One common concern that many Xbox 360 owners have is whether or not they will get the red ring of death. It is very common for your console to behave oddly before the ring of death happens.
Whatever you do, don’t stick your head in the sand and ignore these warning signs. You will have to face the fact that there is something seriously wrong and that it is not going away on its own.
Here is a list of some very common symptoms or warning signs of an impending RROD failure:
1.) The only thing that works is the button that turns the console on or off.
2.) The sound stops or there are sounds of static.
3.) The console freezes.
4.) You get problems with the graphics. There may be checker patterns, stripes, or any effects that don’t belong to the game that you’re playing.
5.) You see a message that says the disc can’t be read.
6.) Getting the 2 red light error (overheating) is a common occurrence.
Strictly speaking, the 2 red light error isn’t a warning sign of the red ring of death. However, too much overheating of the console will eventually cause the red ring of death because heat causes internal damage. This damage builds up until your Xbox malfunctions.
You can also get the RROD without warning of any kind. If this should happen, it may be possible that your console is just fine. It could be that a cable simply needs to be reattached or that the console isn’t getting adequate power.
Sometimes when the console overheats, it will flash 3 red lights (red ring of death) instead of 2 red lights. In this case it’s simply a matter of making sure that your Xbox runs cool by avoiding common user mistakes such as using the Xbox in an area that prevents it from getting enough air into its cooling vents.
Another mistake is operating the console next to other heat sources. If you aren’t making any of these mistakes and you’re still experiencing overheating, then you may have to get a cooling fan, preferably one that is external and has it’s own independent power supply.
Getting any warning signs that worsen over time is a bad thing because it indicates that internal damage has occurred and is steadily getting worse.
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