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We have an X-Box 360 The system turns on, it gives you a red light. Do you think you can repair it and have an idea of how much it would cost. The system is out of warranty.

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Basically you need to understand what the red rings mean. If you have 3 red rings which i have hear it be called (3 red rings of death). When you get this problem you can try a few things. You can try simply turning the whole thing off, un plugging the power lead and the cable from the power pack then reassembling and turning back on; this has worked for me a few times. Next thing you can try do which is not advised.. is to wrap the console in a blanket to make it overheat, this resets the xbox in some way and may work. In terms of how much it will cost to get fixed your looking at at least £100 because it has to be shipped all the way in to Europe, thats where mine got sent to however mine was warranted. The cost of getting it repaired is not worth the hassle, you might aswell spend a few extra pounds and get a newer better console.

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When i turn the xbox 360 the red light comes on

Yes this is the red light problem and if you have this you will need to get it fixed. You can send the system in and they will repair it for you although this will take about 4 weeks and cost $150 for the repair work which is not good.

Or you can repair it yourself using a good Xbox 360 Repair guide and this means that you will be able to get back and running fast.

I hope this helps you and if so can you please rate it so it can help others.

Feb 12, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Two red lights on x box

continual long period playing can cause the console flash the 2 red lights? it indicates your console has gotten overheated. The damaged graphics card is another reason for the blinking of 2 red lights on your Xbox 360. This damage happens due to the overheating which is the main culprit behind all the errors and damage to your Xbox 360 console. there are some preventives that should be followed to avoid the 2 red light error occurrence on your 360 Xbox console.
Be careful that none of the ventilation panels are blocked.
Your Xbox 360 is resting on a hard surface, not a soft cloth, bed, sofa surface.
Your Xbox 360 should not be placed near any source of heat.
Your Xbox 360 should be placed in an open location, not confined to a small place.
Getting rid of the 2 red light error is not a very difficult task. You can fix your Xbox 360 console removing the 2 red light error by your own without sending the console to the Microsoft service center and save your dollars and valuable time being spared unnecessarily. For this you need not to have any exceptional knowledge in electronics, and also it is not necessary to have specific, fancy instruments to handle the console for repairing.
The need is to have a professional guide that will give you step by step and detailed information with necessary quality video instructions. While choosing the guide, please be sure that the guide should have minimum cost with money back guarantee. also make sure it is for all errors because some only give solutions to the 3 red lights (red ring of death)
hope this helps

Dec 06, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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My xbox 360 is giving me three red lights it turns on but after a few minutes it turns off n shows three red lights

Okay, 3 blinking red lights can have 2 problems.

1: There's a problem with the power supply. Try unplugging the power supply from the wall and the system for 10 seconds, then connect it once more. There should be a little light on one end of the big box thing between the cord to the wall and to the system. Turn your system on and watch the light, if it is green, then that part is okay. Try replacing the wires on either end of the box (or use a friend's which is cheaper ;P). If this doesn't fix it then you have a problem, see 2.

2: You have a hardware issue somewhere inside the console. There's nothing you can really do about this without voiding your warranty. Call Microsoft and get a repair order for it. You'll have to send it off to the them, but if your Warranty is still good, they'll fix it free. If not they will charge you the repair costs. You are of course free to cry softly over the problem, as i did when faced with the red ring of death.

Jul 29, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Console flashing red, wont do anything,is there a reset

This may be an indicator of a problem with the Xbox 360's hardware. To help confirm this, turn on your console and check the power supply (the big gray brick) light. If the light on it is red, orange, unlit or anything other than green, make sure it's plugged in correctly. If that checks out, try a different outlet. If it still doesn't work, you'll have to buy a new power supply for it.

If the light is green, then you definitely have a hardware problem. The only way to resolve this is to go to this site where you can ship the 360 in for repairs. If you've bought the 360 less than 3 years ago, the repair will be of no cost to you, and Microsoft will even provide the box.

If it's been more than three years since you've purchased your 360, I believe it will cost $93 to have it repaired.

Hope this helps :)

Nov 30, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My 360 keeps on flashing 3 red lights what

This is known as the red ring of death for the xbox 360. This can be caused by dust buildup in the console, causing the unit to overheat. Once the unit overheats, it melts the solder on the main board causing it to bridge(connect). Once the solder bridges it shorts out the board causing teh error you have now. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty with this site:

If the unit is not under warranty, go to We are a console repair company based in Texas, and we can get your console up and running again. We give a free diagnosis of what is wrong with the unit, and will call with an estimate of repair. All our work is covered by a 90 day warranty, and you can buy up to 4 years worth of warranty.

Nov 29, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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If got a red flashing light where the on button is and it says on th screen system error contact xbox customer support????????????????

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Xbox 360 Repair – Want To Beat The Red Lights And Get Back To Gaming? Read This! If you are looking for a way to repair your Xbox 360 from home without having to wait for 4 weeks and have to pay out a lot of money for repair then this blog post will tell you how to do this.
You see the problems are caused by overheating and the main problem is the Xbox 360 3 red lights however you may also get disc reading problems, freeze ups, 2 red lights and 1 red light error codes as well.
So if you get these problems what can you do to perform Xbox 360 Repair?
Well you can send it in and they will repair it for you however this will take about 4 weeks and cost you money for the repair as stated above.
What a lot of gamers are doing is taking the matter into their own hands and performing Xbox 360 Repair from home.
Now this sounds a lot more difficult then it actually is and and as long as you stop the heat build up you will be able to play your games.
To do this you can use a good Xbox 360 Repair guide that will show you how to stop these errors from home and the best thing is that all you need is a few household items.
There is an Xbox 360 Repair guide that will give you step by step videos and a full walk-through for all of the errors so all you need to do is follow through and you will be able to perform Xbox 360 Repair at home with ease!
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Three red lights on start up button xbox360

i think the three red light are over heating problems, if your console is un opened i think Microsoft are fixing them for free or you could find a repair shop and they could do the xclamp fix but Microsoft is the best bet.

hope this helps.

Aug 26, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox® 360 Core System Console

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Well when I turn on my xbox 360 the third part flashes red.

CAUSE The three flashing red lights may indicate that your Xbox 360 console has experienced a hardware failure. Please read the letter that discusses warranty changes for three flashing red light hardware failures. 


If you suspect that you are experiencing this issue, you can submit a console-repair request online. However, before you submit your request, we ask that you first try the following two steps to verify that you are indeed experiencing this issue: 

1. When you turn on the console, examine the light on the power supply. The power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on the Ring of Light flash red. If the power supply light is not green, please follow the steps that are listed in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles: 

906101 Xbox 360: The power supply light is red 906102 Xbox 360: The power supply light is orange 906103 Xbox 360: The power supply light is not illuminated 

2. Turn off the console. Wait 10 seconds, and then turn on the console again to see whether the symptom occurs again. If your console continues to display the three flashing red lights, your console may have to be repaired. For information about how to start the repair process online, please visit, and then click Console Repair in the upper-right section of the Web page. 

Note: The online console repair service is currently not available in all countries or regions. 

If you would rather contact Xbox Customer Support directly, please visit for information about how to do this. 


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Apr 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red Light on Plug in connecter thing

Sounds like there is something wrong with the Xbox 360 power supply, try unplugging the Xbox 360 power supply from the console and unplug the power cord from the wall outlet also unplug the Xbox 360 power supply from the power cord. Give it a minute then reconnect it all back, also try it on another wall outlet without any extension cord at all.

If it's still red that suggests fault with your Xbox 360 power supply so will need to contact Xbox 360 customer support if its under warranty they should be able to sort it out for you. If out of warranty it might cost you for a new power supply!

Dec 13, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 flashing red lights

Have you tried unplug the system then turning it back on

if not you may need it repaired

Dec 18, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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