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2 flashing red rings

I sent my xbox in for repairs for two red rings to fix. i just got it back 3 days ago and now im getting the same problem two red rings.

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It sounds like your console is overheating, but it's hard to be sure without more info. Which of the four lights are flashing?

If you keep it in a cabinet, try moving it. Make sure it's not sitting on carpet and that none of the vents/fans are blocked. You might want to look into an aftermarket snap-on set of fans.

You can get more info about 360 error codes / diagnostics here:

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If theres two red lights all that means is that its overheating. unplug all ur cables and put it underneath ur bed for an hour, then plug everything back in and keep playing

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