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3 red lights.

Does the blanket thing work??

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Re: 3 red lights.

I would not reccommend that you try it, as it does not work usuaully, in rare cases when it does it does not completely fix your console. Hope this was helpful, what is your problem? If it is the three red lights. i wouold get in touch with microsoft as they have extended their warranty to three years for the three red lights problem, and they will either repair or replace your console.
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Mick (please rate if helpful)

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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