The Xbox 360, officially unveiled by Microsoft in 2005, is the following video game console after Xbox. If you just bought it or you are wondering how to fix an Xbox 360 and have no idea about how to do it you can choose one from the following options. You can save money learning how to deal with some common problems.
First, connect to the official site. Here you find information that can help properly set up the product in order to see if you need to repair it. If you need to repair the console, first step is to connect to the official site and down the page on the left side just click the ‘’support’’ item. If you do not want to extend the warranty or cannot wait to send it in if the product is on warranty, you may ask questions on the forum or just type what problem you have next to the search button. Submitting an online repair request is cheaper instead talking with a support agent, but this often takes more than two weeks to be worked out for customers in the United States. For accessories repair request you need to contact Xbox Support. You can also check online your repair status. If you prefer this option, you need Windows Live ID, console serial number and your email.
If you have time, you can choose to repair the console. One of the most common problem with Xbox 360 is known as ‘’the red ring of death’’ or X-Clamp fix. This is a hardware issue. This problem can appear even after one week after purchase. It was an error on the design stages. Company decided to shrink the cooling unit to make room for DVD drive and thanks to that overheat occurs. As it heats up, graphics processing unit gets very hot, motherboard begins to vibrate, and makes weaker the glue that holds the cooling unit on the chip. You can make a simple modification that would take about several hours. If you need more help in order to resolve the three red light fixed, you can Google 360fixed and for less than 30$ get the guide.
You may have other problems like disc scratching. Avoid or prevent the damage. Use four foam rubber pads on the opposite side of the laser. The pad limits the upward movement of the disc and restricts the downward movement from the other side of pivot point. One pad is not enough to avoid scratching. Pay attention to the width of the center pad. The pads should be taller than the metal bumps. This is a good protection against scratched discs.
There are other errors or technical problems. Maybe the console does not turn on or stops responding or a disk does not play. If you are a client with hardware failure problems and failures associated to the error code E74, Microsoft offers you three years warranty. Another solution given by Microsoft was to improve the console reliability by reducing the number, size and placement of components. This is good news, but if you still want to know about how to fix an Xbox 360 uses this information or other materials like videos on YouTube to make it easier and save some money.