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Three red lights

Any time i put on my console, three red lights turn on. and even if it comes on the sceen freezes

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3 red lights aka the ring of death!

If it is still under warranty - contact microsoft for a repair/replacement

or

if you dont mind getting your hands dirty try this website - http://360ringofdeathfix.com/

Hope this is of some use to you

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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hi
plz do this,
1. Turn off the console, unplug all the cables (including the power cable), and reconnect them again. Turn the Xbox on again.
2. Next to try is turning the console off again, and taking out the XBox hard drive. If after turning on the console again the three red lights are gone, turn it off and put the hard drive back in again.
3. Ensure that the light on the power supply is green even when the console has the three red lights.

if this doesnot work
see this video:
http://www.fixringofdeath.com/

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Hi. Here are some check points that may restore the normal functions of this unit. If the below check points do not produce results, Click Here to be directed to a step by step repair procedure that you can use to correct the fault.

THINGS TO TRY

1. Try restarting the console.
2. If restarting the console does not resolve the behavior, follow these steps:
* Turn the console off.
* Unplug all the power and AV cables from the console.
* Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
* Firmly reconnect all the cables.
* Turn on the console.
3. If these steps do not resolve the behavior, turn the console off, remove the hard drive, and then turn on the console. If the 3x Red LED error light is no longer displayed, turn the console off, re-attach the hard drive, and then turn on the console.
4. Also examine the lights on the power supply. When you turn on the console, the power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on the RoL flash red.

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- General Hardware Failure
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Check the secondary Error Code per the instructions in the section below

THINGS TO TRY
  1. Try restarting the console.
  2. If restarting the console does not resolve the behavior, follow these steps:
    • Turn the console off.
    • Unplug all the power and AV cables from the console.
    • Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
    • Firmly reconnect all the cables.
    • Turn on the console.
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  4. Also examine the lights on the power supply. When you turn on the console, the power supply light should illuminate green even if the three lights on the RoL flash red.
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