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Red lights when switched on ,

Please help ! the xbox 360 is just over a year old worked fantastic until a week ago ? 3 red lights come on on the frount panel and it makes a really bad whirring noise, my son is frantic hes 7. do you thoink there is something lodged in the disc drive ? many thanks . m davies

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There is a way to do it yourself .If u go to google or yahoo and type in repair my xbox360 3 red lights for free .U might have to fish round for a while to find a free guide.
Or the other simple option is to ring xbox as all 360s have a three year warranty which includes the red light problem.They will even come to pick it up then fix it and deliver it back to u all for free.I cant remember the number but if u go to your local Game store they will have it on a leaflet. Hope this can help save you some trouble.Joe stevenson

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