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My original xbox turns on but then it says it needs to be serviced and then flashes red what could this be

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    My xbox will not boot up until I let it run with the red light flashing for a while. Within 15-30 minutes I would turn the xbox off & back on it would boot up with no problem sometimes.

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Another question not being real specific? why dont you post the actual error code given, and anything you may of done before this happened.. sorry i cant help. provide more info and i can help ya...

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My xbox 360 is now showing flashing 1 red light on and off


These steps are taken from the support site as always, it's the first website where you should look.

Solution 1: Disconnect and reconnect cables
Here's how:
  1. Turn off your Xbox 360 console.
  2. Unplug all memory units, controllers, and accessories from your console.
  3. Unplug everything from the back of your console, including power and video cables.
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    Don't remove the hard drive.
  1. Reconnect your console's power supply.
  2. Reconnect each accessory one at a time, starting with a controller.
  3. After you've reconnected every accessory, turn the console on.
Solution 2: Remove the hard drive
To see whether the problem involves the original Xbox 360 Hard Drive, temporarily remove the hard disk drive. Here's how.
Note Not all Xbox 360 consoles include a hard drive. If your Xbox 360 console doesn't have a hard drive, to go Solution 3.
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Locate the hard drive on the top of the console (or on the left side, depending on how the console is oriented).
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  • Press the release button on the hard drive.
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  • Lift the hard drive away from the console.
hdseparating.jpg If these steps resolve the issue, reattach the hard drive to verify that the error occurs only when your Xbox 360 Hard Drive is connected.

Solution 3: Disconnect memory units or USB flash drives
Here's how:
  1. Turn off your Xbox 360 console.
  2. Unplug any memory units or USB flash drives attached to your console.
  3. Turn on the console.
If these steps resolve the problem, reattach the memory unit or USB flash drive to make sure the error occurs only when it's connected. If this is true, order a replacement memory unit or use another USB flash drive.

Solution 4: Request a repair
If the previous steps don't resolve the single flashing red light issue, there are no additional troubleshooting steps. Your original Xbox 360 console must be repaired at our service center. Start the repair process online.

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I have an original Xbox 360 console and an original Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter. I cannot connect to the Internet, but when I plug the adapter into the Xbox 360, the light turns red for a...


you can not fix it yourself, or you'll void xbox 360 warranty policy. If your xbox is flashing red, you have set off the red-ring-of-death, also known as (rrod) the ring itself is telling you your xbox has been damaged and needs to be fixed (not by you tho, but by the xbox company).This can be mostly caused by poor airflow thru the system and overheating from the cause of it. For future reference, try to research about keeping your xbox from having this happen. One thing you will less likely find in this search for help , is that you should avoid having your xbox 360 standing up. I know you can have it standing up the long way, because it looks more awsome this way, but the thing about that is, your giving the console less air ventilation from flowing thru the xbox that is needed. put the xbox on its flat side with all air vents showing and not blocked. This will cause less of a chance from getting (rrod) again.

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My son has been given an original Xbox. He has played with it for 2 days without trouble. When he went to turn it on this morning it loads the Xbox logo, then the mirosoft logo but then defaults to a...


I could repair the xbox for you or possibly replace any damaged parts mostly the hardrive. I wouldnt charge or anything since the console is old the means to repair are simple yet i would need the xbox here as its hard to give you the means to do so!

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Xbox Original flashing green and red


Hi there!

This is known as the Christmas lights or FRAG frequent red and green error.

Most of the time the screen is blank and if you were doing work recently such as modchipping this could be caused by solder splashes on the mobo or a shot MCPX chip. Removing the MCPX chip is impossible without very expensive equipment so if you can't find any solder splashes or you weren't soldering on the board junk the whole board.

However, since you said that your xbox is original, I would assume that you haven't done any modifications yet so chances are, the xbox can't find an AV cable connected to this unit. If you do have one, please check if your AV cable is damaged (a frayed or damaged wire). Replace your AV cables and your good to go.
Cheers!

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Red light on original xbox suggestn servicing required


I can help you fix your xbox but i need the service code number in the top corner of the screen suggesting servicing. You can email me at c_a_messmer@hotmail.com

Aug 26, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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Original xbox amber flashing lights, no error code


sounds like maybe the video on the xbox itself
what connector are you using?

Jul 29, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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3 flashing red lights


Have you tried unplug the system then turning it back on

if not you may need it repaired
https://service.xbox.com/servicehome.aspx

Dec 18, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 flashing red lights


got to e bay theres a guy on there selling plans on how to fix the three red lights will save u a lot of money as u wood have to send back to microsoft 4 fixing and its about £25 p&p the the repear on top then p&p back to u hope these helps e mail me if u need more info david666t@yahoo.co.uk thanks

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