My Xbox 360 has been freezing regularly whether I'm playing GTA or FIFA. Today when I was playing it froze, so I tried to restart the console, and it gave me 3 red rings.

So, I unplugged everything because this has worked in the past.

When I restarted it, the light was green, but, the console wouldn't turn on.

So, next, I opened the disc tray, and it froze giving me 1 red ring. Now it gives me no rings and it just doesn't start up.

I am going to leave it unplugged over night and see if it helps. But, does anyone have any other ideas?

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    It's dead, Jim.
    – MBraedley
    Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 1:11
  • Red ring of death. It's not worth fixing. Just get a new one. They've become fairly cheap at least where I live after the launch of Xbox One. Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 1:58
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    Befure buying new one check the warranty though. Dunno how things are now but couple of years ago you could change Xbox360 with RROD for free even if it was 3 years old (maybe even up to 5 but not sure). That`s how I changed my old white one for new slim anyways =)
    – icebat
    Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 6:45
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    "The light was green but the console wouldn't turn on" --> I had this problem the other day on mine, apparently the hard drive had got knocked loose somehow. Once I snapped it back into place it worked fine.
    – C-dizzle
    Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 14:18
  • Vaccuum the console and power brick while it's all unplugged, off, and no disk in the tray. Then try turning it on using the eject button, leaving the tray open(less work for the Xbox). No usb, no HDD, no network(cable or wireless).
    – Brok3n
    Commented Oct 6, 2014 at 6:19

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If you're under warranty, MS will fix it for free. Although inconvenient, it's a quick and streamlined service.

Failing that, you should be able to pick up a 2nd hand 360 for £50 or so. There's one on eBay for £46 as I type this.

Oh, and bad luck. I've had a few RRODs and it's a royal pain in the rump.

  • On that note... Sending a White console to Microsoft, may mean for the repair fee(Around 135-200 AU$) generally they may replace it with a Slim like Icebat had stated. A neighbour did that last year with one of my old RROD, and seems they replaced it with a new White(though I think he may have requested to keep it. Also a work collegue did the same, and yes replaced.
    – Brok3n
    Commented Jun 22, 2014 at 4:03

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