One Flashing Red Light!!!

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#1 Posted by Gage_Creed (267 posts) -

 

Anyone know anything about this?

#2 Posted by CaUs3 (2903 posts) -
its nothing bad maybe cords not in all the way
#3 Posted by Robot_Vampire (875 posts) -

its nothing bad maybe cords not in all the wayCaUs3

Yeah, either it's your AV inputs aren't in correctly or your system just needs time to cool down. I think you find all the help you need in the 360 warranty booklet that you get with the console.

#4 Posted by gatsbythepig (10486 posts) -
One red light is a power issue.  Unplug it, move it to a well ventilated area and plug it into a different socket.
#5 Posted by jonesy402 (1 posts) -
I think its the cords arn't in or pushed in all the way.
#6 Posted by CaUs3 (2903 posts) -
three is what u have to be worried about
#7 Posted by Gage_Creed (267 posts) -
Sometimes it does it and sometimes not.  Itll load the XBOX 360 screeen and then go to a black screen that says SYSTEM ERROR CONTACT CUSTOMER SUPPORT.......it seems i have to re sync the controller EVERY damn time.  And this system is ONLY  a week old.
#8 Posted by MR_SMI13Y (828 posts) -

 

Anyone know anything about this?

Gage_Creed

One light is just as bad as three. My launch unit gave me one light anda messege and when mine broke it just broke. No 3  lights of death or anything. 

#9 Posted by Gage_Creed (267 posts) -
So did what u do?  Should I call XBox and send it back?  Is it fixable? 
#10 Posted by gp19 (4247 posts) -

1 red light - connection issue or hardware failure

2 red lights - overheating

3 red lights - general hardware failure caused by overheating

4 red lights - problems with the audio/video connection

 

I don't really know what's the difference between "hardware failure" and "general hardware failure" but they are just as bad. Try connecting everything again, If that doesn't fix it you have a hardware failure and you'll have to send it in.

Try the towell trick while you wait for the box. 

#11 Posted by irk529 (235 posts) -
dude...calm down...this happened to me.....unpulg the cords.....then pop out you hard drive and pop it back in all the way....then plug it back in again....should be fine
#12 Posted by Cedric169 (2138 posts) -

1 red light - connection issue or hardware failure

2 red lights - overheating

3 red lights - general hardware failure caused by overheating

4 red lights - problems with the audio/video connection

 

I don't really know what's the difference between "hardware failure" and "general hardware failure" but they are just as bad. Try connecting everything again, If that doesn't fix it you have a hardware failure and you'll have to send it in.

Try the towell trick while you wait for the box. 

gp19

send it to ms i will say...one red light i heard is bad as the 3 red lights of death

#13 Posted by njdss4 (2721 posts) -
[QUOTE="gp19"]

1 red light - connection issue or hardware failure

2 red lights - overheating

3 red lights - general hardware failure caused by overheating

4 red lights - problems with the audio/video connection

 

I don't really know what's the difference between "hardware failure" and "general hardware failure" but they are just as bad. Try connecting everything again, If that doesn't fix it you have a hardware failure and you'll have to send it in.

Try the towell trick while you wait for the box.

Cedric169

send it to ms i will say...one red light i heard is bad as the 3 red lights of death

Technically yes.  No matter how many red lights you're getting it's not letting you play any games.  At least with the one red light it usually fixes itself once you unplug/replug everything. 

#14 Posted by nelsonjj1 (5 posts) -

Technically yes. No matter how many red lights you're getting it's not letting you play any games. At least with the one red light it usually fixes itself once you unplug/replug everything.

njdss4

In my experience, this seems to not be fixable. It seems to be some hardware failure NOT covered by MS's special extended warranty. The symptoms are the same as the 3 red lights, but with one light they will not fix it for three years like the 3 red lights.

i am also angry that microsoft lost my extended warranty that i paid for.

#15 Posted by cjgangsta (1088 posts) -
i think you should send it back.
#16 Posted by neal_yng (107 posts) -
What else does it say besides "System Error"? It should say something like E74 or E66. What error number do you have?
#17 Posted by badboyforlife23 (6 posts) -

hey you guys. YES the problem might be with the Hard Drive or the CABLES. BUT if you do re-connect the cables and take off the hard drive and the problem STILL consists then the problem is with your xbox. i sent mine in to the repair center cuz there was nothing else i could do. i did eveything. so send your xbox in even if they say they wont take it cuz itdoesnt have the 3 flashing red light. what do you have to lose right? if you guys get an update plz let me know.

GT-badboyforlife23

#19 Posted by Game_Expert_719 (17 posts) -

I had the RRoD Twice!! But i haven't had only the one flash.

#20 Posted by Toriko42 (27562 posts) -
Is there an error screen? I got one red light with E74 and I had to send it in
#21 Posted by kenmon666 (28 posts) -

Mine just did this a couple of days ago. If you get the "E74" error it means that its an A/V cable/input problem

To find out whats wrong, press the "Sync" Button and the "Eject button" at the same time.

The number of red lights will change.

1 Red Light= 1

2 Red Light = 2

3 Red Light = 3

4 Red Light = 0

It will change 4 times, write them down then google it.

If you get 1022, it means the a/v cable is shot, so try and borrow one off a friend, DO NOT BUY A NEW ONE UNLESS YOU KNOW ITS THE PROBLEM!!!

If that doesn't change anything, it means there is a problem with the HANA chip encoder (the port at the back of the console, part of the graphics card)

If that is the case, it means youll have to send it to microsoft. Hope ive been helpful