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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


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    three red lights

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    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.

Repair Kit

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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Three of the lights on the Ring of Light on the front of your Xbox 360 console flash red View products that this article applies to. if (!loadTOCNode) {var loadTOCNode = function(){}} Expand all | Collapse all if (kb_page_object) { kb_page_object.kb_imageExpandHoverText = 'Click to expand this image'; } SYMPTOMS Three lights flash red on the Ring of Light (RoL) on the front of your Xbox 360... loadTOCNode(1, 'symptoms'); Three lights flash red on the Ring of Light (RoL) on the front of your Xbox 360 console. The upper-right quadrant light is the only light that does not flash red. uparrow.gifBack to the top CAUSE The three flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with... loadTOCNode(1, 'cause'); The three flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with your Xbox 360 console. uparrow.gifBack to the top MORE INFORMATION If you are experiencing this problem, you can submit a console-repair request on... loadTOCNode(1, 'moreinformation'); If you are experiencing this problem, you can submit a console-repair request online. However, before you submit your request, first try the following two steps to verify the problem:
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