The Xbox 360 1 red ring is quite a common error to experience on Microsoft’s latest and greatest gaming console. In this article you are going to learn what causes the problem, as well as some of the steps you can take to fix it. You don’t have to put up with a broken console or spend hundreds of dollars on a new Xbox 360- you can actually fix it yourself reasonably easily.
The cause of the Xbox 360 1 red ring is overheating- heat builds up inside your console due to a lack of cooling devices (ie there aren’t enough fans and heat sinks) Also, the layout of the inside of the Xbox 360 means that air circulation is poor, so the temperature climbs very quickly whilst you are gaming.
This heat then causes damage to components such as the graphics card system and motherboard connections, as it causes metal parts to expand. When you turn your Xbox 360 off, they cool down again, and over time this repeated cycle of heating and cooling leads to damage, malfunctioning and the dreaded “red ring of death”.
In order to fix your Xbox 360, you will need to repair the damage caused by this overheating problem, as well as ensure that the overheating doesn’t occur again. After all, there is no point in fixing something if it is just going to break again shortly down the track. What you may not be aware of is that the best way to fix your Xbox 360 is to actually repair it yourself.
As crazy as this may sound, it’s not that hard to repair your Xbox 360 yourself. What you will need is an Xbox 360 repair guide, which will contain all of the video instruction files to show you step-by-step how to open up your console, remove the motherboard and then fix the damaged video card system. One of these will cost you around $30, but is definitely worth the investment as you can’t fix your console easily without one.