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TWO RED LIGHTS ON XBOX 360.

My xbox 360 will run for maybe 2-5 minutes max, then the fan gets really loud and the system cuts of. It does'nt cut off completely, but the two lights on the left side of the power button turn red.

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  • ICP_23 Mar 06, 2009

    Two red lights on the left side keep lighting up and i try to let it cool for like a hour and then go back to it and it lets me play for like 10 mins and then it does it again

  • xnmdenver86 Apr 09, 2009

    My X Box 360 is doing the same thing. This problem has been happening for over 3 months. I've let my X Box cool for over a week, and stillsame problem

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    MINE TOO. AFTER TURNING ON FOR 1ST TIME IT WILL DO IT AFTER 10MIN. I HAVE THE COOLER ON BACK SO I DONT THINK ITS OVERHEATING. SENDING UNIT IN TO HAVE FIXED OR REPLACED. LET U KNOW WHAT THEY SAY WAS PROBLEM.

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I have the same problem they say to turn it off for the rest of the day let it cool down for like 5 hours and it will be fine the next day make sure it is not closed in and has air coming into the consol and you sould be fine

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

That means it overheating........

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Since its 1 Red light it is known as the "e74 Error" Which lucky for you Microsoft will fix for free.

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The following indicator is displayed on the front panel of your Xbox 360 console and repeatedly flashes on and off:
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When the consoles temperature reaches unusually high temperature the console will shutdown the CPU (processor) and GPU (graphics card unit) and the fans will run at full speed causing the noise and red lights flashes at Q1 and Q3, until the console cool down.

Sometime this may be due to the surrounding appliances or accessories of the house: Proceed to SAFETY PRECAUTIONS section below.
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Let your Xbox 360 console cool. You may have to wait several hours for your console to cool enough. Don't turn on your Xbox 360 console when the console is hot.


Verify that your Xbox 360 console is well ventilated by making sure that the console is not in an enclosed space. After your console displays two flashing red lights, you may hear the fans operating even when the console is off. This helps cool down the console more quickly.


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, visit the following Xbox Web site:


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