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Flashing Red/Green. No error code on screen, but contact M$.

Light is flashing red/green and msg to contact m$, but no error code on screen.... Any idea's ?

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  • jkc1950 Dec 31, 2007

    by the way this is a 2001 xbox.....

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    I have the same problem. I was playing Brothers in Arms when the screen changed to purple,plack cubes.Then XBOX turned off. After that I tried to turn it on but just green/red light flashed. Next day I tried to turn it on again and XBOX turned on without problems.But when i turned it off again it didn't turn on never again (again there was green/red light) .
    I observed XBox better and now I know that if I leave it for few hours than first time when I try to turn it on it will be a yellow light (XBOX don't turn on) , but after that only green/red light (after 3 times tries to turn on).

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    javern nolan Jan 06, 2008

    my xbox keeps sayign that it cant read the disc even the brand new ones

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    light is flashing orange

  • kevin dufour Mar 30, 2008

    i have the same thing going on with 2 of my xbox's wont load and flashes green and yellow i caint seem to get them working yet

  • John Matrix Apr 04, 2008

    I have a similar problem, but I think it might be related to the internal clock. I left my Xbox unplugged for awhile and then suddenly got the urge to play and hooked it all up, turned it on, set the date and time and played a couple of hours. I turned it off, and came back later and it wouldn't start up, the circle flashed red and I the screen displayed a error message to get into contact with support staff blah, blah, blah.
    I tried restarting with the on/off button but that didn't work so I had to unplug it and left it like it was.
    When I came back to it a day or so later, it ran perfectly on startup after I took the time to input the date and time but when I turned it off and tried to start it again, I got the same problem. I've been experimenting and I think it has something to do with the internal clock. Leaving it unplugged long enough for it to require a reset of the date and time seems to bypass the problem. But as that can take around 24 hours or more, I'm looking for a better solution.

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Just to let everyone know, Its a heating problem.
Put your XBOXES in a cooler place also the power adapter is getting to hot,PUT A FAN TOWARDS IT, in other words LETS COOL THEM DOWN.

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NO just like the wiz said check your red white and yellow cable it must not be in right try jaming it in!!!

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Check the back of the xbox make sure everything is put in.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

  • Jeremiah Furlow Feb 06, 2008

    maybe you have to take it to be clean

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