hi can someone help me? xbox 360 2 red lights

19 replies
Found 25th Nov 2009
hi people just got in from work turned my xbox on had about 10 min on cod 6 and started making a load noise then 2 red lights are on now flashing

1, why? what can i do?
2 how do i get the game out?
please email asap thanks

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Hubby says it may be that your cd drive has gone. He says there is a point along the disc drawer where you can put something flat like a pin in it and pull it out. He said if you look in your manual it will tell you exactly what 2 red lights mean but he is pretty sure thats what it is

its overheated mate and its knackered

you can still get game out switch it on and hold eject in straight away tray will open

yep knackered dvd drive. which dvd drive do you have? will have to open it up to have a look, unless its still under warranty

Original Poster

it say 2008-1-4 im i right in say xbox would fix it?
3yr cover on xbox? or im i wrong?

Original Poster

unsure on drive?

sme24185;7004411

it say 2008-1-4 im i right in say xbox would fix it?3yr cover on xbox? or … it say 2008-1-4 im i right in say xbox would fix it?3yr cover on xbox? or im i wrong?



nope only on 3 red lights

Original Poster

so its only 1year and a few days old,
what do i do then?

sme24185;7004607

so its only 1year and a few days old, what do i do then?



out of warranty i think for other stuff. Cud change drive yourself, not that hard, there are guides about how to get it done. You will need to change a pcb over on the drive with your old one as I think they are coded.

Original Poster

cost? can i not try and change it? as it works but starts to get loud then comes on

its not the drive its cutting out to stop it oveheating take it apart and clear all the dust this will help

Original Poster

dust? not the xclamp or paste what needs doin then?

sme24185;7005719

dust? not the xclamp or paste what needs doin then?



had same prob 2 months ago took it apart cleaned all the dust and its still going strong

though it could need paste repaired

it is a real rip off sending them off to microsoft if you are out of warranty, i had a disk tray problem which stopped it from opening and they quoted me £100, i opened the disk tray and fixed it myself for free and the best thing is im still in warranty for 3 red lights as i didnt open the xbox

Original Poster

so no other way only opening it
i dont real want to mess with it etc

Try taking a hoover to the vents and vacuum it to try and get as much dust out as possible.

Original Poster

thanks

I had the exact same problem and told Microsoft it was 3 red lights. They replaced the drive and sent it back to me, free of charge. (They even sent a letter, detailing a problem with the drive)

Give it a bash. Phone them up and just say its 3.
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