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I turn on my xbox 360 and 3 red lights come up then after a short while it switches to two red lights. after that the fans sound loud and then goes back to its original sound in a short while what's happening to it and how can i fix it?

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Sounds like rrod is about to kick in,i would contact m/s customer support.

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