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3 red lights

When i turn on my xbox 360 it makes a wired sound and then the 3 red lights come on iv done the thing were you take all the wires out and turn it back on but this doesnt work any more please hel

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Re: 3 red lights

Microsoft offer a 3year extended warranty to sufferers of the 3 red lights.
Contact them on 0800-587-1102

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I havent used my xbox for about 8 months an iv turned it on an theres 3 red lights around the green light an it wont turn on can sombody please help with it?thanks

I CAN FIX IT! There are links that show you how to repair this issue yourself (but they are not very clear and every thing is very fragile inside the XBOX 360) or you can contact me via reply on here and we can discuss the issue further as I recently repaired my XBOX 360 with the same issues and it works better than when was brand new. It is a heat sync problem that has to be repaired by someone with indepth electronics knowledge.

Nov 04, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Power went out i tryed to turn the xbox360 back on it didnt work

Take the Hard drive off, unplug the power wire from the wall, and plug it in to a different outlet, make sure the RCA (red,white,yellow)cables are still connected from Xbox to TV(or this will give red lights when turned on) and with that done, turn the unit on. Are the lights gone?

Jul 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I think the video cable for my xbox is messed up. Why does it keep showing up these little circle things? Whenever I turn on my xbox it doesn't come up anything but a black screen with little circles...

NOT HD: Make sure red goes to red, white on white, and yellow on yellow, also make sure the switch that is on the xbox wire plug says TV not HD.

HD TV: Make sure red on red, white on white, yellow on yellow, blue on blue, green on green, etc. Also make sure the switch that is on the xbox wire plug says HD not TC

Oct 18, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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When i turn onmy xbox 360, i get the green lights and i get sound but i dont get a video! how do i fix that?

u probaly didnt connect one of the three wires to your tv too well try doing that i think that  will fix it because i have an xbox 360 too and i had that exact same problem yellow wire red wire and white wire

Jun 07, 2009 | Video Game Consoles

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Well when I turn on my xbox 360 the third part flashes red.

CAUSE The three flashing red lights may indicate that your Xbox 360 console has experienced a hardware failure. Please read the letter that discusses warranty changes for three flashing red light hardware failures. 


If you suspect that you are experiencing this issue, you can submit a console-repair request online. However, before you submit your request, we ask that you first try the following two steps to verify that you are indeed experiencing this issue: 

1. When you turn on the console, examine the light on the power supply. The power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on the Ring of Light flash red. If the power supply light is not green, please follow the steps that are listed in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles: 

906101 Xbox 360: The power supply light is red 906102 Xbox 360: The power supply light is orange 906103 Xbox 360: The power supply light is not illuminated 

2. Turn off the console. Wait 10 seconds, and then turn on the console again to see whether the symptom occurs again. If your console continues to display the three flashing red lights, your console may have to be repaired. For information about how to start the repair process online, please visit, and then click Console Repair in the upper-right section of the Web page. 

Note: The online console repair service is currently not available in all countries or regions. 

If you would rather contact Xbox Customer Support directly, please visit for information about how to do this. 


* Microsoft XBox 360 Video Game System 
* Microsoft Xbox 360 Hard Drive (20 GB) 
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Apr 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Everytime i turn my xbox, 3 red lights come up on the xbox ring, no video, no sound just the lights i was wondering if u know what to do

Yeah, well these is called "The Ring Of Death", which is pretty stupid, keeping in mind it isn't really a ring.
Anyways, out a towel over xbox 360 and leave it for 30 mins, then turn console off, then on

Jan 17, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 with sound but no image

Make sure your av wires are properly connected, it may be faulty video wiring, if not than your 360 is more than likely defected.

Jun 07, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Console with 3 red flashing lights

iv noticed that my xbox started flashing red and froze so i turned it off immeditly and felt the connections in the back were really hot and my xbox was really hot so iv moved it to an area where it could get good ventilation and keeps cool. havent had any more problems turning red it blows out alot of hot air out the back it needs to breath.

Dec 23, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 flashing red light on console

uh well u got the three red lights of death it sounds like... and i also had those. while im no expert on this stuff, iv seen that u can put ur 360 sideways on a table, wrap it in towels(and i mean like 2 towels, wrap it up completely) and turn it on and leave it on for about 10-15 mins. just make sure a fire doesnt start in those 10-15 mins(believe me you dont want to call the fire company and tell them u started a fire wrapping ur game console in towels), ok then after u done waitin turn it off, unwrap it, and let it sit until it is cool, and try turning it on. it might work, its supposed to work because those three red lights mean that theres a malfunction in the 360 itself, such as wires or sumthin, and extreme heat may melt the wires and fix the problem, how i dont know but theres so many stories of ppl who have pulled it off

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my xbox 360 has one red light flashing when i turn it on how can i fix this

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