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I have a 3 red lights error can you help me to work it out.

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  • ste-m Sep 16, 2008

    first i put the xbox on and leave the game out then i open the slider and it just flashes red and green

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This belongs in the x360 section. red ring of death error means the xboxes thermal paste on the heatsinks has gone to **** and you need to have it fixed with taking the x clamps off. the towel trick and new heatsink grease. if you wana try at this by yourself. google them for more info google these exact words "x clamp replacement" and "xbox360 overheat reflow"

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Has 3 red blinking lights


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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.

Jan 07, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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M y Xbox 360 has a red light when i turn it on


Here is the red lights and what they mean:

1 red light is a display chip error and you will need to get it repaired.

2 red lights is the overheating error and you may be able to fix this by cooling down the system as long as no damage has been done.

3 red lights is a hardware error and this is the most common, you will need to get this fixed as it is a hardware failure.

4 red lights is the AV cable that is not plugged in properly.

Now you can fix these by sending it in and they will fix it for you although for some of the errors you will need to pay out $140 in repair fees.

The other way that you can fix it is by using a good Xbox 360 Repair guide and I have put together a review of the best guides HERE.

If you find this solution helps you please rate it so it can help others.

Jan 02, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Turn the console on, displays the xbox screen then screen goes off and a red light starts flashing on console, says system error


is this a single red light? if so, it is a E code error. if there are 2, it is a overheating problem. if its 3, it is a general system error which could be a number of things which you need to figure out the secondary error code to narrow down the problem.
to find the secondary error code:
1. after the red lights start flashing, hold down the "controller sync" button.
2. push the "eject" button 4 times and count the amount of red lights that flash. the red lights will begin to flash rapidly. secondary error codes are only 4 numbers. 1 light = 1, 2 lights = 2, 3 lights = 3 and 4 lights = 4.
after you get the code go to this website, and on the right hand side of the screen under "Xbox Repair Guide" select your PRIMARY error code (1,2,3 or 4 slow flashing red lights). then it will ask you to enter your SECONDARY error code, which is the one you discovered in the steps above.
this will give you a very narrowed down idea of what is wrong with your console, and will give us "questions answerers" a better idea on how to help ya out!

Jan 01, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red ring at start up how dew i fix it


If you have the red light at start up here is how you can tell what is wrong with the system:

1 red light: This is the scaler or display chip you will need to get this repaired - see below.

Sometimes you will get an "E" Error message as well.

2 red lights - Pure and simple overheating, you will need to stop the heat build up in order to play your games again.

3 red lights - Most common error and happens when the GPU and the CPU overheat and the soldering snaps off you will need to repair this.

4 red lights - Good news you just need to plug your AV cable into the back of the Xbox 360 and it will work for you.

To fix the 1 and 3 red light you will need to send it in and they will fix it for you.

Or you can fix it yourself using a good Xbox 360 Repair guide, I hope this has helped you and if so place rate this so it can help others.

Jan 01, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Blinking red light.Checked all cables. I replaced Hard drive...still problem exists. Wondering if power supply could be problem


When one light from the four lights ring itself changes from green to red, it means that a general hardware failure has occurred or is imminent. Blinking of one red light with an error message like E66, E67, E68, E71, E74 or E77 means a repairable problem while the one red light blinking without error message means some critical or irrepairable problem. The problem can be avoided by restarting the Xbox 360 console but if you have not received any error message with one blinking red light then the problem is irrepairable. The console will behave the same way and you should understand that one or more of the hardware components in your console have stopped functioning due to hardware failure. If you receive an error message with one red light blinking then the problem is reparable and the system will definitely start working. It means that there is some hardware problem with the Xbox 360 console connection occurring due to the misplacing of cables in the ports. Turn off your Xbox 360 and disconnect all cables, now reconnect the cables and switch on the Xbox hope this helps.

Dec 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Three flashing red lights


3 red lights is the gpu and the cpu overheating if you stop the heat build up getting to the chips it will work for you you can do this at home or you can use a good guide to fix this error.

Jul 23, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1 red light e74 error


this is bad because you need to call 1800myxbox and they will fix it in a about a 2 weeks they will send it back fixed the same thing happened to me.thts the only way to get it fixed

Jan 11, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1 red light


You can check out the informative blog post at http://www.fix-xbox360.info/2008/09/11/xbox-360-disc-read-error-e74-error-no-video-problem/
This post describes the E74 error with one red light problem.

hope it helps...

Jan 04, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1flashing red light


one red light is also the E71 error as well.

Aug 04, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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One red light bottom right hand corner


You can check out the informative blog post at http://www.fix-xbox360.info/2008/09/11/xbox-360-disc-read-error-e74-error-no-video-problem/
This post describes the E74 error with one red light problem.

hope it helps...

Jul 22, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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