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My xbox light comes on when i press it,but there is no noises.

My xbox light comes on when i press it,but there is no sound from the disc drive or the fan to say it is on.It has 3 red light but i have changed the paste.It Just wont start.I bought it as faulty to fix the simple lights but to no avail

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Most likely since the 3 red lights mean hardware failure it may be your cpu since it is an extremely vital component and overheats very easily. unless you know how to fix it you may not want to try anything. or it is simply not reacting because it does not want to hurt the x-box even more

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You have the infamous RROD. The Red Ring Of Death. Three flashin red lights that indicate a serious hardware failure. You can check online for several different RROD "do it yourself fixes" or simply pay microsoft to have the unit repaired. There are good chances they may repair it for free, IF the console hasn't been opened. If you have opened t, they will charge you full for repair.

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