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Post by Dante on Tue May 27, 2008 1:30 am

As many of you have heard, there are several ways to temporarily fix your Xbox once it has the 3 red lights. The most common and successful way is the tower trick. basically, it involves wrapping your 360 in towels to soften and restabilize the solder, although since it is alredy damaged, this will only work for few hours.

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***Please note: Do NOT overheat for too long, this could cause further, irreparable damage

Also, here are some other tips:

-Do not place the console on carpet.
-Keep the back and sides ventilated, away from walls or other surfaces
-Do not use an intercooler, this will void your warrenty because it is considered moding your console, and the Nyko Intercooler has also been shown to actually cause the RRoD by blowing hot air BACK into the console.

Hope this helps!

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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Tdawg on Tue May 27, 2008 2:35 am

Great Info

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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Air Bullet on Tue May 27, 2008 6:27 am

Also, if you do use the Nyko Intercooler, don't tell M$ you did, or they will not replace your 'box.
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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Eldude95 on Tue May 27, 2008 6:29 am

I've heard that if you use any non-Micro$oft add-ons you void your warranty, is that true ?
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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Tdawg on Tue May 27, 2008 7:15 am

Ya, just don't tell em IF you did use anything else.

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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Eldude95 on Tue May 27, 2008 7:19 am

Ok, thanks
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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by spongejerk89 on Tue May 27, 2008 12:12 pm

why does that work.
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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Dante on Wed May 28, 2008 1:32 am

Just a note though, when intercoolers break, they leave a mark on the Xbox (no idea what it is), but the mark is detectable by the folks that you have to send you xbox into when you get the RRoD.

In short:

If an intercooler breaks on your xbxo at any time, and later you get the RRoD, your warrenty is void and they will do nothing except send you back your broken xbox.

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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Air Bullet on Wed May 28, 2008 1:34 am

Wow, I didn't know about that. On my first box, I used an intercooler, and I didn't get the red ring, the video just stopped working. They sent me a new one. I guess I got lucky.
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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Dante on Wed May 28, 2008 1:53 am

Yeah, it's only if the intercooler breaks. No idea how that happens, but apparently it does.

My suggestion is to just not use one.

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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Eldude95 on Wed May 28, 2008 7:07 am

Will something like a Video Card void your warranty ?
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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Dante on Wed May 28, 2008 7:17 am

You mean a capture card? No way. As long as you aren't installing any foreign product or software on your console, it's not modding.

EDIT: And by foreign, I mean something that isn't made by Microsoft and designed for the Xbox 360.

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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Hadoken on Thu May 29, 2008 9:48 am

I tried the toothpaste trick to fix my halo.


But it ended up messing it up even more.


But ill try the towel trick when i get RROD
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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Air Bullet on Thu May 29, 2008 11:06 am

Did, you use paste or gel? I used paste and got my friend's scratched Madden disc to work again.
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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Dante on Thu May 29, 2008 1:15 pm

When you have scratched discs, if you feel like being a jerk, just rent a copy and swap the discs, making sure to put the store sticker if your store does that kinda thing.

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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Hadoken on Thu May 29, 2008 1:30 pm

Air Bullet wrote:Did, you use paste or gel? I used paste and got my friend's scratched Madden disc to work again.

I used paste and it didnt work for some reason.


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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by MadMax808 on Thu May 29, 2008 1:38 pm

[quote="Hadoken"]
Air Bullet wrote:COLGATE, YOU FAILLED MEEE
haha. i dont know if you guys are familiar with Tourettes Guy, but that reminded me of this
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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Dante on Thu May 29, 2008 9:27 pm



Lol at Tourettes Guy.

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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Air Bullet on Fri May 30, 2008 3:35 am

Dante wrote:

Lol at Tourettes Guy.
Yeah, but he died...
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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Argonautica on Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:21 pm

i just send it back. ive had 3 RRoD's already, but i love Xbox so ill buy another every time.
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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by DaKoolA1dMan on Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:14 am

I don't see whats the point if it will only last you a few hours. I can see how it would be beneficial if you had soemthing important to do, but in most cases it's just a a waste of time and effort.
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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Couchmasta on Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:17 am

I haven't had one RRoD yet.
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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by casemeister16 on Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:27 am

I tried that towel trick once and it didn't work.So I had to send in the Xbox. Sad

But I got it back what seemed like only 2-3 weeks. Wink


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Post by Argonautica on Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:48 am

FSC Stealth wrote:I tried that towel trick once and it didn't work.So I had to send in the Xbox. Sad

But I got it back what seemed like only 2-3 weeks. Wink


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Re: The Towel Trick (Temporary Fix ONLY)

Post by Dante on Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:16 am

I'm gonna be so pissed when i get the RRoD.

I'm not even gonna use the towel trick, i want mah xbox back ASAP!

(Also, do any of yall know if they take the skins off?)

[Like graphic skins]

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