Does the Xbox 360 towel trick really work? No doubt you are asking that question because the very idea of using towels to fix the Xbox 360 sounds ridiculous!
That is exactly how I felt when I first heard about it and I am happy to tell you that I still feel the same way! Many desperate Xbox 360 gamers have tried using the towel trick to fix the red ring of death, but does it really work?
What the towel trick involves
Obviously you need some towels for this trick, 3 actually, at least that is what some of the towel ‘experts’ say! The first step is to wrap the 3 towels around your Xbox 360 while it is still switched on!
Sound dangerous? You bet! Wrapping towels around any electrical device while it is switched on presents a serious fire hazard, which is probably why it is recommended that you have a fire extinguisher handy!
The reason for the towels is to increase the internal temperature enough to melt any broken solder joints allowing them to re-solder. When the towels are removed the solder cools down and then hardens.
Does it really work?
Although the towel trick is a quick fix and can get your Xbox 360 working again quite quickly, the fix doesn’t last for long and it has to be repeated every few days or so!
Sounds great in theory, unfortunately though, it’s not quite as simple as that! Using this method puts unnecessary strain on the internal components and ultimately destroys the Xbox 360!
The bottom line is that the towel trick does more harm than good and should be avoided unless you want to turn your Xbox 360 into an expensive paperweight!
Repair your console without towels!
If you are really serious about fixing the ring of death then it is far better to invest in a professional Xbox 360 repair guide. These guides take out all the risk of repairing your console and they are a lot safer.
These guides are developed by professionals in the industry and they show you how fix your Xbox 360 permanently rather than just being a quick fix.
Thousands of Xbox 360 gamers have successfully repaired their consoles by using one of these guides and have been amazed at how simple it is due to the excellent demonstration videos that show you exactly what to do.
The only downside I suppose with these guides is that they are not free, but you get what you pay for, right?