Everyone will go through it at some point, the red ring of death is a very scary thing to most, mainly because it is a red ring of death. But there are ways to prevent it from happening or at least prolong it. I’m going to tell you some of those things:
Why does the Xbox 360 Flash 3 times at you?
The console does this mostly because it overheats, it overheats because too much heat is being released in too small and area, this area is near the CPU and GPU which are essential to the Xbox 360 running. It ca be due to other reasons, but this is the main reason.
How to prevent it
Heres some of the thing’s I do to prevent this from happening:
- Make sure your Xbox 360 is on it’s side, is you put it vertically, it covers one of the 360’s main vents at the bottom, this will result in a lot more heat, what I like to do is put it on two piles of video tapes so the side that’s facing the floor is not covered by the floor.
- Make sure your Xbox 360 has enough free space, make sure your Xbox is not in a case beneath your DVD player or anything, the best place for it is on the floor with two piles of video tapes under it. And make sure it’s out of direct sunlight. This will make the chance of overheating minimal.
- Make sure your game CD’s are clean, dusty and dirty CDs can create friction between the Xbox 360 and the game causing disk read errors and maybe a problem with the disk tray laser. Make sure your game CD is free of dust and dirt.
- Switch off your Xbox 360 via dashboard, rather than using the button on your Xbox hold the Guide button on you controller until it gives you the option of switching it off, then switch it off, then make sure it’s fully switched off. Switching it off via the button can make the hard drive put too much effort into switching off. Also never switch off the Xbox 360 using the mains, doing so will make your Xbox 360 flash the red rings of death, if this happens switch it off and switch it back on, it may be OK or you may have the red rings of death permanently
I hope this gives you as much time as possible before you receive the red ring of death, maybe it will prevent it altogether, I hope so.
Thank you for reading and happy gaming.
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