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3 red light blinking

I turn on my XBOX 360 and 3 red light started to blinking. I read the instruction manual but there is no anything about 3 red light blinking.
Please help me if you know about it and how can i solve it .

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  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    i was playing a game and it froze, so i turned it off and back on and it had 3 red blinking lights. whats the problem.

  • slayer_a666 Jul 01, 2008

    my power supply is illuminated with green when i turn my xbox 360 on however the three red lights are still blinking. everything was working fine..suddenly games started freezing during playing... and now its blinking red... and i dont get anything on the screen

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When someone say that his/her Xbox is having 3 red lights problem, It means it needs to be repaired. If you are using Cooler than it is not a cure but a prevention. You could have used cooler before acutally having the problem just to prevent your Xbox. But now you will have to either get it repaired from Microsoft (in case your Xbox's warranty is not expired, but one thing to note is that you will have to wait for at least 3-4 weeks to get back your Xbox) or you can Fix your Xbox's 3 Flashing red lights problem yourself with the help of DIY Video guide available on Internet. You can fix yourself without any technical knowledge.

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Posted on Mar 14, 2009

It means Genearl hardware failure you will have to send it in!

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

Get it fixed for free just send it back

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This is the classic red ring of death problem. The problem depends on which quadrant of the ring the light is not lit. All xbox's come with a 3 year warranty for this hardware problem. Here is an article on this problem, hope this gives you a better idea.
http://editorials.teamxbox.com/xbox/1651/The-Red-Ring-of-Death/p1/

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When the three red lights are blinking, that means that there is a hardware failure. If your console is under warranty, than you can call 18004MYXBOX, and they will fix it for you for free( including shipping). By the way all of the consoles are under a 2 year warranty for this problem so it will be free.

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