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Hey guys,
time to relate a tale of woe. in b4 elitist ps3 comments too.

just recently, i finally got connected up to Xbox Live. got the NXE, got some of this that and the other (mostly just GH stuff - Death Magnetic ftw).

two days later - my system gives out. There's some kind of problem where the fan automatically cranks up to full speed and then gives me two red lights, which means that the console has gone past regular temperatures.

i've let it cool, cleaned out all the dust, done the usual stuff, but it still won't work for me, but when i wrapped it in a towel and warmed it up again it worked fine for about 2 hours. so i'm sending it away to get repaired (still in warranty thank christ).

Anyone else had this problem?

also, if time permits (and you guys want me to) i'll start doing some Reviews again. what do you think?

On the subject of Rat Ogres:
But if we give them laser eyes and mounted guns, we'll have to bring in Clan Skryre, and everyone knows how much those limp-tailed snuff addicts overcharge.
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Problems are abundant with 360's, its just the way it is...

Two red lights isn't the most common though, I've never had that one.


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Did you get the E 74 prompt might as well just get a new one happen to me.
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Mine just plain cocked up. Would crash and have black and blue lines over it. I'm guessing it's a GPU problem, so I'm gonna take it apart, see what i can do. It's out of warranty anyway.

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Mine just plain cocked up. Would crash and have black and blue lines over it. I'm guessing it's a GPU problem, so I'm gonna take it apart, see what i can do. It's out of warranty anyway.
Can you get it to turn on? If so try and overheat it to damage whatever soldered bit causes the Red ring of Death (3 red lights)

3 red lights has an unlimited warranty, Here's where I would go "OOooo yeah!" But seeing as so many of them had to have this problem for them to do free repairs....

Turn it on and wack a few towels over the thing, put it right in a corner and wait for the thing to heat up, wont take more than a few hours.

Then you can send it off for free and you've got nothing to loose if they don't sort out the GPU, but I sure as hell can't see them sending it back after testing it and seeing it doesn't work....

Be sure to keep an eye on it though, it wont heat up hot enough to set a towel alight but paper burns... I don't want you to burn your house down now

Note: any people who's houses which do face the miss-fortune of being burnt to a cinder due to this method are not allowed to hunt me down... there, that's my disclaimer... Also, your soul belongs to me for reading this

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The 2 red lights, as I remember it, happened to my 1st 360, is the processor in it.... IT's still gonna be covered in guarantee but the problem with it is that it runs every once in a while.... How old is your 360 though?

And reviews would be pretty cool...

If you shit in one hand and wish in the other we all know which one will fill up faster.

And as I walk in the valley of the shadow of death I will have no fear For I am the scariest mother f*cker in that goddamned valley!

Damn nature, You Scary!!!
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Xbox is 10 months old. and ty for showing a support for reviews.

On the subject of Rat Ogres:
But if we give them laser eyes and mounted guns, we'll have to bring in Clan Skryre, and everyone knows how much those limp-tailed snuff addicts overcharge.
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No, no its alright... Don't mind me.

Any more luck?

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well the new generation of the 360 is supposed to have fixed that problem.
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The New 360 build, Jasper as it's called, is not actually in shops yet. Every version before that has the potential to fail a lot.... I've been lucky with my elite now....

But just send it away again... It's a balls to constantly do it but it has to be done.....

If you shit in one hand and wish in the other we all know which one will fill up faster.

And as I walk in the valley of the shadow of death I will have no fear For I am the scariest mother f*cker in that goddamned valley!

Damn nature, You Scary!!!
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