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XBOX 3 REDLIGHTS

When the XBOX 360 Cosole is switched on it shows the Xbox Logo video and then 3 red lights appear s on the screen and then every thing vanishes Please let me know what can be done

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  • drmansuri Jan 20, 2009

    Quite helpful for novice like us as this can be instructed to the technician as such

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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.

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Hi, I fix xbox 360's, the three red lights is usually caused by a bad connection between the gpu solder balls, if you still have the microsoft security sticker beneath the faceplate then microsoft will repair it up to three years since you bought the console. There is a lot of false information on the net about "The X-clamp fix", it will get your console working again, but it is only a temporary fix, results vary between 3 months to a year if you are very lucky, I have came up with another method which has been successful on a test unit for about 6 months now! Just remember, all the x-clamp kits that you can buy off ebay are temporary fixes, none of them are permanent as they claim!

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