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My xbox has three red lights and dont no how to fix it.

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Re: three red lights

Three red lights (no error message) - two reasons for the red lights: hardware failure or power supply unit failure.

when the three red lights is showing check the light on the power supply unit. if the light is green you console is experiencing a hardware failure. you need to send the console to MS service center or if you have no MS support in your country look for someone who knows how to repair the console or go to and look for information on how to repair the console yourself.

if the light is orange, red or no light at all, there might be a problem with the power supply unit. disconnect and reconnect the power cables from the 360 and reconnect them again. if there is an inter-cooler connected at the back of the console, remove the inter-cooler and turn on the console without the inter-cooler. try also a different wall socket and if the light on the power supply is still orange, red, or no light when you turn on the console you need to replace the power supply unit.

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It may actually be that your power box has failed or died. If so than you cant do anything really.Sorry.

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SOURCE: three red lights

microsoft put out 360 consols flawed when they heat up the mother board flexes and the processor comes away from the mother board it has somthing 2 do with the brackets they used but u can buy a kit on e bay that u can do urself i got mine 4 £2.50 itis a new bracket with replacment screws and springsthat stops the board moving therfor holding the processor in place it also comes with instructions and they e mail a video showing how 2 do it i havnt done mine yet im waiting 4 the parts

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SOURCE: my xbox 360 has three red rings and one green in the middle

the 3 red rings are the worst and there is no way to fix it, i tried wrapping a towel around it and leaving it for an hour or so and that worked for me... the is a good old xbox remidee, but if that dosnt work then call the hot line and you will have to send it off.. the usually have it back in about a week

thanks, max

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SOURCE: xbox 360 doesnt work because of one red light and message of E73 that they dont know how to fix

E73: I/O Hardware Error - Couldn't calibrate HSIO Bus from edram: this error is likely caused by a problem with the Ethernet port or supporting control devices.  

You can try to find some parts online, but it looks like your Ethernet port is bad...

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just got mine fixed call1-800-469-9269 took one week to get it back one of the first xbox 360 to come out . red death ring is because it over heated .didnt cost me anythang they even sent me the boxes to ship it in

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SOURCE: My xbox has three red flashing lights.

My sons Xbox had the 3 red lights! It depends what colour of light is showing on your power pack the colour indicates what the problem is! The light will either be red,amber or green, my sons light was amber and that was due to a faulty power pack, Microsoft were very obliging and replaced the power pack free of charge,it arrived in 3 working days! Here is a link that will take you through the different lights and how to fix the problem!
Hope this helps, good luck!

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Hey cozierterry,

While this may be an indicator that something is wrong with your Xbox 360, there are a couple of things that you may want to consider before seeking additional assistance.

According to information provided by the manufacturer, the light on your Xbox 360's power supply should still light up green even when the console has encountered a three red light problem. If the light on the power supply isn't green, you will want to take different actions based on what color is displayed. If this light is red, the AC adaptor may either be defective or has recently overheated. If the light is orange, you may need to double-check all cable connections are secure. If the light on the AC adaptor isn't lit, the AC adaptor may need to be replaced.

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