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Three red light after 5 sen of truning it on

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Re: three red light after 5 sen of truning it on

That is the three red rigns of death. Nearly every Xbox 360 has been getting this. You will need to return your console to Microsoft for repair.

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Thanks for your question. To fix the 3 red lights what you will need to do is stop the heat getting to the GPU and the CPU and to do this you can use a good Xbox 360 Repair guide or of course you can send it in.

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I truned on my xbox 360 and it started flashing red around the on button then it said to go to so now i woundering how i can fix my xbox.

you have received what we call the red light of death it means your 360 is DEAD no bringing it back, if its still under warranty then you might be able to get it fixed otherwise recycle it and get a new one

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Sounds like you have the Yellow Light of Death. It is a processor problem, and needs to be completely disassembled. Try CPR in New York City. They are faster than the manufacturer, and cheaper! They have a usual turnaround of 3-5 business days. And if you become a fan on their facebook page, mention it and you will get a 10% discount.
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How to fix a ps3 after the power went off and the

It needs a new power supply. When the power came back on, most likely a surge damaged the power supply.

I buy mine at they run about $35 each.

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Three red light`s on xbox 360 console how can i fix the problem

How to Fix Xbox 360 3 Red Lights
Appearance of the three blinking red lights on your Xbox 360 game console is a familiar problem and in this article I will try to offer some solutions to rectify this nagging problem.
The 3 blinking red lights point to an internal error and might be ascribed to common breakdown of hardware.
Try out this simple fix if you like:
Step one will involve removal of memory units and hard drive.
At step 2, under the system blade run the INITIAL SETUP.
At step three involves declining the insertion of memory unit or HDD prompt offer with a negative reply when the prompt creates the automatic offer.
Finally you need to sync the controller & pop in a game.
Due to the widespread occurrence of the three red light fault, Microsoft is offering a new 3 year free warranty.

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3 red lights

Hey meddman,

While this may be an indicator that something is still wrong with your XBox 360, there are a couple of steps that you can take 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.

Alternatively, you may want to try turning the XBox 360 off, then pressing the power button again roughly 10-15 seconds later. If the unit powers on normally and the three red lights disappear, the system may simply have needed to be reset.

Should the problem still persist, you may need to speak directly with Microsoft for further assistance. You can reach Microsoft's toll-free XBox support hotline at 800-4MY-XBOX (800-469-9269), or you can always request service through the XBox website:

Hope this helps you out.

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if when it freezes it has a kind of checkerboard pattern, then it is what happens before the three red lights of death, try the eraser trick posted by Carl26

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