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The theory around the towel fix is quite simple. You see, the main problem behind the red ring of death is that the Xbox 360 too hot. When the system gets so hot internal components, particularly the X-clamps, start to bend and flex and put extreme stress on the motherboard and Gpu. When enough stress is applied to the motherboard, the brittle solder joints will start to break and crack. These broken solder joints, in turn, cause the Xbox 360 to start flashing a trouble code: the red ring of doom.Often buying the latest technology is foolhardy, both in terms of cost (it’s usually much more expensive to buy the latest-greatest), but also in terms of headaches.The iPhone isn’t just a phone, it’s a mini-computer that can browse the web, play video games, write emails and go on Facebook. My dad uses one as his only computer. But to call it a “computer” almost seems wrong, because for decades computers have been these huge boxes that you had to be an expert to know how to use. And that weird things could go wrong with at any time, and you had to call in a relative to help you figure out what was wrong with them.