As an avid gamer, I must admit that I love the Xbox 360. Many of you may agree. When the system first came out it boasted incredible graphics, wireless connectivity and a super charged Xbox LIVE. But along with the system, came it’s problems. There are many system errors associated with the Xbox 360. Some of these include but are not limited to, the red ring of death, disc reading errors, and system overheating. At first, users solved these problems by acquiring brand new systems, but now there are easier and faster solutions that do not even require you to abandon your trouble infested console.
So how are these problems caused?
The red ring of death occurs because of a hardware malfunction. Either the user could have caused this, or the problem could have occurred on it’s own. Either way, with the red ring of death you cannot even access the Dashboard.
There are several different disc reading errors.
Disc not being detected at all by the DVD drive
Disc being detected as unreadable by the DVD drive
DVD disc drive will not open or close
These problems are usually caused by a faulty DVD drive. I myself had to replace my DVD drive and it wasn’t that fun at all.
Overheating is pretty self explanatory. The problem is caused because the console is not circulating the required amount of air to sufficiently cool the system.
I have found mainly 2 solutions that can be followed to solve these system errors. One may work better than the other, it all depends on how you wish to solve your problems.
These solutions are:
Purchase a Repair Guide – There is no shame in purchasing a repair guide for your system. This solution is perfect for do-it-yourselfers who do not wish to send their system back to Microsoft, or for those whose console warranty has expired. These guides cost around – and usually will offer a money back guarantee.
Send the System Back to Microsoft – This solution will work well for those who do not wish to solve the problem themselves, or if the system is still under warranty. Two things that I personally do not like with this solution are:
It will take up to 4 weeks to get your console back
Microsoft will not tell you how the specific problem was solved
I hope that this article will help those of you that are experiencing problems.
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