Xbox 360 Original Xbox 360- four Flashing red lights- Solutions


Aug 26, 2012
When the Original Xbox 360 Console doesn’t recognize an audio/video (A/V) cable, the four red lights around the power button flash red.

To troubleshoot the problem, follow the steps bellow:

Reset the A/V cable connections

The A/V cable that connects the console to your television might be problematic. You need to check the cable. There might be problem with the connection. So, reset the cable connection to see if the problem is fixed.

Here is how:

  • First, you need to turn off your console and television.
  • Then, you have to disconnect the cable from the A/V port on the back of your console.
  • You also have to unplug the A/V connectors from your television.
  • Now reconnect the A/V cable to the A/V port on your console.
  • You also need to plug the A/V connectors back into your television.
  • After connecting the cable properly, turn on your television and console to check out.

If the four lights still flash red, you’ll have to change the cable.

Use a different Cable

First, use a different A/V cable to figure out if there is a problem with the cable or with your console. You can borrow a friend’s working cable or you can buy a new Xbox 360 A/V cable from a store or from the Xbox online catalog.

After performing all above, if the problem exists, you should contact Xbox Support.