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The graphics went crappy then it light up red around the on and off button

I got the xbox secondhand for my partner as a xmas gift he playedon it 6 times the graphics started lookin bitty and broken up we took the game out and put another one in just to make sure it wasnt a problem with game same happened then the bottom section around on and off switch light up red and flashed then it all turned red

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  • Tim Coghlan Jan 12, 2013

    sorry, you wrote 4 red lights.... You have a loose AV cable.



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You have the red ring of death.

Your xbox isn't getting enough power or the xbox is overheating...

There was a design issue with the older xbox's that caused them to overheat.

If you can return it or exchange it it would recommend doing that.

If not, I used this method to get mine working:

It was a weekend project. My xbox worked for a short time after then died again.

Posted on Jan 12, 2013


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SOURCE: red light on my xbox 360

Turn console of, hold sync button down wich is the small white button next memory card slots, while holding turn on console and wait till it boots. If this does not work go to system blade, select memory, press y on the HD symbol, press xx left bumper right bumper xx, select yes. This will restart your console from scratch though all profiles and saved data will be lost, but it will clear any corupt data.

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SOURCE: my bottom right light on my xbox 360 is flashing red!!!

take a look at this website, see if it helps.

It makes all the errors clarified. i found out that my disc drive crapped out and that its overheating because of it, I have two red lights on my left.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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2 red lights is overheating and to get it fixed you will have to send it back to Microsoft and the waiting time is painful at 4 weeks, if you don't want to do this then you should fix it yourself using a good guide at home

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SOURCE: i have a red flashing light on my start button in

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

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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