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Very strange ok i posted a problem about my xbox having 3 still red lights well i was playing tonight and after a couple of hours it crashed so i turned it of when i turned back on i had 3 flashing reds so i left it but still 3 red lights i phoned xbox and having it repaired but after about an hour i tryed it again and it was working i know it must b dying but when i send it off if they turn it on and it works for them will they still fix it???

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Re: very strange

Yes they will still fix it for you as their is test points on the board where they can check each part for faults as you told them their was 3 flashing lights they will know whats wrong with it anyway as this is for the tech guys to diagnose what fault it is the lights flashing 3 times will tell them the problem so dont worry they will fix it for you and they should give you warranty anyway so you will be ok

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