Xbox 360 3 Red Light Fix  

by Jeffery Fairow

Since the Xbox 360 was released in 2005 the video game console has been plagued with general hardware failure issues indicated by the three red lights flashing on the console. Also known as the ring of death.

You may have heard of or experienced this problem yourself. I am going to tell you about the main Xbox 360 problems people have been experiencing and how you can solve them.

The most common problem is overheating. The console is designed to use heat sinks, vented openings, and fans to get rid of this heat. If the airflow to the vents become blocked then this causes reduced system performance and hardware failure indicated by the three red lights . Try placing the xbox 360 console in the open and free any debris that might be blocking the vents.

The Nyko Intercooler has also been reported to have caused a general hardware failure in a number of consoles, as well as scorching of the power AC input. Microsoft stated that intercooler drains too much power from the console and can cause the faults to occur.

Another problem that is also heat related is the GPU (General Processing Unit). When the GPU becomes very hot it causes the motherboard to flex causing the soldering to become loose, because the lead free solder that is used is more brittle than the older tin/lead solder that was used in the past.

Microsoft repaired consoles under the 90 day warranty for free, and charged $150 to repair out-of-warranty consoles. July, 2007 Microsoft extended extended the warranty of all Xbox 360 consoles suffering general hardware failures.

If you have experienced the Xbox 360 three red lights, you could pay to have it shipped to the repair center. Let me forewarn you that due to the number of malfunctioning consoles, you may have to wait three weeks or more. If you are a Xbox 360 addict like me thats just too long to wait!

I have just explained the main reasons why the Xbox 360 shows three red lights. I hope this information was of some use to you.

Good Luck!

About the Author

Jeffery Fairow is an Xbox 360 fanatic who loves to play Halo2 and Jonh Madden.

Before You Pay To Have Your Xbox 360 Shipped Off, Check Out My Step By Step Guide On How To Fix These Simple Problems Yourself. Click The Link Below:

Xbox 360 3 Red Lights Fix