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I purchased an xbox 360 in September of 2007. I now have the "3 Red rings" popping up when I turn on the console. I read an article that's also from 2007 that Microsoft would fix any console with this problem at no charge. Is this statement legit still? Here is the link: http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2007/07/microsoft-offers-free-repair-of-xbox-360-three-red-flashing-lights-errors/

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Yes they have a 3 year warranty,i have sent back 2.go to www.xbox.com and register your xbox and request a repair and they will ship out a box and everything will be free.if you would rather call it's 1-800-4my-xbox.if this was helpful to you please leave a feedback rating

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