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4 rings of death on my xbox. how do i fix that?

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Troubleshooting the 4 red light error on the Xbox 360 is relatively simple. The first step is to turn off the console and unplug all peripherals.
Now, check the AV cable connection at the back of the console. Disconnect the cable and reconnect it (listen for the snapping sound). Now, follow the cable to the the termination (usually the TV and/or an entertainment system). While you are following the cable, ensure that it is intact, with no scuffs, cuts, crimps or kinks.
Damaged AV cables can malfunction, causing the console to not recognize that the cable is present. If the cable is cut cleanly, no signal will be sent to the TV. However, if the cable is bent sharply, kinked or crimped, it can create damage over time. Eventually the wire within the cable will weaken and break. However, during that time, the 4 red light error can occur due to a loss of connectivity. Unplug the AV cable from the TV or entertainment system and reconnect it.
Now, turn the console back on. If the 4 red lights have gone out, the situation has been resolved. If the lights remain lit, unplug the AV cable from the back of the console once more. Get a clean, dry cloth and clean the metal portion of the connector. Once you have wiped it thoroughly, reconnect the AV cable/pack to the back of the console.
Finally, if this did not work, substitute a cable that is known to be good for your own. Connect it to the back of the console and the TV/entertainment center as usual. Power on the console and wait to see if the LEDs light up once more. If they do not, you simply need to purchase a new AV cable.
However, if the 4 red lights remain lit, you can still try other options.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010


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