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My xbox 360

I have 3 flashing red lights and it dose nothing

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Call Microsoft and send it back or go to www.llama.com to get the parts and instructions to fix it yourself.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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    Wes Sydenstricker Aug 27, 2008

    What else did you want to hear? That the machine will magicly fix it's self in exactly 3 days 2 hours 28 min and 4 sec????

    MS knows they scred up and have a 3 year warranty on these. As long as the warranty seal is not broken, you can have it replaced for free!!!!

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3 flashing lights is usually a general hardware failure, however heres a lot more information that should help diagnose the problem

THINGS TO TRY
1. Try restarting the console.
2. If restarting the console does not resolve the behavior, follow these steps:
o Turn the console off.
o Unplug all the power and AV cables from the console.
o Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
o Firmly reconnect all the cables.
o 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.


The specific type of hardware failure can be determined by a "hidden" error code
• Turn the xbox 360 on, and wait till the 3 red lights are flashing.
• Press and hold the sync up button (the small white one), while holding that button press the eject button.
• The LEDs will now blink the first number in the code (as described below).
• Release the eject button and press it again.
• The LEDs will now blink the second number of the code.
• Release the eject button and press it again.
• The LEDs will now blink the third number of the code.
• Release the eject button and press it again.
• The LEDs will now blink the forth number of the code.
• Release the eject button and press it again.
• The LEDs will go back to the 3 red flashing lights.
You should be able to determine the difference between the 3 flashing lights and the error code lights by the rate in
which they flash.
Here is how you interpret the LEDs to get the code number:
• All four lights flashing - 0
• One light flashing - 1
• Two Lights flashing - 2
• Three lights flashing - 3

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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SOURCE: xbox 360 red lights power supply light stays yellow

you have to disconnect and reconnect the power cables to the 360. Orange/yellow light means that your power supply is on a standby mode and the 360 is not getting enough power/electricity inside

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