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Xbox 360 3 red flashing lights keep coming on my xbox 360 when i turn it on how can i fix it

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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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Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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Has 3 red blinking lights

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.

Jan 07, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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The xbox keeps flashing red in 3 quandrantshe

Red light problem can be fixed! there is a XBOX 360 repair guide available that covers this problem and also all other common XBOX problems. You can get your copy XBOX 360 Repair Guide, you can download it and get help to fix your console
click here to download repair guide

Dec 16, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I have redone the thermal paste on my 360 and i have turned it on but it just flashes 3 red lights it heats up but wont go to the 2 lights and just keeps flashing the 3 lights even when it has over heated...

Red light problem can be fixed! there is a XBOX 360 repair guide available that covers this problem and also all other common XBOX problems. You can get your copy XBOX 360 Repair Guide, you can download it and get help to fix your console.

Click here to download repair guide

Dec 14, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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One red light keeps flashing on and of when i turn my xbox 360 on

The 1 red light is normally the E74 error and it is caused by the scaler chip overheating!

To fix it you need to send it in or fix it yourself using a proven guide

Nov 24, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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What does 2 flashing lights mean on an xbox 360?

The two red flashing lights on the left side of the circle indicate the thermal limit has been reached. (over-heating) Check to see if the fan on the back of the unit is blowing air. There are external fans that can be added to keep the GPU. (Graphics Processing Unit) and CPU (Central Processing Unit) temp down. Keeping the temp down can prevent the dreaded RRD. (Red Ring of Death) Here is link as an example of a cooling fan.
Shop around and find one that you like. Remember, when it comes to these computer chips, cooler is safer.

Dec 31, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red lights flashing

3 Red lights problem is one of the most common problem of Xbox 360. You will have to either get it repaired from Microsoft (in case your Xbox's warranty is not expired, but one thing to note is that you will have to wait for at least 3-4 weeks to get back your Xbox) or you can Fix your Xbox's 3 Flashing red lights problem yourself with the help of DIY Video guide available on Internet. You can fix yourself without any technical knowledge.


Dec 25, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360

that means that your 360 is mest up and is impossible to fix if you get three red rings unless you call the 360 experts from company to fix it but i have to worn you that it cost alot

Mar 27, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red lights flashing

it is rrod hardware failure call 1-800-4myxbox they will fix it free

Mar 15, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 red lights

2 red lights flashing is'nt too bad of a deal. just reposition your xbox 360 to a place where more airflow can get to it. plus, dont have anything that gives off heat near the xbox 360, thats vary important to give it room for cool air. it worked for me

Nov 15, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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