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Re: There is a red light constantly flashing at on and...
There are 4 lights on the "ring of lights" around the power button on the front of your console, the number of lights showing determines the problem.
I know for a fact that if you have 3 red lights, the screen is blank and the light on the power box (gray box with power cords to the wall) is green, try these steps, make sure all the cables are inserted fully (disconnect all of them and reconnect them after 1-5mins) try restarting the system. If this doesn't fix the problem, there is a hardware problem that x-box won't release the info on how to fix it your self, but they offer a 3 year warranty on just this problem.
Make sure your console and power cord are in a well ventilated area away from heat sources and in a cool dry area. TV's, Heaters, beds, and carpeted floors are not good places for an xbox. Try moving your console to an open shelf away from these areas and not enclosed (no doors or leave doors open).
If these tips haven't helped, add a comment to your post and I will try my best to zero in on the problem you're having. Some things to consider adding to your post can include how many red lights? Is it a problem with the game disk? Is it a problem with online? What color is the light on the power cord? Where exactly do you have the system?
I should warn you that putting a towel over the system to "cook" it may work temporarily, but it could cause serious damage to your system that won't be covered by any warranty.
I hope I could help you solve the problem and don't forget to rate and comment! Thank you.
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change your thermal pads as well. then overheat your xbox by wrapping it in towels and leaving it for about 20 minutes. let it completely cool and then turn it on again. this should reset the overheat sensor that keeps your xbox from booting
No it doesn't mean the console is ****. This could be related to several different issues and hasn't necessarily been pinpointed to one problem in particular. Two of the most common problems are with the x-clamps and cold solder points.
The x-clamps could be putting too much pressure on certain parts of the board now from all the wear of constant heating and cooling. This can be fixed using the X-Clamp fix and is fairly easy with the right tools.
Cold solder points basically means that points in the solder holding the chips on have cracked from rapid heating and cooling. This can be fixed with the simple "towel trick".
I would suggest trying the towel trick first as it is free and the simplest. Next I would suggest the X-Clamp fix. You can find guides to all of these with a simple google search. If neither of these works then it may be time to call for a new xbox, as it usually goes downhill from there. Good Luck!
what you need to do is disconnect the xbox from your tv and wrap it in 2 towels turn it on and leave it for 30 to 45 min it should be very hot after you can feel the heat through the towels turn it off. DONT take off the towels let it sit and cool for an hour reconnect it and play. this may not work but it most likely will if it does not work you need to buy a new xbox
put a towel over it while you re turn it on and let it completely over heat. may take an hour or less. should turn off automatically from over heating then turn it back it on. should owrk. but its a temporary fix. so continue doing it evertime. go to youtube and type in overhating xbox and they should explain it better then i can WITH PICTURES :)
This is going to sound like a very strange solution, but it worked for me, twice. My xbox 360 gave me the red ring of death once, and in my despair I asked a few friends about anything they can think of, and one suggested letting it run for 10 minutes while wrapped in a towel, or blanket. By that point I was desperate enough to try it (I had bought a refurbished one, so it wasn't under warranty anymore), and lo and behold, my xbox 360 is as good as new. Basically what you're doing is shocking the system into working via overheating... I know that doesn't make much sense, but, like I said before, it worked twice for me. Hope this helps!
will be a hardware error
will have to contact microsoft there is a temperory fix for this problem. what you need is two towels just normal bathroom towels take everything out of your xbox e.g
harddrive,controlers etc only things to leave in is the av cable and power supply as you wanna turn
on the xbox lie a towel flat on the ground and lie the xbox on its side ontop of the towel turn the
xbox on, you will see the error message and the red lights flash. wrap the towel around your xbox
covering the air vents and then the 2nd towel put over the top. leave it on in the towels for about
20 mins then after that take all the towels off turn off the console and leave to cool down for 15
mins. turn the xbox on and it should restart again fine but only lasts for a couple of days then you
have to do it again. wont fix it but will let u play while microsoft gets it.
uh well u got the three red lights of death it sounds like... and i also had those. while im no expert on this stuff, iv seen that u can put ur 360 sideways on a table, wrap it in towels(and i mean like 2 towels, wrap it up completely) and turn it on and leave it on for about 10-15 mins. just make sure a fire doesnt start in those 10-15 mins(believe me you dont want to call the fire company and tell them u started a fire wrapping ur game console in towels), ok then after u done waitin turn it off, unwrap it, and let it sit until it is cool, and try turning it on. it might work, its supposed to work because those three red lights mean that theres a malfunction in the 360 itself, such as wires or sumthin, and extreme heat may melt the wires and fix the problem, how i dont know but theres so many stories of ppl who have pulled it off