The 3 red lights around the power button, or the red ring of death, occurs on an Xbox 360 when something is wrong with the internal hardware.
Is There a Way to Tell When it Might Happen?
Sadly, I have to say no. The red ring of death is pretty much unpredictable and can occur at any time. Can I Fix This?
The answer is YES. You can fix the red ring of deathand continue to enjoy your Xbox 360 and all of it's wonderful features. There are a number of solutions that you can attempt, but some solutions are not right for some people, so choose wisely.
Watch YouTube Videos - If you want, you can try to find YouTube videos to help solve your problem. But do they really know what they're doing? Send the System Back to Microsoft - Microsoft repairs literally hundreds if not thousands of Xbox's each day that have the red ring of death. If your Xbox is still under warranty, just mail it to one of Microsoft's repair centers and you will have it running like new. The only problem is that it may take up to 4 weeks, and Microsoft won't inform you on how to fix the problem if it should ever happen again. Sign Up for an Xbox 360 Repair Guide - Repair guides are becoming more and more popular for solving a variety of Xbox 360 problems. Why? Because they simply work. You won't have to wait 4 weeks, some guides promise that your Xbox will be running like new within 1 hour and you don't even need a warranty. You will learn how to personally fix several problems, and if you don't like the guide, most of them offer a money back guarantee.