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One flashing red light on player 3 and 4 alternate flashing E79

I got three red lights last nite turned of console unpluged an it worked fine for a while it then keept freezing,and now it comes up E79 and has one red ring on player 3 section please help was told because its not 3 red lights now I will have to pay for repair.This is the 2nd christmas my 360 has broke and 3rd time it will have had to go back.




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That may be an error caused by the harddrive not making good contact with the xbox, could be external or internal problem. IF YOU HAVE WARRANTY DO NOT OPEN THE XBOX OR THAT WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY
Try this:
remove that hard drive and try to play without it to see if that's tha problem. if it works put it back on and try it again. If thats not the problem try this

Console reset codes
Clear All Installed Game Updates and Console Cache

1. Go to the "system" blade
2. Select "memory"
3. Press Y on the HD symbol
4. Press X,X, Left Bumper, Right Bumper, X,X
5. A message will appear saying: "Do you want to perform maintenance on your Xbox 360 storage devices?"
6. Select Yes

Clear Any Failed system updates that cause the console to error.

1. With the console off, press and hold the sync up button for 5 seconds (the small white one)
2. While holding the sync button press the power button to turn on the console (do not relese the button)
3. Continue to hold the sync button until the Console has booted up completely.
4. During the boot process the console should clear any failed updates, allowing you to use it normally.

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E79 is a hard drive problem. It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it

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1. Try restarting the console.
2. If restarting the console does not resolve the behavior, follow these steps:
* Turn the console off.
* Unplug all the power and AV cables from the console.
* Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
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4. Also examine the lights on the power supply. When you turn on the console, the power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on the RoL flash red.

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  1. Try restarting the console.
  2. If restarting the console does not resolve the behavior, follow these steps:
    • Turn the console off.
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    • Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
    • Firmly reconnect all the cables.
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  1. Try restarting the console.
  2. If restarting the console does not resolve the behavior, follow these steps:
    • Turn the console off.
    • Unplug all the power and AV cables from the console.
    • Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
    • Firmly reconnect all the cables.
    • Turn on the console.
  3. If these steps do not resolve the behavior, turn the console off, remove the hard drive, and then turn on the console. If the 3x Red LED error light is no longer displayed, turn the console off, re-attach the hard drive, and then turn on the console.
  4. Also examine the lights on the power supply. When you turn on the console, the power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on the RoL flash red.
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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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Hi Andrew Jones,

According to Microsoft Support 3 red bars flashing usually means you have an hardware failure. Here is a link to Microsoft Support that may help you out.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907534

I hope this helps.

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  1. Try restarting the console.
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    • Unplug all the power and AV cables from the console.
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  4. Also examine the lights on the power supply. When you turn on the console, the power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on the RoL flash red.
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