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No, the red flashing lights does not always depict a hard drive crash, Shawn Wallace.

This can mean a number of things...
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- Your Xbox 360 GPU or CPU are overheating. This can be because of a buildup of dust, the fan not working properly, or just from leaving your Xbox on too long.

- Your Hardware has failed, and needs to be repaired

- Something in the Xbox 360 isn't plugged in all of the way.
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Posted on Dec 03, 2012

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    Nate Sprague Dec 03, 2012

    Forgot to add something. - Or your Hard Drive has failed.

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the red light is called the tree rings of death its a hard drive crash the only way to fix it that i no of is send it back to the company if u still have a warenty ......if not send it to a computer tec to do a hard drive recovery

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