Jun 16 2006, 12:41 AM
My xbox has just started to do this it restarts 2 times then blinks red/yellow
I would love to see all comments on this i dont care if they are good, bad, or ugly
i just want to know what is wrong and is there a fix
i have found this tutorial but it is to confusing for me to understand[/url]
so plz help me thank you
o and it is a unmodded
Jun 16 2006, 05:10 PM
Jun 16 2006, 06:39 PM
This is called the "Christmas Lights" Box.
There are not many known solutions.... From http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Repairs/xbox_motherboard.htm
Flashing Red and Green
Numerous causes, system failure see also Call Customer Service Error
Tries To Boot Three Times and then starts flashing red and green.
Also Known as "Christmas Lights" In my experience this is due to a failed mod chip and broken traces. I have also seen it on two stock Xboxes doing the same thing on the stock boxes it is worth installing a modchip to see if it can boot with a mod bios.
Jun 16 2006, 08:01 PM
it is not the christmas lights it is not fraging
IT IS FLASHING RED AND YELLOW
Jun 17 2006, 05:14 AM
Pritty Plz help me
Jun 17 2006, 02:26 PM
This is a Video Problem, try switching to a different Video cord if you have one laying around. If that doesnt fix it, try cleaning the contacts where the cord plugs in with some contact cleaner and some compressed air. If that doesnt work its probably something on the motherboard. If its plugged and unplugged alot there could be bad solder joints on the motherboard, if not its probably some little component somewhere. I could possibly fix it for you, but i cant promise anything. No video is tricky. But the Red and Amber color tell me its something in the video circuit. At that point you might be better off to buy a new system. I Have refurbs if you endup going that route. PM me and let me know how it goes.
Jun 17 2006, 03:19 PM
i cant be too sure of the cause of the problem... but the only thing that i can think of to fix it, would be a chip. i have a solderless adapter and lots of chips lying around, so its real easy for me to say that, but for you, it could get costly.
Jun 17 2006, 06:27 PM
yah, ok i will try that but how do i fix the booting twice for restart
Jun 17 2006, 06:53 PM
Could also be a possible overheating problem or PSU related.
EDIT: Try this first, open the Xbox and boot with NOTHING connected to the IDE. If it boots and freezes at the X. Then i would have to say its an overheating MCPX chip.
Jun 18 2006, 11:59 PM
ok i will try that
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