Hi my 360 is currently not working.My console had the three red lights and I tried the "eraser fix" but that didn't work. after that I tried to replace the thermal compound on the motherboard and then when i started up the console the fan started going and i had the a green light but then suddenly after like 5 seconds everything shuts off. Nothing works, please help me!!
what you need is two towels just normal bathroom towels take everything out of your xbox e.g harddrive,controlers etc only things to leave in is the av cable and power supply as you wanna turn on the xbox lie a towel flat on the ground and lie the xbox on its side ontop of the towel turn the xbox on, you will see the error message and the red lights flash. wrap the towel around your xbox covering the air vents and then the 2nd towel put over the top. leave it on in the towels for about 20 mins then after that take all the towels off turn off the console and leave to cool down for 15 mins. turn the xbox on and it should restart again fine but only lasts for a couple of days then you have to do it again. wont fix it but will let u play while microsoft gets it.
its only a temperory fix you may need to contact microsoft
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Is there three red lights???? or a complete circle???? Three lights is the red ring of death. Four red lights or a circle is either a bad a/v cable (try a different one) or a bad hard drive....(try taking it off of the side when power is off then turn it on.).
Hi, If you are currently experiencing the Xbox 360 3 Red Lights error, more than 30% of all Xbox 360 consoles have been or will be affected by this error, which occurs due to hardware and heating problems. Sometimes the excessive heat will cause the soldering to become loose. This affects the graphical processor and can lead to major hardware damage. The 3 Red Light error is an indication that there is probably a fault in the cooling system. You can add an additional inter cooler and remove the X clamps. If this doesn't work you can send your Xbox 360 to the Microsoft service center: this is a good solution only if your console is still under warranty, because if it's not Microsoft will charge you $140 plus shipping to make the repair. If your warranty hasn't expired then you can have your gaming system repaired for free. The only downside is that you might have to wait 4-12 weeks to get it back.If you try to fix it by yourself, the first thing you need to do is to switch off your Xbox immediately. Excessive heat is what caused the problem, so you need to bring the temperature down quickly. Allow you system to cool down for a few minutes and then restart it. Please avoid using dangerous methods such as the "bath towel technique". The idea behind it is that wrapping your console with a bath towel will heat it even more and realign the soldier joints of the motherboard that have become loose. This won't work because to fix this problem you will need to reduce the temperature and not to increase it. Thank you !!
Just do a google search for the rrod. There are many helpful sites and tutorials to walk you thru fixing it. If it is still under warranty I would have xbox fix it for free. I believe they have extended their warranty to three years on defective xbox 360 consoles. If your out of warranty though, you may want to try one of the fixes. I had to do the x clamp fix to get mine going again. Good Luck!
hello. 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 http://www.xbox.com/support, 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 http://www.xbox.com/support/contact for information about how to do this.
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If you have two red lights blinking, that means that the A/V cable is not securely inserted either into the Tv or the console. If you have three red lights, this means you have a hardware failure, and willl need to contact microsoft for free repair. If it is one light, it is just an error and should subside by restarting the console.
http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/ring_of_light_x-clamp_fix.htm Unfortunately, a large number of folks know all to well from their own
experience. Fortunately for those who have not opened their console for
any reason Microsoft has extended the warranty of ANY console experiencing the 3
red lights failure for a full three years from the manufacture or purchase date.
The two left quadrants of the Ring of Light flash red on the front of the Xbox 360 console
This behavior occurs when the internal temperature of the console
exceeds the acceptable limits. You may think of this as too hot,
overheating, and so on. Make sure the fans are operating and the system
has adequate ventilation.
Since you've been inside it's possible that a heatsink or some other part of the cooling system is not working properly or is loose. Check all these!
microsoft have extended theyre warrenty on xbox 360consoles to 3 years with the ring of death problem... so microsoft shuld fix it free of charge just bring it to wherever you bought it and they should take care of it.