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2 flashing red lights on the left quadrent of the ring

I turm my xbox on and i can here the fans working but then it cuts off and there's no picture on the screen at all when i first turn it on the fans stop working after a few seconds.the lights still flashing but the power pack turns to stanby(orange) could you give me any advise on this cause im well and truly puzzled thank you

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Hi,

Those lights indicate that your Xbox is overheating, more commonly know as the RROD (Red Ring Of Death) You may need to keep it shut off until it cools, that can take several hours sometimes. Be sure your xbox has good ventilation, meaning:

Do not block any vents on the xbox
Do not put it on the bed, soft or anything soft
Do not put it in a confined area such as bookcase, a rack or stereo cabinet unless WELL ventilated.

If that still doesn't work and you still have a warranty you can send it to Microsoft for them to fix it. If it's not under warranty check your local area for service repair shop.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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