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3 red flashing lights

Stopped working while watching dvd,now 3 red lights are flashing

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When someone say that his/her Xbox is having three Flashing red lightsproblem, It means it needs to be repaired. If you are using Cooler thanit is not a cure but a prevention. You could have used cooler beforeacutally having the problem just to prevent your Xbox. But now you willhave to either get it repaired from Microsoft (in case your Xbox'swarranty is not expired, but one thing to note is that you will have towait for at least 3-4 weeks to get back your Xbox) or you can Fix yourXbox'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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If all three except the upper right are flashing then i am afraid u have the RROD-red ring of death..call microsoft and they will send u a replacement after u describe the problem..i had three such replacements!!!
hope u get urs running ASAP!

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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PLAYSTATION3 80 GB has lights flashing:green,yellow,green then flashing red.had a dvd disk that would not eject.i took it apart and removed disk.the dvd had some damage in one spot.playstation will no


Hi there James
it seems to me like you have the yellow light of death, but don't worry this is something that can be fixed.
You have two options here
Option1 you can send the console to SONY for $150, they will send you a refurbished model oh and all data may be lost. The whole process usually takes about 4-6 weeks.
Option 2You can fix the problem at home with a PS3 repair guide worth only $40 a 3rd of the cost of sony, the ps3 will be fixed within the next hour or 2.
Hope this helps

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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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Stopped midway through game turned to flashing red light, now wont turn on flickers to green then flashes red again


Maybe you have the RLOD (red light of death)

Have a look at this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3HMykBcVhs&feature=related

yellow light of death is the same thing its another name for Red Light Of Death.

This video shows u how to repair it.

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Red light flashing


With the older FAT PS3, if you turn off the system from the main switch in the back then back ON. The red light should stop flashing. But if you do this and Power On again. Watch the color of the light. If it goes from red to yellow then flashing red light. Then this is the YLOD = Yellow Light Of Death. This can only be fixed by shipping it back to Sony ($150.00) or void the warranty and take the system apart to reflow the motherboard. There are guides on Youtube if you have the right tools. I have done the reflow many of times.

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Flashing Red Light


take of the top then take out the disk drive and pull the game out. Then send it to Sony to have them fix it.

May 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wont work, red flashing light


If it flashes yellow to you have the Yellow light of death. google it. otherwise its just overheated

Apr 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Screen flashing back and freezing during games


If your PS3 is freezing up then this happens in much the same way as the 3 red lights on the Xbox 360.

The GPU and the CPU heat up and you need to stop the heat to fix it.

You can send it in and pay $130 to get it fixed or you can use the recommended PS3 Repair guide that will have it fixed for you in under an hour!

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3 red lights, but nothing turns on


sorry to say that is the Red ring of death your gonna have to send it to microsoft and they will repair it for free

Jun 14, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Flashing red power light Only


This means it is broken down. You need to call playstation, to find the number go to www.playstation.com. My friend had the same problem, that means there's something wrong with it.

Jan 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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This is weird


If it's working fine I wouldn't worry about it. It was just rebooting itself due to the unexpected power failure, just like your home computer would. I would suggest using a surge protector to plug your 360 into, if this happens again you might not be so lucky. If you alrady have one then great!

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