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Three red light error

Cant play xbox three light error

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  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    three lights flashing red and won't turn on


  • ned123 Sep 12, 2008

    three red lights

  • darran7 Sep 12, 2008

    three red lights can't play.

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When someone say that his/her Xbox is having 3 red lights problem, It means it needs to be repaired. If you are using Cooler than it is not a cure but a prevention. You could have used cooler before acutally having the problem just to prevent your Xbox. But now you will have to either get it repaired from Microsoft (in case your Xbox's warranty is not expired, but one thing to note is that you will have to wait for at least 3-4 weeks to get back your Xbox) or you can Fix your Xbox's 3 Flashing red lights problem yourself with the help of DIY Video guide available on Internet. You can fix yourself without any technical knowledge.

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Three red lights come on and i can't boot it up. has anyone got any tips to solve this

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Contact MS if your box is still under warranty(3 year for 3 red light)

or buy a xclamp replacement kit to fix it your self.

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Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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microsoft put out 360 consols flawed when they heat up the mother board flexes and the processor comes away from the mother board it has somthing 2 do with the brackets they used but u can buy a kit on e bay that u can do urself i got mine 4 £2.50 itis a new bracket with replacment screws and springsthat stops the board moving therfor holding the processor in place it also comes with instructions and they e mail a video showing how 2 do it i havnt done mine yet im waiting 4 the parts

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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Everytime i turn my xbox360 on its flashing red like it the red ring of death


1 Red Light

Your system indicates this error when only the bottom right part of the ring is flashing. When you have 1 red light on the Xbox 360, it is usually associated with an error code you see on the screen, such as the Xbox 360 error code E74.

Searching for this error code online or in the Microsoft support site will give you the description and solution. Usually the problem lies on the DVD drive whether it is the wrong firmware or lacks a chip.

It may also be a hard drive error which can be resolved by taking it out and putting it back in or it can be a voltage error which usually occurs if you have added accessories to it. It is best to research the error code so you know exactly what to do.

2 Red Lights

One of the most common is when two red lights are flashing. No need to panic if you see only see the Xbox 360 2 red lights. Its sole meaning is that the console is too hot and needs to cool down. Power down the system and try again in a few minutes or if possible after an hour or two.

After giving the system some rest and playing in a much cooler environment, you should be back to your gaming in better performance. If the problem persists however, you may need to have it serviced to have the cooling issue fixed.

3 Red Lights

If you see three flashing lights, you are experiencing the infamous Xbox three red lights problem that many other gamers are frustrated with. You may also know it as the Red Ring of Death.

At one point 1 out of every 3 Xbox 360 owners experienced this problem. This is the one error that you do not want to get. This highlights that there is a serious Xbox 360 hardware problem.

Your options are to send your console back to Microsoft for repair or to fix it yourself. Be prepared to spend a nice amount of money ($140 or so) if you are sending your system to Microsoft and you no longer have the Xbox 360 warranty.

If you want to try to fix the problem yourself then you can see reviews of guides that we recommend to show you step by step how to perform the repair.

4 Red Lights

If you have to get any flashing lights on your Xbox 360, pray that this is the one. If the entire ring flashes, it is a minor problem that indicates that the AV cable isn't connected properly or in rare instances, the cable is damaged. Make sure everything is properly connected and replace it if It still doesn't work.

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My xbox 360 is getting the three red lights but power bar is off


it's scaler chip is damaged, if it shows the e74 error. but if it isnt, your scaler chip is somehow getting damaged by overheating. my advice is to buy a intercooler.

Dec 10, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Comes on for a few seconds then goes to two red rings 1 and 3


Then stay it away form any heat then have it have some space but dont over heat it then it will have three flashing lights and then if it has three flashing lights then you cant play anymore.

Nov 07, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red light blinking system error E74


this might be a hardware failure. try turning it off then back, or try keeping a fan on it when you play on and if that doesn't work call 1800myxbox there you'll find step by step instructions to send it down to texas and get it fixed. if that happens three times you will recieve a brand new xbox 360 that has that problem fixed. also keep in mind to keep your hard drive before you send it to be fixed. i really hope this helps with your problem
-good luck

Jul 14, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Hi my xbox keeps flashing red light cant play any games at all


if its three its broken xbox can fix it for free you have to phone and then they will tell you and if its really bad u can send it to them

Apr 20, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Pro System Console

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Three red lights


microsoft put out 360 consols flawed when they heat up the mother board flexes and the processor comes away from the mother board it has somthing 2 do with the brackets they used but u can buy a kit on e bay that u can do urself i got mine 4 £2.50 itis a new bracket with replacment screws and springsthat stops the board moving therfor holding the processor in place it also comes with instructions and they e mail a video showing how 2 do it i havnt done mine yet im waiting 4 the parts

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3 red redlights


Call 1-800-4MY-XBOX. All XBox360 consoles have a 3-year limited warranty protecting against the 3 red lights. Since the XBox360 hasn't even been out for three years yet, yours should still be under warranty and will be replaced for free.

Apr 15, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox shuts off


It may actually be that your power box has failed or died. If so than you cant do anything really.Sorry.

Feb 10, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1 red light


take the hardrive off. then ur xbox will play BUT u gotta repair the hardrive and u cant go on xbox live or save games. Good luck Tay206

Aug 28, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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