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On July 5, 2007, the Vice-President of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division published an open letter recognizing the console's problems, as well as announcing a three-year warranty extension for every Xbox 360 console that experiences the "general hardware failure" indicated by three flashing red LEDs on the console.[16] During GDC 08, Microsoft announced that the "Failure rate has officially dropped".

Go complain they should fix it under warranty its a know issue - look up "XBox360 Red Ring of Death" on the internet or on the Microsoft Site.

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