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Red lights was playing 360 fine untill 3 red lights came on and now it won't even turn onb

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    My X-box 360 keeps blinking a red light on the on/off button. I think it is becasue the hardrive will not stay in its place. I have already tried putting the hardrive in 100 times and it stills does not work. How do i fix this?

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Please read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_technical_problems
and if this is what it is then you have serious problems.:-(

Posted on Nov 06, 2007

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