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My xbox360 will not turn on i will turn it on but there will just be 3 red lights blinking

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You have the red ring of death. This could mean a number of things. Call microsoft tech support to see if your xbox is still under warranty. This is a common problem, and if it is still under warranty, they will replace it free. Otherwise, sell it on ebay, unless you think you can fix it. You'll need to do quite a bit of research if you want to fix it yourself.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

  • Eddie Chen Mar 21, 2011

    shoot me an email at edchen111@gmail.com; i'll tell you how to tell if it can be fixed or not. Hold your sync button and press the eject button 4 times, and lights will start flashing. the number of lights will change with each press of the eject button. record the series and tell me. Chances are you need a reflow done(which i can do, if necessary), but there are no guarantees it can be fixed. You likely have a cold solder joint under the GPU.

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