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Wont turn on 3redlight

And there is no solution im sure of whan i turn it on three red lights come on on the on/off buttonand the missing light

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Re: wont turn on 3redlight

Either look on and enter "X Box 360 - rings of light" and it will give you the answer to your problems, or call 1800-4my-xbox and they are a great help.

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