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2 light flashing red lights once game is on for 5-10 min.

The console turns on and plays the game fine for 5 to 10 minutes then the game totally shuts off and xbox blinks a half-circle (2 flashing) red lights. The console's still on but it's just the tv's input channel and you can't turn it off, you have to unplug it.

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Your xbox is overheating put it in an open area and let it cool overnight i might even suggest the nyko intercooler ex

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    hope this helps please rate me

    regards grant

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