I recently recieved a new disc drive for my xbox 360, i thought ( and hoped) that the broken disc drive was my only problem that was preventing me from gaming again. so when i put the drive in my xbox i hoped that it would finally work. it turns on and the drive opens normally. but after it was on for about 5-10 seconds i saw the 3 red lights. please help me i have tried to figure out the problem as much as possible but this is all the information i can give you.
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Re: 3 red lights
While this may be an indicator that something is still wrong with your XBox 360, there are a couple of steps that you can take before seeking additional assistance.
According to information provided by the manufacturer, the light on your XBox 360's power supply should still light up green even when the console has encountered a three red light problem. If the light on the power supply isn't green, you will want to take different actions based on what color is displayed. If this light is red, the AC adaptor may either be defective or has recently overheated. If the light is orange, you may need to double-check all cable connections are secure. If the light on the AC adaptor isn't lit, the AC adaptor may need to be replaced.
Alternatively, you may want to try turning the XBox 360 off, then pressing the power button again roughly 10-15 seconds later. If the unit powers on normally and the three red lights disappear, the system may simply have needed to be reset.
Should the problem still persist, you may need to speak directly with Microsoft for further assistance. You can reach Microsoft's toll-free XBox support hotline at 800-4MY-XBOX (800-469-9269), or you can always request service through the XBox website:
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the laser is starting to fail it will need replacing, google xbox 360 drive types, then look to see what of the 4 dvd drives you have once you know go to ebay and buy the correct laser for your drive. when you recieve your new laser go to youtube and on thereyou will find lots of vid on how to dissmantle your xbox and how to install a new laser. hope this helps.
this might be a hardware failure. try turning it off then back, or try keeping a fan on it when you play on and if that doesn't work call 1800myxbox there you'll find step by step instructions to send it down to texas and get it fixed. if that happens three times you will recieve a brand new xbox 360 that has that problem fixed. also keep in mind to keep your hard drive before you send it to be fixed. i really hope this helps with your problem -good luck
i share your thoughts..i got three xboxs already!! but for the red ring of death thing..its something to do with the way the console is built..it has a failure rate of upto 14%..i dont think there is a permanant solution except hoping the new replacement console doesnt give the same problem... :(
Microsoft Xbox have some common problem like red lights, E74 and Disc
Read Error. Microsoft is providing extended warranty for red lights
problem, Means you will have to spend some money in order to get this
problem repaired from Microsoft also you will have to wait for 3-4
weeks to get your Xbox back. There are many reasons disc read error can
occur in your Xbox like your disc might not be clean, laser might also
be dirty and many more common problem. I would suggest you to first
clean out the disc, you are using. If that don't solve the problem you
can also take the help of DIY guide available at Internet. I think you have got good no. of options to get your Xbox repaired, Choice is yours.