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Played a new game on my xbox 360, turned it off, & when I turned it back on a red blinking light was on the power ring. Tried unplugging all accessories/hard drive, but still same result. Any suggestion to work around the problem

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  • Cyntage May 11, 2010

    Can you clarify in which sections the red light is blinking at? Top left, bottom left, top right, and bottom right or a combination of them



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Yes nealry all the red light problems happen because of overheating on the main chips, to fix it you will need to stop the heat build up.

To do this you can use a good Xbox 360 Repair guide

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If you get Red Ring of Death you need to first check how may red rings are you getting and do you see any error message on screen with red ring or the console does not start at all

When there is a general hardware failure. While this can be caused by any part(or lack thereof) on the 360, the general cause is from excessive heat, which stresses the solder joints on the CPU and GPU

What Do The Red Light Errors Mean?

* 1 light means you have had general hardware failure. If you to send it in to get it repaired, without a warranty would cost. Not to mention it can take up to a month for you to get your system back.
* 2 lights mean your console is over heating---TURN IT OFF NOW TO AVOID SERIOUSLY DAMAGING YOUR SYSTEM!
* 3 lights also mean general hardware failure.
* 4 lights simply mean there is a problem with the AV cable. Check the connection and replace if necessary.

basically when you get a RRoD you can try cleaning the connection point of your AV cable but if it does not work please send it to MS Support for repairs, i had 3 Red light problem and with error message E74 i send it Microsoft Support as my console was under warranty

Posted on Nov 19, 2009


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