So how long has it been since there was a Red Ring of Death thread? | TigerDroppings.com
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DvlsAdvocat
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So how long has it been since there was a Red Ring of Death thread?

I've had my 360 for about five years. Its been sitting vertically in the same spot the entire time, until two weeks ago when I rearranged my entertainment center and laid it on its side. It has never had a glitch the entire time I've had it until last night, when it cut off in mid-game (after @two hours game play) and gave me the "overheated" pattern. I shut it off and didn't turn it back on until tonight, but after ten minutes of play it did it again.
Any ideas on what the issue is? Might I have jarred the solder connections when moving it? Is the airflow that much worse in the horizontal orientation? Is it more likely to overheat again once it does it the first time? I don't relish the idea of losing my info if I have to get a new unit.

Thanks in advance...


DoUrden
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re: So how long has it been since there was a Red Ring of Death thread?
Build a PC.

/thread


sbr2
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re: So how long has it been since there was a Red Ring of Death thread?
Once it gets that first error you're done for. You can transfer saves to a new HDD and your info is tied into the account so that won't get lost.


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CornDogCologne
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re: So how long has it been since there was a Red Ring of Death thread?
I'm beginning to think you PC master race types are planning some sort of console holocaust given the increased snobbery around here.


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geauxtigers87
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re: So how long has it been since there was a Red Ring of Death thread?
That's supposed to be a secret


DoUrden
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CornDogCologne
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re: So how long has it been since there was a Red Ring of Death thread?
quote:

That's supposed to be a secret



cat's out of the bag now.

at this rate, your invitation to the pc master race ice cream social is going to get lost in the mail.


geauxtigers87
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LSU Coyote
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re: So how long has it been since there was a Red Ring of Death thread?
5yrs for a mechanical HDD is a pretty decent lifespan. Surprised my PS3 HDD hasn't went out, it is 7yrs old.


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polarbehr
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re: So how long has it been since there was a Red Ring of Death thread?
My launch unit only lays on its side no problems


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TigerDik86
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So how long has it been since there was a Red Ring of Death thread? (Posted on 1/25/13 at 8:52 p.m.)


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