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Red light start up

2 flashig red ligts at start up

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I just answered this same question so heres some things NOT to do and check if you have done ANY of these things in the past:

1. Make sure the console sit in an open space with nothing blocking the air from coming in and out.
2. Be careful not to put the console next to a hot item such as stove, radiator etc.
3. From time to time check on it and make sure all the fans are working and that your console does not over heat, if it does you might want to buy some kind of a cooling system.
4. DO NOT put your console outside in the cold weather or in the freezer it might cause even bigger problems!
5. If you still have your warranty now it is a good time to exchange your console for a new one! Don?t wait like I did?

From my experience this should prevent the 2 red lights from coming back and from the appearing of the 3 red lights which means your console need to be repaired!

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