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My xbox says its overheating when i kno its not. everytime i turn it on, the fan gets really loud then bilnks 2 red rings on the left. i have tried everythinh i could think of and still have no conclusion. if you could help me it would be greatly appreciated. thnx.

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Yes this happen some time when they get bump hard or
take a little fall . The heat sink on the C.P.U has broken the
seal with the chip and is not flush against the chip .If you
open it up turn it on till it over heats then unplug it and push
down firmley for about 5 sec on the large heat sink next to
the cd rom this should re-seat the heat sink to the chip.

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The most common problem that causes this is that the thermal bond between the heatsink and the cpu is gone.

to fix it you can disassemble the unit and remove both the cpu & gpu heatsinks and then remove old themal grease from the heatsinks and the 2 chips. then re-apply new artic silver 5 themal
past and then re-assemble the unit.

this will usually fix any 2 red light problems with your xbox.

if not then you will need to have it professionally reworked
to fix it.

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Overheating can be cause by the console locking up or "freezing" after a set amount of time. Lockups that occur at a specific point in a game are generally problems with the game itself and not caused by overheating.

THINGS TO TRY

1. Let the Xbox 360 console cool.
Note You may have to wait several hours for the console to cool enough. Do not turn on the console when the console is hot.
2. Verify that the console has sufficient ventilation and that the fan is operating. For more information about ventilation, see the "More Information" section.

PREVENTION SUGGESTIONS
To try to prevent this problem, use the following precautions:

* Do not block any ventilation openings on the Xbox 360 console.
* Do not put the Xbox 360 console on a bed, on a sofa, or on any other soft surface that may block ventilation openings.
* Do not put the Xbox 360 console in a confined space, such as a bookcase, a rack, or a stereo cabinet, unless the space is well-ventilated.
* Do not put the Xbox 360 console near any heat source, such as a radiator, a heat register, a stove, or an amplifier.

DO NOT EVER PUT YOUR CONSOLE IN THE FREEZER OR OUT IN COLD WEATHER
Some people think that doing this might help "fix" an overheating console, in fact doing so could cause even bigger problems. Electronic devices like your console are made to function at and around room temperature, extreme cold temperatures can often cause just as many problems as extreme warm temperatures (such as overheating). Also if the console is located in a dramatically cold area while running, the difference in temperature between the hot console and cold air can create condensation which in turn will short out your console making the situation far worse. Condensation will happen more quickly if your console is overheating due to the greater difference in temperature. In short... DON'T DO IT.

A more aggressive Solution to overheating is to improve the cooling system of the console. The best solution is to replace the thermal compound. If you attempt this you do so at your own risk. If you're console is still under warranty it is recommended that you contact MS for a replacement before attempting to fix it yourself.

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okay dont panic YET!

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