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My xbox 360 3 flashing red lights neeeds fixing..........

My xbox 360 has been showing the 3 flashing ed lights for almosta year now and i dont want to send it off and wait i want to fix it myself permantly... Could you please tell me a way to fix it or show me a video or something i can do to solve this problem besides the towel trick because that dont work at all...........please...........help me

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  • dmontano11 Sep 16, 2008

    my xbox 360 has been showing the 3 flashing ed lights for almosta year now and i dont want to send it off and wait i want to fix it myself permantly... Could you please tell me a way to fix it or show me a video or something i can do to solve this problem besides the towel trick because that dont work at all...........please...........help me

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Amazing 3 red lights fix. Solved my problem

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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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My xbox 360 had one red light flashing and my av jacks did not work so i put the old casing back on and now has 3 red lights


The red flashing lights are a sign of a fault with your console.
firstly if you get the 3 red lights then microsoft reapair your console for free so long as you purchased it no more than 3 years before you send it back for repair. The 3 red lights are a sign of overheating
the 360 motherboard is able to flex a little, when the 360 was turned off and cooled down these solder balls solidified again, however they solidified in the wrong place or in two halfs etc. and so the 360 shows the 3 red lights to indicate this fault.



click here to download repair guide

Dec 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Flashing red light around the power button


Its the Red Ring of Death. It can be fixed but extremly complicated and I definatly dont recommend attemoting it but will provide a link of a video that shows you how WARNING you need special tools to take the 360 aprt. Microsoft had started to warrenty against this problem for more than a year have heard up to 3 years but have never verified it.
I have included Microsoft Xbox customer support link and thats what I suggest


http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1271373/360_three_rings_of_death_fix_real/



http://support.xbox.com/en-us/Pages/default.aspx

Dec 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox360 has 3 red lights


Its when the solder overheats and disconnects a wire in the xbox. If you have bought it within the last year, you can return or swap for new wherever you bought it. If not you will most likely have to send it off to xbox repairs.

Apr 01, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 red lights


it means you have a lose wire

Jan 04, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 flashing red lights


Im sorry to hear and tell you this...

You must know that that is a issue called the Red Ring of Death and is only fixed getting it sent into Microsoft. If it is no more than 2 to 3 years old you will be able to have it fixed for free.

Dec 18, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1flashing red light


one red light is also the E71 error as well.

Aug 04, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 red lights flashing


well you can call the xbox assitance and they will tell you to put in the xbox serial number, your state, adress, etc. you have the 3 rings of death, so what they will do they will send you a box for you to put your xbox and send it back to get it fixed, this only works if you have the 1 year warranty, if you do they will fix it for free, if you dont you have to pay, but its worth it.

Jul 07, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Console


"a period of one year (three years for conditions that cause three lights on the ring of light on the front of the Console to flash red) starting as of the date of your sales receipt for the purchase of the Console, or (ii) as applied to an Accessory, a period of 90 days starting as of the date of your sales receipt for the purchase of the Accessory"

So 1 year from the day you buy it of any damage to it.

Then 3 year warranty of the "3 red lights" (red ring of death) couple weeks ago (including me) experienced the 3 red lights, so Microsoft extended everyone's warranty for another 3 years only on the 3 red light issue.


I've only had to send in my 360 1 time and that was of the red lights, other then that no problems.


I hope this helped, also you can connect that Xbox at 1800-4my-xbox for any questions.


Thanks & Good luck!
-Cam

Oct 21, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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ROL??


if you have 4 flashing red segments, then it's a graphic VGA lead problem, 3 flashing segments means a hardware failure.

 

If you are continually getting problems, return it to your retailer for an exchange as Microsoft guarantee the 360 for 12 months on hardware failure.

Oct 15, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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