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When i turn on my 360 it makes a clack sound and 3 red lights on the front start to flash. HELP ME!!!!!!

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Sounds like the red ring of death. Call 18004myxbox and have it sent out for repair.

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Xbox360 and the 3 red lights


Three of the lights on the Ring of Light on the front of your Xbox 360 console flash red View products that this article applies to. if (!loadTOCNode) {var loadTOCNode = function(){}} Expand all | Collapse all if (kb_page_object) { kb_page_object.kb_imageExpandHoverText = 'Click to expand this image'; } SYMPTOMS Three lights flash red on the Ring of Light (RoL) on the front of your Xbox 360... loadTOCNode(1, 'symptoms'); Three lights flash red on the Ring of Light (RoL) on the front of your Xbox 360 console. The upper-right quadrant light is the only light that does not flash red. uparrow.gifBack to the top CAUSE The three flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with... loadTOCNode(1, 'cause'); The three flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with your Xbox 360 console. uparrow.gifBack to the top MORE INFORMATION If you are experiencing this problem, you can submit a console-repair request on... loadTOCNode(1, 'moreinformation'); If you are experiencing this problem, you can submit a console-repair request online. However, before you submit your request, first try the following two steps to verify the problem:
  1. When you turn on the console, look at the light on the power supply. The power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on the Ring of Light flash red. If the power supply light is not green, please follow the steps in one of the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles: 906101 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906101/ ) Troubleshooting your Xbox 360 Power Supply when the light is red 906102 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906102/ ) Troubleshooting your Xbox 360 Power Supply when the light is orange 906103 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906103/ ) Troubleshooting your Xbox 360 Power Supply when the light is not illuminated
  2. Turn off the console. Wait 10 seconds, and then turn on the console again to see whether the problem re-occurs.
If your console continues to display three flashing red lights, your console may have to be repaired. For more information about how to start the repair process online, please visit http://www.xbox.com/support (http://www.xbox.com/support) , and then click Repair your console in the upper-right part of the Web page. Note Online console repair service is currently not available in all countries and regions.If you want to instead contact Xbox Customer Support directly, please visit http://www.xbox.com/support/contact (http://www.xbox.com/support/contact) for information about how to do this.

Dec 06, 2008 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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3 flashing red lights


Hi,

Did you try disconnecting it from the power for a few hours?

Apr 18, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Was playing Tiger Woods 09 on my 360 when the graphics all of the sudden looked very cheap and generic. I played a few more holes and then shut it off. I tried to turn it back on after about 5 minutes and...


Sounds like the infamous Xbox 360 "3 flashing red LED's" issue, ours did the same shortly before suffering 3 flashing red LED's. If you have one of the original Xbox 360's (without an HDMI port on the back) every single one was built with the wrong solder, so when it gets hot enough the solder melts and your graphics chip gets disconnected.
Is mad as it sounds, run the Xbox 360 for a bit longer until it dies completely because Microsoft have extended the warranty for that specific issue to 3 years! Once you have 3 flashing red LED's you can call the help-line in your country, go through a few diagnostics with them and then (and only then!) the call agent will tell you that as long as your Xbox is less than 3 years old it will be repaired for free.
Microsoft have not widely advertised this and indeed if you try to book service on line it will tell you that you have to pay, even if you click yes to the question "Does your Xbox 360 have 3 flashing red lights on the front?".
However, if you have a newer Xbox 360 message back and we'll go through further diagnostics.
Nick. :)

Nov 06, 2008 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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3 flashing red lights


it is the ring of death it costs money to repair

Aug 26, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 flashing red lights


Hi ! This is call the Ring of Death. You have to send your Xbox back for a free repair or an exchange. Those 3 lights mean that their is an internal problem whit your console and Microsoft have put a new waranty system that allows you, for 3 years since you have buy the console, to return it and the gonna repair it or exchange it for you, and all that, for free

Aug 05, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 flashing red lights


got to e bay theres a guy on there selling plans on how to fix the three red lights will save u a lot of money as u wood have to send back to microsoft 4 fixing and its about £25 p&p the the repear on top then p&p back to u hope these helps e mail me if u need more info david666t@yahoo.co.uk thanks

Dec 01, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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Xbox 360 - red light


Hey, the new xbox warrenty should take care of your issue, just call 1800-4-my-xbox and let them know whats going on, they will arrange your vouncher.

Nov 19, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 flashing red light on console


uh well u got the three red lights of death it sounds like... and i also had those. while im no expert on this stuff, iv seen that u can put ur 360 sideways on a table, wrap it in towels(and i mean like 2 towels, wrap it up completely) and turn it on and leave it on for about 10-15 mins. just make sure a fire doesnt start in those 10-15 mins(believe me you dont want to call the fire company and tell them u started a fire wrapping ur game console in towels), ok then after u done waitin turn it off, unwrap it, and let it sit until it is cool, and try turning it on. it might work, its supposed to work because those three red lights mean that theres a malfunction in the 360 itself, such as wires or sumthin, and extreme heat may melt the wires and fix the problem, how i dont know but theres so many stories of ppl who have pulled it off

Sep 13, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Sounds like you have fallen victim to the red ring of death, just like many unhappy xbox 360 owners (myself included). If it is still under warranty, give xbox supprt a call (you can find the number for your country at www.xbox.com) and they should arrange to repair it for free. If you are out of the warranty period, then they will rob you of some more hard-earned cash. There are cheaper DIY solutions that involve bits of rubber and towels and whatnot, but unless you are some sort of skilled electrician it's not worth the gamble in my experience!

May 31, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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