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Repair XBox 360

My nephew has asked if I could repair his Xbox 360. The unit has the so called Ring of Death. Three red lights as a result of overheating. I would like to repair the unit and prevent overheating in the future.

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I can help with the overheating part. There are auxillary fans made to fit right on the XBOX. Fixing the 'Ring of Death" can be very complicated, depending on what all went wrong inside.

Posted on May 31, 2009


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How to Repair XBox 360 The guide provided below here are of two approaches. The first is to call Microsoft office for help, (which takes up more time and more bill on telephone) and the second option which the most widely used and recommended is download the fix guide video series, watch the videos and fix the errors on your desk. This saves time, energy, and above all saves money very well. The VIDEO DOWNLOAD ACCESS PORT IS HERE>>>
The "Red Rings of Death" or RROD is a term familiar to all Xbox 360 owners. This malfunction occurs when there is a total system failure and three segments of the Xbox 360 "ring of light" flash red. Because the problem is due to the total failure of internal elements, you have to send your Xbox to Microsoft for it to be refurbished or replaced.
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  1. Step 1 Call Microsoft support. Explain to them that you have experienced a system failure, indicated by three blinking red lights. The person on the phone will ask you to check your power source. The representative will then ask whether your Xbox 360 is still under warranty to determine whether you can send it in for free repairing.
  2. Step 2 Give the person on the phone your home address and request that they send you a prepaid empty box for your Xbox 360. Note, they will not automatically do this, and you will need to ask for it (otherwise they will send you just a prepaid packing slip).
  3. Step 3 Wait for the box to arrive; depending on your location, it will take 7 to 14 days. When you receive it, follow the included instructions to pack your Xbox 360 and then take it to a shipping center for processing.
  4. Step 4 (watch a video guide here>>>)
    Check your repair status online. When you ordered your Xbox 360 repair, you should have been given a repair order number. Simply go to the Microsoft support site to check the status.
  5. Step 5 You should receive a call the day before your new Xbox 360 arrives. The unit will likely be new or refurbished and may not have the same serial number as your old model.

on May 30, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Three red lights flash when i start my x-box360 and the console does not work

This indicates a hardware failure inside the xbox. Your xbox 360 will need to be serviced by microsoft. There are many internal problems that can cause the three red lights, also known as the "red ring of death" If you would like more information, wikipedia has a good explination.

You can call 1-800-4MY-XBOX to start the repair process with Microsoft.

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if your out of your twelve month warrant when you bought it you can still ring xbox 360 helpline and tell them your serial code at the back and xbox they will tell you they will fix it for free or not.

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My red death three ring light is not working on my xbox 360

3rrod is a common fault with the 360, it says that its a "general hardware failure" which could mean anything
really. In truth its the lead free solder that cracks with so much heat and as a result the Xbox 360 fails
causing the 3rrod (3 red rings of death).

You will need to get a 3rrod repair kit or get someone to fix it for you, there are guides available on the
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Three red lights on start up button xbox360

i think the three red light are over heating problems, if your console is un opened i think Microsoft are fixing them for free or you could find a repair shop and they could do the xclamp fix but Microsoft is the best bet.

hope this helps.

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just got mine fixed call1-800-469-9269 took one week to get it back one of the first xbox 360 to come out . red death ring is because it over heated .didnt cost me anythang they even sent me the boxes to ship it in

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Xbox360 and the 3 red lights

Three of the lights on the Ring of Light on the front of your Xbox 360 console flash red View products that this article applies to. if (!loadTOCNode) {var loadTOCNode = function(){}} Expand all | Collapse all if (kb_page_object) { kb_page_object.kb_imageExpandHoverText = 'Click to expand this image'; } SYMPTOMS Three lights flash red on the Ring of Light (RoL) on the front of your Xbox 360... loadTOCNode(1, 'symptoms'); Three lights flash red on the Ring of Light (RoL) on the front of your Xbox 360 console. The upper-right quadrant light is the only light that does not flash red. uparrow.gifBack to the top CAUSE The three flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with... loadTOCNode(1, 'cause'); The three flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with your Xbox 360 console. uparrow.gifBack to the top MORE INFORMATION If you are experiencing this problem, you can submit a console-repair request on... loadTOCNode(1, 'moreinformation'); If you are experiencing this problem, you can submit a console-repair request online. However, before you submit your request, first try the following two steps to verify the problem:
  1. When you turn on the console, look at the light on the power supply. The power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on the Ring of Light flash red. If the power supply light is not green, please follow the steps in one of the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles: 906101 ( ) Troubleshooting your Xbox 360 Power Supply when the light is red 906102 ( ) Troubleshooting your Xbox 360 Power Supply when the light is orange 906103 ( ) Troubleshooting your Xbox 360 Power Supply when the light is not illuminated
  2. Turn off the console. Wait 10 seconds, and then turn on the console again to see whether the problem re-occurs.
If your console continues to display three flashing red lights, your console may have to be repaired. For more information about how to start the repair process online, please visit ( , and then click Repair your console in the upper-right part of the Web page. Note Online console repair service is currently not available in all countries and regions.If you want to instead contact Xbox Customer Support directly, please visit ( for information about how to do this.

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