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Three red lights on after downloading latest xbox live update

Screen froze and went pixelated as it was asking me to choose one of the gay avatars, then three red flashing lights came on and that was that,I dont even use it much and its only about 18 months old.
Bugger!

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  • calanwac Jan 11, 2009

    my screen went pixelated, now turns on with 3 red flashing lights.

  • Lalit Varadpande
    Lalit Varadpande May 11, 2010

    call Microsoft and tell them about the light status.if you are lucky you will get a replacement console..

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Microsoft should solve this problem its either a hard drive malfunction or a problem with the cooling on the xbox 360 console. the same thing happened to my system after not using it for an extended period of time

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