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Wat is a red eye effect?

Well at first the colors on my xbox got bad then the picture got like blury then now wehn i try to turn it on i hear the fan and the lights are GREEN but the tv says mode not supported even though it is the right mode and now it wont even turn on. i took it to Game Stop and they said it was classic red eye effect? amd will microsoft like replace it or wat??? :-/

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  • dozer0000027 Mar 06, 2009

    thanx a lot 4 clearing hat up 4 me

  • dozer0000027 Mar 08, 2009

    they said that had nothing to do with the rings of death


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I think by red eye, they were talking about the red lights that sometimes flash. If you have 3 red flashing lights, u can send it in to get replaced for free, but if there is 0, 1, or 2 red lights you will have to pay to fix it. This is usually just an unregistered e74 or 0102 error. If you fix it yourself, then try Team Hybrid's Ultimate X-clamp Fix and it should fix that problem for you. If you need more help, stop by the forums

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I've heard this before. this is pertaining to the main board. this starts off as a video card melt down then your main processors gos and then the power board fails. this is a factory flaw in its design and should be replaceable by Microsoft for free. i would exercise the warranty if possible. don't really know why they call it the red eye effect but, we call it here in the shop total meltdown.

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What you need to do is force the Xbot to overheat.

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