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Three red flashing lights

When i turn on my xbox-360 nothing comes on the screen and i see 3 red flashing lights on the power button what can i do?
help me PLEASE!!!

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  • messner Nov 23, 2008

    my problem is that there is 3 red flashing lights, and when the red lights are blinking the whole screen turns black





    can you please notify me with a solution to fix it





    contact me at mmarlomessner@aol.com

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    I have the same problem. What is the solution to fix the three rings of death. contact me please ssp2900@yahoo.com

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