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Hey everyone, Basically had my xbox since they came out but because of the demand had to get mine from germany, anyway, it has just red lighted n me and was just wandering what i should do :S Sorry b… Read More
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
Hey everyone, Basically had my xbox since they came out but because of the demand had to get mine from germany, anyway, it has just red lighted n me and was just wandering what i should do :S

Sorry bout typing etc i now have to go out!
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
glenncraneuk
Hey everyone, Basically had my xbox since they came out but because of the demand had to get mine from germany, anyway, it has just red lighted n me and was just wandering what i should do :S

Sorry bout typing etc i now have to go out!

Does it still turn on and which section of the ring go red


Check this

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3747/redringvq8.png

All 4 flashing - your 360 had died and needs to be returned to microsoft for fixing
#2
You wont be able to send it to the UK service centers because it's from germany... You'll have to repair it yourself or just buy a new one mate. You can sell it as faulty on ebay for about £50 for money towards the new one.

YouTube 'Fix Ring of death' on YouTube for more ideas...
#3
is this what people call 3 red lights?

Wrap in it a towel for 20mins. - worked for a mate.
#4
The towel thing is all over youtube, works by burning a thin layer of thermal paste off... It will only fix your box for a few days though, maybe trade it in straight after doing it, hah :)
#5
Well thanks for the help guys, i unplugged everything plugged back in and now its working..it was the 4 quadrants one so i guess the power supply probs came lose or the av cable, they weren't in tooo tight before so now they are in firm and its working fine.....WOO Thanks guys :)
banned#6
bad news guys! the 3 red lights have just come up on my 360!! wont work now, what should i do next?
#7
Sean, ignore posts about the towel trick etc, its all BS.

I have had 4 360s that have all died from GPU overheating, unfortunately yours has gone the same way.

The heatgun trick is one way of doing it, however you will probably get 1-2 months AT BEST from this (again voice of experience here... :x )

Your best bet is to do an X-clamp replacement,

http://rbjtech.bulldoghome.com/pages/rbjtech_bulldoghome_com/XClampIII.htm
banned#8
could i not ring microsoft see what they say? thanks for the reply m8
#9
Go for it, i've no idea on the ins and outs of the warranty but it's got to be worth a call, just give them your serial and nothing else ;)
#10
Yeh just lie say you bought it from shop and you didnt know it was a german 360 and you........lost the receipt
#11
dandoc2
Yeh just lie say you bought it from shop and you didnt know it was a german 360 and you........lost the receipt


Mines fixed :), i duno if Seans is german, but hes a diff poster than me.
LOL:giggle:
#12
Send it back to MS and get it repaired, but if lucky you should get a new with HDMI port, all 360 have a further 3 years warranty as of this year. Don't muck about get it repaired or replaced. easy.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemuse/xbox360/resources/warrantyfaq.htm
#13
Sean MS freephone helpline is 0800 587 1102. They'll sort you out.
#14
All 360's are covered for 3 years if they get the 3 red lights.

See HERE

:thumbsup:

EDIT: Was a bit late there.
banned#15
cheers buddys! gonna give them a ring now!
#16
any joy sean?
banned#17
yeah i rang them up and they sending a courier out to pick the xbox up! :) the 3 red lights have a 3 year warranty as of this year.
#18
Nice one, hopefully you will a new one, with the HDMI port.

:thumbsup:
banned#19
do they not give you your original 360 back then?
#20
seanbwfc
do they not give you your original 360 back then?


Either a reconditioned one or a new one, usually.
#21
OMG just changed to three flashing lights, phoned up customer support,and apparently the xbox aint registered under my name, im furious!
Also its not registered under the ebay sellers name!
What do i do?
I got it off ebay so of course have no reciept except for like an ebay reciept!
Any ideas?
#22
I think there is a company that repairs them for about £50 - I'll see if I can find the details...

Gt electronics http://www.gtelectronics.co.uk/xbox360.htm

Postage is £5
#23
Thanks may just do that then, if icant get anything of microsoft or ebay
#24
Aparently they aren't repairable, that's why microsoft are just shipping out replacements... my niece sent hers (with 3 red lights) away to one of these repair places, paid the £50 they sent it back "fixed" and it worked for about a week or two then went t*ts up again.
#25
Last I heard MS had resorted to repairing the one you sent back which is why it is taking several weeks for them to come back but I could be wrong on this seems to change every few months.

The repair website mentioned above does give a warranty of 6 months but if you are worried about it you could get it repaired and sell it or trade it in.

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