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Hey this is Sabre884, you messaged me back about my 360, it's not the fan system, the sides are cool and not overheating, I even have a interior cooler on it, so what else do you think it could be?

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Hmmm, Then i most likely, it may be a faulty avideo card. I wouldnt know what else it could be. Because, unless th tv itself is overheating, you shouldnt be experiencing what you are experiencing withoit a truly obvious reason, like jiggling wires (i.e. the house pet got back there and tapped the wires, its why i dont own cats) Because, i have had a few roommates, all with Xbox 360's, and they suffered most from just overheat issues and it would cut out their video. So it was the first thing i thought it could be, most probable. But if you say its got a speclized cooling system, then it could be just about anything. I apologize that i could help as much as i had originally hoped

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Xbox360 2 red lights left side tv says no signal

Your console is overheating.

Solution 1: Move your console loadTOCNode(2, 'whattotry');
  1. Turn off your Xbox 360 console.
  2. Move your console to an open, well-ventilated area, away from all other electronic devices.

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    Tips for positioning your Xbox 360 console
    • Don't put your console in an enclosed space. Put your console in an open area with lots of ventilation.
    • Don't stack other electronic devices on top of or below your console.
    • Make sure your console and its power supply are on a hard surface. Don't put your console on something soft (like a bed, sofa, or rug).
    • Keep your console away from heat sources, such as ventilation openings on televisions and electronic devices. Also, keep your console away from heating vents and direct sunlight.
  3. Turn on your Xbox 360 console.
If two lights around the power button of your Xbox 360 console still flash red, try the next solution.

Solution 2: Let the console cool down loadTOCNode(2, 'whattotry');
  1. Turn off your Xbox 360 console.
  2. Wait one hour for the console to cool down.
  3. Turn on your console.

    Note After turning on the console, you might see a message on the screen confirming that the console was shut down due to overheating. The message will say: "Your Xbox 360 console is designed to automatically shut down to protect it from insufficient ventilation"The message will also contain information about ventilation and console placement.

    Press A on your controller close this message.
If two lights around the power button of your Xbox 360 console still flash red, try the next solution.
uparrow.gifBack to the top Solution 3: Request a repair loadTOCNode(2, 'whattotry'); If the above solutions did not resolve your problem, or you continue to receive the message that your console was shut down to protect for insufficient ventilation even after you move it to a cool, well ventilated location, your Xbox 360 console needs to be repaired at our service center. To start the online repair process, click one of the following links:

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2 red lights on the left hand side. comes back on for 5-30 minutes then goes off red again.

Your xbox 360 console is overheating. Make sure all your vents are clean and unobstructed. Allow to cool for a few hours. If problem persistes you'll need to contact microsoft. May be an issue with the cooling fan

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Well when i play my xbox 360 for about 15mins the back of the console where you connect the cables to the console gets very hot and then if left after about another 15mins there is a message on the screen...

I suggest getting a proper X clamp mod that takes
care of the real problems. A external fan will do little
if nothing , because the thermal transfer point at the surfaces of
the G.P.U. chip set is not making enough contact
with the heat sink , so it doesn't mater how cool you get
the heat sink the chip will still over heat.


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My xbox shuts off after 10 minutes of play and i get 2 red rings

This is a overheating system message. check the below text for details and solutions.

Alternatively Overheating can be cause by the console locking up or "freezing" after a set amount of time. Lockups that occur at a specific point in a game are generally problems with the game itself and not caused by overheating.

  1. Let the Xbox 360 console cool.
    Note You may have to wait several hours for the console to cool enough. Do not turn on the console when the console is hot.
  2. Verify that the console has sufficient ventilation and that the fan is operating. For more information about ventilation, see the "More Information" section.
To try to prevent this problem, use the following precautions:
  • Do not block any ventilation openings on the Xbox 360 console.
  • Do not put the Xbox 360 console on a bed, on a sofa, or on any other soft surface that may block ventilation openings.
  • Do not put the Xbox 360 console in a confined space, such as a bookcase, a rack, or a stereo cabinet, unless the space is well-ventilated.
  • Do not put the Xbox 360 console near any heat source, such as a radiator, a heat register, a stove, or an amplifier.
Some people think that doing this might help "fix" an overheating console, in fact doing so could cause even bigger problems. Electronic devices like your console are made to function at and around room temperature, extreme cold temperatures can often cause just as many problems as extreme warm temperatures (such as overheating). Also if the console is located in a dramatically cold area while running, the difference in temperature between the hot console and cold air can create condensation which in turn will short out your console making the situation far worse. Condensation will happen more quickly if your console is overheating due to the greater difference in temperature. In short... DON'T DO IT.

A more aggressive Solution to overheating is to improve the cooling system of the console. The best solution is to replace the thermal compound. If you attempt this you do so at your own risk. If you're console is still under warranty it is recommended that you contact MS for a replacement before attempting to fix it yourself.

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It's overheating. Consider buying an external cooler at a local Target or Best Buy.

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MS is one of the worst companies I have ever seen in reliability. If something of theres doesn't work they say woops! Buy a new one.. and they move on to steal more ideas.

I got the 2 ring of death and tried the xclamp fix- worked for 30 min. Doesn't run more than 5 mins now. There is no dust in it and the fans are working fine.

I've read that my xbox my have gotten so hot with the default config that it melted the sodder off itself. WTF

If someone finds a GOOD solution (versus the typical MS resonse given by localwonder)

Also I have run my xbox with a fan blasting air into it and this doesn't affect the 5 min uptime.

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This problem may occur when the Xbox console is too hot or is overheating. The flashing lights mean that the internal temperature of your Xbox 360 console has exceeded acceptable temperature limits. Let your Xbox 360 console cool. You may have to wait several hours for your Xbox 360 console to cool enough. Don't turn on your Xbox 360 console when the console is hot.Verify that your Xbox 360 console has enough ventilation and that the fans are operating. If the two lights continue to flash red after you try steps 1 and 2, contact Xbox Customer Support.

Microsoft can be contacted by finding the number listed on the back of your video game booklets.

Good Luck to you and Happy Gaming.

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