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Xbox issues... help
« on: December 13, 2014, 03:57:38 PM »
Alright my xbox is messing up and it's starting to get to the point I just wanted to throw the damn thing out the window... Though I like it to much to bring myself to do it.

So here is the issue.

I can be playing a game for I think like 25 mins and it will turn itself off. But I can get on netflex and watch a whole movie no issue with it turning off. What can be the issue and how do can one go about fixing the issue?

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Re: Xbox issues... help
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2014, 04:47:31 PM »
It might be overheating. I keep a fan blowing on mine when I am playing games.

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Re: Xbox issues... help
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2014, 08:04:05 PM »
Which X-box? There is like three of them. ;/


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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2014, 08:07:07 PM »
Xbox 360-white

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Re: Xbox issues... help
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2014, 08:53:06 PM »
Could be anything.

System may need cleaning(opening it up and blowing it out, which should be done carefully)
Power brick may be going bad and need replacement.
Something could be wrong internally.

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Re: Xbox issues... help
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2014, 11:08:35 PM »
System cache can cause some issues with this as well. Clearing it may help the situation, though you'll have to reinstall all the patches for your games.

Also, back to the power brick thing that Drake mentioned. Watch the light when it shuts off. If it hits red during a crash, then you know it's the brick overheating. Will likely mean getting a new one.

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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2014, 01:32:06 PM »
Thank all three of you. I will have to pay more attention to the power block during this time which mean I have to move things around. I am using Oreo's trick and I am getting a buddy of mine to come over and help me carefully take it a parted to clean it out for me. So that will leave is the power block to be checked.

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Re: Xbox issues... help
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2015, 11:40:23 AM »
Also, back to the power brick thing that Drake mentioned. Watch the light when it shuts off. If it hits red during a crash, then you know it's the brick overheating. Will likely mean getting a new one.

I just experienced this. I had not played my Xbox - 360 (The white one) in months. Turned it on and barely got started playing a game, when suddenly the green light flashed to red then it shut itself off. Does that mean that the power brick thing needs to be replaced? Also, what is the power brick?

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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2015, 03:54:09 PM »
I just experienced this. I had not played my Xbox - 360 (The white one) in months. Turned it on and barely got started playing a game, when suddenly the green light flashed to red then it shut itself off. Does that mean that the power brick thing needs to be replaced? Also, what is the power brick?
If it's the red light on the front of the console, that's a completely different story/issue and depends on how many of the lights went red. The power brick is the brick on the cord that plugs into your wall outlet, and it too has a light on the front of it. That was the light I was referring to.

Did you have one red light, or three when your 360 did this?

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Re: Xbox issues... help
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2015, 05:39:22 PM »
I believe I remember seeing three.

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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2015, 06:11:51 PM »
I believe I remember seeing three.

-_- Not good. Unplug all cords and reconnect them and try it out again. If that problem persists, sounds like you have the red ring of death.

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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2015, 06:29:46 PM »
I got it going again. But...red ring of death?  :o

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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2015, 06:32:19 PM »
I got it going again. But...red ring of death?  :o

Three red lights on the console, signaling a major hardware failure. Basically, crappy cooling system allows the sealant around the GPU to fry, and thus displacing it.

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Re: Xbox issues... help
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2015, 06:33:51 PM »
Ooooh goody gumdrops.  >:( Well, I have had it since December 2011 and it was used when I bought it. Thanks for the help.

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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2015, 07:32:17 PM »
Ooooh goody gumdrops.  >:( Well, I have had it since December 2011 and it was used when I bought it. Thanks for the help.

Well if it's working now, that's not the issue. Probay just overheated once or had some dust in it.

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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2015, 08:04:37 PM »
Oh good, that's a relief. I've just gotten back into gaming and I afraid the console was giving out.