The Towel Trick

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  1. AgentCool

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    Has anybody here had any long-term joy using the recently pioneered (I think it's a recent discovery anyway) 'towel trick'? My 360 froze about 15 minutes into watching 'The Searchers' on HD-DVD today and gave me the 3 red lights when I rebooted it. After finding it was Error 0102 (Unknown Hardware Problem) I did a bit of research and found that this error can be solved (at least temporarily) by wrapping a towel around your 360 covering the air vents and leaving it flashing away for about 10 minutes. I tried this and low-and-behold, afterwards it booted up fine.

    The only problem now is I'm pretty certain this re-birth will be a limited-time only fix. Has anybody tried it and had any long-term gaming?
     
  2. AgentCool

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    Actually, forget it. Just tried to load up PGR3 and there's the 3 red lights again...
     
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    I feel for you, mine just died as well what bad timing!!!!!!
     
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    I guess its something to do with dry solder joints ie by covering the vents the 360 heats up enough to re-establish contact.
     
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    Well, I got it last Christmas so maybe I should leave a note for Santa asking for a replacement!
     

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