Hi, i'm just wondering if you could give me a bit of advise please.
my lads xbox 360 has just been returned after the " 3 red rings of death". it's still under warranty,so i won't mess with it, but the problem now is that the console won't switch on. the power adaptor has an orange light on it, but the console won't switch on....
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Red Ring of Death: Red Flashing XBOX 360 Lights Explained
Common Xbox 360 Red Ring Errors
The XBOX has a reported 54.2% failure rate which makes the XBOX 360 gaming consoles' worst "lemon" to date. If you find yourself with the red flashing lights error,
follow this guide to try and pinpoint the problem with your XBOX 360.
1 Red Ring = Serious Hardware Failure I f your XBOX 360 has a 1 red flashing light error, you're more than likely in big trouble. The 1 flashing red ring of light can be due to GPU or CPU failure, RAM overheating, a DVD drive error, or some serious problem with your Xbox 360's internal components. The most common 1 flashing red ring lights error is the E74 error. The E74 error is no easy fix for the Xbox 360 and usually has to be repaired by the manufacturer [though some have managed to repair it with the heat gun trick - but be careful]
2 Red Rings = Overheating Mostly all red flashing lights on the Xbox 360 rings are due to overheating in some way or other, but the 2 red rings singles out overheating as the main issue. When doing the X-Clamp fix the 2 red rings are required to fix the Xbox 360 by overheating the CPU. If you get this Xbox 360 error without doing the X-Clamp fix, you probably just need to let your Xbox 360 cool down for a few hours. Make sure that all vents aren't blocked off and that your Xbox fans are working properly in order to repair this problem.
3 Red Rings = Basic Hardware Failure The most common error on the Xbox 360 is the 3 red rings - also known as the Red Rings of Death (RRoD). This flashing lights problem is the main cause of Xbox 360's 54.2% failure rate. The 3 red flashing lights can be due to lots of different errors but is mainly due to the X-Clamps in your Xbox 360 and overheating. Fortunately, lots of people were able to fix this issue using the X-Clamp and heat gun fix. Follow this list of error codes to find out the real issue with the 3 red rings because there are quite a few of them.
Red light problem can be fixed! there is a XBOX 360 repair guide
available that covers this problem and also all other common XBOX problems. You
can get your copy XBOX 360 Repair Guide, you can download it and get help to
fix your console. Please feel free to message me if you need further assistance....click here
This is known as the 'red ring of death' It is likely that you will need to send in your Xbox to Microsoft for repair. It is possible that you are still covered under warranty. Does the E74 error message appear? See here http://bit.ly/56NTkB
Alternatively Microsoft recommends trying a different set of Audio Video cables.Source http://bit.ly/6eWcLD
The best advice I can give is having it sent in to microsoft. While you might be without your xbox for a few weeks, your xbox may still be under warranty and be fixed for free. Its not the quickest method of repair, but its the most certain and reliable. I've repaired xbox 360's myself and its not worth the hassle nor is it always a sure thing, for some red ring errors it can require soldering, which can be very difficult for the average person.
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