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2 left lights flashing.... still

The two left lights on the console started flashing red which i know means its overheating so i bought the cooler attachment and it is still flashing the 2 lights. please help.

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  • cmbnoke Feb 12, 2009

    10 min into playing and the 2 red lights appear then the system shuts off

  • mastag Apr 12, 2009

    Same here! i try to play online and i shuts off...but this happened when i just turned it on

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Buying cooler attachment is not going to help - it doesn't indicate that it's overheating but it indicates that the Xbox has a proble of 2nd level. To fix it, you have to send it back to Microsoft if you have a varranty, if not you have to buy a new chip replacement set which is aviable on the internet.

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