Three Ways You Didn"t Know About to Fix the Three Flashing Red Lights
Three red flashing lights usually refers to a general hardware failure, often caused by overheating, although there are other causes.
I'm afraid that switching your Xbox 360 off and then on again won't solve this problem, but don't worry, there are three tips below that will help you to fix this problem.
Firstly, try taking out the hard drive and all the cables going into the back of the unit and then plug them back in again.
Sometimes these problems are caused by a loose connection.
Unplugging absolutely everything will reset the console and should solve the problem.
Turn the system on again and see what happens.
If it works, you're sorted! If that doesn't work, next you should get the power unit up off the floor - put it on top of an open box which will help to keep your unit cooler as the unit will then be able to dissipate heat much more easily.
Let everything cool down for a few hours and then try turning it on.
Tip number three - move the whole system to a cooler place so that the heat it generates will dissipate more easily.
You might be able to get it to work again by leaving it in front of a window for several hours.
If none of this works you may have to send the unit back to Microsoft or you can do some more research and fix the issue on your own.
There are many repair guides available online that can walk you through the process to fix this error by yourself.
The good ones come with text instructions, videos and full technical support in case you have any problems.
They should also offer some kind of money back guarantee, just in case they don't work.
That way you won't be out of pocket at the end of it.