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    Xbox 360 - Towel Trick

    Has anyone tried the Towel Trick for their Xbox 360? For those that don't know what it is, when your xbox flashes 3 red lights on the front of the unit it means it is pretty much toast and you have to send it in (3-4 weeks). Well, if you turn it on and wrap it in 3 towels for 25 mins (causing it to overhear), then unwrap it and leave it cool off, then turn it back on the Xbox will be all better.

    Well, I had the 3 red lights of death show up so I looked up how this trick worked on youtube. I tried the towel trick and it totally worked! It was the craziest thing I have ever seen with any electronic device.

    Has anyone else had any crazy experiences like this (with any electronic device)?



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    Re: Xbox 360 - Towel Trick

    Should have put this on Mythbusters. Heard that Gamestop was cut out of the MS XBox $50 replacement warranty program.


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    Re: Xbox 360 - Towel Trick

    It works, but only temporarily. Good thing I bought a warranty for mine.


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    Re: Xbox 360 - Towel Trick

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonez7 View Post
    It works, but only temporarily. Good thing I bought a warranty for mine.
    I called support and my xbox is still under warranty.

    I am still sending it in, but I was amazed it worked at all!



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    Re: Xbox 360 - Towel Trick

    Mine's not a 360 problem, but my laptop used to have the strangest bug. It would randomly shut down on me, and could not figure out what was causing it to do so. I soon learned that moving my hand close to the top of the screen replicated this quirk every time I tried it. Explained the situation to the Apple tech support, sent it in, and they determined it was a bad motherboard. (???)

    Needless to say, the problem ceased once I got my laptop back a few days later. Weirdest thing I've ever seen.


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    Re: Xbox 360 - Towel Trick

    I just had to send my xbox in, I got a "new" one in 10 days, door to door. I was very impressed.


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    Re: Xbox 360 - Towel Trick

    My psp keeps saying disk will not read, and I have cleaned the disk and the laser, but I think it might be the disk. Does anyone know how to find out if it is the disk or the laser?



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    Re: Xbox 360 - Towel Trick

    You're covered for 3 years. Might as well send it in and get it fixed for free.

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    Re: Xbox 360 - Towel Trick

    Agree send it in - they extended the warranties.

    But back before they did I had heard of the towel trick. A friend of mine claims that he tried it and said it worked (I don't think he really did it). I had another friend that said it was just a sodering(sp?) point on the board and he just patched it up.



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    Re: Xbox 360 - Towel Trick

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    Mine's not a 360 problem, but my laptop used to have the strangest bug. It would randomly shut down on me, and could not figure out what was causing it to do so. I soon learned that moving my hand close to the top of the screen replicated this quirk every time I tried it. Explained the situation to the Apple tech support, sent it in, and they determined it was a bad motherboard. (???)

    Needless to say, the problem ceased once I got my laptop back a few days later. Weirdest thing I've ever seen.

    The laptop was using the exuding electrokinectic energy from your hand to reboot at will. Just an old magic parlor trick from Microsoft. One of their undocumented Windows features.


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    Re: Xbox 360 - Towel Trick

    We just had ours in last month. Thank god they extended the warranties.



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    Re: Xbox 360 - Towel Trick

    It works but your just making it worse - potentially damaging other non-warranty covered parts.


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