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My Xbox 360 Gets 3 Red Lights Of Death and Then Works Fine

Yesterday, I turned of my 360, when I turned it on, it showed 3 Red lights Of Death, I freaked out, turned it of and on a few time it didn't work, I waited for a few minutes and turned it on and it worked just fine, it happened to me today too and worked normal after that!! What can I do, and could it be because I use it a lot?? Or maybe because behind it there is the thing that we put the TV on and the air behind the 360(between them) gets hit?? And is this serious?? Ohh Yeah this console was bought in either 2004 or 2006 I'm not quite sure as I was like 7 or 9 years old back then...

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  • Hadi Danial Jul 11, 2009

    It's the white 360 not the black one.

  • Hadi Danial Jul 11, 2009

    ...behind the 360(between them) gets hot not hit...

  • Hadi Danial Jul 12, 2009

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!! Today I turned it on it had the same problem after a few times of trying it got all 4 Red Lights Of Death and wont turn on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fuck!!!!! I have this 360 for many years!!! Do Microsoft have fucking support for Israel???!!!!

  • Hadi Danial Jul 12, 2009

    Wait I found from Xbox.com that the 4 lights are because that the sound cables aren't connected it was true I unplugged them yesterday when I was playing so th e sound wont wake up anyone (it was midnight..) but I still get the 3 red lights...

  • Hadi Danial Jul 12, 2009

    Now my console ALWAYS haves the 3 red lights and never turns on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think it's not gonna work now!!!!!!!!! FUCK YOU MICROSOFT FOR MAKING SUCH A GREAT CONSOLE GET DESTROYED BECAUSE OF A SIMPLE OVERHEAT!!!! WHY NOT FIT IN SOME COOLING THING ASSHOLES???!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hadi Danial Jul 13, 2009

    I heard about that but isn't there a way to use stuff that you can find in houses normally I mean my parents wont buy this just for a 1 time fix.... I HATE YOU MICROSOFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You can fix the 3 lights of death by replacing the x-clamps and the crappy thermal paste. Here is a kit to fix it and it comes with the guide too.

http://cgi.ebay.com/XBOX-360-Repair-Kit-3-Red-Light-Fix-3-rrod-COMPLETE_W0QQitemZ380123627056QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games_Accessories?hash=item5881223e30&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=|293%3A1|294%3A30

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You might be alright if it is an intermittent problem, the three red rings have to do with the system overheating. just make sure the console is well ventilated, not in a cramped space. If it does become a constant problem there are fixes posted on you tube or maybe somebody locally that could help you open it and fix it.

Good Luck

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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