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Xbox 360 red lights keep coming on and shuting down the console, aslo the tray does not open porobaly.

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Is this happening?

If you get those 3 red lights call Microsoft as they have extended the warranty on all xbox's to cover this issue for 3 years. Their phone number is 1-800-4MY-XBOX

Posted on Nov 14, 2007


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Three red lights flashing on power up. no sound no picture. will open tray. green power light comes on at the power pack.av cables secure. ??? happens all the time can not use console.

his indicates a hardware failure inside the xbox. Your xbox 360 will need to be serviced by Microsoft. There are many internal problems that can cause the three red lights, also known as the "red ring of death" If you would like more information, wikipedia has a good explanation.

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My xbox keeps shuting down due to ventalation issues. Ive tried to clean the system with an air dust remover but i still keeps shuting off. My fan runs super fast all the time too.

Most likely, you have your Xbox in an area where it does not receive proper air flow and ventilation. Your fan is overworking itself from the dust and the heat of the area you're sitting it in.

Try moving your Xbox to a more open area after cleaning it, and be sure to let it dry out after using compressed air.

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Xbox360 2 red lights left side tv says no signal

Your console is overheating.

Solution 1: Move your console loadTOCNode(2, 'whattotry');
  1. Turn off your Xbox 360 console.
  2. Move your console to an open, well-ventilated area, away from all other electronic devices.

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    Tips for positioning your Xbox 360 console
    • Don't put your console in an enclosed space. Put your console in an open area with lots of ventilation.
    • Don't stack other electronic devices on top of or below your console.
    • Make sure your console and its power supply are on a hard surface. Don't put your console on something soft (like a bed, sofa, or rug).
    • Keep your console away from heat sources, such as ventilation openings on televisions and electronic devices. Also, keep your console away from heating vents and direct sunlight.
  3. Turn on your Xbox 360 console.
If two lights around the power button of your Xbox 360 console still flash red, try the next solution.

Solution 2: Let the console cool down loadTOCNode(2, 'whattotry');
  1. Turn off your Xbox 360 console.
  2. Wait one hour for the console to cool down.
  3. Turn on your console.

    Note After turning on the console, you might see a message on the screen confirming that the console was shut down due to overheating. The message will say: "Your Xbox 360 console is designed to automatically shut down to protect it from insufficient ventilation"The message will also contain information about ventilation and console placement.

    Press A on your controller close this message.
If two lights around the power button of your Xbox 360 console still flash red, try the next solution.
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Firstly keep getting open tray when disc is already in & now getting a solid red ring coming & going.

The open tray error indicates that you need your DVD drive replaced. If you are under your 1 year warranty go to and fill out a repair request there. If you are out of warranty then I suggest getting the replacement done by a knowledgeable professional. If you are uncertain as to what you are doing it's very likely that even with a "Successful" repair your 360 will never play games again.

If you are getting 4 red lights that indicates that your AV cable is not properly inserted into the 360.

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Disc tray does not stay in it keeps openind and shuting every time i plug it in

Might be that you have a modded xbox, and the firmware is messed up, or your disc reader is messed up. Contact microsoft asap. (1-800-4MY-XBOX)

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Make sure you have all the clamps on the chips tight. If one pops loose it will cause this.

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