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My xbox light are red. but its not RROD. what can be the problem?

Its no rrod but what then?

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Is your lights flashing? if so here is a website that will help you diag it.

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SOURCE: 2 red rings or lights on my xbox 360 after i tried fixing RROD

The 2 flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with your Xbox 360 console. The main thing that causes the 2 red lights to start flashing is because of overheating and as the motherboard within the console takes more heat it actually warps and bends until the solders become loose.

Once this happens you will receive the 2 red lights. Even before you get the 2 red lights you may have noticed your games freezing and this is caused in the same way, by overheating. As the chips take more heat they shut off to prevent lasting damage, although they can only do this a number of times until you get the Xbox 360 2 Red Lights.

To fix the problem you need to stop the level of heat the motherboard takes and you can do this in a number of ways, but it will involve opening up your Xbox and working on it. In addition, you could always send your Xbox back to Microsoft as they are offering free repair for this error, you will just need to wait 3-4 weeks that's all.

There is one more option available in the form of DIY Video Guide, that will explain you step by step approach to fix red ring of death within one hour without any technical knowledge. .................

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SOURCE: rrod no fan cd wont eject

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SOURCE: power supply to xbox 360

2 red lights on part 1 and 3 indicate the the console is overheating, the most common problem is the thermal paste.

You need thermal paste or it will overheat instantly, using cheap thermal paste or not using enough thermal paste will also cause problems. Use good quality paste and apply enough to make contact. You don't want to use too much, but if you use too little it won't make good contact with the heatsinks.

If you've done this before then it shouldn't take too long, but if you haven't then just take your time. You don't want to put too much on at first so do it bit by bit.

If you're still getting this error after correcting with thermal paste then the only suggestion would be to contact Microsoft but then they might not take the 360 after you have already void any warranty by opening up the console.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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When i turn on my xbox 360 console the 3 red light stay blinking and did not start up, what shall i do for this problem

Also known as the red ring of death. or (RROD)
Ebay offers some fixes, one my freind did was turn it on and wrap a towel around it, it worked but I thought it was highly dangerous! This turned out to be a tempory fix.
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My xbox has 3 red lights

You have a bad case of the Red Ring Of Death or the (RROD) wich means you will need to get it checked/ fixed at a games store. RROD is quite serious and if you can not fix you will need to get a replacement console. =]

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Xbox 360 repair 3 red lights

The 3 red lights issue is known as the red ring of death(or RROD)
This is caused by the x clamps used to hold down the processor.
The x clamps cause to much pressure which causes the xbox 360 to think it is over heating. Microsoft has issues a extended warranty for RROD issue. You can reach Microsoft by calling 1800 my xbox. The link below is to a Youtube video walk through on how to resolve the issue.

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What's the difference between a xbox 360 over heating and the rrod

There are 4 different kinds of RROD on a xbox 360. When the ring of light shows 1 red light, it means there is a minor hardware issue. If it shows 2 red lights, it means it over heated. If it shows 3, it has a major hardware failure and 4 red lights means that you dont have your A/V cables plugged in. Hope this helps.

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What do you do when you get the red lightcomes on

ok if its goes red u have the "RROD" or the red rings of death as i call it, this is a very commen problem with the xbox 360 u can only send it back to microsoft, if its under warrenty it wont cost u anything, if its not it will cost around 200$ to get it fixed. RROD means that there is a problem with the software inside.

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Hi... i have three lights flashing? can you help please

itz rrod......
or may b due to power failure,
chck unplugging all plugs frm ur 360 n reconnecting it, if it works then its nt a rrod, if it doesnt ...
then itz rrod, u need to send your xbox 360 to fix it..
or need to get it xclamped:
here is the whole process to do a permanent fix *xlcamP* of rrod on ur xbox 360:

Dec 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 red lights flas when power is turned on

You have what is known as the xbox Red Ring Of Death aka... RROD.

If you are the original purchaser - Microsoft is fixing them for free (but you will be without your XBox for about 6 weeks.)

Basically - the RROD is from not enough thermal compound between the heatsink and processor. It overheats and goes into 3 light error mode.

There are sites that will fix (for a fee) and even videos on YouTube that describe how to fix it yourself if you are inclined to do that.

It entails opening up (and voiding your warranty) the 360. There are so many hidden screws and latches - it is imperative to find a video or step-by step instruction on opening it properly.

I would suggest sending in to Microsoft so your warranty is not compromised.

Otherwise - see THIS SITE for step by step instructions on opening, cleaning, and replacing the thermal compound.

Other places can be found simply by googling "RROD FIX" or try YouTube and look at some "RROD FIX" videos.

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Jun 25, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Fans turn off

Call Microsoft and tell them you got the RRoD, again, and they will fix it up for free. They dont check for RRoD.

Feb 04, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Game freezes - goes blurry, but no red lights

I had the same problem for about 3 weeks until one night I restarted it 3 or 4 times in succession after freezing and the RRoD (Red Ring of Death) appeared. 

If you try to send it back without the RRoD, it'll cost you about $99. You can always call up 8004myxbox and tell them that you've gotten the RRoD; they can't know for sure. They'll then send you a shipping label to send it out.

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