I have written this article to provide people with more information about the Xbox 360 3 Red Lights Error and provide you with some reasons as to why this error occurs.
Firstly there has been loads of these Xbox 360 3 Red Lights Errors and some sources even claim that 3-5% of 360's will encounter this error! You can tell if you have the Xbox 360 3 Red Lights error by the lights flashing on the Xbox when you start up the system.
There are also different combinations of red lights and they all mean different things, but if you are lucky enough to have the Xbox 360 3 Red Lights it means “General Hardware Error”!
So in other words it is time to send the Xbox 360 in for repair but before you do here is a couple of reasons that the Xbox 360 3 Red Lights error occurs.
The first reason could be due to overheating and if you keep your Xbox 360 in a display cabinet with the door shut this is not a good idea as the system can get no air and it could lead to the Xbox 360 3 Red Lights error or damage to the machine.
Another reason speculated could be down to the power brick with the Xbox 360 and not the core system itself. Make sure you keep the power brick up off the floor as this is meant to help increase airflow to the machine as well.
Unfortunately the above are just speculations but they are definitely worth a go before you send in your system for repair.
I have also seen another reason for this happening and it seems most plausible, it is something to do with the soldering joints coming loose on the motherboard and over heating and thus causing the Xbox 360 3 Red Lights.
I hope this article has helped show you what may cause the Xbox 360 3 Red Lights and if the above tips fail then you could send in the machine for repair!
William Turner is an Xbox 360 Enthusiast and enjoys writing reviews and recommendations on anything that can improve the 360 experience.
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