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Xbox 360 while playing game console froze.turned console off,when it was turned back on got 3 flashing red lights

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The console froze twice as i was playing game, then three red lights are flashing on & off , and now nothing.

3 red lights on the Xbox 360 is the most common error and it means "General Hardware failure. To fix this you need to stop the amount of heat that the GPU and the CPU is taking.

To do this you can use the recommended guide that has been on the market for 3 years or you can send it in.

If you stop the heat you will be fine.

Oct 17, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I tried to fix it on my own I need help ASAP

i think u might be getting the red ring of death my xbox did the same thing and a month later i got red ring

Feb 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox fixed itself from 3 lights but other problem

When someone say that his/her Xbox is having 3 red lights problem, It means it needs to be repaired. If you are using Cooler than it is not a cure but a prevention. You could have used cooler before acutally having the problem just to prevent your Xbox. But now you will have to either get it repaired from Microsoft (in case your Xbox's warranty is not expired, but one thing to note is that you will have to wait for at least 3-4 weeks to get back your Xbox) or you can Fix your Xbox's 3 Flashing red lights problem yourself with the help of DIY Video guide available on Internet. You can fix yourself without any technical knowledge.


Dec 19, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 red flashing lights

When you turn on the console, look at the light on the power supply. The power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on the Ring of Light flash red. If the power supply is button is red than you need to replace the battery or check the connections.

The three flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with your Xbox 360 console. If you are experiencing this problem, you can submit a console-repair request online.

Hopefully your system is still under warranty.

For step by step troubleshooting directions please read the attached link and Happy Gaming!

Oct 17, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Three red blinking lights

This means your 360 has had a hardware failure. If you have purchased your XBOX 360 within the last 3 years you will still have free warranty on it. Call XBOX customer support and they will help you with replacing/repairing your Xbox 360. 1-800-4MY-XBOX. (1-800-469-9269)

Hope this helps :)

Feb 09, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Console with 3 red flashing lights

iv noticed that my xbox started flashing red and froze so i turned it off immeditly and felt the connections in the back were really hot and my xbox was really hot so iv moved it to an area where it could get good ventilation and keeps cool. havent had any more problems turning red it blows out alot of hot air out the back it needs to breath.

Dec 23, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 flashing red lights

Have you tried unplug the system then turning it back on

if not you may need it repaired

Dec 18, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 freezes

There are some recalls on this unit. Call microsoft for help.

Dec 13, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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