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Re: will not turn on


I think it is the XBOX360 red screen of death, as told on wikipedia, the lights are in different positions but the lights are red. Given picture below:

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Play station 3 won't turn on the red light goes on then blinks and turns off

PS3 show red light and blinks then turn off - Somebody have the same problem and a solution is here :
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What to do if you have 3 flashing red lights on your Xbox 360 Console?

If you have the 3 rings of Death (3 Flashing Red Lights) on your xbox 360 console, all you need to do is to contact Xbox Support and report this issue with them. The Console has a 3 year warranty for the 3 flashing red lights. Just make sure you did the following first:

1. Power Cycle your Console (Turn it off, unplug the power adapter from the wall outlet, wait for 30 seconds, turn it back on)**This is the best solution and it usually works!!

2. If still persist, Turn it off, remove any accessories connected to it (Hard Drive, Controllers, etc.) turn it back on without those accessories. **These accessories sometimes causes the problem.

3. If removing these accessories removed the 3 flashing lights, attach the accessories one at a time, every time turning it off and attaching one and turning it back on checking each time if the red lights (any lights) appeared. It will tell you what is causing the error.

4. If all else fails, again CONTACT XBOX TECH SUPPORT on their Toll free number. Make sure that you tell the tech that you have done those things above so they can create a report for the issue. They love the 3 flashing red lights issue. I should know, I am formerly one of them. :)

on Jun 12, 2010 | Video Game Consoles

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My playtstation 3 turns on for about a minaute then turns of, with just the red light on solid when it does

solid red light means that it is in sleep mode which is caused by hold ing down the red light try to press the read light for around 3 secs to turn on good luck :)

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My playstation 3 wont turn on. the red light on

PS3 owners refer to this as the 'Yellow Light of Death' or 'YLOD'. It's quite common. The problem is caused by poor solder joints (due to overheating) on the motherboard and degrading heat sink compound on the fan.

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Red rings

Depending on how many you have it means different things:

1 red light - scaler chip E74

2 red lights - overheating

3 red lights GPU and CPU have burnt out

4 red lights - the AV cable is not in correctly

You can fix all of these errors yourself or you can send it in to have it repaired

Dec 23, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox box has 3 red lights flashing... i know there are different types of error how do i know which on i have?

after turning it on, and seeing it display 3 red lights, hold the sync up button and tap eject.

The lights will change to a different pattern. This represents a number.
The number is four digits, so you'll have to hold sync and tap eject FOUR TIMES, remembering each pattern.

Pattern numbers are as follows:

4 red lights = 0
3 red lights = 3
2 red lights = 2
1 red lights = 1

Most common ones are 0020 and 0120.

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Xbox360 3 red lights

YOu are having problems with the three red lights right (red ring of death)? How old is your xbox?

Dec 12, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Beep 3 times turns green yellow then blinks red then turns to a solid red wont turn on wont give me game

3 Solid Red lights usually means that a cable is unplugged. Check all cables (unplug and plug back in) may need to replace power cable if issue is still ocurring. If it is 3 Flashing red lights, this is known as the Red Rings of Death, i.e. your XBOX is dead and needs to be completely replaced.

Jun 16, 2008 | Video Game Consoles

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3 flashing lights

3 Red Lights Flashing - is a general hardware failure
  • Unplug everything and let it sit for 20 min. Re-connect and try re-starting
  • If these steps do not resolve the behavior, turn the console off, remove the hard drive, and then turn on the console. If the 3x Red LED error light is no longer displayed, turn the console off, re-attach the hard drive, and then turn on the console.
  • Check the lights on the power supply. When you turn on the console, the power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on the console flash red.
For more things to try check here

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