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Look up on youtube theres 100s of videos that show differnet ways u can fix :D

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Has 3 red blinking lights


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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&referer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.associatedcontent.com%2farticle%2f2663399%2fred_ring_of_death_red_flashing_xbox.html%3fcontent_type%3darticle%26content_type_id%3d2663399&cb=8da55f49a0 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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Red light come on xbox360 what is the problem


If you get red light around your xbox power button the you have red ring of death. This is when your Xbox has overheated. While im not all that famlier with Xbox I have read there is a 6 cent fix (cause you use 6 pennies) You would have to read up because as I sid before not great with Xbox. I'm sure microsoft would do it to but hey if you good with tools 6 cents sounds pretty cheap.
Im sorry for your loss
Good Luck and Happy Gaming-Koscoe

Oct 13, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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XBox 360 does not work. Red ring around the start button.


You have what is called the "red ring of death." This was a huge problem with the 360 when they first came out. Essentially, your box overheated and died. If it is still under warranty, you can call support and tell them what the problem is and they will most likely replace it. Otherwise, it's time for a new box. Sorry

Jul 19, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red ring


hi there,
your xbox 360 need service open it and remove all dust around the fan and prosseser every thing fine again.

Jul 11, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 has red ring flashing around power switch, how can this be fixed.


this is an error where the circuit board gets warped and the cpu pops off the board you will have to send it to microsoft to be fixed they cover red ring of death for 3 years

Jan 04, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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A red ring is around my xbox start up button


How may lights are showing up?

3 red light is GPU and the CPU overheating,

2 red lights is general overheating

1 red light is E74 and 4 red lights is the av cable.

For the 1, 2, 3, red lights you will need to get it fixed you can either send it in to do this or repair it yourself

Oct 26, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 has a red ring around the power indicator, how do i fix it?


Red ring is covered under microsoft warrenty of 3 years just call 1-800-4my-xbox to see if your still in warrenty.

Oct 15, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 problem with scratching disks


If your xbox is making that ring around your disc chances are you are playing your xbox standing up, if you lay the xbox down on its side this may fix the problem atleast it did for me. And as for the the midnight club freezing all the time it is still doing this on my xbox, copy the game to hard drive, and it should deffinitly limit the game from freezing, it worked for me.

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Jun 10, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360


This is known as the "Red Ring of Death" and is an internal hardware problem with the 360. You will either have to contact Microsoft (for warranty RMA) or a 3rd-party repair service to have the board repaired and fixed. There are several of them out there, it will cost between $50 to $70 to have your 360 fixed. I have been recommending www.xbox360repairs.com as I have used them before when I received the Red Ring of Death on my 360. Fast turn around and great service.

Dec 31, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 has three red rings and one green in the middle


the 3 red rings are the worst and there is no way to fix it, i tried wrapping a towel around it and leaving it for an hour or so and that worked for me... the is a good old xbox remidee, but if that dosnt work then call the hot line and you will have to send it off.. the usually have it back in about a week

thanks, max

Dec 15, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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