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Xbox 360 3 red bars

Theres 3 red bars flashing what does it mean???

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  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    just got 3 red

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    3 red rings

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    3 red lights

  • mean kiddo Aug 18, 2008

    my room is at 75 and my 360 is horizontal in an open space but it still overheats!



  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    3 red

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    3 red ones

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    3 red lights

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    3 red lights for me

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    3 red

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    I have 3 flashing red lights

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    red lights

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    3 red

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    none

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    3 red

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    have the 3 ring flashing

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    3 red

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    3 red

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    3 red

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    i got this one too!

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    3 red lights!

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    3 red lights and flashing

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    3 red lights

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    2 red lights



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    1 red light flashing

  • rohantwins Aug 28, 2008

    whenever i turn on my 360, 3 red lights flash and the screen freezes

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    3 red

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    3 flashing lights

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    WHEN I TURN MY XBOX 360 ON THERE ARE 3 RED FLASHING LIGHTS ALL THE CORDS ARE HOOKED UP RIGHT

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    2 red

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    1 red

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    2 red lights are flasihng on my console's power button!

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    3 red lights

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    3 red blinking lights!

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    3 red lights sometimes 1 is blinking!

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    2 red lights

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    3 red lights

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    3 red bars

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Hi Andrew Jones,

According to Microsoft Support 3 red bars flashing usually means you have an hardware failure. Here is a link to Microsoft Support that may help you out.

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

I hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Agent Xiong

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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THINGS TO TRY

  1. Try restarting the console.
  2. If restarting the console does not resolve the behavior, follow these steps:
    • Turn the console off.
    • Unplug all the power and AV cables from the console.
    • Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
    • Firmly reconnect all the cables.
    • Turn on the console.
  3. If these steps do not resolve the behavior, turn the console off, remove the hard drive, and then turn on the console. If the 3x Red LED error light is no longer displayed, turn the console off, re-attach the hard drive, and then turn on the console.
  4. Also examine the lights on the power supply. When you turn on the console, the power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on the RoL flash red

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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Call 1-800-4MYXBOX and they will replace it for free all you need over the phone is the serial # of the back of the console it usuallt take 8 weeks.
They will send you a box to send the xbox back in and then if they deem that it has not been tampered with they will send you a new xbox.
BTW write down the serial# when you send it off because the first time they sent me one back it was the one i had sent them.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

It sucks

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

3 red rings is harware

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

Your motherboard is beginning to melt!

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

The chip has burnt out.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

3 red lights means you have a hardware failure!

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

Too much heat on the chips causes this!

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

Give customer support a call

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

3 red lights is hardware failure

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

Send it in

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

Hardware failure

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

The GPU has become losse ring in and see what they can do for you.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

Red bars is hardware failure!

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

Red bars is hardware failure!

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Ure fans on ure xbox are screwed ring microsoft up and thy will replace rand new fr free !

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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