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2 red lights fans don;t work

My xbox keeps cutting off while i am playing and start flashing red lights on the left side. My xbox 360 flashes 2 red lights because my fans don't work.does anyone know how to fix the fans?

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Hey Marsh2Man,


It's not your fans that's causing the problem. It's the XBOX itself. The Xboxes generally overheat and this has been a big problem for Microsoft. Alot of companies are actually reflowing these system, reheating the solder under the chips allowing them to connect back down to the points on the board.


You will need your system reflowed. Contact a repair shop.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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Just to clarifyYou have just opened it and it started happening.


Symptoms The two left quadrants of the Ring of Light flash red on the front of your Xbox 360 console.

The following indicator is displayed on the front panel of your Xbox 360 console and repeatedly flashes on and off:
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When the consoles temperature reaches unusually high temperature the console will shutdown the CPU (processor) and GPU (graphics card unit) and the fans will run at full speed causing the noise and red lights flashes at Q1 and Q3, until the console cool down.

Sometime this may be due to the surrounding appliances or accessories of the house: Proceed to SAFETY PRECAUTIONS section below.
Things you should try Restart the console first if this happens again do the following:


Let your Xbox 360 console cool. You may have to wait several hours for your console to cool enough. Don't turn on your Xbox 360 console when the console is hot.


Verify that your Xbox 360 console is well ventilated by making sure that the console is not in an enclosed space. After your console displays two flashing red lights, you may hear the fans operating even when the console is off. This helps cool down the console more quickly.


If the two lights continue to flash red after you try steps 1 and 2, contact Xbox Customer Support. For more information about how to contact Xbox Customer Support, visit the following Xbox Web site:


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• Don't block any ventilation openings on your Xbox 360 console. • Don't put your Xbox 360 console on a bed, on a sofa, on a carpet floor, or on any other soft surface that may block ventilation openings. • Don't put your Xbox 360 console in a confined space, such as a bookcase, a rack, or a stereo cabinet, unless the space is well ventilated. • Don't put your Xbox 360 console near any heat source, such as a radiator, a heat register, a stove, or an amplifier.

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Microsoft can be contacted by finding the number listed on the back of your video game booklets.

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