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Had a prob with the console for a while. starts up normally prob half the time but now not starting at all! have 3 red flashing lights...whats the prob??

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Hello,

Thanks for using FixYa.

The problem that you are experiencing right now is the Dreaded "Three Red Lights of Death". Im not sure if you have heard about this from other XBox360 users but if you try to google "Three red lights Xbox360". You will find out that this problem is caused by general hardware failure for the XBOX360 due to overheating. Microsoft had already extended the warranties of XBOX360 users up to 3 years. So if your XBOX360 is below 3 years of age, you are in luck as long as you haven't tampered the warranty seal or opened up the console.

Just call microsoft and tell them that you've just been a victim of the Three red lights. IF THEY ASK IF THE CONSOLE IS IN A WELL VENTILATED SPOT, ALWAYS SAY YES!... they will void the warranty if you tell them that the console is in a closet or in an enclosed area..

You can check this WIKI page for more info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_technical_problems

You can contact Microsoft tech via 1-800-4MY-XBOX "1-800-469-9269"

I hope this helps. Thanks and good day. Good luck with your XBOX360 replacement...

HotRatchet

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

  • spratt6839 Jun 03, 2010

    cheers mate!
    its over 3yrs so im outa luck! went to the website & downloaded the fix it yourself so ill give it a go myself.

    thanks again for the help!! :)


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