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Three red flashing lights and once when it tried to load error e71

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Hello there, this is a possible dashboard failed update. You can attempt to fix the problem yourself by doing the following:

With the console off, press and hold the sync up button (the small white one)
While holding the sync button press the power button to turn on the console
Continue to hold the sync button until the Console has booted up completely.
During the boot process the console should clear any failed updates, allowing you to use it normally.


If this fails to work then you need to contact microsoft xbox support.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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Read more: http://xbox360help.blogspot.com/2007/03/one-red-flashing-light-xbox.html#ixzz14pQlSds6
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