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Xbox 360 is broke

Why does my xbox 360 turn red

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  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    my xbox runs but the three red lights come on and the screen stays blank!!!!!!!!!!!

  • julie9000 May 22, 2009

    turned it on and three rings flash red and the screen is blank and not registering the hand control

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If you're talking about the Red Ring of Death (three red lights on the ring of light on the front) then you have become one of the many Xbox owners with this problem. This is caused by one of two things, the first being a cable not being fully connected (just disconnect all the cables and turn it back on) or its the video chipset overheating (most common reason). Its not easily fixable, it requires a bit of modding inside the Xbox, not something easily done by everyone. If its no longer under warranty you can certainly search about the RRoD fix and if you feel comfortable with it, go for it, either way you can't lose, you have a fixed Xbox or you have a broken Xbox and you've not really lost anything (other than about 5 bucks for the parts needed).

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