If you're looking for information on how to repair your Xbox 360 yourself, you've come to the right place.
Forum rumors are ripe on the internet that there has been a spike in Xbox 360 returns, both valid and not so much.
This has lead to an increase in the return time for repaired Xbox 360s. I've heard that the turnaround time for Xbox 360 repairs has skyrocketed to as long as eight weeks.Before the manufacturers were offering the extended 3 year warranty they were charging $140 for Xbox 360 Repairs.
They put out a story that to do Xbox 360 Repairs was something difficult, their way of controlling the masses I guess. Their reasoning was something along these lines...
If we convince people that Xbox 360 Repairs are beyond their own DIY ability then they'll all have to pay us to fix their consoles.
The truth of the matter though, is that the Xbox 360 Repairs you need can be done in the comfort of your own home. A couple of class action suits later and they brought out an extended 3 year warranty on all new Xbox 360s.
Unfortunately, the extended warranty doesn't extend to everybody. If you bought your Xbox 360 second hand, they won't fix it for you. They won't fix your xbox 360 if you have opened the xbox up. There are a lot of ways to void your warranty, choose your poison.
If your warranty isn't valid anymore, your best bet is to actually take your Xbox 360 Repairs into your own hands.
The Three-Red-Lights blog has a step by step guide on how to permanently fix your Xbox 360, no matter what the error.
It has high res videos for every step so you can see everything in action. A lot of people have done their own Xbox 360 Repairs and saved themselves a lot of grief.
If you're lazy and want a quick temporary fix, check out my blog post on the towel trick, but I'd really recommend doing it the right way for a permanent fix. The Towel Trick
Daniel Scott owns and maintains one of the most popular resources on the net for learning how to fix the three red light error on the xbox 360. Three Red Lights is a free blog with tips and tricks to keeping the Red Ring of Death at bay.