Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death And It’s Cure

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

Red Ring of Death

Red Ring of Death

Instead of the green lights around the power button, you see a “red ring”, indicating that your Xbox 360 “has officially crashed”.

The Cure

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.

Towels and an Xbox

Towels and an Xbox

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.

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