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#1 ramsay1

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:08 PM

I have read so much about the 3 flashing red lights and how to use the towel trick to fix this.
I have a friend with an xbox 360 just over a year old and as soon as you swith it on it comes up with 4 flashing red lights sometimes when u leave it on it goes to 3 flashing red lights
Can anyone help
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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:13 PM

4 red lights usually means the AV cable is unplugged. i sure hope you got that plugged in.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:23 PM

Read the error code sticky for more info

moving to general hardware chat.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:29 PM

pluged that in now it comes up with 3 red lights right away i have tryed the towel trick but xbox just powers off after 5 mins ?

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:32 PM

Check for the error code. When the Xbox is flasing 3 red lights, hold the sync button and press eject, and repeat 3 times, noting the number of lights each time you press it. 4 lights = 0, 1 = 1, 2 = 2, 3 = 3. After 4 timmes it goes back to the flashing 3 lights, and you have your error code. Say it goes 4/4/2/4, then that's error code 0020 - GPU.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:39 PM

i get 4 1 4 2 which is 0102 i think ?

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:48 PM

0102 = unknown, but is most likely a GPU error. You can try simply switching the A/V cable to TV instead of HDTV, which has maybe a .5% chance of working, if not, then try the "penny fix", if that doesn't do it, replace the X Clamps.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:50 PM

ok thanks for the help where do i find info on the penny fix

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:53 PM

You should really be reading the stickied topics and using the search.
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