Got Xbox 360 problems? Depending on the severity of the problem, there just might be an easy fix your over looking. So let first go over some of the most common errors that most Xbox 360 owners experience.

First things first, we all know the 3 rings of death is the most common problem, so if you’re trying to troubleshoot this error, there’s many ways you can go about fixing it, there’s the part time fix and the permanent repair. You can wrap your Xbox 360 in a towel, like the idiot’s you’ve seen doing in several videos all around the net or you can fix it like a pro and never have to worry about it happening again.
If you’re interested in repairing it the right way, just take a look at the recommendation on the bottom of this page.

The Xbox 360 3 Red Lights error is feared by all Xbox console owners, because we all know the chance of it happening are not in our favor, but there are however lots of things you can do to avoid it happening for as long as possible. But that’s not what this article is all about, it’s about showing what you can do, to fix the error your already having. So like I mentioned a few sentences back, is if you’re having this problem, check out the recommendation below.

The next most common problem is overheating, which always leads to…You guessed it, the 3 red lights. So, if you’re interested in how you can go about preventing your Xbox 360 from overheating, browse around on the web, you’ll find something.

1 red light error (e71): Follow these directions to properly reset your error message.

Clear All Installed Game Updates and Console Cache

1. Go to the "system" blade
2. Select "memory"
3. Press Y on the HD symbol
4. Press X,X, Left Bumper, Right Bumper, X,X
5. A message will appear saying: "Do you want to perform maintenance on your Xbox 360 storage devices?"
6. Select Yes

Clear Any Failed system updates that cause the console to error.

1. With the console off, press and hold the sync up button (the small white one)
2. While holding the sync button, press the power button on.
3. Continue to hold the sync button until the Console has finished booting up.
4. During the boot process the console should clear any failed updates, allowing you to use it normally.

This easy fix, works the majority of the time.

All 4 lights are flashing?

1. Make sure that the AV cable is correctly connected to the Xbox 360 console.
2. Disconnect the AV cable from the Xbox 360 console, and then reconnect the AV cable to the Xbox 360 console.
3. If the four flashing red lights continue to flash, try wiping the metal area of the AV pack with a dry cloth. The metal area is the end that plugs into the console. Wipe the metal area thoroughly, and then try the AV Pack again.
4. If the AV cable is correctly connected but the four red lights are still flashing, substitute a different AV cable if you have one available.

If you would like to learn more about other common errors and what you can do to repair them, please visit this site. If you’re still having trouble and can't find any help, then please visit this site Xbox 360 Troubleshooting

  1. Anonymous March 6, 2009 at 6:26 PM  

    hi I dont think my av jack componenet is working but im not getting any red lights. My power is working fine its just the picture wont come up or sound i think.

  2. Anonymous March 6, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

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  3. Anonymous August 20, 2009 at 12:16 PM  

    hi my name is problem is that my xbox turns on but immediately says update fail on top of the screen. it also saids that couldnt find your xbox 360 hard drive. n if the hard drive is attached to call customer suppor n in the bottom has this numbers n letters. pv:2.0.7371.0cv:2.0.8498.0
    what does this mean?

  4. Anonymous November 28, 2009 at 11:10 PM  

    Ok so i have a couple quesiton about the playstation 3: 1.How can i use the web like a computer. I know how you can use the keyboard but can you use a USB mouse? 2.How can you make it the internet is as fast as a laptop wireless internet if i can? Thanks.

  5. Anonymous December 3, 2009 at 7:39 AM  

    my hard drive is broke is their anything i can do to fix it or to get back all my stuff on it... idk what to do