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2 red rings of light appear on my 360 every time I turn it on. I am aware this is an overheating problem but what should I do to stop it?

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This means your xbox has overheated and must cool down. just leave alone for a while.

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THINGS TO TRY loadTOCNode(1, 'whattotry'); 1. Let your Xbox 360 console cool. You may have to wait several hours for your Xbox 360 console to cool enough. Don't turn on your Xbox 360 console when the console is hot. 2. Verify that your Xbox 360 console has enough ventilation and that the fans are operating. For more information about ventilation, see the "More Information" section. 3. If the two lights continue to flash red after you try steps 1 and 2, contact Xbox Customer Support. For more information about how to contact Xbox Customer Support, please visit the Xbox Support (http://www.xbox.com/support/) Web site. 2 red rings of light - uparrow.gifBack to the top
MORE INFORMATION loadTOCNode(1, 'moreinformation'); To try to prevent this problem, use the following precautions: • Don't block any ventilation openings on your Xbox 360 console. • Don't put your Xbox 360 console on a bed, on a sofa, on a carpet floor, or on any other soft surface that may block ventilation openings. • Don't put your Xbox 360 console in a confined space, such as a bookcase, a rack, or a stereo cabinet, unless the space is well ventilated. • Don't put your Xbox 360 console near any heat source, such as a radiator, a heat register, a stove, or an amplifier. If these solutions do not work for you, best to contact Xbox support at http://xbox.agent.asahost.com/ to talk to a live agent. :)

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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