Xbox 360 3 Red Light Error – Fix the Deadly Red Rings of Death – Saved

Xbox 360 is a video game console that is capable of playing many multimedia games in it. The specialty about the Xbox 360 is that its hardware capability is compared to that of a personnel computer. The Xbox 360 hardware function is similar to that of the function of a PC motherboard and the only difference is that, these devices are specially used for gaming. The Xbox 360 is a product from Microsoft Corporation. Previously Microsoft has introduced the normal Xbox in the market and later came on with the Xbox 360 in the year 2005. The Xbox 360 is an advanced with rich set of features when compared with that of the ordinary Xbox. When introduced in the market, the Xbox 360 was rated as the best console in the market when compared with the competitor’s product like the Sony’s PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo’s Wii.


Recently many users have complained about the hardware failures. The main complaint is about the overheating of the console and the frequent occurrence of the red light in the power ring area. The power ring is nothing but a ring made up of LED lights surrounding the power button that glows in green and red color to inform the users about the status of the hardware.

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The problem for the red light in the power ring is found to be overheating of the motherboard. As a result, the graphical processing unit gets overheated which may lead to the failure of the console. Though there are many red light errors, they are simple errors and can be solved easily as the error messages are all user friendly and they exactly pin point where the error has occurred. But, in case of three red light error it is very difficult to find where the error has occurred. The Three Red Light error is also popularly known as the “Red Rings of Death” or RRoD.


The only possible way to solve the three red light error is by providing an addition cooling system to the consoles hardware. Thought the inter coolers are present, they themselves cause the problem of overheating by means of large power supply through the motherboard circuits and damaging the chip components. Now, by removing the X clamps from the motherboard we can provide enough cooling from the external environment and thus the internal temperature is greatly reduced.

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This method can be done on our own by means of simple tools and no sophisticated tools are required to perform the repair work. To make the repair work much easier, there are some videos tutorials available in the internet using which you can repair your console very easily in just an hour. This method of repairing the console is more economical and time saving when compared to that of giving the console to the service centre which will take 4 to 8 weeks.  Moreover, they won’t repair modded consoles at any cost.

Removing X Clamps is one way of repairing your console. There are many ways in which your console can be fixed. For example, red light error occurs even due to poor connections. You can fix this by making the connections in place. Your console may also be experiencing any small problems like this which do not required much expertise and time to fix the console. These techniques are also explained well in the repair videos.


by David D Johnson