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Xbox 360 wont work

Comes on, then freezes. and blows hot air

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It may be possible that your game console is just overheating, it may help if you bought a cooling fan, which can be purchased from most video gaming stores like Gamestop, or you could go to this website where there are several good quality cooling fans for your Xbox. Hope this help. Good Luck! :)

Posted on Oct 24, 2008


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Xbox 360 consoles which freeze during games are usually down to the Xbox 360 overheating internally, which can potentially damage/break your system.

i suggest relocating your Xbox and the power adaptor into somewhere with a lot of open space, maybe on top of a table or something, and quite far away from the walls this way the xbox will have a lot of empty space where it can vent all the hot air and draw in fresh cool air to keep things frosty inside.

If this problem persists, i suggest lookin over on to see if there are any FAQ's/Troubleshooting subjects of interest !

Hope this helps !?

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