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3 Flashing Red Lights - The Fix!

I got this problem too, it means that the GPU and the CPU have failed.

Here is an article that will explain what happens and it also gives you a few tips to fix the problem for good:

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  • irfy Aug 09, 2008

    when i turn it on the 3 red lights flash and nothing comes on the screen

  • fixyamen Aug 14, 2008

    Solved my problem. Thanks fixyamen.

  • chauthi2000 Aug 24, 2008

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When someone say that his/her Xbox is having 3 red Flashing lights problem, It means it needs to be repaired. If you are using Cooler than it is not a cure but a prevention. You could have used cooler before acutally having the problem just to prevent your Xbox. But now you will have to either get it repaired from Microsoft (in case your Xbox's warranty is not expired, but one thing to note is that you will have to wait for at least 3-4 weeks to get back your Xbox) or you can Fix your Xbox'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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Id rather send it back to bill gates or hit fixyamen over the head with it.

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People dont wanna spend money to fix their xbox they want to fix it for free!

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What does the code 01-80-00 mean on my xbox 360


3 red lights is one of the most common errors - to fix this you need to stop the heat build up getting to the GPU and the CPU. Use a good Xbox 360 Repair guide to fix this.

Mar 04, 2012 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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XBox360 error codes (Three Red Lights of Death, Red Ring of Death, X-Clamp)


Hi.

XBox 360 error codes are displayed with flashing lights in the ring of bi-color LEDs located around the start button, like in the picture below:

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They are often called lights of death. The technical name from Microsoft is Light codes.

LEDs located around the start button can be green or red. When they get red it means that there is a problem.
When the XBox is operating normally The leds will be green. The number of green segments indicates the number of controllers connected to the Xbox.
Here a working Xbox with one and four controllers connected to the console:

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If the lights are red instead of green, then there is a problem. Here the four common error codes:

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A: The code in picture A, with only one red segment on and flashing on the fourth quadrant, means that there had been an hardware failure. The internal component failing is often not specified.
The light code is accompained by an error message on display, telling a numeric code that can better address the cause of the fault. The best thing to do is contacting Microsoft to find out the reason for the code. Depending on the code you may also be asked to perform a secondary error code retrieval procedure.

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In the Example above E74 means that there is an hardware fault on video connections or GPU.

B: If the first and fourth quadrant LEDs are on, that means that there had been overheating. Internal fans, CPU and board must be tested.

C: General hardware failure. This means that the console detected an internal failure, but no error code is displayed on screen. Call Microsoft to get instructions on detecting secondary code or sending the console for repair.This error code is commonly called Three Lights of Death.

D: The last error means that there is a problem with the AV connection to the monitor or TV. The code is not displayed if you use HDMI connection, in that case you get an on-screen error code. Test using different cables. If that does not fix the problem, this error means that the XBox Gpu is fried. This error code is commonly called Red Ring of Death or RROD.

In the near future I plan to publish a new article explaining how to troubleshoot secondary error codes. In the meanwhile, if you need more support, you can ask a question to our experts or contact Microsoft.

Regards.

on Apr 08, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 red lights


3 red lights on the Xbox 360 is the most common error and it means "General Hardware failure. To fix this you need to stop the amount of heat that the GPU and the CPU is taking.

To do this you can use the recommended guide that has been on the market for 3 years or you can send it in.

Jan 08, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Three flashing red lights


If you have the 3 red lights this is because the GPU and the CPU have heat up you need to stop the heat, you can send it in to do this or you can fix it with a good repair guide

Dec 24, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red rings


Depending on how many you have it means different things:

1 red light - scaler chip E74

2 red lights - overheating

3 red lights GPU and CPU have burnt out

4 red lights - the AV cable is not in correctly

You can fix all of these errors yourself or you can send it in to have it repaired

Dec 23, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Three flashing red lights


3 red lights happens because the GPU and the CPU overheat and shut down to prevent damage, you will need to send it in to get it fixed, or you can fix it yourself using a good video guide

Dec 18, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Why does my green circle turns red?


ill assume your talking about red flashing lights on the front this is how the xbox tells you what error u have depending on the number of flashing lights, basically if u have red flashing lights your xbox is stuffed

Oct 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Plays games then stops when red lights start flashing


How may red lights are flashing?

1 red light normally E74 error message on screen

2 red lights overheating

3 red lights the GPU and the CPU have overheated.

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

You can fix the 1, 2, 3, red lights yourself or send it in for a fix

Oct 25, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Three red rings


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!

Jul 26, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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