You are playing a scary game since an hour, and you´ve been slaughtering all the monster that are coming by and then comes the boss of all, you get down all dirty, and start hitting with all that you have, and bang! A last killer shot! And there it is! It keeps happening! Xbox 360 randomly freezes. Has this been a common issue with your latest Xbox system? Still wondering what wrong did you do by playing for 7 hours the very first day it was brought? Definitely that is not the reason for what is happening with what is happening with your Xbox or why your Xbox 360 randomly freezes, so you don´t have to worry about that anymore. So we thought of bringing this article in order to help you out with your problem.
If your console was brought very recently, say a few days back and has already been freezing at random points. Please note that when we mention freezing, what we mean is the console gets stuck in between, and the display does not change. And the console does not take any kind of input. In other case you might get few lights blinking or else an error message displayed on the screen. If this is the case, then the problem might be something other than the freezing thing. Your console might be freezing at a random point in any game. As we said if at all your console was recently brought, then probably you are going to have to send it back to Microsoft. Almost 1/3 of the total Xbox produced recently have the DVD drives which are not compatible with the specification. Thus if at all your drive is behaving awkwardly and you are not able to keep consistency in the play, then probably your Xbox belongs to the 1/3 rd of those other Xbox and all these Xbox 360 randomly freezes. Just call up Microsoft customer care service and mention your Xbox ID and they´d let you know what to do when your Xbox 360 randomly freezes.
If you have been playing with your console from quite a sometime and its showing problems recently, then probably your Xbox is getting overheated. Watch whether you are using the Xbox console over a bed, couch or a sofa. If at all you are doing so, you are killing it is already death prone ventilation system. This is because the developers have crammed in all different hardware inside a small case to make it look beautiful. If changing of the spot is not working out then probably you will have to do heat sink job. Open the screws from behind the console, and remove the latch and the back plate. Carefully remove the fan and also the motherboard. Thus you would see two chips, one CPU and the other GPU, take some heat sink and apply a little on both the processors. Carefully put everything back in place, and tighten the screws. You must make sure that the heat sink is properly seated over the chips. By now you must have understood why your Xbox 360 randomly freezes.