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so how does that work then?

Wrap the 360 in two towels and then switch it on.

You leave it for about 15 mins, then switch it off and then on again (or leave it for 10 minutes but we didn't have to do that).

Then the game should boot up.

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Wrap the 360 in two towels and then switch it on.

You leave it for about 15 mins, then switch it off and then on again (or leave it for 10 minutes but we didn't have to do that).

Then the game should boot up.

so how does that work then?

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surely cutting off the air circulation is a bad thing though? crazy. it's something to bear in mind though even if i can't get my head round how it works.

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it should work because the 3 red lights mean that there are cracks in the solder traces on the motherboard meaning if you wrapped it up in a towel restricting the airflow it will get really hot and hopefully melt the solder traces on the board back to the normal state. but about a day after it will do it again.

there you go.

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i thought it was something to do with a soft' reset teabags?

as in, when the 360 reaches a certain temperature it resets to try and fix whatever fault is causing it to overheat (its a smart machine but it doesnt know its wrapped in a towel.)

when it resets it usually clears whatever little bug is causing the error.

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no fucking clue. i just typed "towel trick explanation" into google, and thats what came out.

your idea does seem to be just as likely though.

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i thought it was something to do with a soft' reset teabags?

as in, when the 360 reaches a certain temperature it resets to try and fix whatever fault is causing it to overheat (its a smart machine but it doesnt know its wrapped in a towel.)

when it resets it usually clears whatever little bug is causing the error.

It doesn't reset. We had to do it manually.

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It doesn't reset. We had to do it manually.

the cpu resets the software settings causing the error. the machine itself doesnt restart on its own.

probably still a good idea to send it off anyway. warranty doesnt last forever.

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