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360 stopped working

Got red lights flashing on left side of ring i have left it to cool for hour and half but still not work and didnt feel hot any way

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  • Souldestroya Oct 07, 2008

    Was watching a DVD, heard strange noise coming from the 360 and screen went blank. Then the Red light started flashing around the power button. 360 has not worked since so its not an overheating issue. Does this mean i need to get a new system or can it be fixed?

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    I turned on the box to play Madden 09. the screen got fuzzy lines and it stopped responding to my buttons. I turned it off and then I got a read light around the power button.

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    Warren Held May 11, 2010

    Which of the light sections are blinking?

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Your video chip has overheated and needs reflowed. If it is under warranty send it to microsoft. If it isn't you will have to find a service center that can reflow it. I work at one that can reflow it. It is one of the only service centers in the midwest that can do it.

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Has 3 red blinking lights


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Red Ring of Death: Red Flashing XBOX 360 Lights Explained Common Xbox 360 Red Ring Errors The XBOX has a reported 54.2% failure rate which makes the XBOX 360 gaming consoles' worst "lemon" to date. If you find yourself with the red flashing lights error, --> lg.php?category_id=15&content_type=article&content_type_id=2663399&key_page=682482001924178892&site_id=1&bannerid=11791&campaignid=3153&zoneid=23&loc=1&referer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.associatedcontent.com%2farticle%2f2663399%2fred_ring_of_death_red_flashing_xbox.html%3fcontent_type%3darticle%26content_type_id%3d2663399&cb=8da55f49a0 follow this guide to try and pinpoint the problem with your XBOX 360.

1 Red Ring = Serious Hardware Failure
I f your XBOX 360 has a 1 red flashing light error, you're more than likely in big trouble. The 1 flashing red ring of light can be due to GPU or CPU failure, RAM overheating, a DVD drive error, or some serious problem with your Xbox 360's internal components. The most common 1 flashing red ring lights error is the E74 error. The E74 error is no easy fix for the Xbox 360 and usually has to be repaired by the manufacturer [though some have managed to repair it with the heat gun trick - but be careful]

2 Red Rings = Overheating
Mostly all red flashing lights on the Xbox 360 rings are due to overheating in some way or other, but the 2 red rings singles out overheating as the main issue. When doing the X-Clamp fix the 2 red rings are required to fix the Xbox 360 by overheating the CPU. If you get this Xbox 360 error without doing the X-Clamp fix, you probably just need to let your Xbox 360 cool down for a few hours. Make sure that all vents aren't blocked off and that your Xbox fans are working properly in order to repair this problem.

3 Red Rings = Basic Hardware Failure
The most common error on the Xbox 360 is the 3 red rings - also known as the Red Rings of Death (RRoD). This flashing lights problem is the main cause of Xbox 360's 54.2% failure rate. The 3 red flashing lights can be due to lots of different errors but is mainly due to the X-Clamps in your Xbox 360 and overheating. Fortunately, lots of people were able to fix this issue using the X-Clamp and heat gun fix. Follow this list of error codes to find out the real issue with the 3 red rings because there are quite a few of them.

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I am having the infamous Red Ring Of Death issue, ...


Sections 1, and 3 are flashing red
- Overheating
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.

THINGS TO TRY

1. Let the Xbox 360 console cool.
Note You may have to wait several hours for the console to cool enough. Do not turn on the console when the console is hot.
2. Verify that the console has sufficient ventilation and that the fan is operating.

PREVENTION SUGGESTIONS
To try to prevent this problem, use the following precautions:

* Do not block any ventilation openings on the Xbox 360 console.
* Do not put the Xbox 360 console on a bed, on a sofa, or on any other soft surface that may block ventilation openings.
* 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.
* Do not put the Xbox 360 console near any heat source, such as a radiator, a heat register, a stove, or an amplifier.


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I droped my xbox on the floor


  1. Let your Xbox 360 console cool. You may have to wait several hours for your console to cool enough. Don't turn on your Xbox 360 console when the console is hot.
  2. Verify that your Xbox 360 console is well ventilated by making sure that the console is not in an enclosed space. You may hear the fans operating.
  3. If the two lights continue to flash red after you try steps 1 and 2, contact Xbox Customer Support.

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2 red rings or lights on my xbox 360 after i tried fixing RROD


ok u need to leave it on for about 30 min. (u only need power cord in) when ur done with that, put it together and it should work for me.

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I have 2 red rings on my xbox 360 but i dont understand what they mean...


The 2 flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with your Xbox 360 console. The main thing that causes the 2 red lights to start flashing is because of overheating and as the motherboard within the console takes more heat it actually warps and bends until the solders become loose.

Once this happens you will receive the 2 red lights. Even before you get the 2 red lights you may have noticed your games freezing and this is caused in the same way, by overheating. As the chips take more heat they shut off to prevent lasting damage, although they can only do this a number of times until you get the Xbox 360 2 Red Lights.

To fix the problem you need to stop the level of heat the motherboard takes and you can do this in a number of ways, but it will involve opening up your Xbox and working on it. In addition, you could always send your Xbox back to Microsoft as they are offering free repair for this error, you will just need to wait 3-4 weeks that's all.

There is one more option available in the form of DIY Video Guide, that will explain you step by step approach to fix red ring of death within one hour without any technical knowledge.

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Red Ring of Death crops up when my 360 gets too hot.


is it just the two lights on the the left? thats the code for overheated. i suggest putting it in a well ventilated area or get an intercooler.

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What does 2 flashing lights mean on an xbox 360?


The two red flashing lights on the left side of the circle indicate the thermal limit has been reached. (over-heating) Check to see if the fan on the back of the unit is blowing air. There are external fans that can be added to keep the GPU. (Graphics Processing Unit) and CPU (Central Processing Unit) temp down. Keeping the temp down can prevent the dreaded RRD. (Red Ring of Death) Here is link as an example of a cooling fan. http://www.gamerepairparts.com/xbox-360-cooling-.html
Shop around and find one that you like. Remember, when it comes to these computer chips, cooler is safer.

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weel you see i had the same problem, and it is because of the heatsinc unit in your x box over heating not your xbox. you can send it back to microsoft if you have a warrenty and they will fic it, or you can do what i did but my warrenty was out of date, i opend up my xobox and reversed the cooling fans, you can find ou thow to open your xbox on you tube or google it, but when you do get it open take the big white plastic piece out open the tabs for the cooling fans and reverse it so the air blows on the inside. i did this and my xbox is working like it was new. only do this if your xbox is out of warrenty though. i am not responisble for what you do to your xbox. this is just a suggestion.

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360 woes


Microsoft have an extended three year warranty now for the red light problem, get in touch with them and they should either replace or repair your xbox, as long as you haven't tampered with your seal. if they do not help you call 1800-4my-xbox and they will.
Good luck mate and please rate if this has helped you
Mick

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Two Red Lights

The two left quadrants of the Ring of Light flash red on the front of the Xbox 360 console
This behavior occurs when the internal temperature of the console exceeds the acceptable limits. You may think of this as too hot, overheating, and so on. Make sure the fans are operating and the system has adequate ventilation.

Since you've been inside it's possible that a heatsink or some other part of the cooling system is not working properly or is loose. Check all these!

Good Luck!

Nov 17, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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