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E73 on xbox 360

When i got the xbox from a friend it already had the problem with the red light, i'd heard about wrapping it in a blanket and letting it overheat which worked fine for a few weeks but now the red light is back and no matter how much i overheat it it won't work, it's also now not showing on the screen, i assumed this was a problem with the scart lead so bought a new lead but that hasn't worked. on occasions after overheating the console for about ten hrs it'll turn on, but the picture onscreen isnt right, it looks kind of like the scart lead isnt properly connected-dodgy colours and lines across the screen, i've checked the leads a hundred times and they're all connected properly, this problem is driving me crazy, any help would be much appreciated

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This problem was a MASSIVE defect in the Xbox 360. Your graphic chip has been burned to an extent that renders it useless. "The Red Ring of Death" can only be fixed by calling Microsoft, and having your Xbox sent in. But not to worry, because of the RR of D, Microsoft issued a 3 YEAR warrenty to all Xboxs with that problem, so your covered!
Microsoft Support Number: 1-800-469-9269
Good Luck!

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