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My xbox totally quit working and is flashing red lights now. What can I do

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  • Rod Sims
    Rod Sims May 11, 2010

    Are you able to take your unit apart ? If so then you could fix it your self Or would you just want a repair shop to fix it ? I will walk you threw if your good with your hands /tools ps don't waste your money on thoes stupid repair guides there a ripoff Rob

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That is known as a red ring of death. (RROD) you have to contact microsoft and send it to them to fix

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

  • Chadmoline Nov 19, 2009

    But if you still are under warranty Xbox will repair or refurbish that one for free?

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Red Ring of Death: Red Flashing XBOX 360 Lights Explained Common Xbox 360 Red Ring Errors The XBOX has a reported 54.2% failure rate which makes the XBOX 360 gaming consoles' worst "lemon" to date. If you find yourself with the red flashing lights error, --> lg.php?category_id=15&content_type=article&content_type_id=2663399&key_page=682482001924178892&site_id=1&bannerid=11791&campaignid=3153&zoneid=23&loc=1&referer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.associatedcontent.com%2farticle%2f2663399%2fred_ring_of_death_red_flashing_xbox.html%3fcontent_type%3darticle%26content_type_id%3d2663399&cb=8da55f49a0 follow this guide to try and pinpoint the problem with your XBOX 360.

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Mostly all red flashing lights on the Xbox 360 rings are due to overheating in some way or other, but the 2 red rings singles out overheating as the main issue. When doing the X-Clamp fix the 2 red rings are required to fix the Xbox 360 by overheating the CPU. If you get this Xbox 360 error without doing the X-Clamp fix, you probably just need to let your Xbox 360 cool down for a few hours. Make sure that all vents aren't blocked off and that your Xbox fans are working properly in order to repair this problem.

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2) Wrap a towel completely around the xbox and leave it on for one hour. This will overheat the xbox and somehow gets it to start working again, but only for a short time of maybe a day or two. But, if this doesn't work, then do Step 3.
3) Go to the Xbox website and talk to a customer service agent, tell them your problem. If you are still under warranty, then they will ship you a box to send your xbox to them, it will take a couple of weeks before a brand new xbox 360 is shipped to you.

But before you do step 3, try step 1 first, because temporary red lights happen quite often, so just let it rest for a little while for now.

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907534?sd=xbox
MS will not repair the xbox if it has been opened they will suggest that the failure is caused by any modification, take photographs of the console before placing it in the shipper MS will send you for the repair, they will damage it, you will need proof
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http://service.xbox.com/servicehome.aspx

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