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I have to switch my xbox on and off 3 or4 times bofore it comes on and if i switch it on and leave it the red lights come on

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It is a system error. Try removing your hardive and playing to see what device it is.

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Xbox not coming on what to do


hi, what do you mean by ti wont come on

is it totally dead or do you have any red lights lit up on the power button

check the power brick and when you switch it on at the main it should have an orange light on it then watch the orange light as you press the on button it should turn green to tell you it working or flash red if it has a fault let me know ok.

try unplugging all the leads out of the back of the xbox and switch the power lead off at the mains. then plug all the leads back into the xbox, no the power lead can be a bit funny at times so push it in then try forcing it in a bit further sometimes the connections get weak and you need to push it in further so try this pushing it in as hard as you can.

then switch it on at the mains then try pressing the on button if the on button still wont do anything try pressing the eject button as this will also switch it on and open the disk tray

if its totally dead or you have any red lights lighting up tell me how many then i can assist you further ok

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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My xbox not coming on what to do pls help me


hi, what do you mean by ti wont come on

is it totally dead or do you have any red lights lit up on the power button

check the power brick and when you switch it on at the main it should have an orange light on it then watch the orange light as you press the on button it should turn green to tell you it working or flash red if it has a fault let me know ok.

try unplugging all the leads out of the back of the xbox and switch the power lead off at the mains. then plug all the leads back into the xbox, no the power lead can be a bit funny at times so push it in then try forcing it in a bit further sometimes the connections get weak and you need to push it in further so try this pushing it in as hard as you can.

then switch it on at the mains then try pressing the on button if the on button still wont do anything try pressing the eject button as this will also switch it on and open the disk tray

if its totally dead or you have any red lights lighting up tell me how many then i can assist you further ok

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

please rate this solution and leave a testimonial as i have pages of unrated posts as users forget to leave a response, thanks

Dec 08, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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THE XBOX HAR RED RINGS AND WON'T COME ON NOW WHAT DO YOU DO?


The three flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with your Xbox 360 console or power supply., to try and quick fix - rap a couple of towels around the console and switch the console on leave for five mins. then switch off and on again the problem should be fixed- however this is not a long term solution

Mar 21, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Flashing red light


you have what is called "The red ring of death", you can do a couple of things (in this order):
1) Turn off the xbox 360 console, let it rest for an hour or two. If the red light is still there, then do step 2.
2) Wrap a towel completely around the xbox and leave it on for one hour. This will overheat the xbox and somehow gets it to start working again, but only for a short time of maybe a day or two. But, if this doesn't work, then do Step 3.
3) Go to the Xbox website and talk to a customer service agent, tell them your problem. If you are still under warranty, then they will ship you a box to send your xbox to them, it will take a couple of weeks before a brand new xbox 360 is shipped to you.

But before you do step 3, try step 1 first, because temporary red lights happen quite often, so just let it rest for a little while for now.

Dec 29, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Ejecting disc with 3 red lights


Your xbox 360 has overheated. It is called the red rings of death. It can be fixed from a shop and has been internally damaged inside. If you have warranty it can be fixed for free, otherwise it can be taken to a shop and fixed in the UK for around £35-£50 GBP. Hope this helps.

Thanks

Jun 23, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 red lights are on the front of the xbox and i cant play help


This means you left your XBOX on too long and it over heated. This is any easy fix, leave your Exbox 360 off for about Half an hour, and It should be fine. If you like playing for Long periods of time, I prefer getting a stand for it, it has a switch thats will blow a fan into the xbox.

But also, don't mess with your exbox to much when the 3 lights come on, you might make a spark and 4 lights will show. By then, you would have to take it to a shop or get a new one.

Apr 09, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My problems


It sounds like its overheating. Be careful how long you leave it on. It is most likely headed for the 3 red lights or no video problem.

Feb 08, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console

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Everytime i turn my xbox, 3 red lights come up on the xbox ring, no video, no sound just the lights i was wondering if u know what to do


Yeah, well these is called "The Ring Of Death", which is pretty stupid, keeping in mind it isn't really a ring.
Anyways, out a towel over xbox 360 and leave it for 30 mins, then turn console off, then on

Jan 17, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red lights


Your Xbox has overheated, this has happened because of dust clogging up in the fan of your xbox. This cannot be fixed and you may need to get a new xbox. Thanks

Nov 08, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox shuts down during a game 3 red lights


hey johnny you will have to call microsoft and get it fixed there is one thing you can do in the mean time to temp fix it.

what you need is two towels just normal bathroom towels take everything out of your xbox e.g harddrive,controlers etc only things to leave in is the av cable and power supply as you wanna turn on the xbox lie a towel flat on the ground and lie the xbox on its side ontop of the towel turn the xbox on, you will see the error message and the red lights flash. wrap the towel around your xbox covering the air vents and then the 2nd towel put over the top. leave it on in the towels for about 20 mins then after that take all the towels off turn off the console and leave to cool down for 15 mins. turn the xbox on and it should restart again fine but only lasts for a couple of days then you have to do it again. wont fix it but will let u play while microsoft gets it.

hope this helps please rate me

regards grant

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