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Red light flashes on the xbo 360

System is not booting up on the television at all.

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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    the three rings of death problem

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    got this problem too awesome site above! it worked for me!

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    There'sone red light flashing on the xbox 360

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    awesome thank you for your help ^^

  • herewego65 May 11, 2010

    My Question to you is did u have the cables connected to your tv

    because if u didnt that is the problem if you do i have no clue



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This can sometimes be as simple as re-plugging all the cables into the 360. When the a/v cable is not in correctly then it will flash red in all 4 corners. if its any other such as the dreaded 3 red rings of death (3rrod) then you need to replace the x-clamps, re-paste the chips with some decent paste such as arctic silver, add a team xecuter 3rrod repair kit and then go over the board with a heatgun to re-seat all the solder and pads. we offer a repair service if you cant do this yourself

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If the four quadrants is flashing red lights(all round red, not just a segment of it is flashing red), then you have a problem with the AV connector. It is either not being plugged in or bad so the console cannot detect it and it flashes red all round to notify you about this problem.
This is how you solve your problem
Disconnect the A/V cable XboxSupportWizardSolutionHtml1 If your Xbox 360 console has four flashing red lights, you might have a problem with your A/V cable. The A/V cable connects your console to your television. A faulty connection or cable can interrupt your experience. avconnectors.jpg Let's check your A/V cable connection
  1. Turn your console and television off.
  2. Disconnect the cable from the A/V port on your console.


  3. Unplug the A/V connectors from your television.


  4. Reconnect the cable to the A/V port on your console.


    Note The A/V cable will meet some resistance before it is completely connected. Make sure that the cable is fully inserted.

  5. Plug in the A/V connectors to your television. The A/V connectors match the colors of the component video, the composite video, and audio ports on your television.


  6. Turn your television and console back on.

Jan 27, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 Console: my xboxs 360 has three red lights flashing...

Hi Sir

1) Remove your hard drive and/or memory units.
2) Run "Initial Setup" under the system blade.
3) Decline inserting HDD or memory unit when prompted.
4) Sync your controller and pop in a game.

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May 17, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My wireless cntroller will not flash its green center lights

sounds like.... the battery completely died on controller.. you charged it by plugging it in to system and never restarted the system to regain the wireless signal..

turn off 360... turn off controller.. boot system.. boot controller, if no signal is detected you have a hardware issue with controller (assuming other controllers work with system)

Aug 24, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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All four are flashing red

On the X-BOX 360 if all the lights are flashing red at startup the big plug in the back is either not plugged in all the way, or the system is unable to communicate with the television. it may be an internal problem with the system, but more likely the big plug in jack is jacked, or not plugged in fully.
Try pushing it in further. If this don't work try jiggling the cord, not the jack, slowly while pushing it in, and watching the 4 red lights.

Aug 20, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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2 red lights

This problem may occur when the Xbox console is too hot or is overheating. The flashing lights mean that the internal temperature of your Xbox 360 console has exceeded acceptable temperature limits. Let your Xbox 360 console cool. You may have to wait several hours for your Xbox 360 console to cool enough. Don't turn on your Xbox 360 console when the console is hot.Verify that your Xbox 360 console has enough ventilation and that the fans are operating. If the two lights continue to flash red after you try steps 1 and 2, contact Xbox Customer Support.

Microsoft can be contacted by finding the number listed on the back of your video game booklets.

Good Luck to you and Happy Gaming.

Oct 17, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 red flashing lights

When you turn on the console, look at the light on the power supply. The power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on the Ring of Light flash red. If the power supply is button is red than you need to replace the battery or check the connections.

The three flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with your Xbox 360 console. If you are experiencing this problem, you can submit a console-repair request online.

Hopefully your system is still under warranty.

For step by step troubleshooting directions please read the attached link and Happy Gaming!

Oct 17, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1flashing red light

one red light is also the E71 error as well.

Aug 04, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Black chip on the of 'em fell out.

All xbox 360 are given a warranty for the 3 rings of death. If you call microsoft and tell them that your xbox 360 continues to get the rings of death, they will mail you a box, take your console, repair it, install the latest hardware, test it, and mail it back to you for free.

Apr 06, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 re red flashing lights

depends on how many red lights are flashing...

if you have 3 flashing red lights your machine has a hardware failure which means unfortuanatly your beloved is dead. in which case take it back to the shop and demand a new one. this is a very common problem.

if its only one red light the problem is your av/component cables are not connected correctly....good luck

Feb 07, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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