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3 red lights and one green one in the middle HELP

Our x-box has three red lights around the circle and one green one in the middle and won't show the picture on the screen when we turn it on. We downloaded a couple of demos and one movie from Netflix recently. We wanted to go and take off some things but now it is not even turning on. IS it because the hard drive is too jammed??? Help what can we do?

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  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    There are repair guides out there that will fix it - but you had better find the right one for the job - here's a website that will help with that:

    www.BestXBOX360RepairGuides.info


    Good Luck!

  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    2 red lights

  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    1 red light sometimes 3

  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    I have the 3 red lights and E74

  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    power brick is RED!

  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    2 red lights

  • drhodeback Oct 18, 2008

    3 rings of death? on x box 360 HELP!!

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    3 red lights come on and stay on also the green light stays on in the middle. Also i dont get any picture at all

  • k00l1000 Dec 10, 2008

    i turn on my xbox360 and then it shows the three red lights flashing

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    3 red lights is the GPU!

    Nearly all of these problems are caused by overheating and you can fix them yourself.

    I used the blog below to fix mine and it took about 40 mins:

    http://xbox3603redlights.wordpress.com/

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    3 ring of red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    I dont know what to do, its not overheating. I left it alone for 24 hours and it still dosent work. it has 3 red lights and the green one in the middle I think it has somthing to do with the hard drive

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    1 red light

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    it has happened to my xbox twice since i have had it. I got it for christmas last year. try turning it vertical, mine started when i had it on its side. it works really well

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    1 red light

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    it is happened to me alot also. Had 1 red light now has gone into 3 red flashing red lights with no error message.

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    red lights on!

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    3 red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    red lights on

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    2 red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    2 red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    3 red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    just got this

  • stensley Dec 16, 2008

    i played a dvd and now when i turn on my x box i get three red lights and the middle is green cannot play any of my games

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    3 red lights flashing!

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    1 red light on all the time!

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    3 red

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    me as well

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    i was playing halo 3 and i got like 15 achievements and onw it isn't even turning on

  • mctroy321 Feb 17, 2009

    3 red rings but the middl is green nothing on the screen it comes on sometimes.

  • wowgold May 11, 2010

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  • harry_best4u May 11, 2010

    When someone say that his/her Xbox is having 3 red lightsproblem, It means it needs to be repaired. If you are using Cooler thanit is not a cure but a prevention. You could have used cooler beforeacutally having the problem just to prevent your Xbox. But now you willhave to either get it repaired from Microsoft (in case your Xbox'swarranty is not expired, but one thing to note is that you will have towait for at least 3-4 weeks to get back your Xbox) or you can Fix yourXbox'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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ALL YOU GUYS GOT TO DO IS CALL MS AND THEY WILL FIX IT FOR FREE WEATHER ITS UNDER WARRANTY OR NOT TRUST ME A FIX ELECTRONICS FOR A LIVING

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THE TOWEL TRICK SHOULD NOT BE USED.
THIS SHOULD LEAD TO THE XBOX 360 GOIN ON FIRE!.

IF U SHOULD GET THE 3 RED RINGS AND ONE GREEN LIGHT.
FOLLOW THE 3 STEPS.

1. CHECK THE AC POWER BOX DOES IT HAVE GREEN LIGHT
IF IT DOES THIS CHOULD JUST MEAN THE XBOX IS OVER HEATING. TURN OF AND LEAVE TO COOL FOR AROUND 1 HR

2. IF THE AC POWER BOX IS ALSO SHOWING THE RED LIGHT TURN OF AND POWER OUT LET AND REMOVE THE AC PIOWER PULG FROM THE WALL AND THE OTHER RED FROM THE XBOX 360. REPLUG THEM BACK IN AND RELOAD THE XBOX 360.

3. SWITCH OFF THE XBOX 360 AND SWITCH OF THE POWER ALL THE MAIN SWITCH. CHECK THE AC POWER BOX ITS IT HOT THIS COULD BE OVER HEATING. MAKE SURE NOTHING BLOCKIG TO AC POWER BOX AS THERE IS A COOLING FAN IN THERE TO KEEP IT COOL.
MAKE SURE THE POWER CORD PUSH IN RIGHT IN THE XBOX 360.

IF STILL DOES THIS THEN UR XBOX 360 NEEDS TO GO FOR REPAIR.
GO TO WWW.XBOX.COM
AND CLICK TO THE SURPPORT LINK FROM THERE EMAIL THEM OR PHONE THEM THE NUMBER ON THE WEB SITE TO BOOK A REPAIR.

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE TOWEL TRICK. THANKS

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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Posted on Sep 02, 2008

Caused by overheating!

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Do the towel trick
1. unhook everything execpt the power cable
2. turn on and wrap in 3 towels and let sit for 20 to 30 min
3. unwrap all towels (xbox should be really really hot)
4. turn off console and let it cool for 15 to 20 min
5. turn on console and play for about another week or two maybe longer.

this happened to my xbox and i did the trick and it has worked for 2 months but note this is only a temporary fix.

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