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Xbox 360 will not work

When its turned on - nothing happens - just the light on front turns red

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There are many different problems that this could be depending on which lights are flashing. Here is a website that has some solutions for many of them.

http://editorials.teamxbox.com/xbox/1651/The-Red-Ring-of-Death/p1/

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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