Many people experience the classic red ring on Xbox 360. Microsoft has paid millions in lawsuits dealing with the all too famous red ring of death on Xbox 360. This article is about how to fix the red ring on Xbox 360.
The whole ordeal started when I borrowed my friends Xbox 360 for the weekend. He was going out of town and I thought it would be a great time to brush up on my Halo 3 skills since he wasn’t going to be using the console anyway.
He left on Friday afternoon and I started playing Halo Friday night and stayed up until somewhere around 3 a.m.
The next morning, I wake up and turn on the Xbox 360 to play some more Halo 3, when instead of giving me the beautiful green ring, I see an ugly red ring on the front of the Xbox 360.
Needless to say, I got very upset, because I knew I was going to have to get the console fixed before my buddy came back home or I’d never hear the end of it. However I tried to explain it to him, it would be my fault that his Xbox 360 broke.
What I did
The first thing I did was try to figure out how to fix the red ring on Xbox 360–if I couldn’t do that I would have to buy him a new console. So what was my answer? I was going to try to get up with Microsoft.
That was a bad idea.
After an hour on the phone with people that didn’t speak English trying to explain that I was not the owner of the Xbox 360, I decided to give up going that route.
The next thing I did was take the console to the local Gamestop to see if they could help me. The guy worked at Gamestop told me I’d either have to buy a new Xbox 360 or pay Microsoft $150 to fix this one since it was over 2 years old.
I didn’t have that kind of money.
Finally, I decided I’d look online for some used Xbox 360 systems and see if I could just order one and have it rush delivered.
Instead though, I got lucky, and found a site that offered a guide for how to fix the red ring on Xbox 360 at home myself. I was skeptical, but I was also desperate, so I bought the $30 guide.
This guide on How to Fix the Red Ring [http://3-redlightfix.info] on Xbox 360 showed me exactly how to take the system apart with a plain screwdriver, fix the problem that was causing the Red Ring, and put it all back together in under an hour.
So don’t think even think about paying anyone a dime to fix your Xbox 360, until you check it out.
This is still my little secret until this day.