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One red flashing light on 360 and error code E73

When i unplug the 360 from the tv, the red light goes off, but when connected to the tv, one red flashing light comes back. i tried hooking it up with a different connection, but still same problem..whats up

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  • ducedog77 Dec 15, 2008

    the bottom two, it alternates from the left to the right depending on what direction the xbox is positioned

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    i have same problem and they say it costs 60 quid to repair

  • gadlad Feb 10, 2009

    bottom left light turns red when i turn on my xbox. my xbox is standing upright.

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    ONE FLASHING LIGHT

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When turning on the Xbox 360, a red light would be flashing at the fouth section of the Ring of Light. You should then recieve a ghost screen indicating an error E 73.
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5.) When RRoD appears (One Red Light), wait for about 10 to 15 minutes or maybe less for the Xbox 360 to overheat.
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7.) Unplug only the cable connected to the TV. You can unplug the power cord if you want to. Then let it cool for about 30 minutes or so (Feel the Xbox 360 if it's cool or still warm)
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