In Pictures -- Xbox 360 DIY Repair

So how does this curious towel-related remedy work exactly? Well, first of all, your console needs to be suffering from general hardware failure -- otherwise known as the red-ring-of-death. If the power indicator has changed colour from green to red, you should be in luck, but if it’s belching smoke and emitting sparks of electricity, we advise leaving your 'toolbox' on the towel rack.

Naturally, we make no guarantees that this unorthodox method will permanently fix your console, but with a bit of luck, your dearly departed machine should make a Lazarus-style comeback. What have you got to lose?

To follow our ridiculously easy step-by-step instructions, read on!

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