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XBOX 360 won't work.

When I turn my console on my console power button blinks(just bottom two and top left blink) and just won't start. I have moved my console from my TV hook up in my room to my TV downstairs and had no problem, but when I move it back to my room and hook it up it blinks and nothing happens.
The unit is about 1 1/2 years old. I have never really had this problem before.
Any help would be appreciated.
THANK YOU.

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  • Mercyfran Jan 19, 2008

    there are three red flashing lights blinking starting about 3 seconds after I turn the console on.

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    i have the same problem , but not the red lights , it just stays green and nothing appears on screen.. controler doesnt start either

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    light is green..but no picture on the screen does have sound though

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    3 red lights keep flashing on my xbox 360 and i dont know how to solve this problem

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2008

    You see three lights on the Ring of Light (RoL) flash red on the front of your Xbox 360 console.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    Use this Xbox 360 Repair guide to fix it

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    the same thing is happening it has three blinking red lights


  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    3 blinking lights on start up

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    me too

  • Anonymous Jul 07, 2008

    2 flashing red lights

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    its the same with me. three red flashing lights. if there is anyone out there who can help my e-mail is denisec111@yahoo.com thx.

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    A ring of red light is on the 360 when we turn it on. How can this problem be fixted? Please advise.

  • ohhtorix3 Aug 08, 2008

    word, same problem with me.

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    power strip blinking orange!!!! why

  • sugarstar_52 Nov 26, 2008

    I put in Grand Thetht Auto 4 it worked just fine yesturday..but while i was playing it froze i shut it down and the game wont even play...the x box tells me to take it out and clean it...but th disc is compelty fine no scatches at all...i put in a different game works fine..why does GTA4 not work when its in perfect condition and other games work

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM it was working just fine then i decided to play in my office and it had the 3 red lights, just all of a sudden it stopped working so i put it back were i had been playing it and it didnt work. i dont know what happened it just stopped working all of a sudden. tell me what to do?

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    three

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    three red lights are blinking

  • westo500 Mar 10, 2009

    I dont really have the rols issue but does anyone know how to play an xbox 360 in color i have a normal tv and it plays perfectly only its in black and white. i hhok it up to the family hdtv tv and its works in color when playing on normal tv i switch to tv but nothing happens stil plays in black and white.

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This is for EVERYONE.

You've had a hardware failure. There are 3 major causes for failure on these units:

1) Cold Solder joints - this means that the soldering done on the main PC board, was done incorrectly and as such the solder is not adhering to their contacts properly. They are prone to cracking, and other inconsistencies which will cause improper function

2) Lead Free Solder used - Lead Free solder is good, but the quality used by Microsoft is horrible. They used the cheapest and crappiest lead free solder they could find. Read #3 for the reason why this is bad...

3) Inadequate Ventilation - The XBOX 360 get's extremely hot, and when this happens, the lead free solder used on the pc boards will start to become weak and crack - in addition to reason #1

Because MS rushed to production, and did not properly test and assembly these units, hardware failure is imminent.

You will need to take to a qualified service center for repair. MS offers a 3 year warranty on the infamous "3 Rings Of Death" issue, if it is something else, then there is only a 1 year warranty.

MS does offer Free shipping, and includes a 1 year warranty after the repair. However, we've heard stories of the MS NOT fixing the problem, and sending back units with the same issues, or worst. Also, expect to be without your Xbox for at least 6-8 weeks. If you do not have a warranty, the cost is $99 for the repair from MS.

Good Luck everyone!

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MINE DID THIS, APPARENTLY A LOT OF THEM DO, I SUBMITTED A REPAIRT REQUEST AND THEY ARE FIXING IT FOR FREE.....ITS EASY JUST GO TO YOUR XBOX ACCOUNT AND THEY WILL TAKE CARE OF IT, THEY EVEN SHIP YOU A BOX TO SEND IT TO THEM IN......GOOD LUCK

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

Yeah i tryed to play my Halo 3 then the RoL started flashing red. I tried some of the stuff the people on google said and now it blinks 4 red lights on the RoL. What should i do now?

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What color are the blinking lights?

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  • Johan Quinde Jan 19, 2008

    You see three lights on the Ring of Light (RoL) flash red on the front of your Xbox 360 console.
    The upper-right quadrant light is the only light that does not flash red.

    Cause:
    The three flashing red lights may indicate that your Xbox 360 console has experienced a hardware failure.

    If you suspect that you are experiencing this issue, you can submit a
    console-repair request online. However, before you submit your request,
    we ask that you first try the following two steps to verify that you
    are indeed experiencing this issue:



    1.
    When
    you turn on the console, examine the light on the power supply. The
    power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on
    the Ring of Light flash red. If the power supply light is not green,
    please follow the steps that are listed in the following Microsoft
    Knowledge Base articles:
    906101 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906101/) Xbox 360: The power supply light is red


    906102 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906102/) Xbox 360: The power supply light is orange


    906103 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906103/) Xbox 360: The power supply light is not illuminated



    2.
    Turn off the console. Wait 10 seconds, and then turn on the console again to see whether the symptom occurs again.If
    your console continues to display the three flashing red lights, your
    console may have to be repaired. For information about how to start the
    repair process online, please visit http://www.xbox.com/support http://www.xbox.com/support), and then click Console Repair? in the upper-right section of the Web page.

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