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Red ring We have an x box 360 that has decided not to work it has a 3 red flashing ring around the power button. What do we do?

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  • souls Jun 02, 2008

    3 red lights appeared on my 360 i tied turning it off waitng 10 minutes and nothing

  • chik magnet Jun 02, 2008

    I was playing guitar hero in xbox360 and the game froze so i turned off and i saw 3 red lights and it hasent worked sense then.

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Bring it in for service. Usually that means a hardware issue. Hopefully you purchased extended warranty.

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For step by step troubleshooting directions please read the attached link and Happy Gaming!
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