Of course the easiest answer to the “where can I get help when my Xbox 360 is down?” dilemma is Microsoft’s Xbox 360 website. But this answer is valid only as long as your product is still in warranty or if you just need answers to simple matters such as “List of original Xbox games playable on Xbox 360.”
For more complex Xbox 360 problems you can get help by visiting the Xbox 360 forums, asking your questions on Yahoo! Answers or other similar sites, visiting Xbox related blogs and discussion boards and ultimately buying an Xbox 360 repair guide that usually has the answers to all your tech-related problems. Xbox.com has almost all the general answers you need plus a help section that will even teach you how to play right to reduce the possibility of injury (RSI – repetitive strain injury) and also how to keep the kids safe online. Another interesting support sections helps you deal with offensive players – a bitter reality of the online gaming community.
Fatal errors need more attention from Microsoft. Even the famous “towel trick” cannot really help keep your Xbox trouble-free. Such tricks are temporary fixes that buy you time, but if you want your console to run again you have to look for professional help. Are you sure that the Xbox has a problem that can be fixed by any gamer with a screwdriver and a repair guide? You can take your chances and find out, but if you have any doubts do seek help. Remember that sometimes not asking for help might cost more than sending the Xbox to a special service for repair.
Alexander Thompson is an expert on hardware and software within the games industry.
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