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    I cant work my Xbox 360!!!

    Ok i cant believe im saying this (so embarresing)!! but i bought a 360 for my son from someone on here, thought i would try it while the little un's in bed and i cant get it to work, Could i be doing something wrong?? The bloke seemed really trustworthy so thats not my concern. Only thing that is worrying me is the right light going around the power button, or is that meant to be there??

    Im so sorry for wasting anyone's time, is there an online manual or something? any help would be appreciated and rep left

    Thank you, Angelsmummy =)

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    I don't have an Xbox, but you could try this link it has all the manuals support.xbox.com/sup…spx

    When you power it up, you have to press the xbox button on the controller for the console to recognise it and connect to it. when you've pressed that, it should be ok

    what are the lights doing, and what colour?

    have you paired the controller with the console? :?

    what colour's the ring?

    If its red then it might be a cause for concern (Red Ring of Death)

    If its green then it might be searching for a controller, try turning the xbox on by pressing and holding the xbox button on the controller which will turn the xbox on.

    Vincey777;6648816

    When you power it up, you have to press the xbox button on the controller … When you power it up, you have to press the xbox button on the controller for the console to recognise it and connect to it. when you've pressed that, it should be ok



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    Push the circle ontop of the controller, and on the front of the xbox 360. It should pair together!
    1 controller = 1 quarter of green light on the ring = Good to go/healthy! haha

    make sure all wires are in properly only saying this i because when i was cleaning up behind xbox i dislodged wire when son turned it on he had red rings but after trying wires again works fine

    Only thing that is worrying me is the right light going around the power button, or is that meant to be there??

    1 - 3 or 4 red lights?
    If its 4 red lights check the av cable is connected properly.

    Original Poster

    livingthelife07;6648797

    I don't have an Xbox, but you could try this link it has all the manuals … I don't have an Xbox, but you could try this link it has all the manuals http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/xbox360/hardware/manuals/InstructionManuals.aspx



    Thats great hun, thank you so much. x problem is i dont know if i have an elite, pro, arcade ???

    Vincey777;6648816

    When you power it up, you have to press the xbox button on the controller … When you power it up, you have to press the xbox button on the controller for the console to recognise it and connect to it. when you've pressed that, it should be ok



    Im going to try that now, thank you

    Paddy_o_furniture;6648821

    what are the lights doing, and what colour?



    They are flashing and red!!

    StevenA2000_uk;6648825

    have you paired the controller with the console?



    Im trying that now i think ;-)


    noodles1631;6648834

    what colour's the ring?If its red then it might be a cause for concern … what colour's the ring?If its red then it might be a cause for concern (Red Ring of Death)If its green then it might be searching for a controller, try turning the xbox on by pressing and holding the xbox button on the controller which will turn the xbox on.



    Its red!! :?

    Starr;6648836

    This



    Thank you xx

    Conscept;6648843

    Push the circle ontop of the controller, and on the front of the xbox … Push the circle ontop of the controller, and on the front of the xbox 360. It should pair together!1 controller = 1 quarter of green light on the ring = Good to go/healthy! haha



    Ohhh Fingers crossed. xx

    Thank you all, im not feeling very hopefull with all this talk of red lights!! but il give it a go :thumbsup:

    Rep for each and every one of you

    If its all 4 and not 3 check the AV cable
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    ]Faulty Xbox

    I hope it's not this one?

    Edit: that's still unsold.
    Link to thread(if there is one)?

    or is it more like this?
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    Original Poster

    Paddy_o_furniture;6649071

    or is it more like this?[FONT=Fixedsys][COLOR=#ff0000][SIZE=5]/ … or is it more like this?[FONT=Fixedsys][COLOR=#ff0000][SIZE=5]/ [COLOR=#000000]\[/COLOR][/SIZE][COLOR=#FF0000][SIZE=5]\ /[/SIZE][/COLOR][FONT=Times New Roman][/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT]



    Its this one!!

    Im gonna have a little fiddle about with the buttons now and check all my cables are in right :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    ttwcd;6648892

    make sure all wires are in properly only saying this i because when i was … make sure all wires are in properly only saying this i because when i was cleaning up behind xbox i dislodged wire when son turned it on he had red rings but after trying wires again works fine



    jennyrocks;6648942

    Only thing that is worrying me is the right light going around the power … Only thing that is worrying me is the right light going around the power button, or is that meant to be there?? 1 - 3 or 4 red lights?If its 4 red lights check the av cable is connected properly.




    its 3 lights :? I will try all wires now, thank you. :thumbsup:

    angelsmummy;6649116

    Its this one!! Im gonna have a little fiddle about with the buttons now … Its this one!! Im gonna have a little fiddle about with the buttons now and check all my cables are in right :thumbsup:


    Um, thats not a good sign. Did you buy it as working?

    angelsmummy;6649116

    Its this one!! Im gonna have a little fiddle about with the buttons now … Its this one!! Im gonna have a little fiddle about with the buttons now and check all my cables are in right :thumbsup:



    plug all the wires in, make sure they are secured. Then power it back on and it should be green. If not, im afraid its red ring of death, and you have been ripped off :x

    its broke

    Original Poster

    thesaint;6649063

    ]Faulty XboxI hope it's not this one?Edit: that's still unsold.Link to … ]Faulty XboxI hope it's not this one?Edit: that's still unsold.Link to thread(if there is one)?



    No not that one thesaint sounds like i had a lucky escape :thumbsup:

    Paddy_o_furniture;6649152

    Um, thats not a good sign. Did you buy it as working?



    Not a good sign at all!!!

    Even if you get it working, the 3 red lights coming up usually means its on its way out.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9c/Xbox_360_Error_codes.png/586px-Xbox_360_Error_codes.png

    Yep + 1. Not good news:cry:

    But if its going round in a circle it means its trying to pair with the controller isn't it?

    OK, put your fingers in the usb flap and pull the faceplate off the 360 and check to see if there is a silver or white sticker that says microsoft. Also on the back it will say a manufacture date, what date is it?

    donnydude;6649200

    But if its going round in a circle it means its trying to pair with the … But if its going round in a circle it means its trying to pair with the controller isn't it?



    Not if its red:thumbsup:

    Jefflan22;6649208

    Not if its red:thumbsup:



    Does to me. I'm colour blind!
    Good to see you anyway Jeff

    donnydude;6649222

    Does to me. I'm colour blind!Good to see you anyway Jeff



    Good to see you too. Hope your well. OP, I think you should get on touch with the kind person who sold you the console. Looks like it has a major problem

    Original Poster

    Paddy_o_furniture;6649152

    Um, thats not a good sign. Did you buy it as working?



    Yes i did, its just arrived today, my little fella's been waiting for it but hes only 5 so i wanted to check it first . . . . good job really!! x

    tony_dudz;6649165

    its broke



    Hmmmmm

    Vincey777;6649179

    Not a good sign at all!!!Even if you get it working, the 3 red lights … Not a good sign at all!!!Even if you get it working, the 3 red lights coming up usually means its on its way out.



    Jefflan22;6649194

    Yep + 1. Not good news:cry:



    jennyrocks;6649207

    OK, put your fingers in the usb flap and pull the faceplate off the 360 … OK, put your fingers in the usb flap and pull the faceplate off the 360 and check to see if there is a silver or white sticker that says microsoft. Also on the back it will say a manufacture date, what date is it?



    did it, it was a white sticker and date 1st nov 05

    Jefflan22;6649208

    Not if its red:thumbsup:



    Ok iv did everything i was told to do and the red lights turned green but its still not working!!
    Its not good news is it

    So the lights are now green but it's still not working? Probably a daft question but you have got your TV set to the correct input haven't you?

    Original Poster

    Evil_monkey;6649422

    So the lights are now green but it's still not working? Probably a daft … So the lights are now green but it's still not working? Probably a daft question but you have got your TV set to the correct input haven't you?



    Yes i think so, iv done what i have been told, im gonna phone round a couple of friends and see if they have a game i can lend!! its the only other thing i can think of, he sent me a game with it, it looks ok but i gotta try something!! :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    god i hope i can fix this!!

    looks like he was repairing dodgy ones and selling them on

    Why was he still bumping and saying he'd post first after you had paid him!

    jennyrocks;6649523

    Why was he still bumping and saying he'd post first after you had paid … Why was he still bumping and saying he'd post first after you had paid him!



    because he had 2 to sell

    Original Poster

    jasonrat;6649491

    looks like he was repairing dodgy ones and selling them on



    Im an idiot!!! :cry: i just wanted to get my son his dream birthday present and money being short i bought this, im sure the guy i bought it from will come through for me, he knew it was for my little one, im gutted its not working but im sure he'l help . . . . . i hope!!

    do u know anyone who can have a look for you at the xbox? maybe they can help i!!

    Hmmm, not much you can do though really, cause being sold an item getting told it works and then finding out different is worth of justice, but its a modded console Good luck

    Original Poster

    I have it working yeeeeeeeeey :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:. . . . . my hubby went and collected a game from a friend and it works Wooooow, it must of been the game he sent me ha ha, im still not happy about the red lights but at least its working now!!! Thank you all so much for your help, i couldnt of done it without you :friends:
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