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Red lights on the exbox

My exbox is lighting up with the red lights but only 3 out of the 4? what does that mean?

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This is the classic 3 Red lights of Death(3RLOD), Typically meaning the processors did not pass the Power on Self test (POST). Do not do the towel trick, it will completely destroy the motherboard.
So many websites are posting procedures for X-Clamp mod and I believe most of them are not thorough enough to solve the problem. Contact Info@PlaystationClinic.com on this issue. You need a X-Clamp modification, or send it back to Microsoft.

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My xbox has 3 flashing red lights on front. What does this mean


It means your system has the dreaded RROD Or Red Ring Of Death,

If you turn the system on and hold the sync button and then hit the eject button, You can find its code you will have to do it 4 times, 1 light means 1 2 lights means 2 3 Means 3 and 4 lights means 0.

You can usually get a code like 0020 0102 and so on, below is a link that will tell you what each error code means,

also look at the back of your system locate the manufacture date, If it's within 3 years of that date don't open the system call microsoft and have them fix it for free.

http://llamma.com/xbox360/repair/Xbox-360-error-codes.htm

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2 red lights - overheating

3 red lights GPU and CPU have burnt out

4 red lights - the AV cable is not in correctly

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1 red light happens because the scaler chip is getting too hot and you will need to fix it you can do this yourself or you can send it in to have it fixed.

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But also, don't mess with your exbox to much when the 3 lights come on, you might make a spark and 4 lights will show. By then, you would have to take it to a shop or get a new one.

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You can check out the informative blog post at http://www.fix-xbox360.info/2008/09/11/xbox-360-disc-read-error-e74-error-no-video-problem/
This post describes the E74 error with one red light problem.

hope it helps...

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http://www.xbox360forum.com/forum/xbox-360-console/64180-what-do-three-solid-red-lights-mean.html

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4 red light is a problem with your AV cable.
THINGS TO TRY
  1. Make sure that the AV cable is correctly connected to the xbox 360
  2. Disconnect the AV cable from the Xbox 360 console, and then reconnect the AV cable to the Xbox 360 console.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

    You can also check to see what the error code is yourself if your not sure whats wrong with it.

    To do this, you turn your x-box on, press the Connect button on the console itself and hold it in. Now press the DVD eject button to and look at the lights. it should be flashing 1 light, 2 lights, 3 lights, or 4 lights. grab a piece of paper and write down how many lights are showing. While still holding the connect button, press the eject button again. Write down how many lights are showing again. Then press eject again, and write it down. Then do it one more time and write it down. After you do this, then come back on fixya.com and let me know what error code it is.

    1 Red light = 1
    2 Red lights = 2
    3 Red lights = 3
    4 red lights = 0

    so an example of what you might write down would be:
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0
0
1

which would be 0001.

If you figure out the error, you can also visit the following website and determine what it is and if you can fix it yourself:

http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/Xbox-360-error-codes.htm

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