Middle light of power button blinking, should I be concerned?

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#1 Posted by miragedolphin7 (23 posts) -

I've had my Xbox 360 since April of this year and has been quite the trooper and powerhorse. Just a few hours ago, I've been playing Eternal Sonata and decided to stop to rest. When I turned on my console, the middle light in the power button (the power symbol) was blinking green rapidly.

Since then, I've turned it off and unplugged it, to let it cool.

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I haven't read about people getting this, so I'm wondering... has anyone gotten this? And so, should I be concerned? Would this lead to the dreaded RRoD?

Any advice and/or stories are appreciated!

-miragedolphin7

#2 Posted by llSapphyrell (805 posts) -

middle light blinking green? that's unique...

i hope someone could teach us about that.

i too am eager to learn about that so someday when the same thing happens to me, i'll be ready...

#4 Posted by ragnarok874 (87 posts) -
The only time I get that is when I open the drive to take out/put in a disc.
#5 Posted by TM1 (7249 posts) -
Only time i have ever seen my power light blink is when i have downloads enabled when i shut the system off but it blinks like every 5-8 seconds, nothing rapid.
#6 Posted by llSapphyrell (805 posts) -

oh yes it does light like that during open & closing the dvd tray...

so it means the topic starters could have dvd tray problems?

#7 Posted by Cujo31 (2878 posts) -
Could be a possible DVD rom problem. Call Microsoft.
#8 Posted by miragedolphin7 (23 posts) -
Yeah, I thought that. But I unplugged it and let it cool for a few hours. Hasn't been doing it ever since. Thanks for the advice everyone!
#9 Posted by disingenious (6 posts) -
So I'm playing On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness. My DVD tray is empty (not sure how often I've ever been playing on my 360 w/ nothing in the drive). Saw this same thing start happening, did a google search and found this thread. So I went over to my 360, opened the DVD drive (by pushing the button) and it immediately stopped blinking. Closed it, still back to normal. FYI. :)
#10 Posted by yetihairball (1 posts) -
I just got this blinking middle light as well. I am fixing an xbox with a failed dvd drive and currently have the original drive completely removed. Gutted and cleaned some of the internals and wanted to make sure everything was working before I put back in the DVD drive and closed up the box. My guess is the system is trying to access the DVD drive and can't as the only other time it blinks like that is when you open and close the DVD drive.
#11 Posted by Superkhanz (143 posts) -
I just got this blinking middle light as well. I am fixing an xbox with a failed dvd drive and currently have the original drive completely removed. Gutted and cleaned some of the internals and wanted to make sure everything was working before I put back in the DVD drive and closed up the box. My guess is the system is trying to access the DVD drive and can't as the only other time it blinks like that is when you open and close the DVD drive.yetihairball
And you had to post on a old thread? I hope a mod locks this soon...
#12 Posted by jason4780 (2 posts) -
hi the power button flashing is the sign of the disk not reading or disk tray not closing properly thanks
#13 Posted by jason4780 (2 posts) -
hi its a sign of the disk drive not reading disk or not closing properly have a nice day
#14 Posted by Schreek (1636 posts) -

Ugh. Necroposter.

#16 Posted by Star_Destroyer3 (1 posts) -
I have just had the same thing happen to my xbox. is it something to do with how heated it is because if it is how long should i wait for it to cool down (not unplugged) before i can start playing again?
#18 Posted by darth-pyschosis (9322 posts) -
It's probably not big deal if nothing else has gone wrong. For example, it blinks when charging a controller after turning off the system as well.
#19 Posted by Smacker14 (1 posts) -
Same have ya found the problem for the blinking because I would like to know as well :)
#20 Posted by nilemonitor (910 posts) -

Blinking controller light can mean many different things but none of them are serious.

Just ignore it and play your game.

#21 Posted by silentcrash (1 posts) -
I know if you leave a game in when you turn the system off it flashes like 4 times than turns off
#22 Posted by TheGandaar (1 posts) -
Hi, I am having the same problem I have the Halo 3 edition Xbox. I just had the RRoD of and now when I turned my xbox on it does this. I am wondering if this is happening because I had a disk in when I got the rings. If anyone finds out can they please l me I don't think I can wait 4 months until I get an Xbox One.
#23 Posted by lane321 (1 posts) -
why does it do that ????