Hi Ron Simmons,
Visit http://www.toplifesecrets.com/xbox360 for the causes of the red ring of death (RROD).
But I don't think you only want the causes. You would also want to know the solution to the problem, right?
There is a guide online that will teach you how to deal with the Red ring of death (RROD) in under an hour, at the comfort of your own home.
Visit http://www.toplifesecrets.com/xbox360 for a free report on the exact causes of the error. The full solution to the the RROD can also be found in the website.
Learning how to repair your XBox will save you a LOT of Money. Microsoft will not tell you how to fix these errors. They'll ask you to send your system back to them for repair. The typical cost for a repair can be as much as $140 plus shipping and handling. Also - they do not always guarantee a fix!
Use this guide to repair your own XBox 360 - and save your $140 for games.
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