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When i turn my xbox on the power icon in the middle of the ring of light flashes constantly, and when i turn my xbox off the fan continues to run for about 5-10 seconds, it was first to RroD but i fixed it using the penny trick, my xbox runs fine but i'm worried that the light flashing might mean something bad so i'm avoiding using it untill i find a solution.

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Generally when the power icon flashes, it means the disc tray is opening. try opening and closing it after you start it up.

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