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3 red rings blinking

How can i stop it?

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The three red lights blinking. How do you fix it without giving your console to the factory for however long they keep it? Has anyone been successful in getting the console back in one piece and fixed. I'm quite concerned about giving purolator my console and taking it to Texas free of charge to fix it and then they courier it back to me. Has anyone gone through this process?

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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The red light is blinking and when i turn it on it goes to green for a few seconds and then beeps and blinks red again.

You have "The red ring of death" If 1 corner is blinking: Turn it of and wait a few days for it to cool off. If 2 corners are blinking: Do the same, but check after 3-5 days to see if it works. If 3 corners are blinking: You HAVE to see a xbox repairer, because you can't wait after 3 rings. Saddly, a complete ring of red: You can't do anything about it, it can't be repaired, but check the power wire and reattach it, there's a little glitch where if you loosen the wire, it does that. Good luck!

Sep 04, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Blinking red light.Checked all cables. I replaced Hard drive...still problem exists. Wondering if power supply could be problem

When one light from the four lights ring itself changes from green to red, it means that a general hardware failure has occurred or is imminent. Blinking of one red light with an error message like E66, E67, E68, E71, E74 or E77 means a repairable problem while the one red light blinking without error message means some critical or irrepairable problem. The problem can be avoided by restarting the Xbox 360 console but if you have not received any error message with one blinking red light then the problem is irrepairable. The console will behave the same way and you should understand that one or more of the hardware components in your console have stopped functioning due to hardware failure. If you receive an error message with one red light blinking then the problem is reparable and the system will definitely start working. It means that there is some hardware problem with the Xbox 360 console connection occurring due to the misplacing of cables in the ports. Turn off your Xbox 360 and disconnect all cables, now reconnect the cables and switch on the Xbox hope this helps.

Dec 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have three blinking red rings on the front of my xbox what does this mean

Yes 3 red lights happens when the GPU and the CPU overheat all you need to do is stop the heat build up getting to the main chips and you will be up and running again.

Use a good repair guide or send it in to get it fixed.

Sep 11, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 blinking red lights

u my friend hav the 3 red rings it just means that u need 2 let ur xbox rest 4ahale ur lucky its not tha ring of death

Dec 20, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I have three flashing red lights

You have the dreaded red rings of death the only way to fix it is to send it back to micsoft it will be free if you havent had it for less than 3yrs if not you will have to pay 120dollars.

Oct 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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One flashing red light on xbox360 ( not red ring)

The specific type of hardware failure can be determined by a "hidden" error code
Turn the xbox 360 on, and wait till the 3 red lights are flashing.
Press and hold the sync up button (the small white one), while holding that button press the eject button.
The LEDs will now blink the first number in the code (as described below).
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will now blink the second number of the code.
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will now blink the third number of the code.
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will now blink the forth number of the code.
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will go back to the 3 red flashing lights.
You should be able to determine the difference between the 3 flashing lights and the error code lights by the rate in which they flash.
Here is how you interpret the LEDs to get the code number:
All four lights flashing - 0
One light flashing - 1
Two Lights flashing - 2
Three lights flashing - 3

Once you get this code, go to:
To get the reason for the code.

Sep 15, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Power button is blinking red

if 3 of 4 lights are blinking red, you have a red ring of death and need to contact microsoft. this is distubingly common on some of the older 360 models.

Jul 11, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Won't load game keeps blinkng red light

If the XBOX 360 is blinking the color RED in three of the four quarter of the ring around the power button, you will have to contact Microsoft for a replacement. This is what is known as "Red Ring of Death." You can find plenty of information on it if you Google it.

Click HERE for a video of the Red Ring of Death.

Click HERE for Microsoft's support system for the XBOX 360 and get in touch with Microsoft to get your replacement started.

It's the ONLY way.

Good luck.


Dec 10, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Two Red Lights

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!

Good Luck!

Nov 17, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Blinking red ring

send it back to microsoft they will send you a new one

Oct 30, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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