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THREE RINGS HOW CAN I FIX THE THREE RINGS PROBLEM BY MYSELF?

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  • Anonymous May 03, 2008

    three red lights

  • lil mama1993 May 04, 2008

    the ring of fire is red

  • mcgaryb May 06, 2008

    when turned on the on button flashes with two red rings and one green one round it

  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    tried using towel method and fixed it for a few days but broke again

  • guitarman28 May 11, 2008

    My Xbox has 3 red rings that come up when i turn it on. The picture and the sound dosent work either. This happened after i downloded items off of xbox live

  • cnetz1995 May 11, 2008

    i have turned it on then off a lot of times.  I have checked all the cables in the back of the 360.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    3 red lights

  • fabgal May 12, 2008

    My son was playing a game and then he said it just stopped and now it has three red rings and it won't do anything. I would like to know how I can fix it myself and it not cost me money. I don't have any and my son would really like to play his 360 again. Thanks.

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    towel trick

  • Dark_knight1 May 23, 2008

    I also have the 3 ring problem.
    When I turn on the xbox, the 3 rings appear and the screen is blue, but when I put a game inside and turn the xbox on, the 3 rings don't appear, the xbox runs normally, but the screen remains blue.


  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    dude each time i press the power button to turn it on, three and sometimes four rings blink around the power button and it wont turn up on my screen it would just stay there blinking

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    I have this problem too!

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    I used this Xbox 360 Repair blog to fix it.

    It only took me 40 mins!


  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    three red lights on my elite when i turned on with power button and controler but then turned on with disc tray a worked ever since

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    powered on the the 360 for my son and i got three red flashing rings, checked all, son just got a new game, so he is not impressed. please help.

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    yehh i have just got a bad Azz game but now because of this prob. i cant play it. man this sucks big time! i wish the company would make a good 360 instead of giving us a console that will be useless in a matter of months or even just about a year. now i want this problem to be solved as much as you guys but it just aint cutting it i had my 360 (Halo edition) for about 6-7 months and it just got busted today of all days now thats what i call irony!!! if this is what i am paying this company for a good computer that works for 10 years but cant provide a dam useful console that even works for even 1 year then i don't want anything to do with them!!

  • AJVV Jun 07, 2008

    i just got my X box 360 and now a red blinking light shows up around the power button. How do i fix it?



  • jsscamahorn Jun 10, 2008

    I also have 3 rings that flash.

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    free rings flashing all the time

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    I used this Xbox 360 Repair blog to fix it.

    It only took me 40 mins!

  • mreiber Jun 13, 2008

    I've bought the fix and it worked for a while...but now its happening again. Any other bright ideas on how to fix this problem, or now do I have a $400 piece of junk!!?

  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    I have had a similar problem although what happens for me is sometimes 1 red light or 2!

    I tried the towel trick and that did work for a bit although now it does not seem to be working!

    I alos have tried the XClamp fix and I don't know if I did this properly as it does not seem to be working for me!





    Any help appricated!


  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    I was lucky with this problem as I only got my console a few weeks ago. Here is what happened for me:

    1. I bought the console - everything's fine!

    2. played games on console for about 5 days - awesome.

    3. console started not reading discs properly and also the colors looked drained and not quite right. Sometimes if I switched it off and then back on again it worked but most of the time this was no good.

    Now I have the 3 red lights of doom and will have to send it in if I do not find a solution!






    HELP!


  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    There is loads of different stuff online about how to fix this problem although alot of it involves heating up your Xbox!

    I will tell you what the towel trick and the heat gun fix do!

    They heat up the soldering and as it becomes hotter it will become more supple and able to communicate with the chips for a little while.

    Eventually though it will snap off completely and then you will either have to find a lasting fix or send it back to Micorsoft for repairs.

    This can take up to 4 weeks and sometimes longer, also if you do not have the 3 red lights error you will have to pay $140 to get it fixed!

    I used this Xbox 360 Repair blog to fix it.

    It only took me 40 mins and has been working great ever since, it works on stopping the heat on the GPU and the CPU and is a lasting fix!


  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    the three rings are flashing red

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    3 flashing rings

  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    i have 3 red rings appering

  • Julio Proano
    Julio Proano Jun 22, 2008

    I have been recently attacked by the red ring on my Xbox 360 console. Which is mainly because either the hardware does not function or it is damaged. Sometimes it would freeze when I would play, Then when I turn it on and off the ring would go red. But now the ring just goes pure red everytime I turn it on. Also it is wasting time on my Xbox live account. What should i do?

  • Julio Proano
    Julio Proano Jun 22, 2008

    I have been recently attacked by the red ring on my Xbox 360 console. Which is mainly because either the hardware does not function or it is damaged. Sometimes it would freeze when I would play, Then when I turn it on and off the ring would go red. But now the ring just goes pure red everytime I turn it on. Also it is wasting time on my Xbox live account. What should i do?

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    There is loads of different stuff online about how to fix this problem although alot of it involves heating up your Xbox!

    I will tell you what the towel trick and the heat gun fix do!

    They
    heat up the soldering and as it becomes hotter it will become more
    supple and able to communicate with the chips for a little while.

    Eventually
    though it will snap off completely and then you will either have to
    find a lasting fix or send it back to Micorsoft for repairs.

    This
    can take up to 4 weeks and sometimes longer, also if you do not have
    the 3 red lights error you will have to pay $140 to get it fixed!

    I used this Xbox 360 Repair blog to fix it.

  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    Any of the repair tricks you may find on the web can seriously damage your xbox, and by opening it up or using the"Towel Trick" you will void your warranty. Microsoft has admitted to this problem and has extended the warranty to three years for the red ring of death failure, and if you send it in, you will get an additional year added onto your warranty. So I seriously recommend sending it in for repair. It is better to be without it for a few weeks, than to have to spend money on a new one.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    i went to turn on my 360 and when i did there where 3 red rings on it and it dose nuthing. how can i fix this myself?

  • wowgold May 11, 2010

    Here is the best solution link of this problem:http://solvexbox360.blogspot.com/

  • lerola May 11, 2010

    Solution Link . . . www.MicrosoftXbox360Console.com.

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Tree rings of doom i hate that but i can tell u a trick : put ur xbox on the ground descrew it u will see a little piece of metal take it off and voila (it might not work if u have elite)

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

Try leaving it for a bit or unplugging everything and then plugging in again!

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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You would have to open the 360 voiding your warranty and put double sided tape with rubber on it to these chips on the bottom of the xbox next to the x clamps and it will help for a while. Make sure it is true rubber and not eraser rubber with dust on it.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

The soldering has become loose and snapped off send it back in for repairs see the microsoft website for more info!

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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Send it in but it will only be free if your warranty is still good

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

They will sned you out a box to put your xbox in and all the packaging materials then UPS will come and pick it up for you.

It takes about 6 weeks!

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

You can send it back and Microsoft will fix the 3 red lights for free, if you have another error though you will have to pay to get it fixed!

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

This problem is caused by the 360 motherboard overheating and you can fix it by sending it back to Microsoft!

Posted on May 30, 2008

Try putting the xbox on it's side that may help or hoover teh dust out!

Posted on May 29, 2008

Microsoft will fix the 3 red lights for free but notihng else, they charge $140 for other problems.

Posted on May 28, 2008

This is a hardware failure. send it back to Microsoft

Posted on May 28, 2008

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I had this problem and I was able to overcome it by doing the following:

1) power on the xbox console, you will see the 3 rings flashing
2) unplug the video xbox AV cable, the 3 rings become 4 rings
3) replug in the AV cable, power off the console
4) power on the console again and the problem is solved!

It works for my set, not sure whether it will work on others.

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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I suggest using three copper pennies per Ram chip.
Use a slight amount of reusable adhesive to stick the pennies together and then to adhere to the ram chips.
Also use pennies made before 1983, they're %100 Copper and make better heat sinks.
Note: If problems persist, remove the black screws on the bottom of 360, but keep the silver screws.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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