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If you're talking about a "red ring" then the xbox is shot. It is caused from a little plate that overheats and breaks off. Call the company and tell them, I've heard of people getting brand new replacements.
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,
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.
I CAN FIX IT! There are links that show you how to repair this issue
yourself (but they are not very clear and every thing is very fragile
inside the XBOX 360) or you can contact me via reply on here and we can
discuss the issue further as I recently repaired my XBOX 360 with the
same issues and it works better than when was brand new. It is a heat
sync problem that has to be repaired by someone with indepth electronics
knowledge. THERE ARE OTHER EASIER ISSUE TO REPAIR I JUST NEED MORE
SPECIFICS AS TO PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED. try this link as well
Im sorry bout the xbox, trust me i know how it feels for a system to mess up and ive read the Xbox 360 flashing red, is indicating some major trouble is about to go down.
sorry for the bad news.
i hope i have helped!!!!
the G.P.U has more than likely detached from the main board.
the x clamp mod is more of a diagnostic procedures than an actual repair function. The G.P.U will need to be re-flowed to
the main board then lightly but firmly clamp to the board
then stress tested (force it to run hot for 15 min shut off and
repeat 3 times)
3 Solid Red lights usually means that a cable is unplugged. Check all cables (unplug and plug back in)...you may need to replace power cable if issue is still ocurring. If it is 3 Flashing red lights, this is known as the Red Rings of Death, i.e. your XBOX is dead and needs to be completely replaced.
If i was you i would take advantage of the fact that microsoft have extended their warranty on the 'flashing lights problem' to three years and phone them and see whether it works for 'solid lights'. They should take it and either repair it or send a new one out.
if for any reason they wont take your xbox away call:
and they should be very helpful.
Hope this helps, if it does please rate
Thanks and good luck!