The most general problem every Xbox owner encounters is the Red Ring of Death (RROD) issue in all Xbox 360 console. The heat generated in the Xbox 360 is exhausted through sink system, cooling fan ventilation system and the small vents. Your Xbox 360 will be full of RRoD, if the inbuilt ventilation system fails. This type of error in your Xbox 360 can be corrected using three well known solution. Manual cooling of any Xbox 360 console is the primary thing you have to do. As overheating has caused this 3 lights error the system has to be cooled. If the 3 lights problem has hooked your Xbox 360, then switch off your system for one to two hours. Two hours of your precious play is disrupted due to this unfortunate happening. This is not a permanent solution for this 3 lights error as the play should not be stopped in between. But you are left with no choice once the system heats up other than to allow it to cool. But pursuing this solution is not at all a feasible method as some Xbox 360 cannot be cleaned by this.
Then you have the choice of sending Xbox 360 to Microsoft to get it repaired. The Microsoft fortunately takes at least four weeks to get it done. So four weeks plus the shipping time it takes to reach you. There are many cons to this method also. It takes almost a month to get your Xbox 360 back home You have to pay the shipping cost which is again unwanted expense. The chance of losing spare parts while shipping cannot be ruled out. Last but not the least these are all possible if the Xbox 360 enjoys warranty period.
Finally get an Xbox 360 DIY repair guide
. This will help you to solve the error within one hour. This DIY guide will also give you a permanent solution for repairing the RRoD Problem of your Xbox 360.