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3 Red lights problem is one of the most common problem of Xbox 360. You will have to either get it repaired from Microsoft (in case your Xbox's warranty is not expired, but one thing to note is that you will have to wait for at least 3-4 weeks to get back your Xbox) or you can Fix your Xbox's 3 Flashing red lights problem yourself with the help of DIY Video guide available on Internet. You can fix yourself without any technical knowledge.

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The dreaded red light...it happened because your xbox is on for long hours at a given time...give some rest and try again if red light goes green play for 3 hours let it cool down for 30 mins... if its dead then i'm sorry

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You have the RROD (red ring of death). Luckily it is now covered by microsoft warranty so call them up and send it back to be fixed. Alternatively, if for some reason you have no warranty (bought it used, warranty expired) I have heard there is a method to try and fix it by wrapping the 360 in a towel and leaving it on for like 5 or 6 hours. Some people have had success, others just made it worse. You may want to google it to find better instructions as I have never tried it. The most common cause of the rrod is that it overheats and part of the motherboad between the gpu and the cpu warps and they lose connection. So somehow by blocking the vents with a towel and leaving it running it reconnects these joints. However I have heard that it is likely to get the problem again after trying this method, so just send it to microsoft if you can.

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Hi there b1sott

What to do when your xbox Has problems with flashing red lights RROD/red rings of death.

You will need some simple repairs done on your XBOX as the GPU chip (Graphics) or the CPU chip (brain) or even both have lost connection to the motherboard Due to overheating.

Option 1

You can send this off to Microsoft if your still in warranty because it is included in there free fixes so they will do the collecting for you, fix it and return the Xbox to you, all for free, but it will take 4-6 weeks.

Option 2

If you are out of warranty its the same process as above but its $150 in cost

Option 3

What I recommend is a XBOX REPAIR GUIDE that will show you the simple steps yourself, you will be up and running again in less than an hour and the cost is far less than option 2 & 3


Feel Free to leave me a comment if you need further assistance.

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