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When i turn my xbox 360 on 4 red lights keep flashin a console wont turn on

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It's called "the red ring of death" Pretty much the xbox version of the "blue screen of death"

Every eventually gets it, even I did.

Since all four lights are flashing on the front of your console, this is the easiest problem to fix.
It means the AV cable is not properly inserted into the back of the console. Just make sure the cord “clicks” once it has been inserted into the unit. If that doesn’t work, of course call the repair center. But reinserting the cable should fix the problem. It worked for me. ~_^

Posted on Sep 22, 2008


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(do it on your own risk} it has 70%chances to problem solved.
it is just a trick dont blame me if anything happend

try to unplug all wires and replug ***

1. run xbox for 1/2 hr
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Your X box is Over Heating. here is a description of this issue below.

Alternatively Overheating can be cause by the console locking up or "freezing" after a set amount of time. Lockups that occur at a specific point in a game are generally problems with the game itself and not caused by overheating.

  1. Let the Xbox 360 console cool.
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  2. Verify that the console has sufficient ventilation and that the fan is operating. For more information about ventilation, see the "More Information" section.
To try to prevent this problem, use the following precautions:
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  • Do not put the Xbox 360 console in a confined space, such as a bookcase, a rack, or a stereo cabinet, unless the space is well-ventilated.
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Some people think that doing this might help "fix" an overheating console, in fact doing so could cause even bigger problems. Electronic devices like your console are made to function at and around room temperature, extreme cold temperatures can often cause just as many problems as extreme warm temperatures (such as overheating). Also if the console is located in a dramatically cold area while running, the difference in temperature between the hot console and cold air can create condensation which in turn will short out your console making the situation far worse. Condensation will happen more quickly if your console is overheating due to the greater difference in temperature. In short... DON'T DO IT.

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