Found 14th Dec 2008
Has anyone heard of the xbox 360s having an internal fault?
Just spoke to my brother whos informed me that he bought a new xbox today because the xbox broke?? He said instead of a green light being displayed its a red light and people have told him its a fault with them and if he sends it off to the manufacturer they will replace it with a new one??

Any one have a clue what hes talking about? lol
The xbox was bought this time last year

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]http//en…ems the dreaded red ring of death, microsoft will repair or replace for upto 3 years

Original Poster

thats shocking isnt it, mind u i bet it happens to 1 in a million and my brothers are just typical to be one of those million ! Thanks for that

carol123;3756271

thats shocking isnt it, mind u i bet it happens to 1 in a million and my … thats shocking isnt it, mind u i bet it happens to 1 in a million and my brothers are just typical to be one of those million ! Thanks for that



LOL one in a million would be nice.
I´m afraid it´s not a rare thing ;-)
I know people who had more than 5 xbox360´s so far because of the 3 red lights
and we had 2 consoles this year alone that became faulty, one had 3 red lights back in march
and one i sent off last week to ms, had 1 red light.
(we usually have 2 or 3 consoles at home just in case one breaks LOL...I´m not kidding by the way)

isnt it just 3 red lights that is under warranty for 3 years ? because thats the x clamp problem caused by overheating !

geedub;3756585

isnt it just 3 red lights that is under warranty for 3 years ? because … isnt it just 3 red lights that is under warranty for 3 years ? because thats the x clamp problem caused by overheating !



Yep...normal 1 year warranty on the whole console and all faults
and after that only the 3 red lights for 3 years from the day of purchase.
If you have any other faults after the first year and
want it fixed by MS you have to pay....

Carol, how many red lights does he have an does he get an error message?

Original Poster

I dont know how many red lights he actually just said 'A' red light but that could be 3, i'll find out later but i think best thing for him to do is get in touch with MS to get it sorted. Thanks a lot for your help, Tanya Space I cant believe you have 2 or 3 consoles at home thats mad ! You'd think MS would get this problem sorted, surley it will put lots of people off buying xbox and turning them to rivals PS3 or the Wii ?!

Ive only had 2 xbox 360s and neither had red lights. It just depends on how you take care off it,

i had 4 xbox that gor 3rod. One of them was an elite

carol123;3758637

I dont know how many red lights he actually just said 'A' red light but … I dont know how many red lights he actually just said 'A' red light but that could be 3, i'll find out later but i think best thing for him to do is get in touch with MS to get it sorted. Thanks a lot for your help, Tanya Space I cant believe you have 2 or 3 consoles at home thats mad ! You'd think MS would get this problem sorted, surley it will put lots of people off buying xbox and turning them to rivals PS3 or the Wii ?!



weather 1 or 3 red lights it is an easy fix,

The key thing is, if it is registered already to someone else and how old it is.

if registered to someone else it will cost you £60 no matter how old or what the problem is.

If not, then 1 red light and less than 1 year old is free, over 1 year and it's £60

If 3 red lights and any age up to 3 years then it will be free also (if not registered to anyone else)

MarzBarz;3758674

Ive only had 2 xbox 360s and neither had red lights. It just depends on … Ive only had 2 xbox 360s and neither had red lights. It just depends on how you take care off it,



No it doesn´t.
I dust clean a lot and it has great airflow all around it
There are people who have theirs in a tv rack, no air to breath for the console
and some of those last ages.

Banned

Mines in the TV rack with an original xbox right next to it, sometimes I just slam the glass door closed on it to keep the fan noise down, lasted me all of 2 months so far, fingers crossed

LOL ouch..poor things....

Forgot to say...we use our 360s a LOT...
We use the 360 to play games, watch tv shows (we rarely watch tv the normal way) and films on it..
So usually it´s on for between 5 and 12 hours per day.

TanyaSpace;3759105

No it doesn´t.I dust clean a lot and it has great airflow around it.There … No it doesn´t.I dust clean a lot and it has great airflow around it.There are people who have theirs in a tv rack, no air to breath for the consoleand some of those last ages.



I have seen both ends of the scale, fact is some of the manufacturers that Microsoft use should be on Rouge Traders!

I agree that any could go wrong at any time regardless of where they are put, but will go on to say that I have lots in this house (my fault for not keeping it in my trousers!:oops:) and all have been fine but I am very meticulous in making sure they can brethe, none are on a wooden shelf, all metal slats or a shelf designed to sit in the middle with the bottom holes overhanging each side.

But like i said, a friend employed the same method as me after sending back 2 and has sent back 2 since doh, maybe he has a warmer house or something lol. But yes, they are like a ticking time bomb in some cases.

I think one of the worst things to have your console on is glass.
It just gets so hot. (we don´t have glass but I know people who do)

TanyaSpace;3759236

I think one of the worst things to have your console on is glass.It just … I think one of the worst things to have your console on is glass.It just gets so hot. (we don´t have glass but I know people who do)



mine is on top of a glass tv cabinet, and is cool (ish) .........i play my games from the HD so its also very quiet

Yeah we do play games from the hdd too but before the NXE no one could.
Just hoping that playin off the hdd will prevent the 3 red lights at least for some people

TanyaSpace;3759295

Yeah we do play games from the hdd too but before the NXE no one … Yeah we do play games from the hdd too but before the NXE no one could.Just hoping that playin off the hdd will prevent the 3 red lights at least for some people



i got a new console (3 months old) so really unlikely to get any red lights ,,,,,,, although i think my av cable is knackered,

i turn on the console and the tv and get no picture ....... i have to move the av cable about to get a picture..... im gonna get a hd cable to see if its the cable thats faulty .......

i had to send a console back hours after buying it cos the dvd drive was "ringing" my discs :roll:

faevilangel;3759857

i got a new console (3 months old) so really unlikely to get any red … i got a new console (3 months old) so really unlikely to get any red lights ,,,,,,, although i think my av cable is knackered, i turn on the console and the tv and get no picture ....... i have to move the av cable about to get a picture..... im gonna get a hd cable to see if its the cable thats faulty .......i had to send a console back hours after buying it cos the dvd drive was "ringing" my discs :roll:



ahh yes, i remember you sayng that..

Banned

ooooh - another faulty xbox thread

There's three things in life you can be sure about; death, taxes and your 360 failing lol

csiman;3759925

ooooh - another faulty xbox thread ;)There's three things in life you can … ooooh - another faulty xbox thread ;)There's three things in life you can be sure about; death, taxes and your 360 failing lol



haha so true :lol:

DudeyGeeza;3759870

ahh yes, i remember you sayng that..



it also to be the last xbox in sainsbury's :x had to pay £130 for another :x

this was before they started the offers :cry:

http://static3.shopify.com/s/files/1/0001/1335/products/thering_medium.jpg

Titchimp;3759970



classic :thumbsup:
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