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Microsoft has replaced my concole 360 about 5 times and 1 repaired with 100% failure rate, from 3 light , to freezing to cd drive making noise to bad power button to no connection intermitent issues.They say they cannot do anything for me except keep changing them.At this rate I will be testing all their bad xbox consoles. I'm frustrated,tire of waisting time on the phone and shipping. Is there a number anyone knows to get this taken care of properly.

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I had the same problem as you. What is the color on your power brick when the console is on. If it is green, there could still be an internal problem which is restricting power to the console. Think about it, there is no way 5 consoles in a row are not working.

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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.

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I have three rings when i turn it on. then when i play the game it will freeze most of the time. when it freezes i know its not the game because the screen will mess up and u will hear funny noises. and u...


If you have the 3 red lights showing it means that the heat build up has got too bad on the GPU and the CPU and you will need to get it fixed, you can send it in for repair or fix it yourself using a good repair guide.

Oct 20, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Picture keeps freezing and making a load buzzing noise.


This is usually caused by a cold solder joint underthe GPU, which causes overheating, but your Xbox 360 hasn't recognized it yet,thus it has not displayed the 3RROD error (3 Red ring of death, red lights). Itwill sometime in the future if it remains unfixed.

You have a few options:

1) If it is within 3 years of its manufacture date (printed on the back of the console).You can call Microsoft and send it in, and they may replace it for you forfree. I know they do this for 3RROD Xboxes, but they may not be as quick toreplace it for free if it hasn't displayed the error yet.

2) Do the "X-Clamp" fix yourself following a guide from hereor here.

3) There are many repair sites that would be more than happy tohave you send in your Xbox 360 to have it repaired.

Nov 25, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 keeps freazing


sell it and get a playstation 3. the xbox has a Much higher failure rate world wide than the sony.

Sep 17, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Arcade

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My xbox keeps on freezing


im not an expert or nothin but it mite b over heating this depends where the xbox is placed

Mar 08, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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To play this disk put it in a 360 concole


Your DVD drive is Failing, Time for a replacement
You should call Microsoft to see if your xbox360 is under warranty.

1 year warranty comes with xbox360.

if not then a fee will be applied to the cost, anywhere form 75 and up.

Good Luck

Dec 19, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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You need to open up the game console, remove the drive and the drive cover and get that plastic disc out of it's holding plate. Once out, you just reinsert the drive (without the cover) and set the disc on top of the game cd-give the game a spin or two with your fingers and it should start up....problem fixed

If you search on Youtube you can see a repair video for this. It takes time, and you have to tear apart the game to get at this puppy. I've since fixed mine and left the plastic game housing off as well, so as to get rid of the overheating problem.

Screw microsoft and their crappy manufacturers.

Aug 16, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360; Three Red Lights


3 red lights means you have a system hardware failure

you need to call 1-800-4my-xbox and get them to send you a box so you can send it in for repairs

Jun 19, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I am no expert, but I do, or did, have and xbox 360 which microsoft now has in for repairs. Long story short, the disc drive seems to be one of the weak links in this system. Failure rates of anything up to 40% of all units are being reported and many of the failures are due to this disc drive.
You can try cleaning the disc, as I did many times, but this does nothing. Chances are you are going to have to send it in for repairs, or you can buy yourself another disc drive over the internet and replace it yourself, for about $40 I think, and see if that doesn't solve your issue. Best of luck.

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