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2 red rings could the hard drive have anything to do with it

And could it be dust

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I suggest you to try DIY Guide that wil explain solving the 2 flashing red lights along with some other common problems of Xbox like Disc Read Error, No Video Problem and most famous RROD. Even a novice can solve the problem with the help of step by step process given at the guide. I think it's worth trying. If you try this method, you won't have to wait for 3-4 weeks and you can enjoy your gaming experience within 2 hours, once you try this guide.


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