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My x box keeps freezing and i am geting 3 red lights on the console and sometimes it dosent even turn on.

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I wrapped it in a blanket and then waiter 20 mins when it got realy hot i took it out and then turned it off then on and it works like new i saw it on youtube

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3 red lights on xbox 360 tryed rebooting, unpugging everything and rebooting, also lying down and rebooting, taking fan off and rebooting still nothing happening . . .please help it was working 6 hours ago...


Unfortunately the Xbox 360 will need to be professionally repaired.
These red light errors usually happen with little warning. Sometimes you may see strange colors or it will start to freeze, however often times it strikes without warning.
The main cause of the red light errors is overheating. In the future try to keep the console in a well ventilated area and always play with the console standing upright rather than laying flat. When the Xbox 360 lays flat the entire bottom surface area gets very little air flow, causing the console to run much hotter than if it is upright.
If your warranty is up or you just don't feel like dealing with Microsoft; the company I work for GATpro Repairs offers a flat rate repair service. We even pay for return shipping. Let me know if you have any further questions.
Good Luck!
Hank GATpro Technician

Jun 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I have three red lights came during set up


The three red lights error is caused by overheating in the Xbox 360. Earlier models are particularly prone to this error. To solve this, do the following:

1. Call up Microsoft, tell them your problem and serial number of your console
2. If you are eligible for a free replacement, bring it over to the Microsoft service center
3. You should be able to get your replacement within a week or so.

Please note that Microsoft has extended their warranty to include older models even if they are already out of warranty so you really do not have anything to lose by calling them up.

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Dec 21, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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I just purchased a pre owned xbox360 and got it home. Connected it to my none HD tv. upon powering the unit on it keeps freezing. I purchased a 20GB HD with the unit. I have not put the unit online as of...


Unfortunately if the xbox is freezing, this is usually an early sign of the 3 red lights error, commonly called the RROD (Red Ring Of Death). This may not be the case necessarily, but it is a common indication. The only thing I can recommend is to keep the box well cooled, heat is a major factor in the xbox freezing up. Put it out in the open (not in an entertainment center) and possibly put it on a laptop cooler pad. I don't recommend the enermax cooler, they have been known to fry xbox motherboards in the past.

If you do get the three flashing red lights, call Microsoft at 1-800-4MY-XBOX. If the box wasn't registered to the previous owner, you may be eligible for the warranty.

Dec 19, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Game keeps freezing and sometimes only 3 red lights flashes


The game is overheating. Although Microsoft doesn't recommend or honor a fan (for warranty) , I would suggest purchasing one and placing on X-box. Try not to play for long hours as this can cause overheating and eventually lead to hardware failure. If you still have a warranty, contact Microsoft ASAP.

Oct 03, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My ps3 wont turn on help


try unplugging the power cord from the ps3 and putting it back on. if that doesnt work, your console might have kicked a breaker in your homes breaker box. on the ps3, always turn it off by the the back power switch.

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Freezing, no audio/video/red circle


ONE THING YOUR CORDS ARE WACKED OUT AND THE COLOR DISTORTION SIMPLE NOT YOUR XBOX IT IS YOUR TV

Aug 17, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox keeps on freezing


im not an expert or nothin but it mite b over heating this depends where the xbox is placed

Mar 08, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox fixed itself from 3 lights but other problem


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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Dec 19, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Three red lights


3 red lights aka the ring of death!

If it is still under warranty - contact microsoft for a repair/replacement

or

if you dont mind getting your hands dirty try this website - http://360ringofdeathfix.com/

Hope this is of some use to you

Aug 12, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 freezes before dashboard


thanks #3 my xbox was standing vertically on a rug, and it would get to the spinning x and freeze. Well I decided to take a shot and see if it got more air by horizontally putting the xbox and it worked! within 5 seconds it turned right on and worked perfectly!!!!!

Jun 17, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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