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One red light and system error messagy thingy!! please help me!! i love my xbox!!

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One red light means a hardware failure. You can find instructions to troubleshoot this error at microsoft's site.

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M y Xbox 360 has a red light when i turn it on

Here is the red lights and what they mean:

1 red light is a display chip error and you will need to get it repaired.

2 red lights is the overheating error and you may be able to fix this by cooling down the system as long as no damage has been done.

3 red lights is a hardware error and this is the most common, you will need to get this fixed as it is a hardware failure.

4 red lights is the AV cable that is not plugged in properly.

Now you can fix these by sending it in and they will fix it for you although for some of the errors you will need to pay out $140 in repair fees.

The other way that you can fix it is by using a good Xbox 360 Repair guide and I have put together a review of the best guides HERE.

If you find this solution helps you please rate it so it can help others.

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Sorry, only answer is to phone xbox and arrange to have repaired. Good news is its all free and should be back with you in 2 weeks.

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One red ring

that happend to me2 but it not that bad all u gotta do is either make sure all of the cords r plugged in wright or take out the memory thingy and blow in the part that it goes into the xbox and put it bac in that usually works

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Ihave error 74 one red light any way to fix my warrenty is out boys realy love it cant buy new one please help

There are a number of ways to fix it. The easiest for you would be paying someone off craigslist $40 to repair it for you. Otherwise you'll have to take the xbox apart and use a kit from the internet to fix it. Takes about 45+ minutes from start to finish. Kits cost about $10 from the net.

Don't try any of the "tricks" like the towel one, etc. They are likely to damage your system further.

Best of luck!

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I have 2 left red lights

I suggest you to try DIY Guide that wil explain solving the 2 red lights along with some other common problems of Xbox like Disc Read Error, No Video Problem and most famous RROD. Even a novice can solve the problem with the help of step by step process given at the guide. I think it's worth trying. If you try this method, you won't have to wait for 3-4 weeks and you can enjoy your gaming experience within 2 hours, once you try this guide.

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The cause of E-74 with one red light Error might be overheating of your console and for avoiding such error in future you need to put your machine at an open space. Ensure that it is placed near the window or you can also make some external arrangement for cooling of console such as cooling the machine through a pedestal fan.
But as your Xbox already have E74 with one red light Problem which can be solved by only repairing it, no other alternative.
Either you can send your Xbox to Microsoft (Please note that microsoft is no longer providing extended warranty for E74 with one red light Error) and wait for 3-4 weeks. If you don't want to wait for a month, you can also fix E74 with one red light problem with the help of this DIY Video, the guide will explain step by step approach to fix the problem. Choice is yours.

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