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Xbox goes from 3 light rrod to 2 light rrod

I did the x clamp fix found in this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5axYHeG4Xeo&feature=related

after i finished my fix, i still got my rrod, but with a new and interesting twist. the three lights turned on, then the fan sped up, and it switched to two lights. then the fans shut off, but the xbox was on and i had the 2 lights still blinking. the same thing happens every time i turn it on. what does this mean and how, if i can, do i fix it?

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  • someguy13o Jun 18, 2009

    can i do anthing other than that method? i dont have the money to get a heat gun right now.

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2 lights: overheating but in your case most likely bad contact between either the CPU or GPU with the heatsink. Check all your washers and make sure they are even. If missing one it will create an unevent surface. If all looks good try put more thermal compound.

3 red lights: still not working after replacing the xclamps.
solution: try the heat gun fix and you will have much better luck.
I have already posted on a different site you can check it out.
gamesrepair.com/xbox360

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I hope the info listed above has helped in some way.
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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.

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