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Red lights flashing on xbox 360

Just bought the 360 and can not get the purchaser or maker to help after i got a 3 year warranty and i have had it 5 months and 21 days

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  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    my xbox only flashes 2 lights like 5 minutes after i got on

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There's a good post on how someone solved it on fixya. check it out in this link

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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You really need to take it back to wherever you brought it, microsoft added the 3 year warranty specifically for the Red Rings of Doom. It's a hardware fault. Get a refund.

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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Three red lights


Three red lights error occurs when there is a general hardware failure with the Xbox 360. When this error occurs the systems signals it by showing 3 flashing red lights around the power button. There are a variety of reasons speculated why this error occurs.

The most common consensus is that the Xbox 360 has an inefficient design causing it to overheat. The overheating causes other reactions to the parts in the system to malfunction giving you the 3 flashing red lights.

So how do you fix it? Well if you still have your Xbox 360 warranty then you can ship it to Microsoft to have them fix it. Microsoft has extended the warranty to 3 years due to the huge number of problems with the consoles. There are a few stipulations to the warranty, though.
  • Only covers the Red Ring of Death Error. It does not include other types of malfunctions.
  • Applies only to the original purchaser of the Xbox 360. So you would not be covered if you bought your system from somebody else or if you purchased a used version.
  • Must have your receipt or proof of purchase.
  • Be prepared to lose any saved information that you may have if Microsoft decides to send you a replacement system instead of fixing your old one.
  • Prepare to be without your Xbox 360 for up to 4 weeks or longer, although some people have reported receiving them back much sooner.

So if your system is still under warranty and you meet the requirements above then you can send your unit to Microsoft since they do not charge you for the repair.

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Bought a 360 arcade in December and it wont read alot of new games. We think it is burning the disk instead of reading them. It also was showing a red ring of death two weeks after our purchase. We bought...


Hi,

Because the Xbox is new (less that a year old) Microsoft will repair this problem for free whether the red ring has 1,2 or 3 flashing red lights.

You will also need to tell them about the laser not reading properly.

They will no doubt send you a replacement Xbox as they are well aware of these issues and have even extended their warranty to 3 years with the 3 light red ring of death.

You may however have to wait something in the region of 6 weeks for the Xbox to be returned.

If you need anymore advice please post back.


Regards.

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My 360 keeps on flashing 3 red lights what


This is known as the red ring of death for the xbox 360. This can be caused by dust buildup in the console, causing the unit to overheat. Once the unit overheats, it melts the solder on the main board causing it to bridge(connect). Once the solder bridges it shorts out the board causing teh error you have now. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty with this site: https://service1.us.playstation.com/rma.htm?_flowExecutionKey=_c74F6F6DC-010F-702F-F7B7-E686B4425EB2_k8F68F48C-6748-9A10-9A9A-B6909CBA0A4E

If the unit is not under warranty, go to www.wiredextreme.com. We are a console repair company based in Texas, and we can get your console up and running again. We give a free diagnosis of what is wrong with the unit, and will call with an estimate of repair. All our work is covered by a 90 day warranty, and you can buy up to 4 years worth of warranty.

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If you have 4 lights, check your A/V cord. 3 lights is the Red Ring of Death. Call Microsoft. They have an extended 3 year warranty for this problem. hope this helps AJ

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I have 3 flashing red lights on the console and a yellow light on the power supply


3 red flashing lights is known as the red ring of death. Your power supply showing a yellow light is ok, that just means that your power supply is on standby. The first thing you should do is check with microsoft to see if your unit is still under warranty with this site: http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/xbox360/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/xbox360/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair

If your unit is not under warranty, go to www.wiredextreme.com. We are a console repair company based in Texas, and we can fix your console. We give a free diagnoses on your unit(excluding shipping), and will call with an estimate before any work is done on the unit. All our work is covered by a 90 day warranty, and you can buy up to 4 years worth of warranty coverage.

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I have three red lights flashing


Well you're either in luck, or in deep trouble. If you have bought your xbox 360 within 3 years, you have a special warranty provided by Microsoft. Call them or go to their support site, and list the problem as having three red light flashing. IMPORTANT it has to have 3 red flashing lights, with only the top right not flashing to have the warranty. They will send instructions and a box, and you just have to wait

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If the lights are red, this means that your 360 has had a hardware failure. This failure is also known as the "Red Ring of Death." If you have bought your XBOX 360 with in 3 years of posting this, your will still have free 3 years of warranty from Microsoft. Call them at 1-800-4my-xbox. (1-800-469-9269)

Hope this helps :)

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error code information here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907534
http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/Xbox-360-error-codes.htm

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"a period of one year (three years for conditions that cause three lights on the ring of light on the front of the Console to flash red) starting as of the date of your sales receipt for the purchase of the Console, or (ii) as applied to an Accessory, a period of 90 days starting as of the date of your sales receipt for the purchase of the Accessory"

So 1 year from the day you buy it of any damage to it.

Then 3 year warranty of the "3 red lights" (red ring of death) couple weeks ago (including me) experienced the 3 red lights, so Microsoft extended everyone's warranty for another 3 years only on the 3 red light issue.


I've only had to send in my 360 1 time and that was of the red lights, other then that no problems.


I hope this helped, also you can connect that Xbox at 1800-4my-xbox for any questions.


Thanks & Good luck!
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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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