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There is a common occurrence of total failure in Xbox 360 the 'red ring of death', where three of the red lights on the console flash, and the console locks up. there is a recall and repair for the failure that extends to 3 years from purchase, many xbox 360 have been repaired more than once under this plan, my son's has.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907534?sd=xbox
MS will not repair the xbox if it has been opened they will suggest that the failure is caused by any modification, take photographs of the console before placing it in the shipper MS will send you for the repair, they will damage it, you will need proof
do not attempt repair yourself,
http://service.xbox.com/servicehome.aspx

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The power chord with the box is still available at most gaming stores. I bought used ones at GameStop about a month ago for about 30 bucks.

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Is there three red lights???? or a complete circle???? Three lights is the red ring of death. Four red lights or a circle is either a bad a/v cable (try a different one) or a bad hard drive....(try taking it off of the side when power is off then turn it on.).

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Three flashing red lights around the Xbox 360 power button (nicknamed the "Red Ring of Death"), represent an internal problem that requires service. Warning signs may include freeze-ups, graphical problems in the middle of gameplay, such as checkerboard or pinstripe patterns on the screen, and sound errors, and the console only responds to pressing the power button to turn it off.

This error code is usually caused by failure of one or more hardware components, although it can indicate that the console is not receiving enough power from the power supply, which can either be due to a faulty power supply or if the power supply cable is not fully inserted into the console.


Distinct from the General Hardware Failure is a similar-looking error warning where four red lights appear, in which case the console does not detect an AV cable is plugged in. The four lights can sometimes also be seen when power surges or very brief power outages occur while the console is running, in which the console needs to be unplugged and plugged back in again to reset the error. Two red lights appear when the system is overheated.

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907534

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Call Microsoft, they'll set you up to send it to them, and get a replacement.

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That's the three red rings of death problem that afflicts most of the XBox 360s out there. Microsoft has extended the warranty of the consoles for three years for this specific problem. Go here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907534 for details and instructions for contacting Microsoft for repairs.

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and if you do try to fix it yourself, or you've voided the warranty ( by already opening it) make sure you DON"T do the " towel Fix " it will only make things worse. you need to do an X Clamp repair. It's simple. I had no experiance whatsoever.with electronics. and I was able to figure it out the first time I tried it. I did it three weeks ago and my X box is quieter than ever and it works fine. so serach on you tube " X Box 360 X clamp fix " and you should see what you need to fix your problem.

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