My daughter has had her xbox for 10 months. About 3 months ago she began having problems with blinking red lights. The red light will begin blinking and if the game is not removed fast enough it gets a ring etched on the disk. This has happened to four of her games already. These games will no longer play on her xbox. We purchased the extended warrente but can not find the receipt. Can her xbox be sent back and be fixed? What about the games?
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Re: xbox 360 red light
Unfortunately there is nothing that you can directly do to fix this problem without voiding your warranty,. This means that if you attempt to repair it and fail MS will not fix it for you.. The "Fix" posted by others SOMETIMES works, but NOT ALWAYS.
Pleae be careful with your expesive gear!
You have a hardware failure. Microsoft will repair your unit for you under warranty / recall.
Repair Xbox 360 - 3 Red Lights James at joystiq fixed his own 360 that was flashing three red lights, which indicates an internal error.
If you have this problem try to fix it yourself before sending the unit in.
1) Remove your hard drive and/or memory units.
2) Run “Initial Setup” under the system blade.
3) Decline inserting HDD or memory unit when prompted.
4) Sync your controller and pop in a game.
It might save your xbox 360 a repair return.
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First Check the batteries ,I'm sure you did this all ready. Second is the RF module AKA ring of lights has a weak transceiver. This module is simple to replace affter the removl of the case and three screws on the module itself . Then just plug and play with the new module . They cost around 10.00-20.00 from many suppliers.
How to Fix Xbox 360 3 Red Lights
Appearance of the three blinking red lights on your Xbox 360 game
console is a familiar problem and in this article I will try to offer
some solutions to rectify this nagging problem.
The 3 blinking red lights point to an internal error and might be ascribed to common breakdown of hardware.
Try out this simple fix if you like:
Step one will involve removal of memory units and hard drive.
At step 2, under the system blade run the INITIAL SETUP.
At step three involves declining the insertion of memory unit or HDD
prompt offer with a negative reply when the prompt creates the
Finally you need to sync the controller & pop in a game.
Due to the widespread occurrence of the three red light fault, Microsoft is offering a new 3 year free warranty.
Hi, The red lights indicate an electronic failure, since you got this unit a week ago I would first contact the store where it was purchased to see if they will exchange it for you, if they won't, then the x box will have to be sent in for warranty repair. Call Microsoft and they will issue you a return label. Good Luck to you!
This exact thing is happening to not only me but to also a friend of mine. You will probably notice that the fan kicks on really high and then goes to 2 flashing red lights, this is because the 360 is overheating or thinks its overheating. My friend's 360 starts up with the fan kicked on high and then only plays for a minute or 2, followed by the 2 red lights. If its under warranty send it back to Microsoft, I took mine and my friends 360 apart and replaced the thermal paste with arctic silver, but it kind of only helped a little for mine and not at all for my friends. SEND IT BACK!!!!!!
When the three red lights are blinking, that means that there is a hardware failure. If your console is under warranty, than you can call 18004MYXBOX, and they will fix it for you for free( including shipping). By the way all of the consoles are under a 2 year warranty for this problem so it will be free.