If you’re wondering how to fix your Xbox 360 yourself because you don’t want to sit and wait around for weeks or even months while your Xbox 360 is in the shop, then you’ve come to the right place!
There’s nothing worse then being in the middle of playing Guitar Hero 3 with your buddies, only to have your system completely crash before you can get the new high score! Pretty much this exact scenario has happened not only to me, but to my friends also.
When I called Microsoft asking them if they could fix my Xbox 360, I found out that my warranty had expired, and I would not only have to pay to get my system fixed, but I would have to send it away. I knew from my friends experience with Microsoft that this can take MONTHS, and so I wasn’t prepared to wait around that long.
That’s when I discovered some important things that you need to try before you send your console away to be fixed:
1. The first thing you can try is to move your Xbox 360 out of the cabinet, or off the shelf or floor, and place it out in the open air. See the system gets extremely hot and the fans need fresh air to cool down the system components. A lot of times people will find that when they bring their system to sit out in the open, it will stop crashing.
2. The second thing I would try is to lift the actual Xbox 360 power brick off the ground. This too can get really hot and the vents can’t be obstructed because air desperately needs to get in to cool the power brick.
3. You can also try grabbing a little fan, or even a hair dryer that has a cold setting, and blow air into the system vents. This will not only help to cool the consoles internal system components, but also blow away any build-up of dust that can be causing your Xbox 360 to crash. Don’t forget to also try this on the power brick.
If none of the fixes above work, you are still in luck as there are some great guides available that will quickly and easily walk you step-by-step through the process of fixing your Xbox 360 yourself.
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