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My xbox 360 has 3 red lights on the power button ive tried switching it of and back on again but to no avail? Please help.

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Hi no1gizmo,

Sorry to read that you Xbox 360 is not working. I had the exact same issue on my 360 and I unplugged the unit and took off the hard drive for about 5 hours and plugged everything back in and it then started up just fine. However is a link to Microsoft support for the Xbox 360 that may help you out.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907534

Sincerely,

Agent Xiong

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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When I turned on my system, it had system error contact xbox customer support. There is a red light flashing on the bottom right, around the power button. I don't know what to do. Please help.


Some of us suddenly when we turn on our Xbox 360 console one day we got one red light flashes on the ROL (Ring of Light) around the Xbox 360 power button, and we got an Error message appearing on the TV screen "System error" also might occur with any error code like E66, E67, E68, E71, E74 or E77, all the same.
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When you get any of these messages appearing on your screen with one red light flashing on the ROL of your Xbox 360 console that's an indicator of a hardware problem with the console connection to one of the parts connected to it as the hard drive or cables.

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So, first disconnect all power and AV cables from the back of your Xbox 360 console and also unplug the power cord from the wall socket, wait for a minute then reconnect them all back and try to turn on your Xbox 360 console once more.

If that doesn't work, it seems then to be a fault with your Xbox 360 hard drive so turn off the console again and remove the hard drive then turn on your Xbox 360 console without the hard drive, supposed then to work fine, it might be an intermittent issue and when you reconnect the hard drive your Xbox 360 will work fine all after, or it will just work fine without the hard drive so it will be then definitely a fault with your Xbox 360 hard drive so call Xbox 360 customer support to exchange the hard drive for you.

The Xbox 360 console might even keep giving you the same error code even after you remove the hard drive so it will then appear to be a fault with your Xbox 360 console not the hard drive & also in a case like this we need to contact Xbox 360 customer support to exchange the console.


Read more: http://xbox360help.blogspot.com/2007/03/one-red-flashing-light-xbox.html#ixzz14pQlSds6

Nov 09, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red light come on xbox360 what is the problem


If you get red light around your xbox power button the you have red ring of death. This is when your Xbox has overheated. While im not all that famlier with Xbox I have read there is a 6 cent fix (cause you use 6 pennies) You would have to read up because as I sid before not great with Xbox. I'm sure microsoft would do it to but hey if you good with tools 6 cents sounds pretty cheap.
Im sorry for your loss
Good Luck and Happy Gaming-Koscoe

Oct 13, 2010 | Video Game Consoles

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Two red lights flashing on my xbox 360 elite .how 2 fix problem with out sending it back 4 warrenty.my warrenty expired......


Ive herd of this silly thing to try.. to fix red lights sounds stupid but ive looked into it, Basicly you xbox gets so bloody hot it resets itself lol...
So get 4 towels and wrap you xbox 360 in them until ti overheats then leave it for 30 mins then turn it on... And if it works please send me a message!!
Thanks for using Fixya

May 09, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console

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My xbox360 has one red light flashing


1 red light usualy means hardware failure. There is another error code you can get of of xbox. While machine is on push the the sync button on console and while sync is pushed in press eject button. The lights on the console will give you youre first digit. Theres 4 in total. Repeat pressing the sync and eject button till you have got the four digits and console is back to the red light.
When getting codes the lights will light up. 1 red light means 1 2 means 2 and so on. 4 red lights means 0. Let us know and ill get back to you.

Apr 05, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Ive got red lights on my console can i fixed the


Take all leads out of xbox 360 except the power lead and remove hard drive and all accesories then rap 2 towels around xbox 360 and switch xbox on leave it on for 20 minutes make sure that youl ay it down flat the right way up it will get very hot but dont panic this will work if it switches off after 5 minutes or so switch it back on it needs to be on for 20 minutes, when you have done this switch xbox 360 off and take off the towels and leave for 10 minutes and its ready put all leads back on and insert hard drive then switch on and it will work.

i just did it on mine and its working so good luck here is a video of some guy doing it please watch as it does work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avWs4-wD15w

Sep 29, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Well when I turn on my xbox 360 the third part flashes red.


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CAUSE The three flashing red lights may indicate that your Xbox 360 console has experienced a hardware failure. Please read the letter that discusses warranty changes for three flashing red light hardware failures. 

MORE INFORMATION 

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 http://www.xbox.com/support, 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 http://www.xbox.com/support/contact for information about how to do this. 

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* Microsoft XBox 360 Video Game System 
* Microsoft Xbox 360 Hard Drive (20 GB) 
* Microsoft Xbox

Apr 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My Xbox 360 has sound but no Picture


This happened to my first 360, and in my case, it was a hardware failure. You can call Microsoft and hope your warranty is still good, and they'll fix it free of charge, but if its not, then you have to pay a fee.

Mar 26, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red lights flashing


3 Red lights problem is one of the most common problem of Xbox 360. 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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Dec 25, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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RED RING WHEN TURNED ON OFF FOR A WEEK


SYMPTOMS Three lights flash red on the Ring of Light (RoL) on the front of your Xbox 360... loadTOCNode(1, 'symptoms'); Three lights flash red on the Ring of Light (RoL) 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 The three flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with... loadTOCNode(1, 'cause'); The three flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with your Xbox 360 console. uparrow.gifBack to the top MORE INFORMATION If you are experiencing this problem, you can submit a console-repair request on... loadTOCNode(1, 'moreinformation'); If you are experiencing this problem, you can submit a console-repair request online. However, before you submit your request, first try the following two steps to verify the problem:
  1. When you turn on the console, look at 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 in one of the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles: 906101 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906101/ ) Troubleshooting your Xbox 360 Power Supply when the light is red 906102 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906102/ ) Troubleshooting your Xbox 360 Power Supply when the light is orange 906103 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906103/ ) Troubleshooting your Xbox 360 Power Supply when the light is not illuminated
  2. Turn off the console. Wait 10 seconds, and then turn on the console again to see whether the problem re-occurs.
If your console continues to display three flashing red lights, your console may have to be repaired. For more information about how to start the repair process online, please visit http://www.xbox.com/support (http://www.xbox.com/support) , and then click Repair your console in the upper-right part of the Web page. Note Online console repair service is currently not available in all countries and regions.If you want to instead contact Xbox Customer Support directly, please visit http://www.xbox.com/support/contact (http://www.xbox.com/support/contact) for information about how to do this.

Nov 26, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Flashing


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...

Got this off XBOX.com
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 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906101/) Xbox 360: The power supply light is red 906102 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906102/) Xbox 360: The power supply light is orange 906103 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/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 http://www.xbox.com/support (http://www.xbox.com/support), 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 http://www.xbox.com/support/contact (http://www.xbox.com/support/contact) for information about how to do this.

Mar 09, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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