Are you looking to avoid your 360 dying out on you? Here are a couple tips that I found while searching through the Internet to help with avoiding the dreaded Red Ring of Death. I am sure that some of you have already got the three red rings and there are fixes out there for that as well. But some of these might extend the life of the system just a bit so you can get some more time in with whatever the latest game you are playing.
1. Take your 360 out of your entertainment center. Try and put it on the box it came in. This will make sure that you are getting proper airflow to the unit.
2. Do not stack your 360 on another electronic unit i.e. DVD player or receiver.
3. Do not set the power supply next to the unit. Both of these items generate significant heat. Putting them too close together is just a recipe for the RROD.
4. If you are playing a game (i.e. Xbox live arcade) that does not require the disc to be in, make sure you take it out. The “Disc Read Error” is the first step to getting the unit to Red Ring of Death.
5. If you are using the 360 to watch DVD movies then go out and buy the HD-DVD drive. That thing is dirt-cheap now and will save your disc drive a ton of mileage.
I know some of these sound like something that is just common sense but you would be surprised by some of the stuff I have seen out there. There are plenty of fixes out there if you have the Red Ring of Death but you have to look for them. I remember how mad I got the first time the RROD happened to me. Do yourself a favor and use these tips to help yourself avoid the trouble.
If you don’t want to wait on shipping your Xbox 360 back, try fixing it yourself with this handy guide:
Check out the Xbox360 Repair Guide [http://www.xbox360redringrepair.info]