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Thanks for your question. To fix the 3 red lights what you will need to do is stop the heat getting to the GPU and the CPU and to do this you can use a good Xbox 360 Repair guide or of course you can send it in.
Is there three red lights???? or a complete circle???? Three lights is the red ring of death. Four red lights or a circle is either a bad a/v cable (try a different one) or a bad hard drive....(try taking it off of the side when power is off then turn it on.).
The Error 74 means that your 360 is experiencing hardware failure. Only one red light should show up. You should send you 360 to Microsoft for a repair. If you are not under warranty you could fix it yourself, by doing the X clamp repair. But by opening your 360 it will void your warranty so be careful.
The three red lights mean that your XBOX360 is experiencing hardware failure. This is caused by overheating of your XBOX. Contact Microsoft and have them fix the problem. They have given free extended warranty for three red light problems. If you have bought your xbox360 within 3 years, you're in luck.. They will fix your console for free...
Just do a google search for the rrod. There are many helpful sites and tutorials to walk you thru fixing it. If it is still under warranty I would have xbox fix it for free. I believe they have extended their warranty to three years on defective xbox 360 consoles. If your out of warranty though, you may want to try one of the fixes. I had to do the x clamp fix to get mine going again. Good Luck!
three red lights (no error message) - two reasons for the red lights: hardware failure or power supply unit failure.
when the three red lights is showing check the light on the power supply unit. if the light is green you console is experiencing a hardware failure. you need to send the console to MS service center or if you have no MS support in your country look for someone who knows how to repair the console or go to xbox-scene.com and look for information on how to repair the console yourself.
if the light is orange, red or no light at all, there might be a problem with the power supply unit. disconnect and reconnect the power cables from the 360 and reconnect them again. if there is an inter-cooler connected at the back of the console, remove the inter-cooler and turn on the console without the inter-cooler. try also a different wall socket and if the light on the power supply is still orange, red, or no light when you turn on the console you need to replace the power supply unit.