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For anyone who doesn't know this, I repair computers for a living. I love ripping things apart, applying a fix, and then putting everything back together. In my quest for repair knowledge, I was bound to come across the XBOX 360 as an opponent. In it's early days the XBOX 360 was a wreck, the poor interior design combined with Microsoft's cheaply lined pockets proved to create a device that was a ticking time bomb for most consumers. I'm referencing of course, about the red ring of death.
It was a nightmare trying to find a solution to this problem on the internet. It seems like everyone trying to gain immediate website traffic would put up a section of their website that explained how to fix the issue. All of these supposed "fixes" came with one disclaimer, "This does not permanently fix your xbox!". Well sure, nothing lasts forever, but these sites were talking about adding another 3-6 months onto your toy that was barely a year old and cost (at the time) around $300. I've perused over every fix imaginable and, while I've tried most of them, these are two "fixes" that I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole.
1. The "Towel" Trick
You know you're a redneck when the got-dang vidya game box stops working and you try to fix it by turning it on and wrapping it in 5 or more towels. That's right, the instructions for this fix include finding the fluffiest towels that you can and wrapping your XBOX in there until its so hot that the internal chips renew their bond with the motherboard.
To be a little fair, this trick supposedly worked for many people. However, this trick is one of the most unsafe things you can do to all the internal components of your XBOX.
2. Dipping Your XBOX in A Tub Of Water
Ok, so the name is kind of long, but the only other thing I can think to call it is "stupidity". The premise of this fix includes dunking your XBOX in a bath of water and vinegar. You then pull the XBOX out, let it drip a little bit, and plug the damn thing in and it magically starts to work again.
This fix is actually a hoax more than anything. But you'd be surprised how many people tried this, supposedly some kid died performing this stunt. That just goes to show, you can't trust everything out on the internet!
That's it for now, I'll have another awesome post up tomorrow.