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My xbox doesnt start the power light turns red

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Hello Sir

1) Remove your hard drive and/or memory units.
2) Run "Initial Setup" under the system blade.
3) Decline inserting HDD or memory unit when prompted.
4) Sync your controller and pop in a game.


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Please click http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907534 to see about this problem.

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