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Won't work Every time I turn in on, at some point within 5 minutes it will freeze and the screen will be fuzzy. What should I do?

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Re: Won't work

That's a fairly good sign of a system over heating. Will the system sit in dashboard for a long time but go out during a game? If so you should see about setting up a cooling system(but avoid the intercoolers at all cost, they break more systems than they help.) Or if you are still under warranty, send it in to Microsoft(1-800-4MY-XBOX) because it will not take long for it to red ring on you.

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