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WHEN I TURN ON MY 360, THE GREEN LIGHT COMES ON, FOLLOWED A MINUTE LATER BY 3 SURROUNDING RED LIGHTS, AND KNOW PICTURE....WHY? AND HOW DO I FIX THIS PROBLEM?

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I don't recommend repair guides , save your money and avoid
damaging your P.C. board . Most guides, recommend you replace
the X clamp with screws and washers . This may get you up and
running again . but at the expense of P.C. board becoming warped.

The most durable , and reliable repair is to simply have the
G.P.U.- C.P.U. re flowed and properly clamp to the heat sink
The cost will very 50.00-80.00 but this will prove to be a longer
lasting repair.

Also try to find someone local to do the repair .
And always check their ratings .

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Rob

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Yes this is the 3 red lights and is caused by the GPU and the CPU overheating to fix it you need a good repair guide to do this at home or you can send it in and they will fix it for you.

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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