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3 Red Lights

The threew red lights are flashing and won't turn on. It costs 140 to fix and i don't want to spend the money to fix it.

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Re: 3 Red Lights

Your console is experiencing a 'general hardware failure' So are you asking for a way to fix it without having to pay 140? You could try the X-Clamp replacement fix but this would mean opening your console and voiding you warranty. Visit, they have many tutorials on the subject. Please rate if useful, thanks!

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hey just take a q tip wet it in achol not alot but wipe the in side of the power spot for the adio and vidoe cable spot clean well then wipe out see if that works and if not take off the cover and see if the screws
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