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Need help my xbox 360 had a red light problem. instead of sending it back i opened it up myself to fix it. after i opened it up and messed with the cd wires (unhooked and hooked it back up) the red lught was now gone. i left the case off and turned it on, and it came on and logged on to xbox live like normal. I nowcannot syncronize my wireless controller. Im pretty sure it has something to do with the wireless sensor. i tried to cover the wireless sensor up, and hold the face plate into its normal place, but it didnt work. now ive put the case back onto the system like it came from the store, but it still wont sync the batteries in the controller didnt help either. i was thinking about wiping off the fingerprints from trying to cover up around the lens. i dont think that will make a difference. i was just wondering if ive ruined it for good or not. Chris Thornton

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    Have you tried pushing the 2 small sync buttons on the 360 unit and controller. The sync button on the controller is located just to the right of the L1 button, and on the system it's just to the left of the bottom part of the dvd drive.



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If you have the 3 red lights or any other common Xbox 360 problems suh as the

  • 3 red lights
  • 2 red lights
  • 1 red light
  • DVD drive read errors
You can learn to fix these problems for free.

There are loads of these guides out there that all claim to fix the problem however you should read the article below that will shed some real light on whether or not you can repair your Xbox 360 yourself!

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Its all good Ive fixed it by buying two wired controllers

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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I think you need to take it back, but if you get it back together get rid of all the data you dont need from your xbox it works. and the rings go away.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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