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Red ring 0021

Do you know how to fix the red ring 0021 error? I can't find a solution anywhere!!

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Call 1-800-4my-xbox. Microsoft extended the warranty to 3 years for hard drive failures, specifically the dreaded "red ring of death." I just called yesterday and they are sending a free shipping box in the next few days and I will have a repaired or new xbox in a matter of 3-4 weeks. FREE OF CHARGE!

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Everytime i turn my xbox360 on its flashing red like it the red ring of death


1 Red Light

Your system indicates this error when only the bottom right part of the ring is flashing. When you have 1 red light on the Xbox 360, it is usually associated with an error code you see on the screen, such as the Xbox 360 error code E74.

Searching for this error code online or in the Microsoft support site will give you the description and solution. Usually the problem lies on the DVD drive whether it is the wrong firmware or lacks a chip.

It may also be a hard drive error which can be resolved by taking it out and putting it back in or it can be a voltage error which usually occurs if you have added accessories to it. It is best to research the error code so you know exactly what to do.

2 Red Lights

One of the most common is when two red lights are flashing. No need to panic if you see only see the Xbox 360 2 red lights. Its sole meaning is that the console is too hot and needs to cool down. Power down the system and try again in a few minutes or if possible after an hour or two.

After giving the system some rest and playing in a much cooler environment, you should be back to your gaming in better performance. If the problem persists however, you may need to have it serviced to have the cooling issue fixed.

3 Red Lights

If you see three flashing lights, you are experiencing the infamous Xbox three red lights problem that many other gamers are frustrated with. You may also know it as the Red Ring of Death.

At one point 1 out of every 3 Xbox 360 owners experienced this problem. This is the one error that you do not want to get. This highlights that there is a serious Xbox 360 hardware problem.

Your options are to send your console back to Microsoft for repair or to fix it yourself. Be prepared to spend a nice amount of money ($140 or so) if you are sending your system to Microsoft and you no longer have the Xbox 360 warranty.

If you want to try to fix the problem yourself then you can see reviews of guides that we recommend to show you step by step how to perform the repair.

4 Red Lights

If you have to get any flashing lights on your Xbox 360, pray that this is the one. If the entire ring flashes, it is a minor problem that indicates that the AV cable isn't connected properly or in rare instances, the cable is damaged. Make sure everything is properly connected and replace it if It still doesn't work.

Mar 22, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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Has 3 red blinking lights


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Red Ring of Death: Red Flashing XBOX 360 Lights Explained Common Xbox 360 Red Ring Errors The XBOX has a reported 54.2% failure rate which makes the XBOX 360 gaming consoles' worst "lemon" to date. If you find yourself with the red flashing lights error, --> lg.php?category_id=15&content_type=article&content_type_id=2663399&key_page=682482001924178892&site_id=1&bannerid=11791&campaignid=3153&zoneid=23&loc=1&referer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.associatedcontent.com%2farticle%2f2663399%2fred_ring_of_death_red_flashing_xbox.html%3fcontent_type%3darticle%26content_type_id%3d2663399&cb=8da55f49a0 follow this guide to try and pinpoint the problem with your XBOX 360.

1 Red Ring = Serious Hardware Failure
I f your XBOX 360 has a 1 red flashing light error, you're more than likely in big trouble. The 1 flashing red ring of light can be due to GPU or CPU failure, RAM overheating, a DVD drive error, or some serious problem with your Xbox 360's internal components. The most common 1 flashing red ring lights error is the E74 error. The E74 error is no easy fix for the Xbox 360 and usually has to be repaired by the manufacturer [though some have managed to repair it with the heat gun trick - but be careful]

2 Red Rings = Overheating
Mostly all red flashing lights on the Xbox 360 rings are due to overheating in some way or other, but the 2 red rings singles out overheating as the main issue. When doing the X-Clamp fix the 2 red rings are required to fix the Xbox 360 by overheating the CPU. If you get this Xbox 360 error without doing the X-Clamp fix, you probably just need to let your Xbox 360 cool down for a few hours. Make sure that all vents aren't blocked off and that your Xbox fans are working properly in order to repair this problem.

3 Red Rings = Basic Hardware Failure
The most common error on the Xbox 360 is the 3 red rings - also known as the Red Rings of Death (RRoD). This flashing lights problem is the main cause of Xbox 360's 54.2% failure rate. The 3 red flashing lights can be due to lots of different errors but is mainly due to the X-Clamps in your Xbox 360 and overheating. Fortunately, lots of people were able to fix this issue using the X-Clamp and heat gun fix. Follow this list of error codes to find out the real issue with the 3 red rings because there are quite a few of them.

Jan 07, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Hi, I turned on my x box and got 3 red ring. the error code being 0102 i dont know what to do and black ops just came out :(


its unkown internal error most likely red ring of death something inside came loose send it to microsoft of self fix videos are on youtube once you open it the system is void here is the contact number for xbox 1-800-4my-xbox

Nov 28, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red ring


hi there,
your xbox 360 need service open it and remove all dust around the fan and prosseser every thing fine again.

Jul 11, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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One red part on the ring, bottom right, what can be done?


Usually with one red light an error code or "E code" will be displayed on the TV screen. The most common is E74 a GPU/HANA chip related ( graphics problem). These errors are a little tougher to fix then 3 Red Rings. First I'd check to see if you are still covered under the warranty here.
If you are not covered by warranty and don't feel like giving MS more of your money we can repair your Xbox for you. Our website is here.
If you'd like to repair it yourself check out this site.
Keep in mind you will need to reball the solder joints to fix one red light in most cases... X-clamp replacement will not suffice. Let me know if you have any more questions.

Nov 20, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox360 has one red ring


the dreaded red ring
hopefully your still in warrenty
but microsft will fix this for free
just go online and go to microsoft site there is a whole explanation of this

Oct 08, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox has two red rings and fan gets louder by second????????????


reflow the joints on the board it should fix the issue then let it sit for an hour and cool down

Aug 30, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Power button is blinking red


if 3 of 4 lights are blinking red, you have a red ring of death and need to contact microsoft. this is distubingly common on some of the older 360 models.

Jul 11, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red Ring of Death : 1 Red Light


Well the why part of your question can be answered here - http://www.xbox.com/en-US/search.aspx?keyword=one+red+light

They go into many of the error codes, as to how to fix it without voiding the warranty; If it's under warranty send it in to be fixed, or if you're dying to play right now try the 'towel method' shown here -
http://www.xbox360rally.com/the-red-ring-of-deathcure-found/

Beware- purposefully overheating your xbox 360 may damage your system further.

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May 30, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 Error Code 0021


So, you took apart the Xbox 360?

The Xbox 360 has serious cooling problems; compressed air usually does wonders for the Xbox.

You'll "brick" your Xbox tampering with the fan and heat sink; soft mods are always a bad idea if you don't have any recourse for fixing the system.

Hard Mods/Mod Chips are the best way to go because you have dual boot capabilities; you can boot to the original Xbox OS or the Mod Chip firmware.

Currently, Microsoft is being sued for the number of Xbox 360 consoles experiencing the "Red Rings of Death."

Microsoft is making amends by fixing the Xbox 360 at no charge.

Taking the Xbox apart yourself may void your warranty; you might start by uses an Ohm Meter to check the heat sink and fan connections.

Also make sure there is not a gap between the heat sink and the processor; this space should be filled with the thermal compound.

Furthermore, the fan might be damaged and not reporting the fan speed through the variable resistance wire; only way to determine this is by powering the fan with +5v / -5v and checking the variable resistance wire with an Ohm meter.

Mar 08, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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