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What does 2 flashing red light mean on an xbox 360?

I have 2 red flashing lights on the left side of the console what does this mean and how can i fix it?

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    i have the same problem, i dunno if it happened to you lot but i had 2 flashing red lights and my cooling system (fans) were going crazy, they were louder than my television, so i rang Microsoft (them stupid money grabbers) and they said leave it for 24 hours, and then ring them AGAIN !!! but soz at the moment im 8 hours into it but when i sort it out i'll tell ya !!!

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    hi guyz



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2 red lights is the overheating error, you will need to try and dust out the console, or what you can do is send it in to get it fixed or use a good guide to fix it

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It means the xbox has a problem scale of 2/4, phone up xbox and they will take it back and repair it. if they do not fix it in 2 weeks they will give you a free game with it.

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First of do not listen to solution #3. that guy is fu**ing insane and probably has male on male action. umm you could call microsoft up and have them fix it but, they like money which most people don't have a lot of... soooooooooo you call up your two friends and spend a friday night working on the stupid piece of sh** and get no where. Along the way you get a lot of laughs though. possibly getting aluminum tape stuck in your ****. loosing your cpu and gpu. and in general just not giving a f*** and buying a wii

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Fuk me in my sweet ***

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