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My xbox360 has came up as an error and instead of the ring rond the button being green it is red.

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You may have a general hardware failure, the number of lights and/or an error code would tell us more, but if you have 3 red lights or 1 red light with an error code of E74 this is covered by microsofts 3 year warranty, so if your console is less than 3 years old and has not been tampered with in any way:ie the case has not been opened, you need to visit www.xbox.com/support if its any different problem to this post again we will be able to help more.
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I was playing splinter cell blacklist on my XBOX 360 S. I saw the four red lights (full ring) on the console's power button. The screen turned blue! I took out the chords and all. Then after about an hour...


What you saw is what is called the Red Ring of Death. Microsoft charges for support in such cases however, most people will just replace the xbox as it is cheaper. You can find out more information on the 4 red rings on the Microsoft website. For the most part, the 4 red rings are based on overheating of your processor. Which means you might need to go and purchase yourself a new xbox. I found this site that might help somewhat, it gives a list of error codes and more information. Hope this will help.

http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/Xbox-360-error-codes.htm

Sep 03, 2013 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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XBox360 error codes (Three Red Lights of Death, Red Ring of Death, X-Clamp)


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XBox 360 error codes are displayed with flashing lights in the ring of bi-color LEDs located around the start button, like in the picture below:

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They are often called lights of death. The technical name from Microsoft is Light codes.

LEDs located around the start button can be green or red. When they get red it means that there is a problem.
When the XBox is operating normally The leds will be green. The number of green segments indicates the number of controllers connected to the Xbox.
Here a working Xbox with one and four controllers connected to the console:

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If the lights are red instead of green, then there is a problem. Here the four common error codes:

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A: The code in picture A, with only one red segment on and flashing on the fourth quadrant, means that there had been an hardware failure. The internal component failing is often not specified.
The light code is accompained by an error message on display, telling a numeric code that can better address the cause of the fault. The best thing to do is contacting Microsoft to find out the reason for the code. Depending on the code you may also be asked to perform a secondary error code retrieval procedure.

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In the Example above E74 means that there is an hardware fault on video connections or GPU.

B: If the first and fourth quadrant LEDs are on, that means that there had been overheating. Internal fans, CPU and board must be tested.

C: General hardware failure. This means that the console detected an internal failure, but no error code is displayed on screen. Call Microsoft to get instructions on detecting secondary code or sending the console for repair.This error code is commonly called Three Lights of Death.

D: The last error means that there is a problem with the AV connection to the monitor or TV. The code is not displayed if you use HDMI connection, in that case you get an on-screen error code. Test using different cables. If that does not fix the problem, this error means that the XBox Gpu is fried. This error code is commonly called Red Ring of Death or RROD.

In the near future I plan to publish a new article explaining how to troubleshoot secondary error codes. In the meanwhile, if you need more support, you can ask a question to our experts or contact Microsoft.

Regards.

on Apr 08, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox is coming up with an error screen and has a red ring instead of a green one on the power button


2 red rings is over heated 3 is harware fail 4 is missing power and 1 is the hardest to fix for exact error code turn on hold controller connect and press eject 4 is for 0 1 is for 1 and so on remember the code and look it up it will tell you the problem most likely red rings of death so send it to microsoft call at 1-800-4my-xbox or look up a guide or buy one off ebay there cheap and easy

Dec 04, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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It freezes when you turn it on and shuts off. and when you try to turn it back on, instead of the green ring a red ring surrounds the xbox symbol.


It sounds like the RROD. If your XBOX360 is still under warranty, you can call Microsoft and they'll fix it. If not, you can either ship your XBOX off to be fixed by Microsoft or another company or try fixing it yourself. I fixed my red ring of death with a clamp fix (http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/ring_of_light_x-clamp_fix.htm)

Jan 01, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox360 has a red circle instead of a green circle theirfore will not work what can this be


Three flashing red lights around the Xbox 360 power button (nicknamed the "Red Ring of Death"), represent an internal problem that requires service. Warning signs may include freeze-ups, graphical problems in the middle of gameplay, such as checkerboard or pinstripe patterns on the screen, and sound errors, and the console only responds to pressing the power button to turn it off.

This error code is usually caused by failure of one or more hardware components, although it can indicate that the console is not receiving enough power from the power supply, which can either be due to a faulty power supply or if the power supply cable is not fully inserted into the console.


Distinct from the General Hardware Failure is a similar-looking error warning where four red lights appear, in which case the console does not detect an AV cable is plugged in. The four lights can sometimes also be seen when power surges or very brief power outages occur while the console is running, in which the console needs to be unplugged and plugged back in again to reset the error. Two red lights appear when the system is overheated.

Oct 06, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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One flashing red light on xbox360 ( not red ring)


The specific type of hardware failure can be determined by a "hidden" error code
Turn the xbox 360 on, and wait till the 3 red lights are flashing.
Press and hold the sync up button (the small white one), while holding that button press the eject button.
The LEDs will now blink the first number in the code (as described below).
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will now blink the second number of the code.
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will now blink the third number of the code.
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will now blink the forth number of the code.
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will go back to the 3 red flashing lights.
You should be able to determine the difference between the 3 flashing lights and the error code lights by the rate in which they flash.
Here is how you interpret the LEDs to get the code number:
All four lights flashing - 0
One light flashing - 1
Two Lights flashing - 2
Three lights flashing - 3

Once you get this code, go to: http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=484726
To get the reason for the code.

Sep 15, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My Ps3 isnt starting, light turns green then changes to yellow


this is the ps3 equivilent of the xbox360s red ring of death error, sorry to tell you but that means a serious system error has killed your ps3 its unfixable and you will have to send it off for a replacement

Jun 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The green ring of light on my xbox360 keeps going to red


how many red rings do you get is it red ring of death with only 3 lit or what?

Jul 02, 2008 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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My xbox


Error Codes XBOX360
http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/Xbox-360-error-codes.htm

Jan 23, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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