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Xbox 360 3 Red rings of death

Hello, I accidentally left my 360 on and watching a movie when I fell asleep with it on. :( I shut it off and put it in front of a fan to cool off, when I went to plug it back in and turned it on, I got the 3 red rings of death. How can I fix this?

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  • Cereal_Dude Jun 15, 2008

    It's no longer under warranty, and I don't want to try RMA.

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To fix the 3 red lights what you will need to do is stop the heat getting to the GPU and the CPU and to do this you can use a good Xbox 360 Repair guide or of course you can send it in.

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3 Red lights problem is one of the most common problem of Xbox 360. You will have to either get it repaired from Microsoft (in case your Xbox's warranty is not expired, but one thing to note is that you will have to wait for at least 3-4 weeks to get back your Xbox) or you can Fix your Xbox's 3 Flashing red lights problem yourself with the help of DIY Video guide available on Internet. You can fix yourself without any technical knowledge.



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Hi,

If the warranty sticker is still in place behind the faceplate and the console has not been modded you may still be in warranty.
3 rings of death is now covered by a 3 year warranty and not the standard 1 year, this will only apply to the 3 rings of death, all other faults or defects are covered by 1 year.
Just call MS and explain that you have the 3 rings of death (This is providing you have not broken the warranty sticker as per above).


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Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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    xCAUSALITYx Jun 15, 2008

    Hi,



    Just one more thing to add - The is NO permanent fix to this problem, the only way to permanently fix this problem is to get the main board reflowed with solder on both sides by using a professional reflow station.



    All the fixes on eBay and the rest of the internet are only temporary fixes - If you want the temporary fix then I will give you a URL to a dediated site that will take you through stage by stage for FREE.



    My personal opinion is to sell it and put the money towards a new one.


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Hello Again Cereal_dude I had this problem once, my friend told me to put it in the oven for 400 Degrees for 10 minutes, and that will re-solder the un-solder parts on the CPU. The 3 rings mean there is a CPU error. When the CPU gets to hot, the Solder parts on the CPU become un-solder. So when the 360 is cooked at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, it'll re-solder the CPU parts back together and it should work after it cools off. Good luck!

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    Burns Milheron Jun 15, 2008

    But first, remove the plastic as i forgot to post. sorry, I hope you didn't do it yet! here is a step-by-step youtube vid. then do the cooking thing

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3 lights - hardware problem. I've seen repair instructions being sold on ebay.

But if you have warranty, you can get it repaired for free by microsoft.

let me know if you got any other questions before rateing the solution.

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