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XBOX 360 RED RING OF DEATH ! HOW TO FIX IT

3 FLASHING RED LIGHTS ON POWER BUTTON

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  • rooodie Sep 16, 2008

    You can easily fix the 3 Red Light error, and just about anything else on an xbox 360 with a downloadable repair guide. Here are the best guide on the internet:

    www.BestXBOX360RepairGuides.info


    I've fixed and sold dozens of xboxes using my repair gude.

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

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Wrap it in towels. the reason is because sometimes you get the 3 lights because something is touching the data board but not communicating. let it sit in the towels and overheat for about 30 minutes. keep in mind leave it on!
In some cases this can also fix the four lights which means the xbox isn't able to communicate with your television. If it doesn't, get new xbox cables.

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