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Xbox 360 has stopped working and the 3 red lights on the front of the xbox are flashing

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  • linarez Feb 20, 2008

    ive had my xbox 360 for a year and it just stopped working and the red light in the front, where the green light flashes when on, just flashes.

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It sounds like its an overheating prob or something similar, ive heard that microsoft are extending there warrantys from 1 years to 3 years for anyone having the red light problem, so phone them up, phone number in warranty book. explain problems and find out if its covered on your warranty. hope this helps.

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