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I cleaned the Gpu,now everytime i turn on xbox 360 it overheats

I cleaned the gpu and now everytime i turn on the xbox to overheats within 3 seconds and shows 2 red light.

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One of the clamps must of came loose check them again.

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Every time i turn my xbox 360 it will get 2 red lights like as if it's overheating then it will go to 1 red light within 3 seconds and it will shut off automatically. i unplugged everything to make sure...

Two possibility

First is the G.P.U. and or the C.P.U. has pulled /shifted
away from their heat sinks resulting in a hi fan speed in
1min or less and 2 reds.

The solution is to remove the heat sinks and clean off
the old thermal past and reapply new and put the x clamps
back on.

second is the temp feed line/connection on the G.P.U has become
intermittent and will need to be reconnected.

The solution ideally would be to have the G.P.U. re-flowed
but since you have no money like most of us ,you will
need to get creative. First try the replacing heatsink compound
with articsilver5 and if that does not fix it I'll advice you accordingly
on things to try before you use it for target practice.


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3 red lights on the Xbox 360 is the most common error and it means "General Hardware failure. To fix this you need to stop the amount of heat that the GPU and the CPU is taking.

To do this you can use the recommended guide that has been on the market for 3 years or you can send it in.

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This can be caused by dust buildup in the unit, causing the unit to overheat. Once the unit overheats it causes solder on the board to bridge (connect). Check with microsoft to see if this unit is still under warranty with this site:

If the unit is not under warranty go to: We are a console repair company based out of Dallas, Tx. We can get your console up and running. All of our repairs come with a 90 day warranty for the whole console, not just what we repair. We also offer extended warranties for up to 4 years at an additional cost.

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3 red lights happens because the GPU and the CPU overheat and shut down to prevent damage, you will need to send it in to get it fixed, or you can fix it yourself using a good video guide

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you have the red rings of death which means that your xbox 360 is over heating or needs the rrod repair there are parts you can buy on ebay and guides to fix this problem if your confident enough to void warrenty cause you have to take the xbox apart and remove and replace the x-clamps that are on the bottom of the motherboard and it is a pain cause i ve done that repair on mine or you can find a repairer in your area to repair it for you

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This is known as the Red rings of death. It is caused by hardware overheating. The only way to fix this without voiding your warranty is to contact Microsoft Support and arrange a return to them for repair. You'll be without your XBox for awhile but they will fix it free of charge. Hope this helps.

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Well it can that the GPU is overheating, that happens very often and I will tell why. Microsoft is so cheap that sometimes they forget to put the thermal compound on the heatsink that covers the GPU, so the poor GPU is force to the max and overheats easily after long periods of gaming. Thats why it freezes on the middle of the game. That was very common on xbox machines made before the launch of HALO 3, the new models do come with the compound but just a little bit of it, what a I do is that a use thermal compound like artic or other brand a put a even amount on the heatsink so it covers the entire GPU, then overheatings problems disappears. Hope it helps

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