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No red rings but won't show no pic or sound

At the beginning it showed me red light in the fourth quadrant, but then I cleaned it a bit, checked the cables and when I rebooted it there were no red lights (green as usual) but still I couldn't get the video or the sound on my tv (and I tried on 2 different TV's). It just shows me some green sparkles goind up and down. help

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  • tikidude92 Dec 20, 2008

    I have the same problem but I never got the one red ring and I have sound. I also have the green dots moving across the screen.



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Tryin putting the plug in a different port or try taking it off hd and use the yellow, red, white plug

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My Xbox 360 shows two red lights when it starts up which means it's overheating. But it does it right away before it even has a chance to overheat. The ac adapter works fine and I don't know what's...

this problem cannot be solved can get a new 360 console
you gotto contact the customer service
  1. you have to regester your 360 to do that click here
  2. then check what probem you have to check click here
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Dec 17, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red ring around on off button

Each quadrant on the set of flashing red lights indicates a different issue. If all of the lights but the first section are flashing, this means a general hardware failure has occurred. There is little to be done other than trying to unhook and reattach your cables. This problem is a sure sign a visit to the repair center is in your console's future. If the problem is indicated in the second quadrant of the system, it is merely overheating. As too many hours of GRAW will do that to a unit, the proposed cure here is to unplug the unit from the power supply, let it sit to cool down, and perhaps begin scouting for a better location to store your precious investment.

A problem indicated in the third quadrant of the Xbox 360 ring of light is diagnosed as a hardware failure. Once again, try re-inserting all of your cords and cables, but this problem should definitely be dealt with by the repair center. If all four lights are flashing on the front of your console, this is perhaps the easiest problem to fix. This is an issue with the AV cable not being properly inserted into the back of the console. The cure? Just make sure the cord "clicks" once it has been inserted into the unit. If that doesn't work, of course call the repair center, but the four lights are the easiest of the problems to rectify.

Dec 06, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red rings on the xbox 360 wont connect to live wont let me recover gamertag

The red rings are a fatal Xbox 360 error. There is no way to solve this problem except by having a qualified professional perform a reflow to the problem Chip. This can usually be determined based on the number of quadrants lit.
  • 1 Red Quadrant is usually System Error. A "E##" error code will be displayed on the screen. Most common is E74.
  • 2 Red Quadrants indicates the console is overheating.
  • 3 Red Quadrants indicates hardware failure. A secondary error code can be acquired by pressing and holding the sync button then while continuing to hold the sync button repeatedly pressing the eject button and noting the number of red quadrants that becomes lit.
  • 4 Red Quadrants indicates that either no A/V (Audio / Video ) Connection is available.
Good Luck! Let me know if you have any further questions. If you tell me which number of quadrants or the error code I can point you in the right direction.

Jun 04, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My controller just shows all four lights flashing and when i try to sync it, the lights just keep spinning round and does'nt connect

The wired and wireless controllers can be actively connected to an Xbox 360 console all at one time. Each connected controller is assigned a quadrant on the Ring of Light. Before you can connect a wireless controller, at least one quadrant must be free and will be unlit.

Connecting an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to an Xbox 360 Console is called Connecting. To connect a controller to a console:
First, Press and hold down the Guide Button on the wireless controller until it turns on.
Second, Press and release the power button to turn the console on.
Third, Press and release the connect button on the console.
Fourth, Press and release the connect button on the controller.
Fifth, After the ring of light on the controller and console spin and flash once, the controller is connected. The quadrant that remains lit indicates the controller's position.

Four Green lights on the controller's Ring of Light flash continuously

The Please Reconnect Controller message appears on the monitor

There is interference and the controller does not respond properly

Step 1: Ensure that either the AA batteries are new or the Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack has a full charge.

Step 2: Ensure that you have performed the proper procedure to connect the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to the console.

Step 3: If still experiencing issues, ensure there is a clear line of sight between the front of the console and the wireless controller. If there are any obstructions, especially metal objects, remove them.

Step 4: 2.4 gigahertz cordless telephones, microwave ovens, and Bluetooth headsets for cell phones can interfere with the operation of the wireless controller. Turn off or unplug those devices and then try to connect the wireless controller to the console again.

Step 5: If these steps did not resolve the issue, the wireless controller may need to be replaced.

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What do i do when i get one red ring?

If you mean that all four quadrants of the ring are flashing red, check your A/V cable. Make sure all cables are nice and snug on both the Xbox and the Television.

If only 1 red light is showing, flashing or not, check any error messages listed on the screen and try Xbox support

May 02, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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I keep getting three red rings in the part where it shows how may controllers are playing and i can't get any of my games to play or my controllers to work

Three lights flash red on the Ring of Light (RoL) on the front of your Xbox 360 console. The upper-right quadrant light is the only light that does not flash red. The three flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with your Xbox 360 console.

You can try one or two things.

1. Turn on your xbox and check to see if the power supply light is green. If it is green there is a problem with the system. If it is red it means you should check your connections and restart the xbox.

2. These rings have a tendency of meaning that there is a problem with the system itself. Most companies sell extra insurance to cover this "ROL" Ring of life. You can contact Microsoft by calling them. The number is usually listed on the back of the video game booklets.

I wish you the best and I hope this resolved your problem

Happy Gaming

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Xbox freezes with a sharp sound, usually starts shortly after a game begins

You may have the ring of death it usually shows red lights look

Mar 30, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 red lights

2 red lights flashing is'nt too bad of a deal. just reposition your xbox 360 to a place where more airflow can get to it. plus, dont have anything that gives off heat near the xbox 360, thats vary important to give it room for cool air. it worked for me

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