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3 red rings

Console will not work. keep getting the 3 red rings.

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Re: 3 red rings

It could be a number of hardware related issues. Microsoft is well aware of this problem and is not going to recall them either. Read this:

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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Re: 3 red rings

The three flashing red lights indicates general hardware failure. You have three year warranty for your device, you might as well have it replaced as no particular solution is out yet for the infamous red rings of death...

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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SOURCE: 3 rings of death

Hey cpawlina, and Guest,

I understand exactly how you guys feel, believe me.

The only fix I have ever seen for this, (which usually co-incides with an act of god), is to remove the hard drive, and turn on the system without it. Sometimes this will make the 360 work.

The reason why this sometimes will solve the issue, is because the read/write times between the dvd-rom and hard drive become way too laggish, it will cause this red-ring to occur.

But if that doesn't help, then there is no easy fix to it. It has to be sent to microsoft, and get it fixed. I apologize for no other advise. I hope this works, and if not, I hope the guys at microsoft can be of better service then they're known for.


Posted on Dec 11, 2007

SOURCE: XBOX 360 3 rings of death

i just got the 3 rings of death today and didnt get a warranty but i heard there was a 1 yr warranty on it
and if there isnt can anyone help me please ?

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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SOURCE: the ''3 red rings of death''

This means that there is a problem on the hardware on the unit already now there is a temporary fix to this although it would be best if you have this unit serviced already. The link to the temporary fix is a video on you tube.

XBOX link to the XBOX knowledgebase where you can contact for repairs to the unit.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: there are 3 flashing red

This is the red ring of death and is usually caused when the unit overheats causing the solder to melt and bridge. Contact Microsoft to see if it is still under warranty.

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SOURCE: i have got 3 red lights on front of console

Posted on Jul 19, 2010

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SOURCE: 3 red rings appear when i switch my console on aka

Hello there

From what you have said it sounds like you have the RROD

The main causes are Hardware failure, overheating or wear & tear.

You may need to perform simple maintenance, clean or in some cases adjust settings.

To get the best advice on where to start I recommend a GOOD REPAIR GUIDE, From this you can fix the problem at home and avoid any large repair bills. Its easier than it sounds when you have help from the guide.

I used Gamer Fix to get the best guides

The other solution would be to send the console off to its manufacturer, This is free if your still in warranty. If your console is out of warranty then the usual price of repair is $150

I am Glad I could help and You can help others by rating this Post or leaving a comment.
Many thanks

Peter Fix

Posted on Jan 19, 2011

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