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The ring of light on my xbox360 is flashing three sections of red. There is no picture nor sound. The tray works fine. I have not used the console for approx one month.

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Thats a "Red Ring Of Death" you usually get it when you Xbox360 Over heats and/or internal hardware is damaged

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Three red lights flashing on power up. no sound no picture. will open tray. green power light comes on at the power pack.av cables secure. ??? happens all the time can not use console.


his indicates a hardware failure inside the xbox. Your xbox 360 will need to be serviced by Microsoft. There are many internal problems that can cause the three red lights, also known as the "red ring of death" If you would like more information, wikipedia has a good explanation.

You can call 1-800-4MY-XBOX to start the repair process with Microsoft.

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The three red lights mean that your XBOX360 is experiencing hardware failure. This is caused by overheating of your XBOX. Contact Microsoft and have them fix the problem. They have given free extended warranty for three red light problems. If you have bought your xbox360 within 3 years, you're in luck.. They will fix your console for free...

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Three red lights flashing


If this is your Xbox 360 console you are referring to, then you need a repair. If you are under your 3 year warranty from MS go to www.xbox.com/support to fill out a repair request, otherwise look for someone in your area that has experience repairing the Red Ring of Death.

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The specific type of hardware failure can be determined by a "hidden" error code
Turn the xbox 360 on, and wait till the 3 red lights are flashing.
Press and hold the sync up button (the small white one), while holding that button press the eject button.
The LEDs will now blink the first number in the code (as described below).
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will now blink the second number of the code.
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will now blink the third number of the code.
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will now blink the forth number of the code.
Release the eject button and press it again.
The LEDs will go back to the 3 red flashing lights.
You should be able to determine the difference between the 3 flashing lights and the error code lights by the rate in which they flash.
Here is how you interpret the LEDs to get the code number:
All four lights flashing - 0
One light flashing - 1
Two Lights flashing - 2
Three lights flashing - 3

Once you get this code, go to: http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=484726
To get the reason for the code.

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On July 5, 2007, the Vice-President of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division published an open letter recognizing the console's problems, as well as announcing a three-year warranty extension for every Xbox 360 console that experiences the "general hardware failure" indicated by three flashing red LEDs on the console.[16] During GDC 08, Microsoft announced that the "Failure rate has officially dropped".

Go complain they should fix it under warranty its a know issue - look up "XBox360 Red Ring of Death" on the internet or on the Microsoft Site.

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Ok it sounds like 3 rings of death.. now this will sound crazy but it saved a few 360s that came through me...

Take 2 towels and wrap it around the 360 to make sure it can heat up (YES I AM SERIOUS) turn it on for 15 min and let it sit.. the 3 lights will blink.. after the 15min unwrap let it rest for 30 seconds then boot it up again.. somtimes thats all it needs let me know asap if it worked.. It worked on mine and saved my cod3 life!

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4 red lights is not necessarily a hardware failure or ring of death. The cause is usually from AV cable not being detected or not connected correctly. The Eraser trick is good for Error 0102 make sure which error number you have! Suggested Solutions: 1. Try to connect and disconnect the cable and see if it makes any changes on the red lights status. Note that not inserting the AV fully will cause the 4 lights error to appear. 2. Make sure the AV Cable and the connector in the Xbox console are proper and there is nothing banded or twisted. 3. Try to connect it to a different monitor maybe this is where the problem is. 4. Find the metal area where it plugs into the console this is called the AV Pack metal area. Use a dry, lint-free cloth and wipe it. Then try to plug the AV again. * If you still can't make it to work and you have your warranty just send it in. If you don't have warranty I suggest trying the live chat support on Fixya!

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