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Two red lights on xbox 360

Ive repaired my 3 RROD. Every now and then i had to reset the compound and it would work for several hrs, sometimes longer.I noticed when i would reset heatsink & compound that it seemed as though it was being pulled down to far. I added 1 1mm thick washer & three half mm washers. I used the fix kit that llammas sell.Afterwards my fan no longer works and all i get are the two red lights after about 45 seconds.My main question is what did i do wrong & if i purchased a external fan that tey sell for the 360, would that be enough to take the place of the twin fan.This is my tird 360 & i wont to do all repairs myself.I'm somewhat knowlegeable when it comes to computers, but this has left me baffold PLZ can u help me

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Well the two red lights means that your xbox is overheating, and with all that other stuff happening you should probably keep it near a fan if possible, or you could even by some new heat sinks at your local hardware store and put them near the source of heat.

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