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Xbox 360 how do you fix the xbox 360 when the 3 lights start flashing

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Re: xbox 360

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.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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Which 3 lights? Are they on the circle that shows the number of controllers communicating with the machine? Is the light on your power suplly red? If it is te lights around the circle (power button) then it is probably a communication error with your controller, or if the 360 isn't powering up, it could be an problem with the systems BIOS. In either case, you might want to look at using that warranty, that is, if you still have one.

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