Xbox 360s are well known and desired gaming consoles. The graphics alone are amazing. Xbox Live is the best worldwide online play, just ask any gamer. Call of Duty, Gears of War, and Halo are wildly popular games that can only be played on Xbox 360 gaming systems. And with the soon to be released Project Natal and Xbox 720 the desire for this game console does not seem to be wavering.
But from the start this console has been a very expensive gaming system. They also have had a lot of problems from the start. You have the Red Rings of Death, E-74 Error among many others, and DVD Drive problems. And of course Microsoft was not fixing these outside of it 1 year warranty until recently. Now it covers certain problems for 3 years but then it can be up to 3 months before you can get your console back. But they charge 0 if you are out of warranty or your system does not fit into the errors covered by the extended warranty.
So what did gamers do?
They started trying to find ways to fix the Xbox 360 themselves. And oh the ways that they came up with fixing them. They towel trick or the X-Clamp. Now most people that own a business doing Xbox 360 repair use a technique called reflowing. Some people will use a hot air gun which can not be controlled nor is considered a good repair, and others use a Auyoe 968 which is a hot airflow rework station or a Jovy RE-7500 which uses infrared.
By 2007 the price of the 360 Arcade unit was down to 9.00. So now it was off to eBay to sell the broken Xbox 360. People were selling the broken Xbox 360 for anywhere from .00 to 100.00 so they had some money to go buy a brand new unit.
People started buying broken consoles along with the Red Ring of Death guide to fix the broken Xbox’s and make some money. Some people did it to make a little money while others started business out of it. Most people that started a business for repairing these systems found the repairs in the guides were not always the best repair options. But to this day, Xbox 360 Repair guides are still hot selling items.
To date their have been more than 5 different Xbox 360 RRod Repair Guides. The James Dean 3 Red Light Fix, Xbox 360 3 Red Light Fix by Chris Jones, Xbox 360 Fix Kit, 3 Red Light Fix for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Red Light Repair, Xbox 360 Repair Guide, and the Ultimate Xbox 360 Repair Guide. So when doing an Xbox 360 repair their are many choices for a Red Ring of Light repair guide.
Alot of red ring of death repair guides give you a one page general repair for the Open Tray, Play DVD, and Unreadable Disc error but they do not cover drive specific problems. Most people stayed away from drive problems due to the lack of knowledge and guidance to fix these problems. Until recently there has not been a really good Xbox 360 DVD drive repair guide. The Xbox 360 DVD Drive Repair Guide is the only guide released to date that covers every model of Xbox 360 DVD drive.
So when looking at doing a Xbox 360 repair make sure you understand the history of repair and know what works and what does not work and get a good repair guide to help you along the way.
If you need Xbox 360 repair, go to http://www.xbox360repair-dvd.com/ to get everything you need to repair the game console yourself. Justin Gourley has been a professional Xbox 360 repair technician for 2 years and is a expert at Xbox 360 DVD drive repair.
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