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3 red rings

Three red rings appear on the console surrounding the green light, and nothing else will happen. cant play games etc... help I'm just a woman who knows nothing about these technical things and it is drinving my 3 boys mad that they cant play

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There is no solution to this problem. Microsoft is refusing to address a well known engineering error, mainly that the whole box heats up including particular processing modules (The LSU, grrr!) They recently won lawsuits over people contesting them in court and they still refuse to release true failure rates of their ever popular xbox 360's. (Probably in the 80% failure rate range!) If you call M$, they will give you the run around and if your lucky, they'll put you in line to wait for 2 months to get it fixed for free, unless they find internal damage caused by force then they will stick you with the bill for repair charges. My advice is to trade in the broken box at Gamestop since they trade in broken boxes towards the purchase of a Playstation 3. I normally wouldn't recommend this, but at least PS3 wont break in first year of operation.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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Im sorry...i posted the solution above...the phone number is actually 1-800-4My-Xbox...too early in the morning =p

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

This is a pretty common problem in the xbox 360 world...from the time of purchase, you have a 3 year service coverage from the 3 red rings...you just have to call 1-800-my-xbox and tell them your issue and as long as you fall under that 3 year service, they will ship you a shipping box and repair the unit for free.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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