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3 ring red light sounds like the fan is not working as loud

Started doing this after just having added a core package on it for a christmas gift on the 25th and as of today 27th ring of death light showed up has it overheated and if so can we install a new fan motor to it ?

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This problem has lead to an extension of warranty by microsoft to three years from date of purchase you can contact MS xbox support at 1-800-4MY-XBOX

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My son had the same problem exactly a yr ago, and when I checked at the local games shop here, it is a common problem with the xbox!. I had to phone microsoft, which didn't turn out to be too bad, and then had to send the whole (silver) hard drive to them. It took about 2-3 weeks, from memory, but all was free (including post/handling) due to the warranty. I'm from Australia, and it was good to know it could be fixed in my own country,which I was worried about.

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There was a design issue with the older xbox's that caused them to overheat.

If you can return it or exchange it it would recommend doing that.

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Since you've been inside it's possible that a heatsink or some other part of the cooling system is not working properly or is loose. Check all these!

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