Flashing green light on Xbox 360 Kinect sensor

Overview

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When you turn on your Xbox 360 console, the light on the Kinect sensor normally flashes green for up to one minute. You might also see the following on-screen message:

The sensor is starting up. Please stand by.

If the light on your sensor flashes for more than 90 seconds, try these steps:

  1. Restart your console.
  2. Wait 90 seconds.

If the sensor light does not change to a solid green light, try updating your console software.

Update your Xbox 360 console software

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  1. Insert a Kinect game disc.
  2. Start the game from the Xbox Dashboard.
  3. If your console software needs updating, you will see the following message:

    Update Required: An update has been found. To apply this update, you must restart your console.

  4. Select Yes, Restart to install the update.

Green light still flashing? Please contact Xbox Support. See the Assistance section at the bottom of this page for more information.

Note If you don’t have a Kinect game disc handy, see Update your console software for more update options.

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