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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.

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Re: XBOX 360 won't work.

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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Re: XBOX 360 won't work.

What is a dvd play back kit?

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Re: XBOX 360 won't work.

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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Re: XBOX 360 won't work.

What color are the blinking lights?

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Re: XBOX 360 won't work.

Smash it

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