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Help.. My xbox has 3 reds lights

My xbox 360 is flashing 3 red lights makes no noise it opens and closes just fine. i can't play it though....... HELP Im lost with my BOX

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  • proskater03 Dec 30, 2008

    i was playing a match in halo 3 and all of a sudden i got the red lights of death

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Hello.
This is a common problem from the Xbox 360.

The only way to fix this problem is to call Microsoft or email them. Its something to do with the hardware failure. Its over heated. Their is one way to fix it but temporary.
Its called the towel trick.

First, Unplug your xbox.
Then wrap it around with Heavy towels dont expose anything on the xbox 360. Cover everything.
Then plug in the xbox 360 while the towels are around it. After you do all that you wait 15 minutes. Then unwrap the towel from the xbox 360. It should be very hot. Let it cool down for 2 minutes then plug everything in and it should work.
But I hope this helps you.

Good luck!

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