Posted Nov 29th 2006 2:15PM by Richard Mitchell
Filed under: Fan stuff
Tags: 3 red lights, 3RedLights, red lights, red ring of death, RedLights, RedRingOfDeath, ring of death, RingOfDeath, three red lights, ThreeRedLights
11-29-2006 @ 2:36PM
Aah.. ye olde "Technical Tap" works 96% of the time
11-29-2006 @ 2:44PM
True, got my original xbox, its controller, two computer and tv working like that :D
11-29-2006 @ 2:51PM
The classics always work. How in hell with this level of technology though, I will never know...
11-29-2006 @ 3:05PM
I've never resorted to doing that to my 360, yet, but it works with everything else (my pc, my mobile phone, my wireless headphones, my tv ...
2 hours later ... and my stereo)
11-29-2006 @ 3:24PM
Call me a skeptic, but thatvideo looks fake. It looks like they had the AV cord loose so the four lights would flash, but they had the fourth light covered with something to make it look like three lites. Then when he turns the power off it looks like he uncovers the fourth light. After he beats on the xbox it looks like he is plugging the AV cord up correctly (he clearly has his hand behind the the xbox)Also it is very dark in the video, why would anyone shoot a video in the dark?
11-29-2006 @ 3:41PM
60% of the time it works everytime
11-29-2006 @ 4:04PM
"if its stupid and it works - then its not stupid at all"
kudos to the slapper. :)
11-29-2006 @ 4:12PM
I've been working with computers for about 10 years and I've seen many people do this before with even PCI component cards to get them to work (even hard drives to get some life back into them, at least long enough to backup data). So I am not surprised that works.
Supposively it fixes lose transistors or components on boards when you do that. How, I don't know, but as long as it works and saves you the hassle and money of buying a new one...
11-29-2006 @ 4:27PM
a little percussive maintenance... works like a charm
11-29-2006 @ 5:41PM
The funny thing is, the guy smacking the 360 has obviously nerded out and gone through the trouble and expense of modding the case, only to see the the red lights... kinda like pimping out your car and having someone nick the engine soon after.
11-29-2006 @ 5:54PM
I was in the Navy 5 years ago, just got out a year ago, and my training was in electronics. The first step to every and any problem is hitting it a few times. After that, if it still doesn't work, then you proceed to opening it up and fixing it.
11-29-2006 @ 6:59PM
handsomety you stole my comment
11-29-2006 @ 7:54PM
LOL, that's great. I wish I knew what he was saying. Sounded like he was mocking his box like it had tried to skip out on its chores.
11-29-2006 @ 9:00PM
Well I have modded my case and I know the reason you get those red lights when modding is if you don't put the DVD eject switch back on right, I think he just whacked it and the eject switch moved a little.
11-30-2006 @ 7:03AM
- Ok. It's recording, basically an xbox with 3 red light, let's try to fix it some other way.
- If it works...
- You can bring it over here and we will fix it immediately, buddy!!!
When you get 3 red lights in Brazil (the video is in portuguese) there is simply nothing you can do. Shipping to the USA is just WAY too expensive and risking it to be taxed on the way back is simply prohibitive. That's the price of smuggling, you simply have to hope it never brakes.
11-30-2006 @ 10:12AM
hello to all, I recorded this video in September when it still functioned. I bought this xbox in February, but since July it started to present problems, tries some forms of fixes but never it was good, right now after beating in the device more it does not function. but I bought other not to be without playing! I wait that it also does not present problems.
12-01-2006 @ 10:51PM
should of tried that for the last month waiting for my coffin to send in my 360 instead of just letting it sit there.. too bad I sent it out yesterday and its already in texas... hopefully its back soon and working alright
*on a side note... free repair for me even though ive had the xbox for like... 11 months and I never got a warranty... gotta love microsoft :-P*
12-02-2006 @ 11:17AM
A friend of mine fixed his the same way. There might actually be something to this.
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