 – The Red Ring of Death.
Naturally, I was drawn to it and found out some really interesting stuff.
Just like the Blue Screen of Death [BSoD], Microsoft has gone a step forward and has incorporated another error screen – now in it’s console, the Xbox 360. It looks like this
Instead of the green lights around the power button, you see a “red ring”, indicating that your Xbox 360 “has officially crashed”.
Now this is what everyone is talking about – how to cure this strange illness? The PLAYSTATION 3 has no such known major technical problems, but a major one for the Xbox has surfaced.
The cure is simple – it is called “the towel cure”.
1] At least four or more large towels
2] A RRoD affected Xbox 360
3] Patience 😉
1] Wrap the Xbox 360 with towels, so that every part of it is covered with towels. Leave no end uncovered.
2] Make sure the Xbox is plugged in. Turn on your Xbox 360.
3] Wait for 10-15 minutes [this is where the patience kicks in ;D]
4] Switch of your Xbox 360, and remove the towels completely.
5] You notice it’s really hot, so you wait for it to cool down. Maybe a couple of minutes should do,
6] Now, switch your Xbox 360 on. Working like a dream.
Alternatively, you can also watch a video tutorial
However, this is just a temporary patch. There is no guarantee that this will work forever. But hey, at least you fixed it without blowing up a few bucks. Save ’em for NFS Undercover.