Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Red lighted im 11 years old my xbox360 is flashing red lights can u help

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers
Re: red lighted

If its 3 red lights it has to be sent in for repair

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

3 Answers

3 flashing red lights x box 360

You need to have the motherboard fixed, do to this you need to take the xbox360 apart then reflow the board.

there is a great 6part video guide on YouTube to view for free. 6 videos from the same fellow, each video is a few mins long, and goes over everything for you. and its free unlike some eBook site.

I actually used the same method to fix over 450 Xbox360 units with no problems at all, barring a few (but i have done nearly 500 so you expect a few problems along the way), you just need a few things though like a heat gun and some thermal paste. sounds hard, but it's very easy once you start!

Hope this helps in some way.

I should also mention that that the 3 red light issue is covered by Microsoft for 3 years from the date of purchase under there extended warranty for 3red light and 1 red light E74 errors. so if your unit is under 3 years old and you have not opened it, then give them a call for free and have your unit fixed for free.

Jan 02, 2010 | Video Game Consoles

2 Answers

I have 3 flashing red lights on the console and a yellow light on the power supply

3 red flashing lights is known as the red ring of death. Your power supply showing a yellow light is ok, that just means that your power supply is on standby. The first thing you should do is check with microsoft to see if your unit is still under warranty with this site:

If your unit is not under warranty, go to We are a console repair company based in Texas, and we can fix your console. We give a free diagnoses on your unit(excluding shipping), and will call with an estimate before any work is done on the unit. All our work is covered by a 90 day warranty, and you can buy up to 4 years worth of warranty coverage.

Nov 16, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

One flashing red light on xbox360 ( not red ring)

The specific type of hardware failure can be determined by a "hidden" error code
Turn the xbox 360 on, and wait till the 3 red lights are flashing.
Press and hold the sync up button (the small white one), while holding that button press the eject button.
The LEDs will now blink the first number in the code (as described below).
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will now blink the second number of the code.
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will now blink the third number of the code.
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will now blink the forth number of the code.
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will go back to the 3 red flashing lights.
You should be able to determine the difference between the 3 flashing lights and the error code lights by the rate in which they flash.
Here is how you interpret the LEDs to get the code number:
All four lights flashing - 0
One light flashing - 1
Two Lights flashing - 2
Three lights flashing - 3

Once you get this code, go to:
To get the reason for the code.

Sep 15, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

4 Answers

Psp spot repair in mumbai :- 9819767710/9867635653 ?

what was that????don't u have any better prob. to ask.....

Jan 23, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

3 flashing red lights

Im sorry to hear and tell you this...

You must know that that is a issue called the Red Ring of Death and is only fixed getting it sent into Microsoft. If it is no more than 2 to 3 years old you will be able to have it fixed for free.

Dec 18, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

Xbox360 3 red lights

YOu are having problems with the three red lights right (red ring of death)? How old is your xbox?

Dec 12, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Xbox 360 4 red lights even tho av lead is in

google for 'XBOX red ring of death',
it usually refers to poor cooling design on the xbox360,
the unit overheats, and has sometimes melted the solder on the gpu,
MS have a free recall for the heat fault up to 3 years from purchase, get the phone number from the xbox live website and get it repaired.

I have 3 sons, 3 xbox360s, and they have been returned to MS 7 times

Oct 14, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Big problem!!!!!

ok seems to me your xbox360 is buggered. Both of you.

How long have you had your xbox360?

Im guessing what a year or two? Beacause Ive got a uncle whos got a xbox whos xbox is broke because its standing up and when he puts a game in its ok, BUT when he takes it out.

It Comes out like ****. Its all scratched up etc. and its due to his HardDrive Failure problems. Basically the hard drive in his xbox360 is either Old , Nackerd Or just ****. SO Im suggesting go send your xbox360 to microsoft or something aka Warrenty. Or Go buy Xbox360 warrenty off GAME. <-- £50 - £60

Apr 01, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

4 Answers

My xbox 360 not on ,its flash red light

Dec 17, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer


If i was you i would take advantage of the fact that microsoft have extended their warranty on the 'flashing lights problem' to three years and phone them and see whether it works for 'solid lights'. They should take it and either repair it or send a new one out.
if for any reason they wont take your xbox away call:
and they should be very helpful.
Hope this helps, if it does please rate
Thanks and good luck!

Nov 15, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Xbox 360 Console Logo

Related Topics:

33 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Video Game Consoles Experts

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Pablo Gonzalez

Level 3 Expert

733 Answers

Martin Murray

Level 3 Expert

1614 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides