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My xbox360 has 3 red lights showing on the front what should i do

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You have the "ring of fire" which means your xbox 360 has suffered a hardware failure, the console might start up a few times.. but eventually it wont work at all.

You have to contact microsoft or your dealer for repairs.
If you have warranty the repairs will be free.

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