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Xbox 360 2 red lights

Hi basicly i recently fixed my xbox 360 it had 3 rrod and i x clamp fixed it afterwards when you go to overheat it with the fan unplugged instead of waiting 10 - 15 minutes after 2 it two red lighted and now when i turn it on it boots then after two minutes it 2 red lights again i am completely stuck i have tried everything i could possibly think of and i am puzzled if anybody could help that would be much appreciated

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I suggest you to try DIY Guide that wil explain solving the 2 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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Its possible you could of overheated the solder under the GPU chip and you may need to have the chip replaced and reflowed. We have had success in reflowing the chip. We are listed on this site for repairs. If interested email us for free estimate.
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This is caused by the x clamps used to hold down the processor.
The x clamps cause to much pressure which causes the xbox 360 to think it is over heating. Microsoft has issues a extended warranty for RROD issue. You can reach Microsoft by calling 1800 my xbox. The link below is to a Youtube video walk through on how to resolve the issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuIl0kGf7dM

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B) Send it to a trusted Xbox Repair center. I currently run one called DRAGONF1R3 REPAIRS.
C) Go online and purchase a RROD X-Clamp fix kit. This should come with instructions on how to fix your X-box 360 by yourself and the Hardware you will need.

These are your three best options. If you need more information on my Repair service feel free to e-mail me. (my e-mail is in my description)

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If you are the original purchaser - Microsoft is fixing them for free (but you will be without your XBox for about 6 weeks.)

Basically - the RROD is from not enough thermal compound between the heatsink and processor. It overheats and goes into 3 light error mode.

There are sites that will fix (for a fee) and even videos on YouTube that describe how to fix it yourself if you are inclined to do that.

It entails opening up (and voiding your warranty) the 360. There are so many hidden screws and latches - it is imperative to find a video or step-by step instruction on opening it properly.

I would suggest sending in to Microsoft so your warranty is not compromised.

Otherwise - see THIS SITE for step by step instructions on opening, cleaning, and replacing the thermal compound.

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