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Ring of light acting wierd (not red though)

Its wierd when i turn off the system the middle light on the ring turns off but the controller lights stay on and the screen fades and turns off after around 2-3 seconds. im getting worried. ive had it for since may 30 2006 and no red ring yet. (if it helps i also use and intercooler ex)

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Re: Ring of light acting wierd (not red though)

Don't use the intercooler, it's really not good for the console. I'm not sure what could be causing the 'fading' effect, I don't think I've ever heard of this. Call Microsoft and explain your situation, there may also be more info on your problem on sites like or llamma. Sorry I can't be of more help but please rate if at all useful, thanks!

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