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Xbox 360 my xbox keeps cutting off while i am playing and start flashing 4 red lights

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  • Alex Contreras May 03, 2008

    thaxz for ur help what is the best thing u will do if u turn it on sometime its 3 or 4 red lights on tell me p/zz i need to play the new game gta4?

  • Alex Contreras May 03, 2008

    i turn it on right now and the 2 red light on the left and the one on the top of the right?

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4 flashing red lights is a video cable problem. Unplug and replug the cable make sure it is snug. If this does not work try a new cable
If that still fails then it is hardware issue and we'd have to suggest some fixes from there. Let us know

Posted on May 02, 2008

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    Edward Stewart May 07, 2008

    This is the 3 rrod and is actually covered under the microsoft warranty. If your console is no longer under warranty (that is you opened the console) try the link that dreckis604 suggests.

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Your xbox 360 is having what is called 3-Rings of death.. its bascially a short in the system when it heats up...are you still under the service warrenty?

call 18004myxbox it was extended to 3 years due to this problem. I would hope that you are.. but if your not there is still hope!!! depending on where you are lots of people can do a easy hardware fix for this.. check out the link

http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/ring_of_light_x-clamp_fix.htm

Posted on May 02, 2008

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