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Blinking red ring

My 360 has a full red blinking ring every time i turn it on and i cant seem to find the problem.can you help me

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Send it back to microsoft they will send you a new one

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What you saw is what is called the Red Ring of Death. Microsoft charges for support in such cases however, most people will just replace the xbox as it is cheaper. You can find out more information on the 4 red rings on the Microsoft website. For the most part, the 4 red rings are based on overheating of your processor. Which means you might need to go and purchase yourself a new xbox. I found this site that might help somewhat, it gives a list of error codes and more information. Hope this will help.

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Red Ring of Death: Red Flashing XBOX 360 Lights Explained Common Xbox 360 Red Ring Errors The XBOX has a reported 54.2% failure rate which makes the XBOX 360 gaming consoles' worst "lemon" to date. If you find yourself with the red flashing lights error, --> lg.php?category_id=15&content_type=article&content_type_id=2663399&key_page=682482001924178892&site_id=1&bannerid=11791&campaignid=3153&zoneid=23&loc=1& follow this guide to try and pinpoint the problem with your XBOX 360.

1 Red Ring = Serious Hardware Failure
I f your XBOX 360 has a 1 red flashing light error, you're more than likely in big trouble. The 1 flashing red ring of light can be due to GPU or CPU failure, RAM overheating, a DVD drive error, or some serious problem with your Xbox 360's internal components. The most common 1 flashing red ring lights error is the E74 error. The E74 error is no easy fix for the Xbox 360 and usually has to be repaired by the manufacturer [though some have managed to repair it with the heat gun trick - but be careful]

2 Red Rings = Overheating
Mostly all red flashing lights on the Xbox 360 rings are due to overheating in some way or other, but the 2 red rings singles out overheating as the main issue. When doing the X-Clamp fix the 2 red rings are required to fix the Xbox 360 by overheating the CPU. If you get this Xbox 360 error without doing the X-Clamp fix, you probably just need to let your Xbox 360 cool down for a few hours. Make sure that all vents aren't blocked off and that your Xbox fans are working properly in order to repair this problem.

3 Red Rings = Basic Hardware Failure
The most common error on the Xbox 360 is the 3 red rings - also known as the Red Rings of Death (RRoD). This flashing lights problem is the main cause of Xbox 360's 54.2% failure rate. The 3 red flashing lights can be due to lots of different errors but is mainly due to the X-Clamps in your Xbox 360 and overheating. Fortunately, lots of people were able to fix this issue using the X-Clamp and heat gun fix. Follow this list of error codes to find out the real issue with the 3 red rings because there are quite a few of them.

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3 blinking red lights

u my friend hav the 3 red rings it just means that u need 2 let ur xbox rest 4ahale ur lucky its not tha ring of death

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you have the "Red Ring of Death" this is a problem the 360 have encoutered over the years, Mainly with the first 500,000 that were sold. To solve the (RRD) "Red Ring of Death" you can do what they call, "The towel trick" where you take a couple towels and wrap the 360 in it while it is on, After you do so with 4-5 towels you allow the 360 to over heat causing it to shut off. After you let it cool-down. You can turn it on and will fix the ring temporarlly! You can send the 360 in to microsoft for free if you are having this problem, It was included in the warrnety.. So if you do mail it to microsoft then you will be without gaming for 4-6 weeks. But will have returned a full functioning non-ring of death. :o) hope this helped!

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Yes the 3 red lights is caused by overheating, namely the GPU and the CPU overheat and shut down to prevent damage to the console.

You will need to get it fixed by sending it in or repairing it yourself.

Hope this helps!

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4 Blinking red lights means that your Audio / Video cable is not correctly connected (it's the colorful one; Red, white, yellow; green, blue, red if Component)

If it IS just three lights, and you bought your xbox 360 under three years ago, call 1-800-4MY-XBOX

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If it's a full ring where all of them are blinking red, that means you need to replug your component cables, unplug them, then plug them back in and that should do the trick..

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Two Red Lights

The two left quadrants of the Ring of Light flash red on the front of the Xbox 360 console
This behavior occurs when the internal temperature of the console exceeds the acceptable limits. You may think of this as too hot, overheating, and so on. Make sure the fans are operating and the system has adequate ventilation.

Since you've been inside it's possible that a heatsink or some other part of the cooling system is not working properly or is loose. Check all these!

Good Luck!

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