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Xbox 360 shuts down on its own

I turn on my xbox and a little bit later it shuts down on its i am playing my game and the thing shuts down but the light is still on and my controller is still on but no fan power and no picture at all

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  • DougW46 Jan 30, 2009

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This is a built in temperature overheating contermeasure. Make sure your xbox is not in an enclosed area or on a carpet. If posssible, place a fan next to it and see if that gets you increased playtime. If it does, then you know its a problem with it overheating.

Is this only playing a specific game? Every Game? Demos? Listening to Music? Watching Dvds?

Playing a game puts the most stress on the 360.

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