Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Xbox turns on the goes off with two red lights on.
1 red light indicates that there is general hardware related problem with the console, 2 red lights indicate the overheating of the console, 3 red lights indicate the red ring of death and 4 red lights indicate that you need to tighten your AV console wire.
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
SOURCE: power supply to xbox 360
2 red lights on part 1 and 3 indicate the the console is overheating, the most common problem is the thermal paste.
You need thermal paste or it will overheat instantly, using cheap thermal paste or not using enough thermal paste will also cause problems. Use good quality paste and apply enough to make contact. You don't want to use too much, but if you use too little it won't make good contact with the heatsinks.
If you've done this before then it shouldn't take too long, but if you haven't then just take your time. You don't want to put too much on at first so do it bit by bit.
If you're still getting this error after correcting with thermal paste then the only suggestion would be to contact Microsoft but then they might not take the 360 after you have already void any warranty by opening up the console.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
SOURCE: 2 red lights
If your box never has been open you could send to MS for repair but since it is not the 3red rings error. They will charge you I think. You'll have to call and tell them your problem. If you want to fix the problem yourself you are going to have to open the box. Once you have it open you got to check the fan. Look and see if any wires came lose,disconnected or burnt up. If they seem ok check the clip attached to the motherboard. Just follow the wires on the fans. Pull the clip out push it back in. This is to make sure clip is in tight. You dont have to put the 360 back together to test the fans. Plug the power in and the video cable and boot it up. If it works great if not your going to have to buy replacement fans. http://www.talismoon.com/cgi-bin/version2/engine.pl?page=product-xbox360-whisperfan-red
Posted on Sep 27, 2007
SOURCE: 2 red flashing lights
The Xbox console is overheated.
Best of Luck.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
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