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post #1 of 14
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I have an xbox 360 elite that was working great until i tried to play borderlands. the first night i had it i played for a couple of hours with no problems. then the next morning i tried to play and the xbox spontaneously overheated (2 red rings) after about 5 minutes of play. every other game i own still works but for some reason every time i play borderlands, after about 5 minutes the xbox fans suddenly start making a really loud noise and in a few seconds it overheats. i have tried dangling the power adapter off the ground and it doesn't help. would an intercooler or doing some internal work with the x-clamps or whatever they are help? any other suggestions?
post #2 of 14
Are you in warranty? It's 3 years now. MS should take care of it.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
nope got it off ebay for a really low price. its worked for like 6 months now though this is the first problem ive had
post #4 of 14
You might want to talk to MS anyways. I've heard of them honoring the 3 year warranty based on the date it left the warehouse (regardless of if you have the receipt or not).

Of course, I have no idea (and maybe you don't either) how old it actually is.
post #5 of 14
Have you checked the disc? Sounds like the problem could be there? Maybe try another Borderlands disc?
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by joebloggs13 View Post

Have you checked the disc? Sounds like the problem could be there? Maybe try another Borderlands disc?

yeah but could a problem with the disc cause the entire xbox to overheat? this isnt like a game crash, after about 5 minutes the xbox goes from running normally at room temperature, and then suddenly the fans start running ridiculously fast and the power adapter gets all hot and it overheats. and mproper id really rather try anything i can before i have to deal with microsoft support.
post #7 of 14
Have you tried installing the disc to the hard drive and running it from there? That'd at least save some spinning...
post #8 of 14
i ned 3 posts...
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by jandrew122 View Post

I have an xbox 360 elite that was working great until i tried to play borderlands. the first night i had it i played for a couple of hours with no problems. then the next morning i tried to play and the xbox spontaneously overheated (2 red rings) after about 5 minutes of play. every other game i own still works but for some reason every time i play borderlands, after about 5 minutes the xbox fans suddenly start making a really loud noise and in a few seconds it overheats. i have tried dangling the power adapter off the ground and it doesn't help. would an intercooler or doing some internal work with the x-clamps or whatever they are help? any other suggestions?

for starts, AVOID any x-clamps or intercooler or 3rd party coolers. Most of that "equipment" causes more problems than it solves.

Now...
What XBOX revision do you have? If you can read the info from the back of the console (near the power supply port)?
How many amperes? 16.5A? 14.2A or 12.1A?

Also, where do you keep your XBOX? Inside some non-ventilated rack or "out in the open" where it has enough natural airflow?
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by snnoopypw View Post

for starts, AVOID any x-clamps or intercooler or 3rd party coolers. Most of that "equipment" causes more problems than it solves.

Now...
What XBOX revision do you have? If you can read the info from the back of the console (near the power supply port)?
How many amperes? 16.5A? 14.2A or 12.1A?

Also, where do you keep your XBOX? Inside some non-ventilated rack or "out in the open" where it has enough natural airflow?

it says 14.2A and its on top of a counter in my basement. i live in the northeast so i think its sufficiently cold down there. and also to update its now doing the same thing in all games except for arcade and indie games and when i tried to install any of the games to the hard drive it overheated around 40%.
post #11 of 14
Microsoft RMA'd my 360 when it broke based off manufacturing date, through it was an elite...
just phone microsoft, and you if can't bear that, I believe you use the website now to auto-RMA your 360.
post #12 of 14
Don't keep your xbox, or your power brick on carpet or anything made of cloth. Don't know if you do, but that's rule #1 for xbox ownership.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by the muleskinner View Post

Don't keep your xbox, or your power brick on carpet or anything made of cloth. Don't know if you do, but that's rule #1 for xbox ownership.

I have a brick that has been on carpet behind my entertainment center with 101 other cords and power strips and haven't had a problem in 3 years.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by jandrew122 View Post

it says 14.2A and its on top of a counter in my basement. i live in the northeast so i think its sufficiently cold down there. and also to update its now doing the same thing in all games except for arcade and indie games and when i tried to install any of the games to the hard drive it overheated around 40%.

I'd say that you XBOX is dying. It's a Falcon revision and they usually die of RROD.
Best course of action is to contact Microsoft and see what they have to say on the matter, that is, are you eligible for 3yr warranty replacement (in which case you'll get the newest Jasper 12.1A revision which is RROD free).
Best of luck.
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