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Here is a guide to possible diagnose the issue.

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If the Two left, or the Two right light are flashing, it means that the AV cable isnt securely connected, or the system is overheated.

If only one light is blinking or lit, than it is an error code. It will need to be repaired.

If three rings are flashing, it is a hardware failure and it will need to be repaired as well.

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SOURCE: 360 Xbox problem Three red rings

Unfortunately there is nothing that you can directly do to fix this problem.

You have a hardware failure. Microsoft will repair your unit for you under warranty / recall.

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

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Red Ring of Death: Red Flashing XBOX 360 Lights Explained Common Xbox 360 Red Ring Errors The XBOX has a reported 54.2% failure rate which makes the XBOX 360 gaming consoles' worst "lemon" to date. If you find yourself with the red flashing lights error, --> lg.php?category_id=15&content_type=article&content_type_id=2663399&key_page=682482001924178892&site_id=1&bannerid=11791&campaignid=3153&zoneid=23&loc=1&referer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.associatedcontent.com%2farticle%2f2663399%2fred_ring_of_death_red_flashing_xbox.html%3fcontent_type%3darticle%26content_type_id%3d2663399&cb=8da55f49a0 follow this guide to try and pinpoint the problem with your XBOX 360.

1 Red Ring = Serious Hardware Failure
I f your XBOX 360 has a 1 red flashing light error, you're more than likely in big trouble. The 1 flashing red ring of light can be due to GPU or CPU failure, RAM overheating, a DVD drive error, or some serious problem with your Xbox 360's internal components. The most common 1 flashing red ring lights error is the E74 error. The E74 error is no easy fix for the Xbox 360 and usually has to be repaired by the manufacturer [though some have managed to repair it with the heat gun trick - but be careful]

2 Red Rings = Overheating
Mostly all red flashing lights on the Xbox 360 rings are due to overheating in some way or other, but the 2 red rings singles out overheating as the main issue. When doing the X-Clamp fix the 2 red rings are required to fix the Xbox 360 by overheating the CPU. If you get this Xbox 360 error without doing the X-Clamp fix, you probably just need to let your Xbox 360 cool down for a few hours. Make sure that all vents aren't blocked off and that your Xbox fans are working properly in order to repair this problem.

3 Red Rings = Basic Hardware Failure
The most common error on the Xbox 360 is the 3 red rings - also known as the Red Rings of Death (RRoD). This flashing lights problem is the main cause of Xbox 360's 54.2% failure rate. The 3 red flashing lights can be due to lots of different errors but is mainly due to the X-Clamps in your Xbox 360 and overheating. Fortunately, lots of people were able to fix this issue using the X-Clamp and heat gun fix. Follow this list of error codes to find out the real issue with the 3 red rings because there are quite a few of them.

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hi there,
your xbox 360 need service open it and remove all dust around the fan and prosseser every thing fine again.

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Red light problem can be fixed! there is a XBOX 360 repair guide available that covers this problem and also all other common XBOX problems. You can get your copy XBOX 360 Repair Guide, you can download it and get help to fix your console. Please feel free to message me if you need further assistance....click here

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You need to change the thermal compound.But if you have make sure you have 1 WASHER ABOVE THE MOTHERBOARD! 2 washers above are too many. try that and let me know how you got on

I had this exact issue 2 washers make the heatsink sit off the GPU Die. 1 allows it to touch the GPU DIE

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call 18004myxbox and tell them it has the red rings. they will guide you through the rest

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