Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
When someone say that his/her Xbox is having 3 red lights
problem, It means it needs to be repaired. If you are using Cooler than
it is not a cure but a prevention. You could have used cooler before
acutally having the problem just to prevent your Xbox. But now 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.
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
Turn your x box 360 upside down and place a towel over it. power on your xbox untill light turns green
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
SOURCE: exbox 360 4 red ligths
4 red light is a problem with your AV cable.
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You can also check to see what the error code is yourself if your not sure whats wrong with it.
To do this, you turn your x-box on, press the Connect button on the console itself and hold it in. Now press the DVD eject button to and look at the lights. it should be flashing 1 light, 2 lights, 3 lights, or 4 lights. grab a piece of paper and write down how many lights are showing. While still holding the connect button, press the eject button again. Write down how many lights are showing again. Then press eject again, and write it down. Then do it one more time and write it down. After you do this, then come back on fixya.com and let me know what error code it is.
1 Red light = 1
2 Red lights = 2
3 Red lights = 3
4 red lights = 0
so an example of what you might write down would be:
which would be 0001.
If you figure out the error, you can also visit the following website and determine what it is and if you can fix it yourself:
Posted on Feb 24, 2008
SOURCE: 2 red rings after the xclamp fix
Yesh...4 red lights means you didn't have the component or hdmi pluged into the system and tv. 3 lights means there is some soldering problem in your 360. 2 lights means your 360 is overheated. For the 2 lights normally you can fix that with letting it cool for a while and give it some room around the system to run cooler. However by using the towel trick you you caused the soldering to run and now it's probibly miss soldered. I recommend you ship to Microsoft or sell it.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
SOURCE: 2 Red rings
Do the x-clamp fix again making sure the chip is very clean. Then make sure when you set the heat sinks that they are perfectly flush on the chip but don't tighten them real tight about 3 inch lbs is plenty. Leave the "towel trick" for the drunken monkeys out there. If you havn't fried it google "Air Flow Box" or find it on ebay this will help air flow under your MB was well as air flow over the heatsinks. It will also make cleaning the heatsink easier with out cracking the box. The 360 has a very anemic cooling system you have to fight heat aggressively. The stock 360 gets so hot it can loosen the solder joints I guess so you have to do everything you can. I put the Air Flow Box in a new console with the Falcon board along with the extra heatsink on the video scalar chip. Why run something that is designed to overheat. A 40%failure rate is attributeable to poor design in cooling IMHO. Don't let me tell you haow to act but you have to fight overheating from the getgo.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Red Ring of Death: Red Flashing XBOX 360 Lights Explained Common Xbox 360 Red Ring Errors The XBOX has a reported 54.2% failure rate which makes the XBOX 360 gaming consoles' worst "lemon" to date. If you find yourself with the red flashing lights error, --> follow this guide to try and pinpoint the problem with your XBOX 360.
1 Red Ring = Serious Hardware Failure
I f your XBOX 360 has a 1 red flashing light error, you're more than likely in big trouble. The 1 flashing red ring of light can be due to GPU or CPU failure, RAM overheating, a DVD drive error, or some serious problem with your Xbox 360's internal components. The most common 1 flashing red ring lights error is the E74 error. The E74 error is no easy fix for the Xbox 360 and usually has to be repaired by the manufacturer [though some have managed to repair it with the heat gun trick - but be careful]
2 Red Rings = Overheating
Mostly all red flashing lights on the Xbox 360 rings are due to overheating in some way or other, but the 2 red rings singles out overheating as the main issue. When doing the X-Clamp fix the 2 red rings are required to fix the Xbox 360 by overheating the CPU. If you get this Xbox 360 error without doing the X-Clamp fix, you probably just need to let your Xbox 360 cool down for a few hours. Make sure that all vents aren't blocked off and that your Xbox fans are working properly in order to repair this problem.
3 Red Rings = Basic Hardware Failure
The most common error on the Xbox 360 is the 3 red rings - also known as the Red Rings of Death (RRoD). This flashing lights problem is the main cause of Xbox 360's 54.2% failure rate. The 3 red flashing lights can be due to lots of different errors but is mainly due to the X-Clamps in your Xbox 360 and overheating. Fortunately, lots of people were able to fix this issue using the X-Clamp and heat gun fix. Follow this list of error codes to find out the real issue with the 3 red rings because there are quite a few of them.
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