Have you encountered the dreaded three red lights? Is so then you have Xbox 360 problems. In order to fix your Xbox 360, you should consider performing Xbox 360 troubleshooting to determine what the problem is. As you will see, Xbox 360 repair can be done personally and in the convenience of your own home. You don´t have to send it off the Microsoft Xbox 360 repair center.
For a successful Xbox 360 repair it is important to make sure your system is clean and is getting proper airflow. When you are done doing this, make sure the Xbox 360 is located where it has access to cool fresh air. A bad place for your Xbox 360 is inside of a multimedia unit where it will not have good access to air flow.
If that does not work and you are feeling more adventurous, you can disassemble your Xbox 360 and further inspect it for damage. However, you should be aware that this form of Xbox 360 repair will void your warranty. The top plate is like the bottom plate except it has three tabs which hold the plate.
When the top plate is removed, the final step is to remove the plate located opposite the top plate. Remove the six screws and the Xbox 360 is now disassembled.
To stop the overheating keep the Xbox out of a display cabinet as it needs room to breathe. This will stop your Xbox from overheating and crashing in the first place. I have seen many people give this advice, but it is only a short term solution at best for a few hours more playing time and the unit will eventually overheat again.
If not, put the hard drive back in and your Xbox should now be working fine. Of course you could not bother with any of the above and send your Xbox 360 back to Microsoft. I have heard horror stories of people sending their units to support and receiving their units back months later that have the same problem.
If you want to risk being without your Xbox and you still have your warranty then send it back, however if you can´t wait that long then give these Xbox 360 troubleshooting tips a try.
Be aware that if they go wrong you could ruin your Xbox and lose your warranty so be cautious when following these tips.
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