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Two red lights on 360

Whilst playing 4 about 3 hours on 360 i get 2 red lights but this fault has started since i have been playing pgr4 thanks

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Re: two red lights on 360

Your console is overheating, the only things you can really do are..

Return your console to Microsoft who should repair/replace the unit

Do an X-Clamp replacement, which means you'd be voiding your warranty because you have to open up the console but this also means you can add extra cooling to the 360.

Make sure there is plenty of space around the 360 for air ventilation, make sure your vent grills aren't obstructed in any way.

Call Microsoft and explain your situation.

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