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Problem of red light flashing

My xbox 360 core system has a problem 3out of 4 red light is flashing and machine is not starting

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    my xbox 360 core system has a problem 3out of 4 red light are flashing and picture is not coming

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I saw a 360 do the same red ring one time when the power cord wasn't completely plugged in to the back of the console. Check and make sure all of your connections are good and tight. I 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.

Jan 07, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 Console: my xboxs 360 has three red lights flashing...


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1) Remove your hard drive and/or memory units.
2) Run "Initial Setup" under the system blade.
3) Decline inserting HDD or memory unit when prompted.
4) Sync your controller and pop in a game.


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May 17, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox360 has one red light flashing


1 red light usualy means hardware failure. There is another error code you can get of of xbox. While machine is on push the the sync button on console and while sync is pushed in press eject button. The lights on the console will give you youre first digit. Theres 4 in total. Repeat pressing the sync and eject button till you have got the four digits and console is back to the red light.
When getting codes the lights will light up. 1 red light means 1 2 means 2 and so on. 4 red lights means 0. Let us know and ill get back to you.

Apr 05, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox360 will not stop flashing red


Sorry, only answer is to phone xbox and arrange to have repaired. Good news is its all free and should be back with you in 2 weeks.

Sep 20, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1flashing red light


one red light is also the E71 error as well.

Aug 04, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Three red lights


microsoft put out 360 consols flawed when they heat up the mother board flexes and the processor comes away from the mother board it has somthing 2 do with the brackets they used but u can buy a kit on e bay that u can do urself i got mine 4 £2.50 itis a new bracket with replacment screws and springsthat stops the board moving therfor holding the processor in place it also comes with instructions and they e mail a video showing how 2 do it i havnt done mine yet im waiting 4 the parts

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RED lights flashing


This is going to sound like a very strange solution, but it worked for me, twice. My xbox 360 gave me the red ring of death once, and in my despair I asked a few friends about anything they can think of, and one suggested letting it run for 10 minutes while wrapped in a towel, or blanket. By that point I was desperate enough to try it (I had bought a refurbished one, so it wasn't under warranty anymore), and lo and behold, my xbox 360 is as good as new. Basically what you're doing is shocking the system into working via overheating... I know that doesn't make much sense, but, like I said before, it worked twice for me. Hope this helps!

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4 red lights


Make sure that the AV cable is correctly connected to the Xbox 360 console.

Disconnect the AV cable from the Xbox 360 console, and then reconnect the AV cable to the Xbox 360 console.

If the four flashing red lights continue to flash, try wiping the metal area of the AV pack with a dry cloth. The metal area is the end that plugs into the console. Wipe the metal area thoroughly, and then try the AV Pack again.

If the AV cable is correctly connected but the four red lights are still flashing, substitute a different AV cable if you have one available.

Dec 26, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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