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So I started my xbox up one day after a night of gaming. Given there was an eleven hour window of it not being used; it was rather cold (room temp). I went to turn it on via controller, and I noticed that it didn't. The fans started running for approx. 5 seconds, and then they turned off. So i instinctively walked over to the Xbox (which is wired to a very open entertainment system opposite of the tv: where the couch does not face). I was getting 2 red rings; and took the time to look up the problem. EVERY TIME i start my xbox, it runs fans for 5 seconds (gets no response video/audio), then the fans turn off; and continues to show 2 red rings. What can i Do to fix it? My warranty is already expired, and void (as i have tried many things because my warranty is expired). Nothing seems to work! What is going on? I want to know more than an answer... I want to understand WHY!

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  • mr_humphries Sep 13, 2009

    I was looking to fix it myself; but i dont want to buy a "repair guide"... i want someone who has half a mind as to what is going on to explain. I'm not "computer stupid" I'm just at my wit's end!
    I know what all is getting power; I know what all needs power, I just can't seem to figure out why my motherboard is sending a heat error...
    (the "why" part of my question is so that I'm not posting back up on here again...)

  • Cliff Hunter May 11, 2010

    The simple answer to understanding why is becuse there has been a design defect in the Xbox 360's for a long time. Do you want to fix it yourself or do you want someone else to fix it for you?

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I can tell you why...because Microsoft made it and they tell you not to use a fan (because it will void your warranty) but if you don't the system overheats and you get the two rings of death....now for the solution. Whatever you do, don't send it to Microsoft for repairs because it could take weeks and all they do is send you a different refurbished one that will probably break faster than the one you had.

You can try and fix it yourself:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Xbox-360-2-Red-Rings-Fix&id=2725725

or take it to a person that works on computers, more than likely they have fixed many. Xbox's are just like computers and I have had the pleasure of fixing more than I would like too.

Hope this helps!

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