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Red lights flahing on xbox, has been fixed before had to send away...any easier solution?

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You could fix it yourself, here is a guide.

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Lot of people try the blanket trick or towel trick, they wrap the thing in a towel to purposly overheat the thing to make it work. There is no easyness to this issue if the unit is having this overheating problem and you sent it away chances are you did not get a good repair, allow me to give you a reference they will repair it and garentee it for 90 days or more if the unit fails they will help you.

Sorry I wish there was a easier solution to this issue but honestly there is not. Please do be considerate even know it seems like this was not of help rate it based on other avenues, thanks

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My xbox 360 has 3 red lights around the on button what does it mean and can i do somthing to fix it without sending it away?

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Xbox 360 3 lights, tried the fix still have 2 lights

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If it continues - Under the circumstance that you have not voided your warranty or allowed it to expire you can send your 360 away to get a replacement.

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You have the lights of death, but dont fear...just get in contact with xbox they will supposedly replace it for free, because its a defect...

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Xbox 360: Three red lights flash on the Ring of Light View products that this article applies to. function loadTOCNode(){} Article ID : 907534 Last Review : February 22, 2008 Revision : 6.0 SYMPTOMS loadTOCNode(1, 'symptoms'); You see three lights on the Ring of Light (RoL) flash red on the front of your Xbox 360 console. The upper-right quadrant light is the only light that does not flash red. uparrow.gifBack to the top
CAUSE loadTOCNode(1, 'cause'); The three flashing red lights may indicate that your Xbox 360 console has experienced a hardware failure. uparrow.gifBack to the top
MORE INFORMATION loadTOCNode(1, 'moreinformation'); If you suspect that you are experiencing this issue, you can submit a console-repair request online. However, before you submit your request, we ask that you first try the following two steps to verify that you are indeed experiencing this issue: 1. When you turn on the console, examine the light on the power supply. The power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on the Ring of Light flash red. If the power supply light is not green, please follow the steps that are listed in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles: 906101 ( Xbox 360: The power supply light is red 906102 ( Xbox 360: The power supply light is orange 906103 ( Xbox 360: The power supply light is not illuminated 2. Turn off the console. Wait 10 seconds, and then turn on the console again to see whether the symptom occurs again.If your console continues to display the three flashing red lights, your console may have to be repaired. For information about how to start the repair process online, please visit (, and then click Console Repair? in the upper-right section of the Web page.

Note The online console repair service is currently not available in all countries or regions.

If you would rather contact Xbox Customer Support directly, please visit ( for information about how to do this.

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