The Xbox 360 is one of the most complete videogame consoles that there are in the market today. It’s no wonder that it was voted best video game console by the gaming community in gamefaqs.
One of the features that have been built in the console is a system of Xbox 360 red light messages that give a general idea of what is wrong with the Xbox 360 video game console when it breaks down. This system uses the green lights that are placed around the start button and which are usually used to indicate which and how many controllers are being used during game play.
The first of the Xbox 360 red light messages consists of 1 of the green lights turning red. This means that there is a problem with either the hard drive, or the DVD drive.
The second of the Xbox 360 red light messages consists of 2 of the green lights turning red. This indicates that the video game console is overheated. It’s solved by letting the Xbox 360 rest for a while at room temperature. Do not put it in an environment where it might get too cold or wet, as it will only damage it.
The third of the Xbox 360 red light messages consists of 3 of the green lights turning red. This malfunction is by far the most annoying and expensive to fix. It means that there is a general hardware malfunction and that any piece inside the video game console isn’t working properly. This malfunction is so famous that it has been dubbed “the red ring of death” by the Xbox 360 video game community. It’s funny to notice that it isn’t really a ring as only 3 of the lights go red.
The fourth and the last one of the Xbox 360 red light messages consist of all 4 of the green lights around the start button going red. This means that the A/V connector cable is not working. Making sure that it’s well plugged and clean can solve it. Alternatively, you can borrow one from a friend and see if it works, and if it does, buy a new one for yourself.