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The 4rth quadrant is the only one lit up and I'm not an expert on xbox parts so I need a simple and easy solution to my problem.

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Try this because depending on what position your console is i'm not sure what quadrant you are talking about try this support page here: xbox red lights support

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And im looking for how to connect my wirless headset to my xbox 360 datel head set


  1. First press connect on your console.
  2. Then press and hold the connect button on your earpieces for 3 seconds.
  3. What ever quadrant you have the controller in will be the quadrant associated with the headset.
  4. If you want it to be associated with a controller in another quadrant the press the control button on your headset and it will advance to the next available quadrant.
  5. The quadrant selected will be indicated by the number of beeps you hear.
  6. When the lights on your XBOX roll around and flash one time then your headset is connected.

  • *Note if this is your first time then you need to go to go online at XBOX live to get the latest dashboard update* http://www.xbox.com/live

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How do i fix an error 74 on an xbox360


The E74/E6x/E4x/E8x are famous error codes that have plagued many Xbox 360 gamers. This error codes will be displayed on your screen, each indicating different problem with your Xbox 360. It's usually defined by the single red light or 1 Red Light Error lit up at lower right quadrant on the Red Ring of Light on your Xbox 360 console.
E74: There is high chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip near the AV cable connection) it can also be caused by a faulty AV cable so check that first. In some cases it is a problem with the GPU and may be repairable by using the Xbox 360 Repair Guide. Xbox 360 E74 error has reported to increasing a lot for the newer Xbox 360 version.
Hope this was helpful?

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Xbox 360 controller not working, all 4 lights are blinking.


The wired and wireless controllers can be actively connected to an Xbox 360 console all at one time. Each connected controller is assigned a quadrant on the Ring of Light. Before you can connect a wireless controller, at least one quadrant must be free and will be unlit.

Connecting an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to an Xbox 360 Console is called Connecting. To connect a controller to a console:
First, Press and hold down the Guide Button on the wireless controller until it turns on.
Second, Press and release the power button to turn the console on.
Third, Press and release the connect button on the console.
Fourth, Press and release the connect button on the controller.
Fifth, After the ring of light on the controller and console spin and flash once, the controller is connected. The quadrant that remains lit indicates the controller's position.


Four Green lights on the controller's Ring of Light flash continuously

The Please Reconnect Controller message appears on the monitor

There is interference and the controller does not respond properly

Step 1: Ensure that either the AA batteries are new or the Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack has a full charge.

Step 2: Ensure that you have performed the proper procedure to connect the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to the console.

Step 3: If still experiencing issues, ensure there is a clear line of sight between the front of the console and the wireless controller. If there are any obstructions, especially metal objects, remove them.

Step 4: 2.4 gigahertz cordless telephones, microwave ovens, and Bluetooth headsets for cell phones can interfere with the operation of the wireless controller. Turn off or unplug those devices and then try to connect the wireless controller to the console again.

Step 5: If these steps did not resolve the issue, the wireless controller may need to be replaced.

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Red rings on the xbox 360 wont connect to live wont let me recover gamertag


The red rings are a fatal Xbox 360 error. There is no way to solve this problem except by having a qualified professional perform a reflow to the problem Chip. This can usually be determined based on the number of quadrants lit.
  • 1 Red Quadrant is usually System Error. A "E##" error code will be displayed on the screen. Most common is E74.
  • 2 Red Quadrants indicates the console is overheating.
  • 3 Red Quadrants indicates hardware failure. A secondary error code can be acquired by pressing and holding the sync button then while continuing to hold the sync button repeatedly pressing the eject button and noting the number of red quadrants that becomes lit.
  • 4 Red Quadrants indicates that either no A/V (Audio / Video ) Connection is available.
Good Luck! Let me know if you have any further questions. If you tell me which number of quadrants or the error code I can point you in the right direction.

Jun 04, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My controller just shows all four lights flashing and when i try to sync it, the lights just keep spinning round and does'nt connect


The wired and wireless controllers can be actively connected to an Xbox 360 console all at one time. Each connected controller is assigned a quadrant on the Ring of Light. Before you can connect a wireless controller, at least one quadrant must be free and will be unlit.

Connecting an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to an Xbox 360 Console is called Connecting. To connect a controller to a console:
First, Press and hold down the Guide Button on the wireless controller until it turns on.
Second, Press and release the power button to turn the console on.
Third, Press and release the connect button on the console.
Fourth, Press and release the connect button on the controller.
Fifth, After the ring of light on the controller and console spin and flash once, the controller is connected. The quadrant that remains lit indicates the controller's position.


Four Green lights on the controller's Ring of Light flash continuously

The Please Reconnect Controller message appears on the monitor

There is interference and the controller does not respond properly

Step 1: Ensure that either the AA batteries are new or the Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack has a full charge.

Step 2: Ensure that you have performed the proper procedure to connect the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller to the console.

Step 3: If still experiencing issues, ensure there is a clear line of sight between the front of the console and the wireless controller. If there are any obstructions, especially metal objects, remove them.

Step 4: 2.4 gigahertz cordless telephones, microwave ovens, and Bluetooth headsets for cell phones can interfere with the operation of the wireless controller. Turn off or unplug those devices and then try to connect the wireless controller to the console again.

Step 5: If these steps did not resolve the issue, the wireless controller may need to be replaced.

Jun 03, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller

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Controller wont hook up with console ?


Is this a new controller?
Are the batteries new/recharged?

This is the sequence summary on where you are going to focus:
Step 1 - Controller
Step 2 - Console
Step 3 - Console
Step 4 - Controller
Step 5 - Both

Assuming your controller is a wireless version, Lets start!

Step 1 | Press and hold the Xbox Guide button until the controller turns on. The Xbox Guide button is the round button with the green "X" near the center of the controller.

Step 2 | Make sure that your Xbox 360 console is turned on. If your Xbox 360 console is not turned on, press the power button. The power button is the large round button on your Xbox 360 console.

Step 3 | On the Xbox 360 console, press and release the Connect button. The Connect button is the small round button on the Xbox 360 console.

Step 4 | On the controller, press and release the Connect button. The Connect button is the small button on the front edge of the controller, between the left bumper button and the charging port.

Step 5 | After the Ring of Light spins and flashes one time on the controller and on the console, the controller is connected. The quadrant on the Ring of Light that remains lit indicates the position in which the controller is connected.

Light indicator on console
Green light in the center- power is on
Green light on one quadrant - controller is connected
Four green lights rotating on four quadrants - ready to connect with controller

Light indicator on wireless controllers
No lights - no batteries
Green steady light on one quadrant - connected
Blinking green lights - its either its ready to connect or the batteries are dying

*Make sure that you have a fully recharged rechargeable batteries
*Make sure that you have a functioning/new non-rechargeable batteries
*If the steps above aren't working use another Xbox360 controller and follow the same steps.

If the new/working controller is connecting with the console this means that the previous controller is faulty - needs replacement.
If the new/working controller is not connecting with the console this may mean that the console is faulty - needs repair.

*NEVER TAMPER WITH ANY OF THE TWO AS TAMPERING WILL VOID EXISTING WARRANTY.

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What is RROD? I'm not knowledgeable about the X box but am comsiedring buying a used one for my grandson. Can you help?


RROD stand's for "Red Ring of Death." its a problem of epidemic proportions the xbox 360 has been facing since it first hit the market almost 4 years ago. The front of the Xbox has a reticule made up of 4 light-up quadrants. Typically these lights glow green when the console is activated & usually only indicate how many controllers are connected to the console. When these quadrants ever glow red, that means there's a problem with the hardware. the "RROD" consists of 3 of these quadrants being lit up. if this ever happens, the console will have a complete system failure & will almost definitely never work properly again unless repaired. if someone is selling you a console that he/she describes with "RROD" in it's description that means the console is currently suffering from that particular problem. Now, if the console is still under warranty (which has been extended to 3 years now) & hasn't been tampered with or previously refurbished, it can be sent in to Microsoft for repairs completely free of charge. I'm assuming your drawn to these "RROD" described consoles because they are significantly cheaper than the new or used ones you've seen am i right? it is most likely that these consoles no longer have their warranty & are being sold because either their owners have no means, cash or desire to fix them themselves or they're selling them for use as parts to more tech-savvy buyers. whatever the case may be, be careful in your purchase.

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Can you fry your xbox 360


It has been overheated and needs to be reflowed. So if its still under warrenty send it in. If not pony up the cash to send it in and get a new one. You will most likely get a newer version motherboard and they stay pretty cool...

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No Controller, No USB, No Quadrant


ok so its an internal problem with the system. if you have warranty findout if they will fix.

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Rings of death on xbox360 only upper left quadrant not lit


This is a very common bug with the 360's The three flashing red lights may indicate that your Xbox 360 console has experienced a hardware failure or overheating. Microsoft offered to repair them even though it sucks sending it in for a couple weeks. I know that there are some temporary solutions like the towel trick but it is very harmfull to the CPU and can ruin it beyound repair. I suggest calling microsoft support and hopefully they will help you out. Hope that helps a little!!

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