Red Ring on Power Button

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I was playing my x box today and it froze. I then turned power button off and when it came on i got 4 red lights on power button , so i tried my brothers av lead to establish if it was my lead and it would power up. I have had x box for about 4 years , should i just buy a new or think it could be repaired?

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 2 Applies to:

Red ring of death is a hardware issue get it repaired rather than a new console.

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4 lights indicate that your a/v cord is either not conncted right or something is wrong with it.  The now-legendary "RROD" is three red lights...not four.  And in your case, if you have a friend w/a 360, try using his a/v cord and see what happens.

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Well, the above is true for the original 360s.  Not the S-type.  

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Hey Flighty.

When you get the red lights do they blink or are they solid?.
If they blink its an issue with the A/V leads, if they are solid its an internal issue and the console will likely need a repair.

But take a few moments to look at this thread about your console having 4 red lights.

You mention you have had your console for 4 years, if that's the case then unfortunately your console would not be covered by the extended 3 year RROD warranty and you would need to pay to have it fixed.
Ordering a repair on the website is $99, or you can order one by phoning support for your region but that costs a little more.

But before you start thinking about a repair lets make sure its necessary. Then you can decide whether you want to repair a 4 year old unit or buy a new one.
The good thing is if you do get it repaired and you pay for it you will get a new 1 year warranty when the unit is returned to you from the repairs centre.

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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for all your help ! Its about 4 to 5 years old the x box and the lights are now 3 solid red rings . Tried my brothers av cable and x box is still not powering up so i suspect its gubbed :-( So distraught tbh because love it . The good news is my friend is giving me his spare for time being whilst i decided what i am doing . If i request a repair on here i shall be charged i reckon and would rather know how much i would need to pay before sending off. What do you think?

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All repairs are $100-$120.

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Thanks! I might just approach a local repair shop and see how much they will take . Thanks!

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Might be late but don't do it!  Taking your console to anyone BUT MS can result in a console ban.  Just simply taking it apart will violate the warranty.  And if mom and pop alter the hardware, then MS will detect that once you sign into ive, and will interpret the change as an attempt at modding and your console will never connect to Live again.

Safest thing is to fork up the money and send it in.

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